Orchestra


♪ Structural Coloration (2014) for orchestra

DURATION: 10 min.

INSPIRATION: Structural Coloration

WP: undecided


♪ Of the Flowing River the Flood Ever Changeth… (2002/03) for a large orchestra

DURATION: 15 min.

INSPIRATION: Of the Flowing River the Flood Ever Changeth, Japanese aesthetics

AWARD: Japan Symphony Foundation Prize (2005)

Columbia University DMA, dissertation work

WP: Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at Tokyo Bunka Hall, Japan on 6/10/2005 (Japan WP)


♪ The Opera Princess Kaguya (1998) for small ensemble

DURATION: 60 min.

TEXT: Japanese

COMMISSION: Harmonia Opera Company (New York)

WP: Harmonia Opera Company at the Silvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse, NYC, USA on 10/24/1998 (US WP)

New York Times Review


♪ Veiled in the Morning Mist (1997) for Orchestra

WP: Hubbard Recital Hall, Manhattan School of Music, USA on 4/41997 (US WP)



Chamber Music (34)

= with electronics (9)


♪      New Work for guitar and mezzo soprano (2019)

DURATION:

COMMISSION: JUMP

INSPIRATION:

WP: Junpei Ohtaubo, guitar on 3/23/ 2019 (US WP)


♪      Rebirth of a Primary for flute, clarinet, piano, and percussion (2018)

DURATION: 8 min.

COMMISSION: NymphéArt

INSPIRATION: Carlo Zauli’s “Rebirth of a Primary”

WP: Icarus Ensemble, Takeshi Tsubota, percussion on 11/ 11/2018 (Japan WP)

[2] Berlin PianoPercussion on 5/30, 2019 (German WP)


♪      Étoile Double (IV) for 2 pianos (2018)

DURATION: 7 min.

INSPIRATION: Concept of Étoile Double

WP: Yumiko Segawa, Yuiko Yasuda at Ryogoku Monten hall, Tokyo on 8/26/2018


♪     Figuras Cristalizadas for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, guitar and 25-string koto (2017/18)

DURATION: 8 min.

COMMISSION: Onix Ensamble

INSPIRATION: Octavio Paz’s poem, “Blanco”

WP: Onix Ensamble, Norio Sato, guitar, Maya Kimura (25-string koto) in Ex Teresa, Mexico city, on 2/21/2018  (Mexico WP)


♪      Étoile Double (III) for 2 guitars (2017)

DURATION: 10 min.

COMMISSION: Chiba Commerse University

INSPIRATION: Concept of Étoile Double

WP: Norio Sato, Junpei Otsubo, guitars at Kiuchi Gallery, Chiba on 12/16/2017 (Japan WP)

[2] Junpei Otsubo and Tsunehito Tsuchihashi,  guitar at Aichi University of Arts in Nagoya, Japan on 1/17/2018

[3] Junpei Otsubo and Tsunehito Tsuchihashi, guitar in Studio Haru, Nagoya, Japan on 1/18/2018

[4] Junpei Otsubo and Tsunehito Tsuchihashi,  guitar at Ritto Bunka Kaikan Sakira Hall, in Shiga,  Japan on 1/21/2018


♪      Étoile Double (II) for 2 ondes martenot (2017)

DURATION: 12 min.

COMMISSION: NymphéArt

INSPIRATION: Concept of Étoile Double

WP: Takashi Harada, ondes.; Wakana Ichihashi, ondes at Aichi Arts Center, Japan on 10/1/2017 (Japan WP)


♪     Étoile Double (I) for 2 violins (2017)

DURATION: 9 min.

COMMISSION: JUMP

INSPIRATION: Concept of Étoile Double

WP: Miolina (vaiolin duo) at Tenri Cultural Institute of New York on 3/12//2017 (US WP)


♪     Korobokkuru Legend (2016) for 3 25-string kotos

DURATION: 8 min.

COMMISSION: 4 plus

INSPIRATION: Sato’s books of Korobokkuru series

WP: 4 plus (Maya Kimura, Yoko Hihara, Keiko YOshiba) , Keyaki Hall in Tokyo on 12/21/2016 (Japan WP)


♪     Close-up of Infinity (2016) for great bass recorder / soprano recorder and accordion with electronics

DURATION: 12 min.

