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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
  • 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
  • 23 OCT 2008
    New Vision Arts Festival, Hong Kong
    Wayne McGregor, choreography

    Other Dates:
    24 October - New Vision Arts Festival, Honog Kong
    25 October - New Vision Arts Festival, Hong Kong
  • 11 SEP 2008
    Lucent Danstheater, The Hague, The Netherlands
    Netherlands Dance Theater

    Other Dates:
    12,13 September - Lucent Danstheater, The Hague, The Netherlands
    16 September - Heerlen, The Netherlands
    18 September - Den Bosch, The Netherlands
    23 September - Eindhoven, The Netherlands
    25 September - Tilburg, The Netherlands
    27 September - Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
    30 September; 1,4,6,7 October - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 15 NOV 2006
    Music Journey in Japan: 100 years of Japanese Piano Music
    Berklee School of Music, Boston, USA
    Junko Ueno Garrett, piano

    Other Dates:
    16 November - Japanese Embassy, Culture Centre, Washington, USA
  • 06 NOV 2006
    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
    Jay Gottlieb, piano
  • 12 SEP 2006
    Brazil Japan Culture Association, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Junko Ueno Garrett, piano

    Other Dates:
    14 September - Conservatoire Brasileiro de Musica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    15 September - Conservatoire de Musica da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    18 September - Conjunto Cultural da Caixa Economica Federal, Brasilia, Brazil
    20 September - Mozarteum Argentino, Buenos Aires, Brazil
    24 September - Sala Vaz Ferreira, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 16 MAR 2006
    Philip Lynch Theater, Lewis University, IL
    GéNIA
  • 05 FEB 2006
    Claremont, CA
    Junko Ueno Garrett, piano

    Other Dates:
    8 February - Pasadena, CA
    27 March - UN Japan Festival, New York, NY
    28 March - NY State University, Stony Brook
  • 19 MAR 2005
    Classicalive
    Olympia, London
    GéNIA
  • 19 MAR 2004
    SUNY Stony Brook, New York
    Zoe Browder, piano
  • 01 MAR 2004
    Cultural Exchanges
    De Montfort University, Leicester
    GéNIA, piano
  • 20 NOV 2003
    Istanbul International Spectral Music Conference
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Yelda Özgen, cello; Müge Hendekli, piano
  • 23 SEP 2003
    Saitama, Japan
    Reiko Ebisuda, piano
  • 31 MAY 2003
    Infrasonic
    South Bank Centre, London
    Génia, piano and electronics

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