E Mu (Picture Dreams)

絵夢 E Mu (Picture Dream) – Hideaki Kuribayashi
Koto and Shakuhachi

E Mu / Picture Dreams was inspired by the sound of the late autumn wind at the mountain temple, Katsuoji; the wind blowing through the fields and mountains at dusk. The composer is noted for his skillful use of rhythms not found in traditional Japanese music, while retaining the unique timbrel qualities of each instrument.