COMMISSION: NymphéArt

INSPIRATION: Hundertwasser’s paintings, “Close-up of Infinity” and his thought

WP: Tosiya Suzuki, recorder and Tomomi Ota, accordion at Aichi Arts Center, Japan on 6/19/2016 (Japan WP)


♪      New Work for shakuhachi, koto and guitar

DURATION:

INSPIRATION:

WP: Norio Sato, guitar; Maya Kimura, koto


♪    La transparencia del espacio (III)  (2015) for 2 pianos and percussion with electronics

DURATION: 11 min.click for more info

COMMISSION: Sinus Ton Festival 2015

INSPIRATION: The concept of La transparencia del espacio series

WP: Ensemble Berlin PianoPercussion in Magdeburg, Germany on 10/30/2015 (Germany WP)

[2] Ensemble Berlin PianoPercussion at Konzerthaus Berlin on 1/16/2016


♪  Empty Cicada (2014) for clarinet and piano

DURATION: 8 min.click for more info

REQUEST: Thomas Piercy, “Tokyo to New York”

INSPIRATION: Empty Cicada (Japanese sensibility)

WP: Thomas Piercy, clarinet; Yusuke Sato, piano at Space DO, Tokyo, Japan on 1/12/2015 (Japan WP)

[2] Thomas Piercy, clarinet; Taka Kigawa, piano @ Tenri Cultural Institute of New York on 4/19/2015 (US WP)


♪  Strings’ Soliloquies (2014) for 25-strings koto and guitar

DURATION: 9 min. click for more info  live performance video to see here

COMMISSION: NymphéArt

CONCEPT: Depends on E spectra.

WP: Norio Sato, guitar; Maya Kimura, koto; premiered at Munetsugu Hall, Nagoya Japan on 7/20/2014 (Japan WP)

[2] Norio Sato, guitar; Maya Kimura, koto at Oumi gakudo, Tokyo on 1/20/2015

[3] Norio Sato, guitar, Maya Kimura, koto at Shibuya Classics, Tokyo on 12/15/2016

[4] Norio Sato, guitar; Maya Kimura, koto at Oumi gakudo, Tokyo on 3/5/2017

[5] Norio Sato, guitar; Maya Kimura, koto at CMMAS, Morelia, Mexico on 2/16/2018

[6] Norio Sato, guitar; Maya Kimura, koto at Plaza Loreto, Mexico city on 2/17/2018

[7] Norio Sato, guitar; Maya Kimura, koto at Ex Teresa, Mexico city on 2/21/2018


♪ Fading Beauty.... III (2014) for shakuhachi, shamisen and cello

DURATION: 11 min. click for more info

COMMISSION: JUMP

COLLABORATION: Hiroko Ohno (painter)

INSPIRATION:

WP: Yoko Kimura Reikano, shamisen; James Schlefer, shakuhachi; Hikaru Tamaki, cello @ Tenri Cultural Institute of New York on 3/16/2013 (US WP)

[2] Ray Jin, shakuhachi; Tetsuya Nozawa, shamisen; Yui Hosoi, cello @ Tsukijihongwanji, Tokyo at Asian Music Festival 2017 (ACL) on 11/2/17 (Japan WP)


♪ Ignis Fatuus (2012/13) for flute, clarinet, trombone, viola and cello

DURATION: 12 min. click for more info

COMMISSION: Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin

INSPIRATION: Concept of Ignis Fatuus

WP: Ensemble Unitedberlin (Martin Glück, Flöte / Miguel Pérez Iñesta, Klarinette / Helmut Polster, Posaune/ Jean-Claude Velin, Viola / Lea Rahel Bader, Violoncello/Catherine Larsen-Maguire, Leitung), at Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin  (JDZB), Germany on 2/27/2013 (Germany WP)


♪ For Betelgeuse (2012) for ryuteki, hichiriki and sho (* with Japanese instruments)

DURATION: 13 min. click for more info

COMMISSION: NymphéArt

COLLABORATION: Nate Pagel (media artist)

INSPIRATION: Betelgeuse future explosion

WP: Hanako Nakamura, sho;  Hitomi Nakamura,  hichiriki; Takeshi Sasamoto,  ryuteki;  premiered at Munetsugu Hall, Nagoya, Japan on 7/7/2012 (Japan WP)

[2] Mayumi MIyata, sho; Hitomi Nakamura,  hichiriki; Takeshi Sasamoto,  ryuteki at Miller Theatre, Columbia University, NYC on 3/8/2013 (US Premier)


♪ Celestial Echo (2011/12) for violin, viola and cello with live electronics

DURATION: 11 min. click for more info

COMMISSION: Nagoya University of Arts, Japan

COLLABORATION: Hiroko Ohno (painter),  Atsushi Yoshikawa (jitter)

INSPIRATION: Hiroko Ohno’s Galaxy’s paintings

WP: Wakako Hanada, violin; Fumiko Kai, viola; Takuji Matsumoto, cello; Norio Sato, conductor: a member from Ensemble Nomad, premiered at Aichi Arts Center, Japan on 3/11/2012 (Japan WP)


♪ Prometheus’ Light (2011) for ondes martenot, clarinet, guitar and electronics with dancers

     1. Flash Point for guitar with electronics live performance video to see here

    2. Abyss for ondes martenot, clarinet and guitar

    3. Twilight for bass clarinet and ondes martenot with electronics

     4. Fly in Amber for ondes martenot, clarinet, guitar with electronics

DURATION: 35 min.( 7min.+5min.+7min.+10min.)click for more info

COMMISSION: Aichi Arts Center, Japan

INSPIRATION: Prometheu’s Legacy

COLLABORATION: Yukio Suzuki, dancer

WP: Wakana Ichihashi; ondes martenot, Norio Sato; guitar, Tomohiko Owada, clarinet at Aichi Arts Center, Japan on 11/29/2011 (Japan WP)

