• Shirogane premiere performance
  • Fleck Dance Theatre
  • November 5, 2010

Shirogane

Date Composed: 2010
Composer: Aki Takahashi
Arrangement: Aki Takahashi
Premiere Performance: November 5, 2010 - Fleck Dance Theatre
Recording Title: Iroha Live Concert DVD

The word SHIRO [white] originated from SHIRAMU [grow light], which we can see in the morning. It is the purest and most divine colour of all.

It will repel every colour and light, revealing the truth of a thing. We will try to express this whiteness with as minimal sound as possible.

Consistently simple gong sound
Transparent bell
Upright shamisen strings
Cold glow of glockenspiel
Tight peal of flute and glorious sound of Taiko

It is harder to peel off colour than to layer it. Not a single extra sound. We restrain our urge to beat the drums. We wait.

That is how we grasp what really matters.