Aine Eva Nakamura

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The Story of Oica

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Composition Title: The Story of Oica l MikroEnsemblen konseetti, Ostrobothnian Contemporary Music Festival
quarter-tone clarinet, quarter-tone accordion, voice, violin, cello
Duration: 6:00

Oica is a character that Nakamura created through a theatrical project. From a loss of her son, she lost her memory and thinks she is originally a dolphin. This character connected Nakamura with a traditional myth in northern Japan, myth that the middle small island in Mashu Lake used to be an old lady, and myths around the world on gods of animals and nature. The piece is a scene where Oica, the god of dolphin, sings to her son, the god of the moon, at night time. All the creatures are waking up.

Lyrics/text
さぁ いのちよ 輝いておくれ 天高く 遥か彼方まで
さぁ 歌おう 光に照らされて 天高く 朝の夜露まで
さぁ 光よ 聞かせておくれ 花のような笑い声を 奥の山川 夜にまで 大地に 命は生きる
Sa- inochi yo, kagayaiteokure. Ten takaku haruka kanatamade.
Sa- utaou, hikari ni terasarete. Ten takaku asa no yotsuyu made.
Sa- hikari yo, kikaseteokure. (Hana no youna waraigoe wo, okuno yamakawa)
Yoruni made. Daichi ni inochi ha ikiru.

Soul, soul, please shine to the top of the sky and to the edge of the world.
I shall sing lighted by the moon to the top of the sky to the dew of the morning.
Light, light, let us hear (your laughter like a flower to the mountains, to the rivers), and to the depth of the night. Souls live on the earth.

Night Before War

Composition Title: Night Before War l Chamber l recording at Creamery Studio in Brooklyn NY
voice, alto sax, piano, violin, contrabass
Duration: 06:30

Lewis Fowler alto sax
PJ Fossum piano
Yukiko Kuhara violin
Elam Friedlander contrabass
Aine Nakamura voice, composition, poetry

Doa no Sotogawa (Outside the door)

Composition Title: Doa no Sotogawa (Outside the door) l Chamber l recording at Creamery Studio in Brooklyn NY
voice, alto sax, piano, violin, contrabass
Duration: 02:26

Lewis Fowler alto sax
PJ Fossum piano
Yukiko Kuhara violin
Elam Friedlander contrabass
Aine Nakamura voice, composition

The composition was premiered at Arnhold Hall, the New School, on December 14 2017.

Kusharo-ko

Composition Title: Kusharo-ko 屈斜路湖 l Chamber l premiered at the Arnhold Hall, The New School
horn sections, voice, piano, bass, drums
Duration: 03:49

Island of Hills

Composition Title: Island of Hills l Chamber l premiered at the Arnhold Hall, The New School
voice, trumpet, sanshin, guitar, viola, piano, bass, drums
Duration:

Tachiagaru

Composition Title: 立ち上がる Tachiagaru l premiered at 代官山UNICE
voice, tap
Duration:

Taiyo to Nanabansen

Composition Title: Taiyo to Nanabansen 太陽と7番線 -The Sun and 7 Train l ensemble l premiered at the Tenri Cultural Institute of New York
voice, clarinet, guitar/piano
Duration: 05:37


from performance on June 24 2017 in NY

Jasper Dütz clarinet
Christophe Assier guitar
Aine Nakamura voice composition

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