[2] Norio Sato, guitar at Shibuya Classics,  Tokyo on 5/11/2013

[3] Norio Sato, guitar at Visiones Sonoras in Morelia, Mexico on 10/23/2013 (Mexico Premier)

[4] Norio Sato, guitar at Museo Universitarió Arte Contemporáneo in  Mexico City on 10/27/2013

[5] Norio Sato, guitar in VII Circuito de Música Contemporanea MUSIKAGILEAK San Sebastián, Spain on 10/25/2016 (Spain Premier)

[6] Norio Sato, guitar,  Pamplona, Spain, Festival Internacional de Experimentación Musical in Museo de Navarraon on 11/2/2016

[7] Norio Sato, guitar at Shibuya Classics, Tokyo on 12/15/2016

[8]Norio Sato, guitar at Nagoya International Center Hall on 12/17/2016

[9]Norio Sato, guitar at Kiuchi Gallery in Chiba on 12/17/2017

[10]Norio Sato, guitar at CMMAS, Morelia, Mexico on 2/16/2018

[11]Norio Sato, guitar at Casa del Lago, UNAM, Mexico city on 2/18/2018


♪ White Spiral (2010/11) for sho and piano (*with Japanese instrument)

DURATION: 10 min.click for more info  live performance video to see here

COMMISSION: NymphéArt

INSPIRATION: Spiral Time Concept

COLLABORATION: Jun Kurumisawa

WP: Hanako Nakamura, sho and Mari Asakawa, piano in SONORIUM, Tokyo on 1/30/2011 (Japan WP)

[2]Hanako Nakamura, sho and Blair McMillen, piano at Tenri Institute of New York on 3/14/2015 (US Premier)


♪ Floating Memories (2010) for marimba (with 3 temple bowls) and violin

DURATION: 10 min. click for more info

COMMISSION: Kuniko Kato, Movses Pogossian

INSPIRATION: Arumenian Duduk

WP: Kuniko Kato, marimba and Movses Pogossian, violin at Zipper Hall, LA on 10/31/2010 (US WP)

[2]Kuniko Kato, marimba and Movses Pogossian, violin at Munetsugu Hall, Nagoya on 11/5/2010 (Japan Premier)

[3]Kuniko Kato, marimba and Movses Pogossian, violin at BankART NYK, Yokohama on 11/11/2010

[4]Jocelyn Zhu, violin; Taylor Hampton, marimbaat Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Juillliard School @ Focus! Festival on 1/29/2015

[5] Ensemble Horizonte, Kulturfabrik Hangar 21, Detmold, Germany (7th Listen New Music Festival ) on 9/23/2016 (German Premier)


♪ La transparencia del espacio (II) (2010) for ondes martenot and piano

DURATION: 10 min. click for more info

COMMISSION: Motoko Oya

INSPIRATION: Casa de Luis Baragán

WP: Motoko Oya, ondes martenot & Nozomi Matsumoto, piano at  Tokyo Opera City, Japan on 7/28/2010 (Japan WP)

[2]Natalie Forget, ondes martenot; Matthew Schellhorn, piano in Roberts Room, Brunel University, Uxbridge, England on 11/25/2011 (England Premier)

[3]Takashi Harada ondes martenot; Kumi Uchimoto, piano at Aichi Arts Center, Japan on 10/1/2017


♪ La Otra Voz (2009/10) for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano with electronics

     ( composed as an award from Onix Ensamble)

DURATION: 11 min. click for more info live performance video to see here

COMMISSION: Onix Ensamble

INSPIRATION: Octavio Paz’s poem theory “La Otra Voz”

CONFERENCE: Onix Ensamble at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico(UNAM) on 2/26/2010 (Mexico WP)

[2]Ensemble Nomad at Sisen Conservatory, China on 4/27/2014 (China Premier)

[3]Onix Ensamble at MUAC ( Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo Centro Cultural Universitario, UNAM  Mexico City)  on 6/2/2015

[4]Onix Ensamble at Visiones Sonoras XI, Unidad Académia Cultural de la UNAM, Morelia, Mexico on 10/7/2015

[5]Onix Ensamble at Monterrey Contemporary Music Festival, Mexico on11/8/2015

[6]Onix Ensamble at Ex Teresa, Mexico city on 2/21/2018

Japan Foundation Grant and Mexico Cultural Center

See an analysis by a composer on Music Magazine in Mexico, 2011


♪ Ajuga (2009) for soprano and flute with live electronics

DURATION: 10 min. click for more info  live performance video to see here

COMMISSION: NymphéArt

INSPIRATION: A flower, “Ajuga” , which come from Greek, meaning without restriction

TEXT: no specific text, phonemes, English, Japanese words, which a composer selected.

