A series of watercolor washed canvases, Bloom focuses on Kakitani’s original compositions and arrangements, music that unfolds with poetic flair and canny narrative drive. Her compositions are often inspired by art, literature, and nature, and she captures this inspiration in orchestrational color and melodic development via extended through-composed forms.
1. Bloom (10:51)
2. Electric Images (10:08)
3. Bumblebee Garden (8:26)
4. Dance One (9:40)
5. Opened Opened (7:21) (Japanese traditional/A. Kakitani)
6. Dragonfly’s Glasses (8:57) (K. Hirai/A. Kakitani)
7. Islands in the Stream (10:22)
8. Skip (9:23)
All compositions by Asuka Kakitani unless otherwise indicated.
January 10, 2013