Composer: Shinohara, Makoto
Publisher: Leduc (France)
for oboe and piano
by Makoto Shinohara (b. 1931)- Japanese composer
Shinohara studied at the Tokyo University of Arts before moving to the Paris Conservatoire. His passion is for electronic music, but his catalogue is varied and includes the sublime Obsession. Composed in 1960, Shinohara had just completed his studies at the Paris Conservatoire under Olivier Messiaen and other experimental composers. Obsession exploits the Oboe and Piano through riveting uses of tonality, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, articulation and shared melody.