Daryl Jamieson


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12 June 2020 – Galerie Paris shō and koto concert in Yokohama

I'm excited to announce my second collaboration with Galerie Paris, a lovely contemporary art and fashion gallery in Yokohama. This concert, a co-production of atelier jaku with Galerie Paris, will feature two masters of contemporary music on their traditional Japanese instruments, Ko Ishikawa on shō and Miyama McQueen-Tokita on koto. The programme includes two of my pieces.

fallen fragments is a solo shō piece, written for Ko Ishikawa as a study for the larger fallings for shō and u, viola, and cello. Have a listen to that piece on Soundcloud or see it on YouTube.

parting song is a short piece written for and premiered by Nobutaka Yoshizawa. It's based on a Chinese folk melody.

The full programme for the concert is:

Daryl Jamieson – 'fallen fragments' for shō
Daryl Jamieson – 'parting song' for koto
Toshi Ichiyanagi – 'Hakkō' for shō and koto
Mamoru Fujieda – 'Patterns of Plants: the eleventh collection' for shō and koto
Chiharu Wakabayashi – 'tamayura…momentariness IV' for koto
Juha Koshiken – 'Jinkō' for shō and koto
Improvisation for shō and koto

Time: 12 June 2020, doors open at 18:30, concert starts at 19:00.

Tickets: Reserved tickets at ¥3000 (¥1500 for students), including a reception after the performance.

Venue: Galerie Paris Nihon-Ōdori 14, Naka-ku, Yokohama

See more details and reserve tickets on atelier jaku's home page.

Mosaïque CD release

Today Montréal-based pianist Kimihiro Yasaka released his new CD ‘Mosaïque’ in Japan (I don’t know when it will reach other markets). My 2012 piece ‘Mountain / Cherry / Blossoms’ is included on the disc. Check it out on Amazon Japan or listen on Spotify below!


11 January 2020 - Tama Music Festival

I will take part in the Tama Music Festival at Meisei University on Saturday 11 January 2020. At 1pm, my bass clarinet and string quartet piece 'here, today' will be performed by the Green Room Players. Then, at 3pm, I will give a talk on field recording and Michael Pisaro's fields have ears. Admission to the festival is free, but if you're coming they ask you to register at this website: https://tama-musicfes.jimdo.com/contact/
Hope to see you there!

19 and 22 September - utamakura 5: Mount Kamakura

On 19 September 2019 Thin Edge New Music Collective and Miyama McQueen-Tokita will premiere utamakura 5: Mount Kamakura at my alma mater Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It will be performed again on 22 September in Toronto at 918 Bathurst.

It is a multimedia piece for bass (17-string) koto, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, and fixed audio and video. Here's a taster of the programme note:

This piece is concerned with the ancient and contemporary associations of Kamakura, and as I have lived in Kamakura (five minutes walk from the shrine) for six years, this is the most personal of the seven utamakura pieces. The piece is structured as a journey from the present to a contemporary imagining of the past: gradually spreading out from the aimless and blurry vermillion noise of modernity to the crisp, rich, green nature of both the imagined past and the hoped-for future.

Come and join us there!

For more details, see the
Thin Edge New Music Collective's home page and view the trailer (featuring an excerpt from fallings, my 2016 piece for shō/u, viola, and cello) below:

ONGAKU - Sept 20-22, 2019 from Thin Edge New Music Collective on Vimeo.