A 4 track twenty-first century ep (9m 28s) — released April 7th 2021 on nonclassical

Reimagining Taki Rentarou's Japanese folk song "Kojo-no-Tsuki",HachiRenis a suite in four movements. A small nod to the significance of the number three in Japanese culture, the work opens with three distinct chimes of a bell to welcome the listener to the delicate sound world of HachiRen.

The first movement "8 (Hachi)" combines Ono's version ofKojo no Tsukiwith influences from virtuoso violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini, portraying an imagined Japanese Summer in the time of Rentarou's birth.

Themes from the folk song carry through into the second movement "Kojo", taking inspiration from the feeling that Rentarou Taki might have experienced while viewing an old castle bathed in moonlight.

Partly derived from a scale used in the traditional Japanese folk song "Sakura Sakura", the following movement 'SakuraFubuki' is a musical depiction of a blossom blizzard.

Concluding the work, the final movement "Ren" brings together many of Ono's personal musical influences, taking its name from the Japanese word meaning 'continually linked'. The close to the suite also sees Ono reflecting on the impermanence of all things – or "Mujo" –particularly in reference to the short yet impactful life of Rentarou.

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