COLLABORATION: Jun Kurumisawa ( live visual image with original system) & other programming member, using Chaos Theory (Japan WP)

WP: Camilla Hoitenga, flute; Eiko Morikawa, soprano at Nagoya City Chikusa Playhouse, Japan on 6/5/2009

[2]Kyu-Tsurukawa-za, Saitama on 7/26/2009

 

♪ Darwin’s Dream ~arche~ (2008) for clarinet and cello

DURATION: 10 min. click for more info

COMMISSION: JUMP

INSPIRATION: Ms. Ohno’s painting “Darwin’s Dream” and Darwin’s Theory

COLLABORATION: Hiroko Ohno (Japanese style painter- “Nihon-ga”)

WP: Meighan Stoops, clarinet; Dave Eggar, ceello,  at Tenri Cultural Institute of New York, USA on 1/31/2009 (US WP)

[2] Ensemble Unitedberlin (Miguel Pérez Iñesta, Klarinette/ Lea Rahel Bader, Violoncello) at Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin, Germany on 2/27/2013

          (Germany Premier)


 burning in the void (2008) for soprano, cello and piano with electronics

DURATION: 10 min.

TEXT: Tagore’s “Gitanjali” in English

COMMISSION: NymphéArt

AWARD: Onix Ensembe Competition, Mexico, Honorable Mention (2009)                

               :2nd International Composition Competition Ars Phoné, Italy, Honorable Mentions (2009)

*Published in Italy

COLLABORATION: Atsushi Yoshikawa ( live visual image with Max/jitter)

WP: Maki Ota, soprano; Tomoki Tai, cello; Mari Asakawa, piano, at Nagoya City Chikusa Playhouse, Japan on 5/30/2008 (Japan WP)


♪ Lunar Phases (2006) for flute, viola and harp

DURATION: 10 min. live performance video to see here click for more info

WP: Camilla Hoiteng; flute, Xenia Narati; harp, Vincent Royer; viola, at Belgisches Haus, Cologne in Germany on 3/18/2011 (Germany WP)

[2]Detmold, Germany with Ensemble Horizonte; Dante Montoya, flute; Maria Pache, viola; Lydie Romisch, harp on 6/28/2014

[3]Bielefeld, Germany with Ensemble Horizonte; Dante Montoya, flute; Maria Pache, viola; Lydie Romisch, harp on 6/29/2014

[4]Cologne, Germany with Ensemble Horizonte; Dante Montoya, flute; Maria Pache, viola; Lydie Romisch, harp on 6/19/2015 at Cologne Japanese Institute

[5]Goethe-Institut, Paris with Ensemble Horizonte; Dante Montoya, flute; Maria Pache, viola; Lydie Romisch, harp on 10/21/2015

[6]Weserrenaissance-Museum, Lemgo, Germany, with Ensemble Horizonte; Dante Montoya, flute; Maria Pache, viola; Lydie Romisch, harp on 10/23/2015

[7]Forum Jacob Pins, Höxter, Germany with Ensemble Horizonte; Dante Montoya, flute; Maria Pache, viola; Lydie Romisch, harp on 10/25/2015

[8]Galerie Mönter in Meerbusch, Germany with Ensemble Horizonte; Dante Montoya, flute; Maria Pache, viola; Lydie Romisch, harp on 2/10/2017

[9] Detmold, Germany with Ensemble Horizonte; Dante Montoya, flute; Maria Pache, viola; Lydie Romisch, harp on 2/12/2017


♪ La lumière de tes yeaux dans la pénombre (2006) for soprano, violin and guitar

DURATION: 10 min.

TEXT:  English, French, Japanese (created by a composer)

COMMISSION: NymphéArt

INSPIRATION: the word, “Light”

WP: Akie Amou, soprano; Tatsunobu Goto, violin; Daisuke Suzuki, guitar, at Nagoya City Minato Playhouse, Japan on 5/13/2006 (Japan WP)


♪ Energy Void (2005-06) for shakuhachi, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, harp and percussion with electronics (* with Japanese instrument)

DURATION: 10 min. click for more info

INSPIRATION:  Isamu Noguchi’s  “Energy Void”

COMMISSION: Music From Japan, New York, USA

WP :  Merkin Concert Hall, New York, USA on 2/12/2006 (US WP)

[2]Tokyo Bunka Hall by Tokyo Sinfonietta with Kifu Mitsuhashi, shakuhachi on 7/12/2007 (Japan Premier)

*Broadcasted by NHK FM,  NHK FM on air


♪ Infinite Light from Six billion kilometers, Quaoar (2005)

     for great bass/soprano recorder and viola d'amore with wood chimes

DURATION: 10 min.

