Somei SatohJapanMusic2007
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I stayed at Civitella Ranieri for six weeks. And, I learned that a different nature gives a deep influence to my mental state. The nature in this country is fairly different from Japan. The shining Sun, stars, blue sky, cloud, dry air, rain, storm, landscape, different flora, birds, animals, foods and people.
All those things were completely harmoniously and their deep shadow was cast over in my mind. And they brought about a very fresh sensibility in my mind.
I was composing a piano trio that was commissioned by the Attack Theatre in Pittsburgh. You will surely listen to the fragrances of the wind that blows in Umbertide when you listen to this piano trio.