Power of Music–by Keiko / 音楽のもつ力について

It is often said that music is a universal language, and this concept tends to become a cliché from a cynical perspective. But after participating in the ICEP Japan 2018 as a tour coordinator, I am now convinced of the power of music. I have witnessed the transformative power of music with my own eyes … Continue reading Power of Music–by Keiko / 音楽のもつ力について

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Final Entry from Midori for ICEP Japan 2018

Final Entry from Midori for ICEP Japan 2018 Now that the ICEP Japan 2018 has ended, the musicians have returned home. I am in between Tokyo and on my way to Lviv, Ukraine. The tour this year started in Fukuoka where it rained most of the time and ended up the Lobby (Collaboration) Concert in … Continue reading Final Entry from Midori for ICEP Japan 2018

From Sound to Expression: Impressions on the Lobby Concerts by Midori / 単なる音から表現へ:ロビーコンサートを終えて (五嶋みどり)

From Sound to Expression: Impressions on the Lobby Concerts by Midori The Lobby Concerts took place in Osaka and Tokyo, and they were both very exciting. It is always a pleasure to listen to the students perform and to realize that they have worked so much harder than we expected! For the students who have … Continue reading From Sound to Expression: Impressions on the Lobby Concerts by Midori / 単なる音から表現へ:ロビーコンサートを終えて (五嶋みどり)

Back in Tokyo and Keeping My Heart Open–by Elina / 帰京、そして心を開くということについて (エリーナより)

We are now back in Tokyo--the last two days of ICEP Japan 2018... June 15: 愛光女子学園 Aiko Jyoshi Gakuen (female juvenile correctional facility) ICEP活動報告コンサート@ヤマハホール ICEP Reporting Concert @Yahama Hall   Keeping My Heart Open Blog post by Elina I always thought that string quartet and all the repertoire written for it has certain magic. There … Continue reading Back in Tokyo and Keeping My Heart Open–by Elina / 帰京、そして心を開くということについて (エリーナより)

Racing Against the Clock–from Benjain / 時計の針に追われて (ベンジャミン)

Racing Against the Clock Entry by Benjamin from 13 June We are back at a school this morning. This morning, I have 3 classes of second graders to visit, 20 minutes each. When I arrive in front of the children, I never have to force my smile. They are yearning for discoveries, new experiences, and … Continue reading Racing Against the Clock–from Benjain / 時計の針に追われて (ベンジャミン)

Third Time’s the Charm???…blog entry by Midori / 二度ある事は三度ある???…(五嶋みどり)

Third Time’s the Charm / 二度ある事は三度ある???… Blog entry by Midori Both Elina and I broke our E strings in Fukuoka. Then it happened again—this time in Tsuruga, with Elina’s violin. Popping it went at the end of one of the pieces at a school! E string is particularly sensitive to breaking (or popping) because it … Continue reading Third Time’s the Charm???…blog entry by Midori / 二度ある事は三度ある???…(五嶋みどり)