Mari Kimura
Composer, Performer, Researcher

http://www.marikimura.com/

 
 

Photo: Librado Romero/The New York Times

 

WHO


Mari Kimura is at the forefront of violinists who are extending the technical and expressive capabilities of the instrument. As a performer, composer, and researcher, she has opened up new sonic worlds for the violin. Notably, she has mastered the production of pitches that sound up to an octave below the violin’s lowest string without retuning. This technique, which she calls Subharmonics, has earned Mari considerable renown in the concert music world and beyond. She is also a pioneer in the field of interactive computer music. At the same time, she has earned international acclaim as a soloist and recitalist in both standard and contemporary repertoire.


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Voyage Apollonian begins at 3:07. From the album Voyage Apollonian, ℗ 2017 Innova.

Six Caprices for Subharmonics #4 begins at 6:15. From the album The World Below G and Beyond, ℗ 2010 Mutable Music.
This piece features a subharmonic octave in double-stop.

Six Caprices for Subharmonics #3 begins at 10:18. From album The World Below G and Beyond, ℗ 2010 Mutable Music. 
This piece features a subharmonic 3rd.

Gemini begins at 21:06. From the album "The World Below G and Beyond" (Mutable 17542-2), 1993.

JanMaricana begins at 27:09. From the album Voyage Apollonian, ℗ 2017 Innova.
This piece contains the first-ever recorded subharmonic 5th.  


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