How Many Strings on a Koto?

Japan offers many more art forms than just sushi and manga. The stringed instrument “koto”, for example, has already made itself known in the West. Now European composers have begun to write music for koto. I created a new piece for recorder and 13-stringed koto while I was in Paris – where the rain lasted not 13 but a whole 31 days. For my work, this was a blessing in disguise. Now two virtuosos from New Music are premiering my new work.

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