COMMISSION: NymphéArt

INSPIRATION:

WP: Garth Knox, viola d’amore; Toshiya Suzuki, recorder at Nagoya City Minato Playhouse, Japan on 5/21/2005 (Japan WP)


♪ In a State of Flux…(2004) for satsuma biwa and sho with live electronics +recorded on ALCD80

DURATION: 20 min.recording to listen here

COMMISSION: Taketoyo Hall Opening Concert Committe, Japan

INSPIRATION:

3 versions of the video at the Workshop in Aichi, Japan

Released on CD

WP: Kakujyo Iwasa, satsuma biwa; Hiromi Ueda, sho at Taketoyo Hibiki Hall, Japan on 9/24/2004 (Japan WP)

[2]Kakujyo Iwasa at Tokyo Kosei-nenkin Kaikan, Japan on 10/23/2008

[3]Kakujyo Iwasa at Aichi Art Center, Japan on 7/13, 14, 2010

[4]Hanako Nakamura at Asian Music Festival in Tokyo Japan on 10/2/2010

[5]Kumiko Shuto at Suginami Kokaido in Tokyo, Japan on 5/23/2011

Broadcasted by Radio Monalisa in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 12/7/2009


♪ Unforgettable Memories with Fumi’s Poems (2004)~ dedicated to the victims of the Feb.26, 1936 attack~

      for shakuhachi, biwa, and 17- string koto (with Japanese traditional dancers, choreographed by Keiin Yoshimura.)

DURATION: 30 min.

COLLABORATION: Keiin Yoshimura (Japanese traditional dance)


♪ Flare/Prayer (2003) for bass clarinet, trumpet, percussion, piano, violin and cello


♪ Towards the Universe... (2001) for soprano and piano

DURATION: 10 min.

TEXT: Poem by Saisei Murou in Japanese, 1.Aiming towards the dawn  2.Looking at the moon 3.Looking down here

COMMISSION: Tokyo Opera City, Akie Amou

WP: Akie Amou at “Bach to Contemporary” series concert , Tokyo Opera City, Japan on 10/9/2001 (Japan WP)

[2]Akie Amou at Philosophy Hall, Columbia University, NYC on 3/3/2002 (US Premier)

[3] Shoko Kinsella, pf; Yuri Maria Saenz, soprano, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Pac Auditorium, USA

[4] Shoko Kinsella, pf; Yuri Maria Saenz, soprano


♪ Fragrant with a sound (2001) for timpani and marimba with electronics

DURATION:

TEXT: Basho’s Haiku

COMMISSION: Duncan Patton and Mayumi Sekizawa

WP: Duncan Patton and Mayumi Sekizawa at Hubbard Recital Hall, Manhattan School of Music, USA on 2/18/2001 (US WP)

[2]Duncan Patton and Mayumi Sekizawa at Hokutopia Tsutsuji Hall, Tokyo, Japan on 6/5/2001 (Japan Premier)


♪ Fading Beauty... (2000) for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion and piano

DURATION: 10 min.

INSPIRATION: Fractal theory, Chaos theory, Spectral analysis

AWARD: Boris and Edna Rapoport Prize for Composition, New York (2000)

COMMISSION: Columbia Sinfonietta (NYC)

WP: Columbia Sinfonietta (NYC) at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, NYC on 4/27/2000 (US WP)

[2]KammarensembleN (Swedish ensemble) at ISCM 2002, Hong Kong on 10/12/2002 (Hong Kong Premier)


♪ Mugen, escape from the inner sky... (1999) for shakuhachi, oboe, violin, viola and cello (*with Japanese instrument)

DURATION: 10 min.

WP: at Miller Theater, Columbia University, USA on 4/18/1999 (US WP)

[2]at Centre Acanthes, Villenueve-lez-Avignon, France on 7/22/2000 (France Premier)


 A Breath of Air (1996) for flute, violin, cello and guitar 

DURATION: 10 min.

AWARD: Abbott Chamber Players Composition Contest Award

WP: Abbott Chamber Players , Boston (US WP)



Solo Music (20)


= with electronics(12)


♪      New Work for cello with electronics (2019) +scheduleded to  record on CD

DURATION:

REQUEST: Edgardo Espinosa, cello

INSPIRATION:

WP:


♪      Fading Beauty... (IV) for 25-string koto with electronics (2018)

DURATION: 6 min

INSPIRATION: Reverberation of Japanese wind bells

WP: Maya Kimura (25-string koto) at Sichuan Conservatory of Music, China on 3/2018  (China WP)


♪  Décalage (2016) for clarinet

DURATION: 11 min.click for more info

COMMISSION: NymphéArt

INSPIRATION: Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea

WP: Kaori Fujii, clarinet  at Fiorire Nagoya on 4/2/2016 (Japan WP)

[2] Thomas Piercy at Tokyo Opera City, Ohmi Gakudo on 4/11/2018

[3] Thomas Piercy at Female Composers Festival, Spectrum, New York on 6/10/2018 (US Premier)


♪  The Other Side (2015) for electric guitar with electronics

DURATION: 11 min.click for more info

COMMISSION: NymphéArt

INSPIRATION: Fernando Morelo’s painting, “The Other Side”

