Oyone is a quasi-Japanese text composition written for non-professional voice performers in 2009. It focuses on an extension of speaking, not of singing. The text doesn’t have any meanings but follows the phonetic structure of Japanese language, some segments sound like transformed Japanese words. The text emphasises a rhythmic element of speech and the composition ignores aspects of pitch and harmony. The piece begins with laughing which suggests non-linguistic expression. The composition also includes some improvisational proceedings and theatrical acting. This recording was made by 14 students of Adachi’s class in Yotsuya Art Studium under the composer’s conducting.
Recorded on June 21st, 2009 at The Former Yotsuya Daisan Elementary School Gymnasium, Tokyo.