(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