Reflectors for recorder duo
In this piece, as of individual recorder, another one is a mirror of which reflects herself. However, sometimes each image is distorted. Alto and tenor recorders have some relationship such as ‘sounding the different pitches by the same fingering’, ‘having the different textures at the same pitch’. I composed this piece being conscious of them. Although the structure of this piece is symmetry, it is distorted.
I composed it being conscious of these.
The world premiere: 21st July 2011, Kagoshima (Japan)
Misako SHIBATATE and Misaki HARUHANA
Duration: approximately 4 minutes 40 seconds
Kazuyuki Taguchi (*1982) is a Japanese composer who is known in a wide field as a unique career. He has composed a lot of instrumental works including piano, clarinet, mandolin and Japanese traditional music instruments. Also chamber music and orchestra pieces. He is composing not only classical music but also musical music.
He was born in Kagoshima, Japan in 1982. Studied mathematics at Kagoshima University. He taught himself composition and found his own method. His works have won many awards including “Togashi Prize” of the 26th JSCM Award for Composers (Chief jury: Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, 2009). One of his pieces has been selected for Nozomi Ueda Recital “Dokutto Clarinet!” (Chief jury: Joji Yuasa, 2010).
In the last few years, Kazuyuki Taguchi worked as a music director for some musicals and dance performances including the stage by the performers of Cirque du Soleil. In 2015, He worked for the National Culture Festival Opening Ceremony in Japan. The Japanese crown prince and the crown princess were present at the ceremony.