Doug Flynn music appreciation2

Doug Flynn music appreciation2 - Doug Flynn On March 26th I...

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Doug Flynn On March 26 th  I received the experience of a lifetime when I witnessed the musical  styling of the koto.  As part of its U.S. tour, the Yokohama International School of Japan's  Advanced Japanese Musical Ensemble Pfleeger Concert Hall came to Rowan University for  "East Meets West: Introducing Japanese Music to America."  The 18-member ensemble  performed traditional and contemporary music for 13-string koto and 17-string bass ensemble.  The concert featured the world premiere of Rowan composer Harold Oliver's “Going on Going”,  composed in 2007 for the YIS Ensemble.  The koto is built for a soothing, melodic sound.  The  koto is a very interesting instrument in that it can be retuned mid song multiple times with just a  slide of the non-playing hand.  The koto is plucked gently to vibrate the strings and produce  sound.   All of the songs performed were all original Japanese songs created by a variety of 
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course MUSC 101 taught by Professor Nicelady during the Spring '08 term at Rowan.

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