MUSIC FROM JAPAN WORKS INFORMATION


Composer Name: Somei Satoh

Composition Name: A Journey Through Sacred Time

Composition Date:                       1983 
Configuration:                         Orchestra
Japanese Instrument(s):                N
Length:                                13'
Players:                               FLEX
Commissioned by:                       NHK Osaka
Version (Original/Revised):            O
MFJ Presented:                         N

World Premiere Venue:                  C
World Premiere City:                   Osaka
World Premiere Sponsor:                NHK Osaka
World Premiere Date:                   10/83
World Premiere Performers:             Kansai Philharmonic, Kazuomi Kuroiwa

Japan Premiere Venue:                  Osaka
Japan Premiere City:                   Osaka
Japan Premiere Sponsor:                NHK Osaka
Japan Premiere Date:                   10/1983
Japan Premiere Performers:             Kansai Philharmonic, Kazuomi Kuroiwa
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           The New York Times
Title:                                 Concert:  At St. Ann's Music of Satoh
Author/Critic:                         Bernard Holland
Publication Date:                      4/1/85
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              The production is blessedly more restrained and less pretentious
                                       than previous ventures at St. Ann's, also better made, but in
                                       the end, Mr. Lutgenhorst's visual effects usually do not add,...
Origin (American/Japanese):            A
Article/Review:                        R

Publication:                           Register-Pajaronian
Title:                                 Music that depends on a computer
Author/Critic:                         Barry Schwartz
Publication Date:                      8/4/86
Reaction:                              Positive
Synopsis:                              It contains a series of contemplative sustained harmonies
                                       drifting out from different parts of the orchestra, not so much
                                       melodies as sound suspended in holding patterns...
Origin (American/Japanese):            A

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