Haruka Fujii: Ingredients

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Percussionist Haruka Fujii releases her first full-length solo recording Ingredients, exploring the colorful components of virtuoso repertoire for mixed percussion. 

Audio

# Audio Title/Composer(s) Time
Total Time 67:50
01For Lily
For Lily
12:12
02Memory of the Woods
Memory of the Woods
10:19
03Tomorrow Sharpened
Tomorrow Sharpened
10:02
04Eye on Genesis IV
Eye on Genesis IV
12:39
05Silent Sister
Silent Sister
11:25
06Snood the Poultroon
Snood the Poultroon
11:13

Percussionist Haruka Fujii releases her first full-length solo recording Ingredients, exploring the colorful components of virtuoso repertoire for mixed percussion. Ingredients includes works by composers Joji Yuasa, Maki Ishii, Akemi Naito, Carl Schimmel, Ryan Streber, and Caroline Mallonee, several of which are premiere recordings and were written for Ms. Fujii. The instrumentation heard on the recording comprises a diverse sonic landscape: from a turkey gobble, conduit pipes and kazoo to traditional Japanese taiko drums and temple bowls. Ms. Fujii is joined by Eric Huebner (piano), Jonathan Hammill (toy instruments), Mutsuko Fujii, Rika Fujii, Keiko Nishikawa, and Masao Yamashita (percussion).

Multi-percussionist Haruka Fujii has become one of the most prominent solo percussionists and marimbists of her generation. She has won international acclaim for her interpretations of contemporary music, having performed premieres of works from composers including Franghis Ali-Zadeh, Tan Dun, Nico Muhly, Joji Yuasa, and Maki Ishii. Since 2010 Ms. Fujii has performed as a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble,  joining a group of international musicains for several tours. She is a founding member of New York based new music quartets Flexible Music and Line C3 percussion quartet, She has frequently collaborated with composer Tan Dun, performing his Water Percussion Concerto, Paper Percussion Concerto, and opera Tea in major venues across the world.

Haruka Fujii

Multi-percussionist Haruka Fujii has become one of the most prominent solo percussionists and marimbists of her generation. She has won international acclaim for her interpretations of contemporary music, having performed premieres of works from composers including Tan Dun, Nico Muhly, Joji Yuasa, and Maki Ishii. Since 2010 Ms. Fujii has performed as a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, joining Mr. Ma and a group of international musicains for several tours. She has frequently collaborated with composer Tan Dun, performing his Water Percussion Concerto, Paper Percussion Concerto, and opera Tea in major venues across the world

Ms. Fujii’s passion for introducing audiences to new percussion music has put her on stage with diverse orchestras and ensembles. She has appeared as a soloist with the Munich Philharmonic, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Nationale de Lyon, and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. She is a member of Flexible Music and the Line C3 Percussion Group, two New York based ensembles which actively commission new compositions from young composers. Her world premiere recordings can be found on the Kosei, ALM Records, and Deutsche Grammophon labels. In addition to her career as a performing artist Ms. Fujii directed the percussion department at the University of Connecticut from 2009-2011, and has been a frequent guest instructor at Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar and several international percussion festivals.

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