Toru Takemitsu and Sunao Isaji: "Sen" - transition of Japanese favorite songs
Toru Takemitsu's "Songs", composed for The Philharmonic Chorus of Tokyo and the Shinyukai Choir in the 1980s, and Isaji Sunao's "Songs of Things", which began in 2008 and continues to be commissioned as an encore piece for Vox humana. Toru Takemitsu's "Song (Will Tomorrow, I Wonder, Be Cloudy or Clear)" and Isaji Sunao's "Saigetsu (Years)", both on the theme of time and way of life, were deemed appropriate for the theme of "Sen" (transition), so we chose these two pieces as the main pieces. For the rest of the pieces, we chose "a sky" as a sub-theme, with "Chiisana Sora (A small sky)" and "Tsubasa (Wings)" by Toru Takemitsu and "Yuki (Snow)" and "Ichiru no Yumeji (A gleam of dream)" by Sunao Isaji. I performed three songs from each composer,Takemitsu and Isaji" for a total of six mini-stages, all of which were recorded in multiple recordings. You will be able to feel the "transfer of my favorite songs" that the music spans 30 years.