CHINKON (Requium)

Title CHINKON (Requium)
Year 2007
Composer Mark Isaacs
Instrument/s 17-string koto
Commission Satsuki Odamura
First Performance (date, performers, venue) 2007, Satsuki Odamura, Townsville, Queensland
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Notes I intended the piece as a requiem for the Japanese people who were buried in the cemetery. At the same time the piece had an additional personal significance for me as a memorial for my own grandfather who passed away during the writing of the piece. The piece – which both soothes and urges – forms a kind of inner recitation that offers supplication to the spirits of the dead [Isaacs].