Hiten-Seidō III (1987)

Basic Information
Japanese 飛天生動 III
German Hiten-Seidō III
Opus 075
Year 1987
Category Solo
Duration 12 min.
Instruments mba
Score information
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About this Work

The same thoughts which animated the composition of "Hiten-Seido II" also form the basis for the contents of this work. However, whereas Hiten-Seido II daws its inspiration from the elegant and vivid images of Heaven depicted on the frescoes in the caves of Dunhuang (China) which stem from the Tang Dynasty (618-907), it is the floating images of Heaven depicted on frescoes dated from a much earlier period which provide the motives generating "Hiten-Seido III". During this earlier period, these depictions were not yet amplified through the use of contours. These heavenly images thus retain a primordial strength, vitality and radiance, which this music trys to recreate.

Maki Ishii (translation: Sidney Corbett)