C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Hisatome, Tomoyuki: Bamboo Sprits 



Basic information

  • Title: 
    Bamboo Sprits
  • Duration (in minutes): 
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  • First performance (year): 
  • First performance (venue): 
    Shodoshima-island, Japan
  • First performance (performers): 
    Kazuya Kato and his pupils


  • Program notes: 

    "Bamboo Spirits" was commissioned by "Setouchi Triennale" for musical events tied up with some exhibited works. The first movement was written keeping an installation named "Matrix" in mind. "Matrix" is the collaborative creation of architect Ryue Nishizawa and artist Rei Naito in Teshima-island in which water seeps out of the floor and gives birth to “springs” as it pools and flows. It is very peaceful and spiritual space. The second movement is related to Taiwanese artist Wan Wen Chih’s work named "The Light of Shodoshima" in Shodoshima-island. It is a giant dome having a big hole in the ceiling, constructed of 5,000 island-grown bamboo poles and surrounded by terraced rice fields. It seems as if Japanese Dieties come down from the heaven through the hole. I borrowed the style of a traditional ritual theatre "Kagura". "Bamboo Spirits" was premiered inside the dome by Kazuya Kato and his pupils.



Total number of musicians: 
Musicians1st player2nd player



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