Daryl Jamieson


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.