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Michiyo Yagi

Michiyo Yagi
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Michiyo Yagi (八木美知依 Yagi Michiyo), a Japanese musician, studied koto under the late Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai and Satomi Kurauchi, and graduated from the NHK Professional Training School for Traditional Musicians. Between 1989 and 1990 she was a visiting professor of Music at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, U.S.A. During her tenure she premiered numerous modern compositions for koto and came under the influence of maverick American composers such as John Cage, Conlon Nancarrow, and John Zorn. Her solo koto CD Shizuku was produced by Zorn and released on the Tzadik label in 1999. In 2001 she recorded Yural with her koto ensemble Paulownia Crush for the East Works label, and was also a member of Hoahio.
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http://myspace.com/hyperkoto
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Releases on file (4)
Hoahio — Peek-Ara-Boo Hoahio — Peek-Ara-Boo
(Tzadik TZ 7245, 2004, CD)
Hoahio — Ohayo! Hoahio! Hoahio — Ohayo! Hoahio!
(Tzadik TZ 7230, 2000, CD)
Michiyo Yagi — Shizuku Michiyo Yagi — Shizuku
(Tzadik TZ 7218, 1999, CD)
Hoahio — Happy Mail Hoahio — Happy Mail
(Amoebic AMO-HOA01, 1997, CD)

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