Monday, October 02, 2006

Kazue Sawai and Koto Ensemble

I had the pleasure of photographing Kazue Sawai, Koto master from Japan during rehearsal for a very amazing concert at Cornish College of the Arts last Friday. Pictured at top is the Koto ensemble of 8 players including Elizabeth Falconer 4th from left, who organized the concert, and players from Japan, Oregon, California and Washington. The title of the program, Homura: Bursting into Flames, may describe the music just as well as I could. It's also the title of the final piece of the evening, written by Tadao Sawai, Kazue's late husband.

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