Miho Saigo | The Wind Gave Me This Story

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The Wind Gave Me This Story

by Miho Saigo

Move your heart to the wider places. Gorgeous horsehead fiddle & keys, mixing the sounds of Japan and Mongolia. Modern traditional and original moriin huur (batohkin) music compositions.
Genre: World: Asian- East
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1. A Song of Wind and Sky
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2. White Wind
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3. The Kite
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4. Persian Blue Lullaby
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5. A White Horse in Suho
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6. The Sky of Ujumchin
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7. Last Eagle
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I love the sound of the morin huur. With small, thin strings tied up in a bundle, when they are rubbed by the bow, it can produce so many different sounds: deep sound and thin sound and transparent sound, and rough sound, too…? I think it is an instrument that can produce a seven-colored sound. This is why I believe it can produce even more sounds, and I keep looking for them.

The morin huur (batohkin) was born in Mongolia.

When I’m in the fields of grass there and I feel the huge connected sky and land, I can feel the connection within myself. Because the morin huur was born in a place like that, it can produce the sound of heaven and the sound of the land. That’s what I feel. Of course, it’s perfect to play Mongolian music, but I believe the morin huur can express much more than that – it does not just end there. I would like to unite the instrument called morin huur and my self. It’s from that sense that I’ve started to compose songs.

I wish the sound of the morin huur could be heard by many more people all over the world.


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Rice B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Untamed melodies that evoke the Mongolian plains
Miho Saigo’s debut CD, “The Wind Gave Me This Story,” is a captivating work of Eastern tones and contemporary melodies, expressed in the rich vernacular of a Mongolian 2-stringed instrument called a morin khuur. Similar in sound and size to a cello (although slightly smaller with a more box-like body), the morin khuur produces a varied sound, much dependent on the performer’s unique artistry, which, in Saigo’s case, is considerable. Accompanied mainly by spare and nuanced piano, the 7 instrumental pieces on “The Wind Gave Me This Story” evoke the wild plains of Mongolia with deep and inspired reverie. A plaintive melody infuses CD-opener, “A Song of Wind and Sky,” a song of wonderment for nature’s bounty, while Saigo effectively plays with rhythm on the visually evocative, “A White Horse in Suho.” While the beautiful “The Kite” is less buoyant than one might infer, its pastoral melody is like a kite’s tail gliding across an open sky with infinite grace. Equal parts Asian World music and New Age soundscapes, Miho Saigo’s “The Wind Gave Me This Story” CD is an engaging and spiritual album for listeners with imagination as profound as wind.