National Taichung Theater




Tomoko Mukaiyama《Multus#3 : Canto Ostinato for 4 Pianos》

Genre
音樂
Performers
Multus#3 : Canto Ostinato for 4 Pianos 
Conductor
Tomoko Mukaiyama, Gerard Bouwhuis, WANG Wen-chuan, CHIANG Tien-lin 
Duration
120 minutes without intermission 
Venue
Black Box 
Date and Time
10 / 6 Fri. 19:30 │ 10 / 7 Sat. 19:30 
Ticket Price
1200 
Introduction
※ 120 minutes without intermission
※ 12 and older suggested
※ Free seating on the stage floor
※ Please arrive early for the performance. Latecomers will not be admitted.
※ Audience members are invited to bring a lamp from home for this program. For more information, please visit the NTT official website.
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Introduction

Tomoko Mukaiyama
Multus #3: Canto Ostinato for 4 Pianos



This music can change your life.
-The film Over Canto (2011)


Tomoko Mukaiyama challenged the line beyond music and stage performance. …the boundaries between the auditorium and the stage were completely broken.-The Nihon Keizai Shimbun



Multus #3 : Canto Ostinato for 4 Pianos

“Multus” in Latin means “many” or “more”. Tomoko Mukaiyama created a series of concerts in Japan and the Netherlands with multiple pianos and performing art forms.

The late Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt’s Canto Ostinato (1976) is a minimal music classic. Since its premiere in 1979, it has been performed all over the world. Canto Ostinato is a collection of compositions, making every performance unique.

Tomoko started playing Canto Ostinato with two pianos in 2012, then expanded it to Multus #3: Canto Ostinato for 4 Pianos. As she plays in different cities, she works with different musicians. This time, she called on two outstanding pianists from Taiwan, WANG Wen-chuan and CHIANG Tien-lin. Together with Gerard Bouwhuis, they interpret Multus #3.

Featured Artists

Tomoko Mukaiyama

Tomoko Mukaiyama

Concept & Pianist

Gerard Bouwhuis

Gerard Bouwhuis

Pianist

WANG Wen-chuan

WANG Wen-chuan

Pianist

CHIANG Tien-lin

CHIANG Tien-lin

Pianist

Creative and Production Team

Simeon ten Holt, Composer
Born in Bergen, the Netherlands in 1923, Simeon ten Holt first studied piano and theory under Jacob van Domeslaer. In 1949, he moved to Paris where he continued his studies at the École Normale under Arthur Honegger and Darius Milhaud. After returning to Bergen, he founded Werkgroep Bergen Hedendaagse Muziek. Ten Holt's early creative endeavors embraced serialism, electronic media and improvisation. In the late 1970s, he developed a style that featured simple chords, shifting rhythmic patterns and repetition, achieving a hypnotic, multi-layered cumulative effect. Canto Ostinato (1976-1979) is the first and arguably best known of ten Holt's keyboard works in this style, and surely the most frequently performed. Ten Holt passed away in 2012, leaving behind many outstanding compositions.


Tomoko Mukaiyama, Concept & Pianist
Tomoko Mukaiyama is a Dutch-Japanese pianist, performer and visual artist based in Amsterdam. She has been engaged by many prestigious orchestras and ensembles throughout the world. As a multimodal artist, she develops performing arts projects and art installations that combine music with modern dance, fashion and visual art. The core of Tomoko’s work is communication with the audience. This is why she creates a wide variety of projects in different spaces. She moves between performing in more prestigious venues and creating musical experiences for the intimacy of just one visitor. At this moment she is preparing a new music theater work entitled NohNohNoh for 2019. She received the Japanese Dance Forum Award in 2017.


Gerard Bouwhuis, Pianist
Gerard Bouwhuis has established himself as one of the leading contemporary music pianists in the Netherlands. He is especially interested in modern music and is a sought-after musician by orchestras and ensembles throughout the Netherlands. Many Dutch composers have written pieces for Bouwhuis. He is a member of LOOS and has formed a piano duo with Cees van Zeeland. With violinist Heleen Hulst, he founded the chamber music group Nieuw Amsterdams Peil. For his contribution to Dutch music he was awarded the Theo Bruins Prize. Bouwhuis currently teaches contemporary music at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.


WANG Wen-chuan, Pianist
WANG Wen-chuan received her doctoral degree in Music Performing Art (D.M.A) from Taipei National University of the Arts under the tutelage of Prof. Rolf-Peter Wille. She won Best Performance of Taiwanese Composition at the 2007 NTSO Piano Concerto Competition. She has also been awarded various prizes at international and national competitions. She is an inspired and dedicated musician with experience as a piano soloist, a chamber pianist, and a piano accompanist, performing music from a variety of genres.


CHIANG Tien-lin, Pianist
CHIANG Tien-lin completed his graduate studies in music at the Taipei National University of the Arts under the tutelage of Prof. Rolf-Peter Wille. In addition to classical music, he has crossed over into jazz and pop music. He is considered a rising star in Taiwan’s music circles, having shared the stage with many internationally respected musicians. In 2016, his debut album Piano Love Songs was released by the Universal Music Group. During its first week, it rocketed to the top of the classical music chart on iTunes, as well as to number one among classical music releases of the top five record labels. He has followed up with albums in Taiwan and China, which have received critical acclaim.


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Concept / Tomoko Mukaiyama
Music / Canto Ostinato by Simeon ten Holt
Piano / Tomoko Mukaiyama, Gerard Bouwhuis, WANG Wen-chuan, CHIANG Tien-lin
Technical director / Yutaka Endo
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