This piano book is designed to capture the student's imagination by outlining the story of our little alien, Toogo, and his adventures on Earth. We worked closely with our illustrator, Eri Ikuno, to seize the essence of each piece and create its visual representation. To learn more about the book please follow the link:
Our newest recording, "1910-1920", is a collection of both violin and piano and piano solo works from this time period. The nature of the music from 1910-1920 was directly influenced by its political climate. You will hear all manner of adjectives in this music- from heroic and revolutionary to ecstatic, unsettling, and agitated. The album includes these works:
Personally, we think that's a pretty awesome selection. We brought these pieces together into one album in order to emphasize what amazing strides European composers were taking into very different directions of music during one short period of time.
This was filmed in Japan, following the crowd's faces. People pass us by on a daily, hourly basis, as one face melts into another..