“Dancing with the rain, in order to conjure, just for a moment, what we thought invisible. Driven by curiosity, eagerness, passion, excellency and tradition, the Percussions de Strasbourg ventures to embody the unique energy of a programme in tribute to four Japanese composers with admirable universes. Rain of petals, rain of screams, rain of silences, all these emotions are harmonized and kept in motion by the Percussions de Strasbourg.”
This recital was first performed on 1 November 2018 at the Funkhaus in Cologne as part of the Muzik Der Zeit Festival of the WDR Köln.
It was recorded on 24 and 25 January 2019 at the Théâtre de Hautepierre and released as an album on the Percussions de Strasbourg label on 13 September 2019.
Sange, by Malika Kishino – Commissioned by the Percussions de Strasbourg
Rain tree, by Toru Takemitsu
Regentanz, Toshio Hosokawa – Commissioned by the Percussions de Strasbourg with the support of the Ernst Von Siemens Music Foundation.
Hierophony V, Taïra