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Karen Tanaka (*1961)
Karen Tanaka (b. 1961) is an exceptionally versatile composer and pianist. She was born in Tokyo where she started piano and composition lessons as a child. After studying composition with Akira Miyoshi at Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, she moved to Paris in 1986 to study composition with Tristan Murail and work at IRCAM as an intern.In 1987, she was awarded the Gaudeamus Prize at the...
About Silent Ocean
The title Silent Ocean suggests serenity of the ocean, images of a pale blue and orange color sky blending the sound of the trumpet.
It consists of three pieces. The first piece weaves the texture of sounds like waves with combinations of 7/8 and 5/8 rhythms. The second, subtitled Love Song, symbolizes motherhood of the ocean. The final piece suggests reflection of light on waves by the repetitive piano texture while the trumpet sustains long tones and creates various colors using enharmonics.
- Editions Bim
- I. Far away, gently
II. Love Song
III. Far away, very lightly