Difficulty: Medium. This work has been extracted from the music theatre piece Koto Dreaming, composed especially for the 2003 Asian Music and Dance Festival in Sydney.
Water Spirit Song has been extracted from Koto Dreaming, a piece of music theatre featuring the Butoh Dancer Yumi Umiumare which I composed especially for the 2003 Asian Music and Dance Festival in Sydney. The dance was accompanied by an ensemble consisting of Japanese and European instruments: koto (Satsuki Odamura), shakuhachi (Riley Lee), cor anglais (Alexandre Oguey) and cello (John Napier). Water Spirit Song, played by the cello and accompanied by the sound of a waterfall, introduces the work.