NAE

Project news and acknowledgements

 

2018

February

  • Okuni project progress and development of new techniques for composition prompts self-directed project: NAE

  • NAE video produced to promote and launch the NAE project

  • NAE project adopts the cover photo by Mr. H. Nakano as its theme

March

  • Nae project planning accelerates amidst deadlines for grant funding applications approach

April

  • Formal application for grant funding for Nae made to the Ontario Arts Council

August

September

  • Applications to Toronto Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts submittals planned.

December

2019

January

  • Studio location search underway

  • Nae composition planning underway

February

April

  • Depart to Japan to commence residency period

  • Nagano, Achi village with Akira Katogi

May

  • Tokyo, Noh theatre and Noh-kan study with Yusuke Kuribayashi

  • Return to Canada (Okuni Montreal production May 23, 2019) Nae studio found

June

  • NAE STUDIO preparation to move in and setup begins @ 33 Villiers Street Unit 6

  • Cleaning and flooring complete

July​

  • Composition, recording, rehearsing and daily work begins at NAE STUDIO

August​​​

  • Composition drafts complete for new production score entitled Nae. 

  • 'Nae' current (as of September 2019) musical score title index, composed for the NAE Project:

    • Hiryu​ (Gagaku themed instrumental) [5:20]

    • Nanori bue (Shakuhachi, voice and stage percussion accompaniment) [7:30]

    • Mukai-ro (Taiko, shakuhachi and Noh-kan) [4:37]

    • Ochiba no gotoku (Shinobue, Noh ensemble, voice) [2:20]

    • Hyakusho (Japanese percussion ensemble) [4:30]

    • Naka no maku (Shamisen, taiko, voice, shakuhachi, Japanese percussion) [16:00]

    • Numa saguri (Taiko ensemble) [3:50]

    • Asu ame no (Voice, taiko ensemble) [3:56]

    • Iwao Biraki (Buddhist chant, voice, Japanese percussion, Ryuteki, Hichiriki) [2:33]

    • Shugo gami (Voice, taiko ensemble) [7:14]

    • Asu ame Matsuri or 'Tobarebaya' (Shakuhachi, voice, taiko ensemble) [5:41]

    • Nakajima Kodomo Matsuri (Taiko ensemble) [1:50]

    • Tanburi bangaku (Kagura ensemble) [2:35]

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Mr. Akira Katogi for generously supporting the NAE project in his hands on guidance at his home and studio. To experience a day in the life of such a respected performer was unforgettable.

I would like to thank Mr. Yusuke Kuribayashi for undertaking to support the NAE project through his mentorship in introducing me to Noh theatre and instruction in Noh-kan flute.

I would like to thank the Toronto Arts Council for its

confidence in my application and for its generous support for the NAE self-directed creation project.

I would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council for its

confidence in my application and for its generous support for the NAE self-directed creation project.

I would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for its

confidence in my application and for its generous support for the NAE self-directed creation project.

Thanks go to Mr. H. Nakano for providing the photograph which was used as the theme for NAE.