NEW CDs  Jun Kawasaki   Eurasia Poetic Drama Seriese 2021


         The voices of the folklore go beyond from tradition.

           It revived as the future folk songs  of life and art.

 

This music is to listen deeply the heartbeat from invisible ground and water veins of music. The music created by tracing the ancient layers of traditional music and folklore is reminiscent of Latin American "contemporary art of music" ,  for example Magic Realism literature. The music born from the collaboration between Eurasian and Japanese artists is a further evolution.

 

 포크로어의 소리는 전통에서 벗어나 현대의 포크 음악으로 되살아난다. 

땅이나 눈 아래에서 고동을 듣고, 음악이 보이지 않는 지맥, 수맥을 이어간다

 

전통음악과 포크로어의 고층을 더듬으며 탄생하는 음악은 유라시아 대륙과 일본 아티스트의 협업에서 탄생한 음악은 그 또 다른 진화다.

 

 

Голос фольклора выходит за рамки традиций, вновь и вновь возрождая древние культурные явления. Благодаря этому народные песни о жизни и искусстве обращены не только в прошлое, но также и в настоящее и в будущее.

 

Музыка этого альбома призывает слушателей глубоко и чутко прислушаться к пульсации невидимых подземных и водных вен архаичного и современного искусства. Эта музыка - результат поистине творческого сотрудничества российских, центральноазиатских, корейских и японских исполнителей. 

Min-a Ji

                               from Korea


 

Min-a Ji from Korea is a singer of Korean classic court music Jeong-ga. She sings eternal time with deep breathing. It is different from the well-known Korean traditional, passionate "Pansori" singing. Jeong-ga are sung  with extremely slow tempo. It showed the view of life and death of the old court life. They wished for eternity. However, from the vision of the new music, I tried to revive the various old folklore souls of the people not the noble court life, to the present day.

 

It contained old funeral songs, lullabies and texts of Korean traditional Pansori. And there are the folk songs and lullabies of Jeju Island,North Korea, and Mongolian nomadic culture, too. They are also connected to the culture of Okinawa, Ainu in the south and north of Japan. The people's vision of life and death appeared there. And this work includes the documentary of Korean diaspora people called "Koryo-saram" who live in Russia and Central Asia, too. I visited Kazakhstan with a Russian contemporary woman dancer whose family roots was also Koryos-saram. This documentary elements are contained in this album.

 

The main axis of the album is the traditional Japanese oral performing art "Sansho the Bailiff"  which is well known for Kenji Mizoguchi's film work. My Eurasian Opera Project "Sansho the Bailiff in Korea was collaboration with Russian, Kazakhstan, Japanese, Korean, musicians and dancers include Min-a Ji. The important theme was connecting the Korean Pansori “Sim Cheong-jeon”and Japanese "Sansho the Bailiff"  The heroines and characters in both old stories loved by people are revived in the voice of this young Korean singer. And it calms the souls of a current people whose soul are wandering. This is new Eurasian folk music.

 

 

  가수 지민아는 한국 궁중음악 가창인 정가 전문으로 한다.그것은 세계를 충격으로 몰아넣은 사물놀이와 판소리 등 부유한 민중의 전통예능과도 다른 목소리다.영원을 염원하는 궁중 귀족들의 삶의 사생관이 반영되어 비정상적으로 느리게 불려진다.그러나 유구한 시절을 노래하는 창법과 현대적 앙상블의 융합으로 오히려 민중의 포크로어 정신이 현대에 되살아나고자 하였다.작품의 소재는 오래된 장렬가와 자장가, 판소리, 북한 가요와 제주도의 뱃노래.그것들이 다시 류큐와 아이누 문화, 몽골의 유목 문화와 남양 지역의 해양 문화에도 접속된다.그것들에는 서민의 사생관이 나타난다.러시아와 중앙아시아에 많이 사는 고려인이라는 코리안 디아스포라의 존재도 그려진다.가족의 뿌리를 이곳에 둔 러시아인 컨템퍼러리 댄서와 함께 카자흐스탄을 찾아 그들의 노래를 찾았다.본작에는 그 다큐멘터리적인 요소도 더해졌다.

 

음반의 주축이 되는 플롯은 지민아와 음악시극연구소의 첫 콜라보레이션인 러시아, 카자흐스탄, 일본, 한국 음악가 및 무용수들의 콜라보레이션 작품 “산쇼다유”다.

 

그것은 일본의 안수와 즈시왕의 산초대부와 판소리 심청가, 양국의 구전 예능을 잇는 시도이기도 했다.백성들에게 사랑받았던 옛 이야기의 여주인공과 등장인물들이 궁중 국악의 젊은 소리꾼들의 고요한 목소리 속에서 되살아나 영혼의 터전을 잃고 방황하는 현대인의 마음을 잠재울 것입니다.

