• Tsugaru Yamauta premiere performance
  • Fleck Dance Theatre
  • November 18, 2011

Tsugaru Yamauta

Composer: Unknown - Traditional
Arrangement: Aki Takahashi
Premiere Performance: November 18, 2011 - Fleck Dance Theatre

Mt. Iwaki is a symbol of Tsugaru, a city and region in northern Japan.
There are many songs about this majestic mountain, a symmetrical volcano which rises from the plains at the base of the Tsugaru Peninsula and stretches more than 1600 metres in height to dominate the area. Within this area is located a primeval beech forest, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The various instruments heard in this song represent the myriad sounds which can be heard among these ancient trees.