Minihi – Tokaido (Project XII)

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Tokaido is the name of the Shinkansen bullet train line from Kyoto to Tokyo.The piece was inspired by the feeling of hurtling through various landscapes, towns and cities when Louise and Zands took this journey themselves. Tokaido features a Nepalese singing bowl that remains constant throughout and a manipulated Turkish darabuka which opens the piece and reappears in various guises. The journey reaches its end as Mount Fuji enters the frame of the train window. The momentum ebbs away as the timeless sight appears to remain still and suspended in time whilst the rest of the world continues to rush by. Tokaido was recorded at Real World Studios and co-produced with Oli Jacobs.

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