Toshio Hosokawa (1955)
Blossoming II (2011)
- General information
Composition date :
- Duration : 15 mn
- Editor : Schott
- Commission: Edinburgh International Festival
- Composition date : 2011
- Musique instrumentale d'ensemble [Orchestre type "bois par 2"]
- 2 flûtes (aussi 1 flûte piccolo, 1 flûte alto), 2 hautbois (aussi 1 cor anglais), 2 clarinettes (aussi 1 clarinette basse), 2 bassons (aussi 1 contrebasson), 2 cors, 2 trompettes, percussionniste, cordes
21 August 2011
Royaume-Uni, Écosse, Edinburgh, Edinburgh International Festival
le Scottish Chamber Orchestra, direction : Robin Ticciati.
Over the last few years I have composed on the theme of ’flowers’. My grandfather was a master of Ikebana (the traditional Japanese art of flower arrangement); Zeami, the original practioner of the traditional Japanese theatre form Nō, considered the best performer a ’flower’. The deep roots of flowers in Japanese aesthetics and spirituality led me to them as the subject of this work. The flower I’m imagining in this work is a lotus, which is the symbolic flower of Buddhism. The flower and I are one; the blossoming of the flower represents my shedding of my skin, my self-discovery.