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snyprrr

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The Maki Ishii Roll
« on: February 03, 2014, 09:10:34 AM »
Forgive me, this computer just isn't 'linking' for me (in this Linux?). Anyhow, I was trolling around and heard his 'Afro-Concerto' for percussion and orchestra- and my!- some of the the fastest drumming I've ever heard! :o

Ishii has something of the Xenakian in him- organic, powerful- but... well, let's just say that I've always loved what the Asians did with the Darmstadt stuff- infusing all kinds of 'humanity' and even 'odd duck' stuff into the academic-ism of High Modernism.

'Afro-Concerto' is on YT, but the cd is outrageously priced. There is a new Ishii cd with three works. For those who are interested, I think Ishii may be worth your consideration.

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Re: The Maki Ishii Roll
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 11:01:30 AM »
Yes - just come across the Afro on YT - doesn't start promisingly, but....! Will be happy to know if there's some more of his doing the rounds - cheaply !
Clive.

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Re: The Maki Ishii Roll
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2014, 11:59:25 AM »
Yes - just come across the Afro on YT - doesn't start promisingly, but....! Will be happy to know if there's some more of his doing the rounds - cheaply !

yes, haha, it starts out like mmhmm mm hmm... and then, pow!

I have his 'Concertante' which is for marimba and, I believe, percussion ensemble (also on Denon, with Xenakis 'Pleiades')- I mean, they know their marimba, haha!!

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Re: The Maki Ishii Roll
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 05:57:35 AM »
Lovely discovery. I´m really enjoying his music.

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Re: The Maki Ishii Roll
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2014, 09:25:05 AM »
Cross-posted from
Japanese Composers
thread:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/BjIJaHNLcPA" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/BjIJaHNLcPA</a>

Wonderful writing for the ensemble, and Keiko Abe is a virtuoso on the marimba.

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Re: The Maki Ishii Roll
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2014, 12:32:01 PM »
It's a shame that Denon disc isn't more available. :(