Postlude for Guitar Solo
[ca. 4 min.]
"More than seven hundred years ago, at Dan-no-ura, in the Straits of Shimonoseki, was fought the last battle of the long contest between the Heike, or Taira clan, and the Genji, or Minamoto clan. There the Heike perished utterly, with their women and children, and their infant emperor likewise--now remembered as Antoku Tenno. And that sea and shore have been haunted for seven hundred years... Elsewhere I told you about the strange crabs found there, called Heike crabs, which have human faces on their backs, and are said to be the spirits of the Heike warriors." from The Story of Mimi-Nashi-Hoichi [Kwaidan: written by Lafcadio Hearn]
I composed HEIKEOPSIS JAPONICA (HEIKE-GANI) as a postlude for guitar solo. You might listen to echoes, bubbles, murmurs and also faraway sounds of Heike-Biwa from the bottom of the sea in this minimum piece.
2017年7月14日 フィンランド キミト島音楽祭