Wild Grass on the Riverbank - Solo Baritone with Chamber Orchestra (PDF)

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Wild Grass on the Riverbank - Solo Baritone with Chamber Orchestra (PDF)

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Using poetry from Hiromi Ito (with translations by Jeffrey Angles), Wild Grass on the Riverbank explores the experiences of immigration through the metaphor of wild grass (which is, in the case of Southern California, often not native to the region). Ito's homeland, Kumamoto, Japan, is contrasted in its overwhelming greenery with the desolation of the California deserts. See images to the left for poetry details and composer notes.

6 Movements:

  • In the Wasteland
  • Winter
  • Ferns and Moss
  • Wild Grass on the Riverbank
  • Transplanted
  • Budding in the Wasteland

Performance time: 12 minutes

Instrumentation: Flute (Piccolo/Alto Flute); Clarinet; Horn in F; Percussion; Piano, Solo Baritone, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Contrabass

Live performance by Davóne Tines and the Asia / America New Music Institute (AANMI) with conductor Kah Chun Wong at the USC Pacific Asia Museum in Los Angeles: https://soundcloud.com/chadcannon/wild-grass-on-the-riverbank

Read Ito's book: https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Grass-Riverbank-Hiromi-Ito/dp/0989804844

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