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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 (12)
Michiyo Yagi — Into the Forest Michiyo Yagi — Into the Forest
(Idiolect ID-08, 2019, CD)
Michiyo Yagi / Elliott Sharp — Reflexions Michiyo Yagi / Elliott Sharp — Reflexions
(Idiolect ID-04, 2010, CD)
Steven Wilson — Insurgentes Steven Wilson — Insurgentes
(Kscope 114, 2009, CD)
Michiyo Yagi — Seventeen Michiyo Yagi — Seventeen
(Zipangu ZIP-0019, 2005, CD)
Hoahio — Peek-Ara-Boo Hoahio — Peek-Ara-Boo
(Tzadik TZ 7245, 2004, CD)
Various Artists — Miniatures 2 Various Artists — Miniatures 2
(Cherry Red CD BRED 165, 2000, CD)
Hoahio — Ohayo! Hoahio! Hoahio — Ohayo! Hoahio!
(Tzadik TZ 7230, 2000, CD)
Otomo Yoshihide — Plays the Music of Takeo Yamashita Otomo Yoshihide — Plays the Music of Takeo Yamashita
(P-Vine PCD-5804, 1999, CD)
Michiyo Yagi — Shizuku Michiyo Yagi — Shizuku
(Tzadik TZ 7218, 1999, CD)
Hoahio — Happy Mail Hoahio — Happy Mail
(Amoebic AMO-HOA01, 1997, CD)
Elliott Sharp — Spring & Neap Elliott Sharp — Spring & Neap
(Zoar 16, 1997, CD)
Cassiber — Live in Tokyo Cassiber — Live in Tokyo
(ReR Megacorp CGZ2, 1992/1997, 2CD)

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