Her Wild Spirit

Title Her Wild Spirit
Year 2018
Composer Sandy Evans
Instrument/s 3 kotos, 2 17-string kotos, tenor saxophone
Commission Satsuki Odamura Koto Ensemble
First Performance (date, performers, venue) 2018, Satsuki Odamura Koto Ensemble
Contact Info santon11@bigpond.com
Notes Her Wild Spirit draws inspiration from the atmosphere and rhythms of both the great Japanese koto player and composer Tadao Sawai and tango music. It explores the texture created by the bass koto and tenor saxophone as a melodic pairing and utilizes a varied melodic and harmonic palette incorporating modal and microtonal elements. Satsuki’s prowess as a bass koto improviser is unleashed in a wild, ecstatic dance with the saxophone [Evans].