Daryl Jamieson


23 February 2019 – Galerie Paris chamber concert in Yokohama

I'm excited to announce the first of what I hope will be many collaborations 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 excellent contemporary music specialists, Gaku Yamada on guitars and Ryuta Iwase on clarinet. The programme includes two of my pieces.

Goodbye my son is a duo for clarinet and guitar. It was written for the opening and closing scenes of the short film Goodbye, my son (2017), directed by Yuichiro Nakada. The soundtrack was recorded by the same two musicians as will be finally giving the live première, more than a year later.

Gaku Yamada will also give the second performance of utamakura 1: ponds of Nara (cf this video of utamakura 2: Arnardalur, which was premièred on 6 September and utamakura 3: Saihōji, premièred in November). Ponds of Nara is my first and only piece for electric guitar, and I'm still finding my feet with electronics and field recordings, so this piece was quite an experiment for me. An excerpt from the programme notes:

utamakura 1: ponds of Nara is based on three famous Nara ponds – Kasuga Shrine, Sarusawa Pond, and Katsumata Pond – associated with springtime, the love-suicide following an imperial affair, and ephemerality, respectively.

The full programme for the concert is:

Daryl Jamieson – utamakura 1: ponds of Nara for electric guitar and field recordings
Daryl Jamieson – Goodbye my son (world premiere live performance) for clarinet and guitar
Alex Jang – momentary encounter (5) (Japanese premiere) for clarinet
Giacinto Scelsi – Preghiera per un'ombra for clarinet
Daniel Brandes – with our shadows for clarinet and guitar
Makiko Nishikaze – St Michael's Garden for guitar

Time: 23 February 2019, 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.