C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Masuda, Kenta: Ax 



Basic information

  • Title: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
  • Year of composition: 
  • First performance (year): 
  • First performance (venue): 
    Abeno kumin center (small hall) in Osaka, Japan
  • First performance (performers): 
    Asama Aoki (fl)
  • Genre: 


  • Program notes: 

    Ax[e] is extreme visual contrast. Form of stick having sharp cutlery on the tip is sensational. Because of the characteristic visual elements, Axe has been having important meanings on the religious field and has been symbolic existence as a weapon since a long time ago. Flute produces strong gloss on the tip of the human standing vertically on the stage. From that, musical phenomenon will be generated with tremendous force. This visual contrast is closed to the essence of the axe. What phenomena will the time creating this music become?

  • Technical specs: 

    1. Performance in the sample recording(mp3) of "ax" is not same to the indication in the submitting score a little about details because of the condition of the flutist.
    Especially in the 78th bar, vocalization is used instead of the buzzing technique.

    2. You can see playing sample videos on Youtube.
    All videos were created by composer himself.
    See the attached file.




Total number of musicians: 
Musicians1st player2nd player



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