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  • (a) Alto Flute, Violin (2011)

  • (b) Brass Quartet: Trumpet in Bb, Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba (2013)

  • (c) Violin duo (2016)

  • Duration 4 min.

  • First performance (a) on April 3, 2012, in Tokyo, Japan by Reiko Manabe, alto flute and Shungo Mise, violin

  • First performance (b) on October 23, 2013, in Wiesbaden, Germany by Helsinki Brass Quartet: Janne Ovaskainen, tpt, Tommi Hyytinen, hn, Sami Ruusuvuori, tbn and Miika Jämsä, tuba

  • First performance (c) on June 10, 2023, in Portland, USA by Violin Duo Miolina: Mioi Takeda and Lynn Bechtold

The title No-Go comes from the term no-go zone. After the Fukushima Daiichi and the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophes, there were declared large no-go zones around both plants. The idea of this kind of human-free area is frightening but strangely fascinating to me: an atmosphere I wanted to describe in this simple work of few elements. The short, high pitches are like sound signals of a device measuring radiation levels. Also, a kind of "musical no-go zone" exists in this work: besides high and low areas, the mid-range is visited only by quick and random glissandos. TR, 2011/2023

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