Program Note

“Karakurenai” (Japanese for “foreign crimson”) was originally written for solo prepared steel pan during a visit to Rochester, NY in June 2007 as part of the Synesthesia Suite; however, this piece can be performed on any combination of instruments and can include elements of improvisation if the performer desires.

World Premiere
December 15, 2007

About Andy Akiho

Described as “mold-breaking,” “alert and alive,” “dramatic,” and “vital” by The New York Times, Andy Akiho is an eclectic composer and performer of contemporary classical music. Recent engagements include commissioned…