Art & Design

Music for koto and sho, female voice, violin and electronics

28 & 31 May 2016, London & Kent

The ensemble Shonorities presents music for the Japanese instruments koto (Makiko Goto) and sho (Naomi Sato) together with female voice (Shie Shoji) and violin (Aisha Orazbayeva). The programme, encompasses a colourful and diverse collection of musical styles ranging from the old Japanese tradition and European baroque to music for the 21st century. Featured pieces include traditional Japanese music accompanied by dance in original Japanese kimonos and a piece by Telemann played with extended techniques. Also, works for various instrumental combinations including electronics by Toshi Ichiyanagi, Misato Mochizuki, Charles Dodge, Villa Lobos and the premier of a work by Basil Athanasiadis for sho, koto, voice, violin and Chinese gongs composed especially for the occasion. The performance is supported by the Japan Foundation Performing Arts Japan Programme for Europe 2015-16, the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, the Japanese Embassy in Greece, the Greek-Japanese Association and the Hellenic Centre. Further information about Shonorities at



The Hellenic Centre , Free entry; booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at


All Saints Church Orpington, Free Entry

28 May, 19 :30 (All Saints Church Orpington)

31 May, 19:15 (The Hellenic Centre)

(28 May) All Saints Church Orpington, Bark Hart Road, Orpington, BR6 0QD
(31 May)The Hellenic Centre, the Great Hall 18, 16 Paddington St, London W1U 5AS