Arranged for solo marimba, Kuniko gives a unique perspective of these hugely famous and intellectually challenging works. Kuniko's trademark is her highly sensitive touch, particularly with wooden instruments such as marimba, which gives these interpretations an extremely stripped-down yet natural, organic feel.
The beautiful acoustic of the medieval Jaani Kirik (St John's Church) in Estonia creates the ideal sound space for Kuniko's arrangements. Linn's Head of A&R Philip Hobbs commented: 'Kuniko has the most clear and intelligent voice for Bach, which is both logical and deeply musical. I find the interpretations completely mesmerizing. And the sound is simply sensational - so clear, but so deep! It is a wonderful acoustic but it never gets in the way.'
Kuniko recorded all 33 tracks, 157min. of JS. Bach with ADAMS Artist Classic 5 oct. marimba.
BACH – Solo Works for Marimba, transcribed and performed by Kuniko. All tracks are recorded at 24bit, 192kHz sample rate.
Globally released on June 23rd, 2017.
Listen to this exciting new take and enjoy her beautiful solo marimba.
Kuniko’s BACH Tour Info. In 2017
10/06 Fukuyama, Japan
14/06 Hiroshima, Japan
17/06 Izumo, Japan
21/06 Nagoya, Japan
23/06 Nishinomiya, Japan
26/06 Kyoto, Japan
08/07 Tartu, Estonia
09/07 Johuvi, Estonia
11/07 St. Petersburg, Russia
14/07 Tallinn, Estonia
22-23/08 Melbourne, Australia
24-27/08 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
29/08 – 02/09 Canberra, Australia
9/04-17 Perth, Australia (WAAPA – Defying Gravity 30th Anniverssary)
22-24/09 Tokyo, Japan (Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre)
27/10 Tokyo, Japan (Tokyo Cathedral)