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Keiko Abe

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Keiko Abe

Keiko Abe has been played on NTS shows including guests, with Pleiades (1979) first played on 23 November 2016.

Keiko Abe (安倍圭子), born April 18, 1937 is a Japanese composer and marimba player. She has been a primary figure in the development of the marimba, in terms of expanding both technique and repertoire. Through her collaboration with the Yamaha musical instrument company she helped developing the modern five-octave concert marimba, too. Born in Tokyo, Abe began playing the xylophone while in elementary school. She studied xylophone with Eiichi Asabuki in Tokyo. At age 13, she won an NHK talent contest and began performing professionally on live…

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MOST PLAYED TRACKS
PRISM For Marimba
Keiko Abe
Denon1986
PRISM For Marimba
Keiko AbeDenon1986
Discogs
Pleiades (1979)
Iannis Xenakis, Maki Ishii, Les Percussions De Strasbourg, Keiko Abe
Denon1989
Pleiades (1979)
Iannis Xenakis, Maki Ishii, Les Percussions De Strasbourg, Keiko AbeDenon1989
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