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New Publication: Kenji Sakai's Detune for Wind Orchestra

Jun. 01, 2020

Kenji Sakai's Detune for wind orchestra will be available as a new publication on June 15. Detune was premiered last fall by the Nagoya Philharmonic Wind Orchestra, led by Takeshi Ooi. Kenji Sakai notes:

"This work may be performed by any wind orchestra, whether they be professional or amateur.  The musical elements can be understood fairly easily, yet on the other hand and seemingly contradicting, the elements are substantial, not shallow.

Played on the underlying marching rhythm of wind music, motifs are taken from Debussy’s La Mer second movement “Jeux de vagues” as well as the second movement of Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben “Des Helden Widersacher (The Hero’s Adversaries).”  Motifs that many classical music lovers would recognize appear in completely different situations or contexts, creating moments of “defamiliarization.”  Harmonically, chromatic instability is apparent, and the orchestration shifts rapidly.  Thus, I titled this work “Detune.” 

(Kenji Sakai/Detune/Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra/Takeshi Ooi, conductor)

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Kenji Sakai
Detune (2019) in Eb.3.acl.bcl.1.2asax(1.ssax).tsax.bsax-3.4.2.btbn.euph.1-timp-5perc