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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/347089
Title:
Hoichi for Orchestra
Author:
Nakao, Kyohei
Issue Date:
2014
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Hoichi is an original musical composition for orchestra. It is approximately 42 minutes in length. The piece is inspired by a Japanese folk tale entitled Hoichi, the Earless. This story about a blind lute player takes place in Shimonoseki, the city in which I was born. The contrast between chamber sonority and orchestral forces symbolizes Hoichi's battle against evil spirits. Although he eventually loses his ears and dies the music turns into a strong life assertion toward the end. I relate this to a Zen Buddhist notion: when you lose (transcend) everything, you gain everything. The piece ends with a placid ascending line, which represents spiritual purification of the evil spirits. On a more personal level, this work will be my attempt to console and encourage the victims and their families of the earthquake which struck Japan three years ago.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Hoichi; Japan; Zen Buddhism; Music; Composition
Degree Name:
D.M.A.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Asia, Daniel

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleHoichi for Orchestraen_US
dc.creatorNakao, Kyoheien_US
dc.contributor.authorNakao, Kyoheien_US
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractHoichi is an original musical composition for orchestra. It is approximately 42 minutes in length. The piece is inspired by a Japanese folk tale entitled Hoichi, the Earless. This story about a blind lute player takes place in Shimonoseki, the city in which I was born. The contrast between chamber sonority and orchestral forces symbolizes Hoichi's battle against evil spirits. Although he eventually loses his ears and dies the music turns into a strong life assertion toward the end. I relate this to a Zen Buddhist notion: when you lose (transcend) everything, you gain everything. The piece ends with a placid ascending line, which represents spiritual purification of the evil spirits. On a more personal level, this work will be my attempt to console and encourage the victims and their families of the earthquake which struck Japan three years ago.en_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectHoichien_US
dc.subjectJapanen_US
dc.subjectZen Buddhismen_US
dc.subjectMusicen_US
dc.subjectCompositionen_US
thesis.degree.nameD.M.A.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorAsia, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAsia, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDecker, Pamelaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWalsh, Craigen_US
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