The Okeanos Ensemble visited School today to perform Okeanos Breeze (2001), written by Dai Fujikura, scored for oboe, clarinet, viola, koto and sho. 

The players gave demonstrations of the traditional Japanese instruments and explained how they are used in this piece alongside the western instruments. 
Japanese born Fujikura, a composer of contemporary classical music was a member of the composition teaching staff at The Purcell School.

This February the Okeanos Ensemble give their debut at the Barbican in a concert as part of BBC Radio 3’s Total Immersion weekend featuring the music of Dai Fujikura.

You can catch them on Friday 1 February on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune: http://ow.ly/hilJa