Daryl Jamieson


Matsumushi reviewed in Opera Canada magazine

My monoopera Matsumushi was reviewed by Daphna Levit in the Spring issue of Opera Canada magazine.

Levit was very positive, saying ‘the soundscape is otherworldly and beguiling, very expressive .... Traditionally, Noh drama is powered by emotion so deep it can only be implied, aspiring to represent a mode of being beyond sorrow. Buddhism aspires to a state of being beyond suffering—Nirvana, a state of complete peace and beautiful stillness. Jamieson aimed to convey such metaphysical ideas through the music and the elegant visual simplicity of Matsumushi.’


The photo accompanying the article was taken by Hiroshi Iwamoto in Tenjuan, Kyoto, a subtemple of Nanzenji.