Exhibition and Concert
of
Historical Keyboard Instruments
March 5 and 6, 1999

An exhibition and a concert with Akio Obuchi's 5 major keyboard instruments was presented at Yotsuya-Shinsei Church, celebrating 30 years since his first harpsichord was made.

The event consisted of 3 parts; The 1st part was a solo concert, performed by Genzo Takehisa, using each of the five instruments. In one program, a novel trial of collaboration with reading poems was given and it was absolutely the first public performance of playing Geigenwerk in Japan. The second part was a time provided for free trial by audiences and discussion between visitors and Mr. Obuchi. The 3rd part was ensemble around the each of the instrument.
















"Leonardo da Vinci y la Música"
March 28 to April 17, 2003 in Madrid
An opening concert was performed in the evening on the 27th of March.

Leonardo da Vinci's manuscript of viola organista was found together with the sketches of other musical instruments in the Madrid National Library in 1967. An event of concert and exhibition with these musical instrument was held in Madrid. Akio Obuchi made a Geigenwerk (= viola organista) for this event. After finishing the exhibition in Madrid, the event is planned to move to other places in Europe, such as Tenerife, Brussels, Vinci and Lisbon. Then, it may further travel to Japan and the USA. After the touring in these cities, the instruments will be permanently exhibited in the brand-new Tenerife auditorium.





PROGRAMA

PRIMERA PARTE
(Con el Órgano de Papel de Leonardo da Vinci)

"Dit le burguygnon"
Danza anónima (siglo XV)
Odhecaton, Petrucci, Venecia 1504

"Mit Ganczem Willen"
Conrad Paumann (1410-1473)
Fundamentum Organisandi, 1452

"La pena sin ser sabida"
Johannes Vincenet (hacia 1479)
Mellon Chansonier

"Spanyöler Tancz"
Hans Weck (hacia 1510)
Amerbach Buxheimer Orgelbuch, Munich

SEGUNGA PARTE
(Con la Viola Organista de Leonardo da Vinci)

"Recercadas 1 y 2 sobre la Spagna"
Diego Ortiz Toledano (Roma 1553)
Staatsbibliothek Berlin

"Innsbruck, Ich Muss Dich Lassen"
Heinrich Isaac (hacia 1450-1517)
Biblioteca Universidad de Basilea

"La bassa castiglia-Falla con misuras"
(Basadanza)
Gulielmus (hacia 1475)
Biblioteca Comunale, Perugia MS. 431

"My lady Carey's dompe"
Anónimo (hacia 1525)
British Museum. Roy. App. 58


GRUPO MUSICA ANTIGUA

Director: Eduardo Paniagua

Javier Coble: órgano de mano
Cesar Carazo: canto, viola de brazo
Luis Antonio Muñoz: canto, viola organista, viola da gamba
Felipe Sánchez Mascuñano: vihuela de mano
David Mayoral: dulcimer, cántaras, tambor, pandereta, sonajas
Jota Martínez: zanfona y pandero
Eduardo Paniagua: flautas a bisel alto, tenor


CONSTRUCTORES INSTRUMENTOS

Akio Obuchi
Viola Organista

Joaquín Lois
Órgano papel

Luis Payno
Tambor-Carraca
Timbal con sistema mecanico
Carraca tubular en secuencia
Tambor de tiras de piel afinadas
Carraca de lengüetas en consonancia
Tambor de tres pies consonantes
Vasija percutida
Carraca con puerta corredera
Tambor con puerta corredera
Tambor con sistema de tijera

Luciano Pérez
Tambor de fricción
Carraca managa
Tambor flauta, Tambor carracca
Flauta glissando
Trompa





"Festival della Scienza"
with Exhibitions, Concerts and Conferences were carried out at Genoa, Italy between October 28th and November 8th 2004.
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Festival della Scienza was carried out in Genova, Italy, which was appointed as the dt cultural city in 2004. Participation was from all aspects of science, including energy, geology, robotics, biology and etc. Among them, "Leonardo da Vinci e la musica" took place with an exhibition of reconstructed musical instruments from the Leonardo's illustration, a concert with some of the reconstructed instruments and lectures by the instrument builders. For this event, construction of viola organista was assigned to Akio Obuchi. In the Leonardo's manuscript, ideas for the viola organista including a reciprocal bow, a circular disk and en endless belt are illustrated. This time an instrument with endless belts, Streichklavier, was constructed. In contrust with the previously made Geigenwerk, the Streichklavier has a flat shaped soundboard bridge,instead of convex shaped one.



An article on the italian music magazine "Strumenti musicali" (March, 2005).


Music performers

Director: Eduardo Paniagua

Javier Coble: Paper organ, Nyckelharpa
Marchello Rosso: Horse skull shaped Lira
Luis Antonio Muñoz: canto, Viola organista, Viola da gamba
Felipe Sánchez Mascuñano: Vihuela
David Mayoral: Percussions, Dulcimer
Eduardo Paniagua: Recorders


Instruments Builders

Akio Obuchi
Viola organista

Joaquín Lois
Paper organ

Simone Vignato
Horse skull shaped Lira


"AMIS Meeting"
The 36th annual meeting of American Musical Instrument Society
was held at Yale University between June 27 and July 1 2007.


My presentation slide on a Geigenwerk used in this meeting is available.