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Karen Tanaka

Publisher: Chester Music

Techno Etudes (2000)
Commissioned by Tomoko Mukaiyama
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Solo Keyboard(s)
Year Composed
2000
Duration
9 Minutes
Orchestration
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Programme Note
Karen Tanaka Techno Etudes (2000)
In January 1999, I was asked by Tomoko Mukaiyama to write a new piano piece for her. Originally she requested that the piece should synchronize with techno music chosen by her which would be pre-recorded on a tape. As we discussed the piece over the following months, we realized that a solo piano work without a tape part would be more substantial. However, the idea of techno remained constantly between us. Finally I wrote a set of three pieces, entitled 'Techno Etudes'. The idea of the whole piece can be summarized with the three key words; techno, rhythm and speed.

© Karen Tanaka 2000

Performances
Date
Title
  • 08 SEP 2018
    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA
    Éva Polgár, piano
  • 14 JUL 2018
    Shiodome Bechstein Salon, Tokyo, Japan
    Asuka Iino, piano
  • 23 JUN 2018
    Fukushima City Music Hall, Fukushima, Japan
    Tomoko Asahina, piano
  • 10 JUN 2018
    New York, USA
    Taka Kigawa, piano
  • 27 MAY 2018
    Nerima Museum, Tokyo, Japan
    Nobuko Kondo, piano
  • 05 MAY 2018
    Drogheda Arts Festival
    St. Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda, Ireland
    Taka Kigawa, piano
  • 18 APR 2018
    Athens Conservatoire, Greece
    Stavros Kolias, piano

    Other Dates:
    29 April - National Conservatoire, Sparti, Greece
    2 May - Patra Conservatoire, Patra, Greece
  • 17 SEP 2017
    Atorion Hall, Akita, Japan
    Asuka Iino, piano

    Other Dates:
    22 September - Musicasa Hall, Tokyo, Japan
  • 25 JUN 2017
    Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Hall, Tokyo, Japan
    Asuka Iino, piano
  • 05 MAY 2017
    Conservatorio Superior de Música, A Coruna, Spain
    Ricardo Descalzo, piano

    Other Dates:
    6 May - Ferrol, Spain
    7 May - Escuela de Música Andrés Isasi, Areeta, Spain
  • 26 OCT 2016
    Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall, Tokyo, Japan
    Nobuko Kondo, piano
  • 11 MAR 2016
    Codorva Contemporary Music Festival 2016
    Cordova, Spain
    Ricardo Descalzo, piano

    Other Dates:
    1 April - Auditorio Adda, Alicante
  • 14 MAR 2015
    Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY
    Blair McMillen, piano
  • 09 FEB 2014
    Kings Place, London
    GéNIA
  • 05 DEC 2013
    Kawai Concert Salon, Tokyo, Japan
    Ayaka Aso (piano)
  • 04 JUL 2013
    Salamanca Hall, Gifu, Japan
    Masashi Uno (piano)

    Other Dates:
    16 August - Telsa FT Hall, Fukushima, Japan
  • 30 NOV 2012
    Utsunomiya, Japan
    Junko Yoshikawa (piano)

    Other Dates:
    2 December - Iwakuni, Japan
    9 December - Shimonoseki, Japan
  • 09 MAR 2012
    Barge Music "Here and Now Series"
    New York
    Blair McMillen
  • 01 OCT 2011
    Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    Bard College Conservatory of Music
    Blair McMillan
  • 01 OCT 2011
    Bard College Conservatory of Music, New York
    Blair McMillen (piano)
  • 24 MAY 2011
    Keys to the Future Festival
    Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center, New York
    Blair McMillen, piano
  • 22 NOV 2010
    Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
    Ricardo Descalzo
  • 22 NOV 2010
    Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Auditorio 400, Madrid
    Ricardo Descalzo (piano)
  • 05 MAY 2010
    ISCM World New Music Day
    Sydney Conservatory, Australia
    Sydney Conservatorium Keyboard Staff
  • 01 FEB 2010
    New York, NY
    Joe's Pub
    Danny Holt
  • 27 JAN 2010
    The Iron Horse, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
    Danny Holt (piano)

    Other Dates:
    1 February - Joe's Pub, New York
    28 January - THe Lily Pad, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • 11 NOV 2009
    Western Oregon University, Oregon, USA
    Reiko Ebisuda, piano
  • 18 SEP 2009
    Rosch Recital Hall, SUNY Fredonia, New York
    Danny Holt, piano

    Other Dates:
    19 September - Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society, Ontario, Canada
  • 01 FEB 2009
    Palau de la Musica, Valencia, Spain
    Ricardo Descalzo, piano
  • 25 JAN 2009
    Tokyo Wonder Site, Hongo, Japan
    Eiko Sudo, piano

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