 



 

1 Before  Darkness

2 View from the Ship  

3 Reincarnation from a Lotus Flower

4 Jeju Lullaby and  Okinawa Balsam

5 North Korean Lullaby

6    Song for Literal Action 

7    An Elegy 

8    A Korean Funeral Song 

9    Eurasian Sinawi  

10  In a Day of My Father’s Memory 

11  Voices of Diaspora

12  About Sleep  from Old Ainu Lullaby 

13  Live on forever

14  The Beautiful Grandeur of Nature

15  Korean Lullaby 


compose・arrange:Jun Kawasaki  

vocal;Min-a Ji

 

Naoko Aoki (piano) Jun Kawasaki (contrabass・electric bass・computeretc.) JaeChol  Choi (Korean percussion・vocal) Rutsuko Kumasaka (accordion) Hideaki Kondo (guitar・Satsuma Biwa, etc.) JaeChol  Choi(Korean percussion・vocal)  Takuto Takagishi(violin)

Nao Takahashi(violin) Chihaya Matsumoto (percussion)

Kyoko Moriguchi(viola)Toru Yamamoto(cello)

Suzu Watanabe (flute・piccolo) 

Sergey Letov(sax)  Rakhymzhan Nurlykhan  (Dombra・Kobys)

Recitation,chorus: Marya Korneva, Hiroyo MiuraVoice: Sainkho Namtylak, Sadet Turkoz, Seika Miki, Akira Yoshimatsu

 


Marya Korneva

                                 from Russia


 

Baikal is the deepest and transparent lake in the world. Olkhon the holy island of indigenous Buryat shamanism is in the lake. Many ethnic groups have lived since ancient times. Here is the center of Eurasian continental. The singer Marya Korneva was born and raised there. She grew up and absorbed various cultures myth and traditional legend.  She still lives here, working in the scenes of experimental music, theater and video work.

 

 From the collapse of the USSR to the present, Russian contemporary art scene is still mysterious and peculiar. But the potential of Russia as the multi-ethnic country with a long history is immeasurable. It is also embodied in this female singer living in Siberia. She has an exceptionally diverse range of expressiveness, accurate interpretation of score music, flexible ability of improvisation, and theatrical and poetic sensibilities. The art of her voice that fuses them stands out in the contemporary world music scene.The birth of new Eurasian music was created in collaboration with up-and-coming musicians who are leading Japanese contemporary music. I composed arranged with string quartet, electronics and traditional musical instruments.  

 

 And I expressed many fragments and elements with a historical background and folk cultures.  Plots of mythical, legendary, and historical fragments are intertwined with various ensembles of string quartets, electronics  and traditional instruments. This album is a anthology of Eurasian singing the words lurking in the earth with the voice of Siren in Baikal lake. Voice of real Siren will swim in legendary holy lake and fly on Eurasian sky. 

 

 

 Байкал - самое глубокое и прозрачное озеро в мире, в сердце которого находится священный остров коренного бурятского шаманизма Ольхон. Многие этнические группы живут здесь с древних времен, а также здесь, в Сибири, находится центр евразийского континента. В этих краях родилась и росла певица Марья Корнева, воспринимая и впитывая в себя традиции, мифы и легенды различных культур. Она до сих пор живет здесь, работает на сценах экспериментальной музыки, театра и видео.

 

 С момента распада СССР до настоящего времени российская сцена современного искусства остается загадочной и своеобразной. Вместе с тем потенциал России как многонациональной страны с многовековой историей неизмерим - и воплощен в этой певице, живущей в Сибири. Марья обладает исключительно разнообразным диапазоном выразительности, точной интерпретацией партитур, гибкой способностью к импровизации, театральной и поэтической чувствительностью. Искусство ее голоса, объединяющее эти черты, выделяется на современной мировой музыкальной сцене. 

 

Новая евразийская музыка родилась благодаря сотрудничеству с перспективными музыкантами, стоящими в авангарде японской и мировой современной культуры. Композитору и режиссеру Дзюну Кавасаки удался уникальный художественный синтез: сюжеты мифов, легенд и исторических фрагментов переплетаются со звучанием струнного квартета, электроники и традиционных инструментов.  Данный альбом - евразийская антология, сокровенные слова которой спеты голосом байкальской Сирены. И Голос этот невидимой дымкой плывет по легендарному священному озеру и летит по единому небу Евразии. 

 



 < Act 1>  Mysterious Relationship

 

1 Two folk songs

2 Lake Svetloyar

3 Traveler’s guide to Japan 

 

  <Act 2>  Voices of Diaspora from Eurasian Opera “Sansyo  the Bailiff”

 

4  String quartet  No.1 Sea of Japan <East Sea>

5  Korean Sea spirit,  Ino 

String quartet No.2 Ainu Kotan, Hokkaido

7 String quartet No.3 Sakhalin and Arirang

8  By the Wild Steppes of Transbaikalia 

9  String quartet  No.4 Chechenya/Kazakhstan  

10 Eurasian Sinawi «Father’s Will» 

11 Two Lullabies 12   Aryon 

13  String quartet , No.5 Korea «for Alina«

<Act 3> Poets 

14  And we'll have to walk different ways,,,1

15  Kitezhanka 

16  And we'll have to walk different ways,,,2  for Mezzo soprano, Sho and violin

17 The Bosporus , Istanbul

 


Compose and arrange:Jun Kawasaki   

 vocal:Marya Koreneva

 

Michiyo Yagi (koto) Keiko Komori (clarinet, saxophone) Saori Nakazawa (violin) Im Kyong-a (cello) Junpei Otsuka (Sho) Aki Ozawa (Electric Guitar・Electric Bass)Hideaki Kondo (guitar) Junzo Tateiwa (drums・percussions) Chihaya Matsumoto (percussions・marimba) Naoko Aoki (piano) Choi Jae-chol (Korean percussions) Tamuran Music (singing bowl etc.) Jun Kawasaki (contrabass,・computer, etc.) Sergey Letov (saxphone) Rakhymzhan Nurlykhan (Dombra)String quartet:1st violin: Nao Takahashi 2nd violin: Takuto Takagishi Viola: Kyoko Moriguchi Cello: Toru Yamamoto  Voice: Sainkho Namtylak  Akira Yoshimatsu, Satoshi Tsuboi

Eurasian Poetic Drama   feat. Marya Korneva