Donald Reid Womack: Intertwined

Donald Womack, I-Bei Lin, Sooyeon Lyuh, Asako Hisatake, Reach Yamauchi, Reiko Miyake, Akiko Kubota, Hiromu Motonaga, Kohdai Minoda, Aria Shinbo, Jiyoung Yi, Anna Womack, Ignace Jang, Reiko Kimura, Yoko Reikano Kimura, Hikaru Tamaki, Yi-Chieh Jay Lai, Sean Yung-Hsiang Wang

Catalog #: TROY1789
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Format: Digital

This recording features six chamber works by Donald Reid Womack combining East Asian and Western string instruments. Intertwined, the title of this album, offers just the right combination of simple imagery and layered meaning, not only with the intertwining of Eastern and Western string instruments, but also with Womack's compositions interlock and meld rhythmically, motivically, and stylistically. Womack, the composer of almost 100 works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments, chorus and voice,has concentrated on compositions for Korean, Japanese, and Chinese instruments. His music has been performed and broadcast around the world and his composition appear on more than a dozen recordings. A faculty member at the University of Hawaii since 1994, Dr. Womack has chaired the music department and presently serves as professor of composition and theory, as well as a faculty member of both the Center for Japanese Studies and Center for Korean Studies.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
Sori Donald Reid Womack Sooyeon Lyuh (haegeum); I-Bei Lin (cello); Donald Womack (janggu)
Raijin Donald Reid Womack Aria Shinbo (shinobue); Hiromu Motonaga (shakuhachi); Kohdai Minoda (shamisen); Akiko Kubota (biwa); Reiko Miyake (koto); Asako Hisatake (cello); Reach Yamauchi (percussion)
Intertwined Donald Reid Womack Anna Womack (viola); Jiyoung Yi (gayageum); Donald Womack (janggu)
strung out Donald Reid Womack Reiko Kimura (koto); Ignace Jang (violin)
A Glinting Edge of Sky Donald Reid Womack Hikaru Tamaki (cello); Yoko Reikano Kimura (koto)

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