Due to travel restrictions, Waveforms is now a special free video event to be aired at 8PM on June 21st. and again on Saturday June 25th at 8PM. Please click on this link to watch the video. If you’ve purchased tickets for the live event, we will be in touch with you.
Takashi Harada, Ondes Martenot
Mark Robson, piano
Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi,
Mr. Harada is the best known Ondist in Japan, and one of the few masters of this unique instrument in the world. Mark Robson and Harada are longtime friends, having met as students at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. Mr. Umezaki has long been a proponent of Japanese traditional and contemporary music for the shakuhachi, and is well known as a founding member of The Silk Road Ensemble. Please watch this wonderful Piano Spheres production of a unique collaboration between these three artists featuring the music of Olivier Messiaen, Shin’ichiro Ikebe, Mark Robson, Takashi Harada, and contemporaneous improvisations by these three artists from different locations (Tokyo and UC Irvine). Special thanks to the Japan Foundation for their generous Support.