Masayoshi Ishikawa DMA Recital-2015

Masayoshi Ishikawa

Masayoshi Ishikawa DMA Recital-2015 , In a DMA Recital April 7 | 8:45 p.m. · Westbrook Recital Hall

Masayoshi Ishikawa, Jazz Composition recital

April 7, 8:45pm, Westbrook Recital Hall

About the performance

I will be performing my Doctoral Dissertation thesis piece titled Suite for the Forgotten on April 7th at Westbrook Recital Hall 119 from 8:45 p.m. I am dedicating this piece to people who are currently living in Fukushima, Japan and its surrounding area.

The tragic Great East Earth Quake and tsunami occurred in Japan March 11, 2011. The disaster not only took thousands of people’s lives away but also caused the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants. Due to high radioactive leakage from the plants, thousands of people had to leave their hometowns. Many of them are still living in temporary housing. It has been said that those areas that have been contaminated by radiation will not be safe for habitation for the next fifty to a hundred years. Recently, there was also a report that the children’s thyroid tumor ratio in Fukushima has gone up three hundred times higher than normal.

Even though Fukushima has been facing those on-going serious issues, I feel that they have been forgotten by the world. My hope is to raise awareness about these issues in Fukushima through music. They are struggling, in grief and anger. 

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