WP: Norio Sato, electric guitar at 5/R Hall, Nagoya on 6/21/2015 (Japan WP)


♪  La Pente de la rêverie (2014) for alto saxophone

DURATION: 12 min.click for more info

COMMISSION: NymphéArt

INSPIRATION: Victor Hugo’s poem, La Pente de la rêverie

WP: Katsuyori Tokoro, saxophone, at 5/R Hall, Nagoya, Japan on 2/8/2015 (Japan WP)

[2] Katsuyori Tokoro, saxophone, at Salon Dolce, Gifua, Japan on 5/13/2017

[3] Katsuyori Tokoro, saxophone, at Fiorire, Nagoya, Japan on 5/14/2017

[4] Katsuyori Tokoro, saxophone, at Denki bunnka-kaikan, Nagoya, Japan on 5/24/2017

[5] Katsuyori Tokoro, saxophone, at Sibuya Koen-dori, Tokyo, Japan on 12/9/2017

[6] Katsuyori Tokoro, saxophone, at Studio Ririta, Nagoya, Japan on 12/22/2017


♪ Lux Aeterna (2013) for sho with electronics

DURATION: 12 min.  click for more info  live performance video to see

INSPIRATION: Ligeti’s Lux Aeterna

COLLABORATION: Jun Kurumisawa (video)

WP: Hanako Nakamura, sho at Chiba City Hall on 1/29/2014 (Japan WP)

[2]Hanako Nakamura, sho at Tamagawa Gakuen Chapel on 7/27/2014

[3] Hanako Nakamura, sho at Sichuan Conservatory, China on 4/29/2015

See an analysis on this piece on the Japanese music magazine in Japanese


♪ Fading Beauty... (II) (2013) for viola

DURATION: 10 min. (using 4 Japanese wind bells) , click for more info live performance video to see

REQUEST: Christophe Desjardins

INSPIRATION: Reverberation of Japanese wind bells

WP: Christophe Desjardins, viola at Munetsugu Hall, Nagoya, on 10/17/2013 (Japan WP)


♪ Cantos Nuevos (2013) for soprano with electronics

DURATION: 12 min. click for more info  live performance video to see

TEXT: Fernando García Lorca’s poem, “Cantos Nuevos” in Spanish

COMMISSION: NymphéArt

INSPIRATION: Fernando García Lorca’s poem, “Cantos Nuevos”

WP: Eiko Morikawa, soprano at Nagoya School of Music Hall, on 10/5/2013 (Japan WP)

[2]Eiko Morikawa, soprano at Aichi Prefectural University of Arts on 9/11/2016


♪ Eldorado (2013) for flute with electronics

DURATION: 10 min click for more info

COMMISSION: CMMAS

INSPIRATION: Poem “Eldorado” by Edgar Allan Poe

WP: Guillermo Portillo at CMMAS, Mexico on 6/8/2013 (Mexico WP)


♪ La transparencia del espacio (I) (2010) for vibraphone, crotales and electronics

DURATION: 10 min.  click for more info live performance video to see

COMMISSION: NymphéArt

INSPIRATION: Casa de Luis Baragán

COLLABORATION: Nate Pagel (video, created with dancer.)

WP: Kuniko Kato at Nagoya City Minato Playhouse, Japan on 5/29/2010 (Japan WP)


♪ Ubiquity (2007) for 17-string koto with electronics  (*with Japanese instrument)

DURATION: 10 min.

COMMISSION: NymphéArt

COLLABORATION: Muchu-ya (lighting artist), HIEI (space design)

WP: Michiyo Yagi, at Aichi Arts Center Concert Hall, Japan on 9/26/2007 (Japan WP)


♪ Non-color Color (2007) for piano with electronics

DURATION: 10 min. click for more info

COMMISSION: JUMP

INSPIRATION: Jusetsu Miwa’s Hagi Ware, Japan

WP: Mari Asakawa,  Nagoya Yamaha Hall, Japan on 5/26/2007 (Japan WP)

[2]Yukie Ito at Nagoya Chikusa Playhouse,Japan on 3/4/2008

[3]Shiau-uen Ding at the Fenway Center at Northeastern University, Boston on 2/7/2009 (US Premier)

[4]Shiau-uen Ding at Hong Kong Baptist University on 11/6/2009 (Hong Kong Premier)

[5]Mari Asakawa at Media Project Vol.9 at Sumida Toriphony Hall, Tokyo on 11/25/2010

[6]Mari Asakawa at Sonorium, Tokyo on 1/30/2011


♪ Invisible Links (2006-07) for alto saxophone with electronics (with Japanese Wind Bells)

DURATION: 10 min. click for more info

COMMISSION: JUMP

INSPIRATION: Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona

COLLABORATION: Nate Pagel (video)

WP: Takashi Saito at Nagoya Yamaha Hall, Japan on 5/26/2007 (Japan WP)

[2]Eliot Gattegno at Aichi Arts Center Concert Hall, Japan on 9/26/2007

[3]Torben Snekkestad at Huset, Re:New08 Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark on 5/19/2008 (Denmark Premier)

[4]Víctor Béjar, at SMC2010, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Campus dela Comunicació-Poble Nou, Barcelona, Spain on 7/24/2010 (Spain Premier)

[5]Katsuyori Tokoro at Hitomi Hall, Nagoya on 5/24/2015

[6]Katsuyori Tokoro at Hitomi Hall, Nagoya on 11/19/2015


♪   The Incarnation of Thunder and Wind (2006-07) for cello with electronics +recorded on ALCD80

DURATION: 10 min.

