// Date: Sun, 7th Nov. 2010
// Time: 21:00
// Duration: ~60 min
la-condition-japonaise e.V presents a 2nd duo evening with Fumie Hihara and:
Larry Porter is an adept in the music of both East and West. As a jazz pianist, his playing pays homage to the history of the music, from ragtime through post-bop and into the future. As a rebab player, Porter has been hailed as "...without a doubt one of the best of his generation" by the US-based Afghan magazine, Lemar-Aftaab (read interview). In both spheres Porter's compositions, renditions, and improvisations portray multi-dimensional visionary soundscapes conveying the depth and breadth of emotions that encompass the human experience. He is also involved in projects integrating aspects of jazz and other Western music forms with Afghan, Central Asian, and Indian music.
and HIHARA Fumie (koto):
Having started playing the 'Koto', the classical japanese instrument since she was 9 years old. She also started playing another classical japanese instrument 'Shamisen', which is a kind of acoustic guitar, which has three strings only and sounds very dry, since she was 15 years old and got an instructor diploma with 17 years. In 1998, she graduated from Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music. Since 2004 she has been travelling between France and Japan in order to play performances and compose new works. She is also collaborationg with many artists from dance companies, theatres, actors and other various types of artists.