Collaborative, devised & semi-improvised work
CHAIN OF WORKS: 1
Created through the exchange of inspiration between artists of the Sound & Word Network. These artists, from different disciplines across the globe, created new work in response to each other. The first “link in the chain” of inspiration came when Francesca Le Lohé (composer) wrote a short piece for solo sho inspired by the flash-fiction work “Nine-to-Five” by Charlotte Wührer (writer).
Collaborating sound artists (s) and word artists (w) in alphabetical order: Laura Attridge (w), Sara Caneva (s), Elizabeth Ditmanson (s), Ana Gnjatović (s), Francesca Le Lohé (s), Neil Luck (s), Taylor Miles (w), Altair Hernandez Martinez (w), Makoto Nomura (s), Lyz Pfister (w), Lynette Quek (s) Gurmeet Singh (w), Sarah Wenig (w), Charlotte Wührer (w).
Major performances: 3rd TAma Music and Arts Festival 2021 (March 2021)
BONANG DE SHO (ボナンで笙）
Devised for and premiered by composer Makoto Nomura’s "Senju Dajare Community Band" and Shin Sakuma (dancer) after a week of cultural exchange in Java, Indonesia. Graphic notation by Francesca Le Lohé, illustrated score by Senju Dajare member and artist, Takuya Kohiyama.
Instrumentation: sho, bonang, melodicas (as many as possible) and additional instruments (free)
Major performances: Tokyo University of the Arts (2017)
A semi-improvised piece for flute and biwa, devised and performed by Kumiko Shuto (biwa) and Francesca Le Lohé (flute).
Major performances: Karura Hall, Tokyo (2016)