I am very pleased to announce I shall be performing with 日本雅楽会 (Nihon gagakukai - The Japan Gagaku Society) on Friday 18th November at the National Theatre of Japan, Tokyo! I shall be performing within the ensemble on an instrument called the 'sho' (笙） which I have been studying with the society, under the tutelage of Iwanami sensei, for the past few months. I'm incredibly excited to be able to take part in the performance with the ensemble of ancient court music (the music is at least 1000 years old!) and feel so fortunate and amazed to be participating in an ensemble and learning an instrument which I heard many years ago and that has influenced some of my work, particularly Waves on the Ebb for chamber ensemble (2010). Many thanks to everyone at 日本雅楽会 for this wonderful experience (and for their patience!)
Francesca is a composer, community musician, teacher and flute player from the UK, based in Tokyo, Japan.