COMMISSION: Attack Theatre, Pittsburgh, USA

INSPIRATION: several works, inspired by Thunder & Wind

Released on CD

COLLABORATION: Attack Theatre

WP: Dave Eggar at New Hazlett Theatre, Pittsburgh, USA on 2/1, 2, 5,6 /2008 (US WP)

[2,3,4]Dave Eggar on 2/2,5,6

[5]Tomoki Tai at Nagoya City Chikusa Playhouse, Japan on 5/30/2008 (Japan Premier)

Preview on newspapers in Pittsburgh


♪ Into the Forest of Stars II (2005) for soprano (composed for Akie Amou)

DURATION: 10 min.

TEXT: from Manyosyu (Ca.8C) both in English and in Japanese

~ On the sea of heaven, the waves of clouds rise, and I can see, the moon ship disappearing, as it is rowed into the forest of stars. ~

WP: Akie Amou at Philharmonie Gustav-Siegle-Haus, Stuttgart, Germany on 6/11/2005 (Germany WP)

[2]Akie Amou at Nagoya City Minato Playhouse, Japan on 5/13/2006 (Japan Premier)


♪ Into the Forest of Stars I (2005) for baritone saxophone and electronics (composed for Taimur Sullivan)

DURATION: 10 min.

TEXT: from Manyosyu (Ca.8C) both in English and in Japanese

~ On the sea of heaven, the waves of clouds rise, and I can see, the moon ship disappearing, as it is rowed into the forest of stars. ~

REQUEST: Taimur Sallivan

WP: Taimur Sallivan at Spark Festival, Minnesota, USA on 2/23/2006 (US WP)

[2]Brian Sacawa at Yamaha Piano Salon, New York, USA on 2/23/2007

[3]Athanasios Zervas at Appolo Theater, SMC07 in Lefkada, Greece on 7/12/2007 (Greek Premier)


♪ The Legend of 1,000 Cranes (2004) for piano (composed for  Thomas Osuga)

DURATION: 10 min.

REQUEST: Thomas Osuga

WP: Thomas Osuga at the Memorial Event of Japanese-American Internment in Cleveland, Ohaio, USA on 2/27/2004 (US WP)

[2]Thomas Osuga at Faust Harison Piano, New York, USA on 2/29/2004

[3]Thomas Osuga at Black Box Theatre, NYC, USA on 11/5/2004


♪ The Sands of Time (2003) for bass flute   +recorded on ALCD80

DURATION: 13 min. live performance video to see

AWARD: Nagoya City Cultural Promotion Agency Award (2004)

TEXT: Basho’s Haiku

Released on CD

WP: Camilla Hoitenga at Denki Bunka Kaikan, Nagoya, Japan on 6/9/2005 (Japan WP)

[2]Camilla Hoitenga at Japanese Institute in Cologne, Germany on 6/26/2007 (Germany Premier)

[3]Camilla Hoitenga at Nagoya Chikusa Playhouse, Japan on 6/5/2009

[4]Camilla Hoitenga at Waseda Ohkuma Hall, Tokyo, Japan on 6/13/2009

[5]Alejandro Escuer at Escuela Superior de Musica, Mexico on 2/25/2010 (Alejandro’s performance live video on the web.)

[6]Alejandro Escuer at UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México), Mexico on 2/26/2010 (Mexico Premier)

[7]Alejandro Escuer at CMMAS, Morelia, Mexico on 3/5/2010

[8]Camilla Hoitenga at Tank, NYC on 3/12/2012 (US Premier)

[9]Camilla Hoitenga in Cologne, Germany on 5/ 4/2017

[10]Camilla Hoitenga at The 7th Prague International Festival of New Media, Art and Music, “ECHOFLUXX17” on 5/6/2017(Prague Premier)

[11]Claire Chase at Bien Institute for New Music, NUNC!3 4/20/18


♪ The Labyrinth of Mind (2003) for ondes martenot w/ electronics +recorded on ALCD80 (composed for Takashi Harada)

Released on CD

DURATION: 7 min.

