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by Haruno Kira

Enchanting and haunting album of contemporary classical piano compositions with the chilling and ghostly beauty of the Japanese Shakuhachi flute with evocative musical colors that weave through and gently define silence like poetry.
Genre: New Age: Meditation
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Parvati's Dream
5:15 $0.99
2. Snow Labyrinth
9:51 $0.99
3. Sound of Mind
5:32 $0.99
4. Moonlight Veil
11:49 $0.99
5. Crystal Flow
8:35 $0.99
6. Breath For the Moon
12:23 $0.99
7. Anemos Whisper
4:03 $0.99
8. Brahos Voice
4:23 $0.99
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Album Notes
It is hard to describe the style of this composition in one-sentence because it is totally new aged. This album is featuring the shakuhachi but it doesn't sound like the traditional Japanese one. It rather sounds like a contemporary jazz featuring the shakuhachi.

Followings are the composition notes and the artist bio.

In producing this album, we chose three different instruments: shakuhachi,piano and cidelo ihos (a new type of percussion). Though these three instruments may not seem like a good combination, I feel they worked very well together and with the outstanding performances, they expressed my compositions in a very meaningful way. The rich tones of the shakuhachi accompanied by the piano brings a mysterious feeling to our hearts. It soothes the mind. With the background of the steady piano, the shakuhachi can sing freely and deeply. The cidelo ihos is a new type of percussion instrument, created by a Japanese metalwork artist. Once you hear them, you will realize the uniqueness of their sound. It's almost an earthshaking feeling, and their sound is captivating. With the collaboration of these superb artists, it is my great pleasure to present my compositions to you in this album.

Born and raised in a talented musical family, Haruno Kira has chosen her career in contemporary music composition. Majoring in composition and arranging at Berklee College of Music, Boston Massachusetts, she graduated the college with superior and outstanding achievements. Performers of her compositions have concurred that her compositions are outstanding.

Kira is niece of world famous composer Toru Takemitsu. The same blood which lifted Takemitsu to be one of the most gifted composers of our time is, in fact, running through Kira's veins. However, we don't promote her as a talented composer simply because of her blood - we are enthusiastic about her because her works have proven that she is an excellent composer in her own right. Undoubtedly, she is going to be one of the most impressive composers of contemporary music of our day.

The characteristics of Kira's works are a beautiful fusion of various musical concepts including modern jazz. Since her educational background as a composer was received at Berklee, she loves the improvisational parts of the free jazz style. However, she does not ignore classical harmony entirely. In her works, the composer moves freely and beautifully from free jazz to classical ideas. Her soulful jazz spirit, which was inspired at Berklee, gives her music such a brilliance. Various musical elements are connected naturally but objectively in her mind.



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Remy de Ruysscher

Very soothing and beautiful!
I find your music very soothing and beautiful. It's wonderful music to relax with. Thanks for making this great CD!

CD Baby

Perfectly captured in her album title, "Breath," this enchanting and haunting album of contemporary classical piano compositions with the chilling and ghostly beauty of the Japanese Shakuhachi flute will not only steal your breath but lull you into the dreamy, reflective, and introspective atmosphere with evocative musical colors that weave through and gently define silence like poetry.

Jeffrey H

Stunning cd of contemporary music
This cd is filled with music of wondrous beauty and mystery, and punctuated with passages of real drama. The compositions are original in style: not classical, not new age, but something so new and expressive. Totally captivating!

Judy Solomon

Thrilling to the senses. A galaxy better than the typical New Age sound
Unique, gentle, meditative, heart-stoppingly beautiful and thrilling. Gorgeous sounds played with love; perfect for relaxation, meditation, yoga or healing therapy. The musician's heart speaks to us through these instruments and even the silences between the notes have meaning.

Brandy Rose

Stunning! Breath is to the ears what a glorious sunset is to the eyes!
Simply wonderful. Reflective, hypnotic and meditative! The composition of the peices are superb!

Ryoko Sato

Just Breathtaking!!
What a profound world of music! I met the real beauty of the Shakuhachi sounds for the first time. With sensitive support of the piano accompanist, Kira's mysterious world comes alive. Put out the light, and you will soak into the deep sea of her music. Sure you'll be touched.

carrarini bruno

une verte forêt de bambous
a la premiere fois ou j ai écouté ce disque,l'image qui m'est venue a l'esprit une forêt de bambous, si souple
, changeante, mouvante, toujours présente, avec une impression de fragilité ,comme un cristal pouvant se briser au moindre choc.
un disque parfait pour mediter

John Dash

Absolutely Stunning!
I think your compositions are absolutely stunning, and I can't wait to hear more of them. I am particularly taken with Moonlight Veil on your BREATH album. Simply marvelous work here, marvelous.

Enio B:-)

relaxing and meditative music
The perfect music to meditate and to travel inside of your mind. Soothing and relaxing.

geni skendo

I Love it!
I love this album!
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