Lighthouse is a new album by New Zealand composer John Rae inspired by the traditional music of Japan. After a visit to Japan in 2018 the idea was born to create an album based around the the sounds of traditional Koto music, but with a twist. The album has a unique ensemble of vibraphone, bass clarinet, piano, bass and drums that give Lighthouse a contemplative, relaxed and thoughtful feel throughout.
Released on National Foundation Day (建国記念の⽇日, Kenkoku Kinen no Hi) 11th February 2020 at a concert in New Zealand’s capital city Wellington.
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