Of Note: When the Past Becomes Present with Composer Reiko Futing

Jul 18, 2019

Composer Reiko Futing
Credit Hojoon Kim

Composer Reiko Futing redefines contemporary composition with the incorporation of early music. In Futing's newest international portrait album "distantSong," he draws on music of the past to reflect on the art and culture of today.

Futing was inspired by a professor at the Hochschule fur Musik in Dresden to incorporate early music into his own compositions. Futing says this led him to produce a subtle, yet noticeable, marriage of past and present musical languages for something completely new, yet familiar.

Listen to the full interview with Of Note's Katy Henriksen with the streaming link above.