Seventeen Haiku

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Dec. 6, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. PST

Performed first (from memory) by the Japanese choir Utaoni, "Seventeen Haiku" is a challenging and theatrical piece written at the request of Nobuyuki Koshiba. Schafer thought it would be interesting to set some Japanese poems to music, inspired by the readings in the Man’yoshu as well as the haiku poetry of Basho, Issa and others.