REQUEST: Takashi Harada

WP: Takashi Harada at Taketoyo Hibiki Hall, Japan on 9/24/2004 (Japan WP)


♪ Réminicence d’un ancien esprit (2002) pour soprano/petite percussion et électronique +recorded on ALCD80

DURATION: 13 min.  recording to listen here

TEXT: Japanese Bussokuseki-ka

AWARD: XII Concorso di Composizione Franco Evangelisti 2009Primo Premio (1st Prize)

Released on CD

Published on Edizioni Suvini Zerboni, Milan, Italy

WP: Kaoli Isshiki ar IRCAM, espace de projection, Paris, France on 10/17/2002 (France WP)

[2]ICMC 2004, Florida, USA

[3]Akie Amou at Taketoyo Hibiki Hall, Japan on 9/24/2004 (Japan Premier)

[4]Silvia Schiavani at the Conservatory of Music Santa Cecilia- Sala Accademica, Rome, Italy on 12/12/2009 (Italy Premier)


♪ Fading Memorries... (2000) for marimba (composed for Mayumi Sekizawa) +recorded on AUCD-1

Released on CD

DURATION: 10 min.

REQUEST: Mayumi Sekizawa

WP: Mayumi Sekizawa at Borden C. Auditorium, Manhattan School of Music, NYC on 3/19/2000 (US WP)

[2]Matthew at Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard College, NYC on 4/2/2000

[3]Mayumi Sekizawa at Eglise de la Charteuse de Villeneuve-lez-Avignon, France on 7/23/2000 (France Premier)

[4]Mayumi Sekizawa at Japan Society, NYC on 5/5/2001

[5]Mayumi Sekizawa at Youki-so, Nagoya, Japan on 9/11/2003 (Japan Premier)

[6]Mayumi Sekizawa at Torifony Hall, Tokyo, Japan on 6/16/2006

[7]Sabela Castro, at Tríptico MIHLSons-XXI, Lugo, Spain on 4/3/2018 (Spain Premier)



Works for Japanese Instruments

( detailed info above for each work)

♪      Fading Beauty.... IV (2018) for 25-string koto with electronics 枯凋の美(IV)》(二十五絃箏、エレクトロニクス)(2018)

♪      Figuras Cristalizados (2017/18) for fl., cl., vn., vc., pf., guitar and 25-string koto 結晶化した数字(2017/18)

♪      Korobokkuru Legend (2016) for 3 25-string kotos 《コロボックル伝説》(三面の二十五絃箏)(2016)

♪  Strings’ Soliloquies (2014) for 25-strings koto and guitar 《絃の独白》(二十五絃箏、ギター)(2014)

♪ Fading Beauty.... III (2014) for shakuhachi, shamisenn and cello 《枯凋の美(III)(尺八、三味線、チェロ)(2014)

♪ Lux Aeterna (2013) for sho with electronics 《ルックス・エテルナ》(笙、エレクトロニクス)(2013)

♪ For Betelgeuse (2012) for ryuteki, hichiriki and sho 《ベテルギウスの為に》(龍笛、篳篥、笙)(2012)

♪ White Spiral (2010/11) for sho and piano 《ホワイト・スパイラル》(笙、ピアノ)(2011)

♪ Ubiquity (2007) for 17-string koto with electronics 《偏在》(十七絃箏、エレクトロニクス)(2007)

♪ Energy Void (2006) for shakuhachi, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, harp and percussion with electronics《エナジー・ヴォイド》(アンサンブル、尺八)

♪ In a State of Flux…(2004) for satsuma biwa and sho with live electronics  《生生流転》(薩摩琵琶、笙、elect) (2004)

♪ Unforgettable Memories with Fumi’s Poems (2004)~ dedicated to the victims of the Feb.26, 1936 attack~

      for shakuhachi, biwa, and 17- string koto 《ふみのうた》(尺八、薩摩琵琶、十七絃箏)(2004)

♪ Mugen, escape from the inner sky... (1999) for shakuhachi, oboe, violin, viola and cello 《夢幻》(尺八、ob.vn. vla, cello)



Vocal Works

( detailed info above for each work)

♪     New Work(2018/19) for mezzo sop. and guitar《新作》(メゾソプラノ、ギター)(2018/19)

♪ Cantos Nuevos (2013) for soprano with electronics 《新しい歌》(ソプラノ、エレクトロニクス)(2013)

♪ Ajuga (2009) for soprano and flute with live electronics 《アジュガ》(ソプラノ、フルート、エレクトロニクス(2009)

 burning in the void (2008) for soprano, cello and piano with electronics 《虚空に灯る》(ソプラノ、vc, pf, elect)(2008)

♪ La lumière de tes yeaux dans la pénombre (2006) for soprano, violin and guitar暗闇の中の眼のキラメキ(sop, vn, guitar)

♪ Into the Forest of Stars II (2005) for soprano《星の林に(II)》(ソプラノ)(2005)

♪ Towards the Universe... (2001) for soprano and piano宇宙の幽遠の果てをめざして。。。》(ソプラノ、ピアノ)(2001)

♪ Réminicence d’un ancien esprit (2002) pour soprano/petite percussion et électronique 古代の息吹をしのぶ》(ソプラノ、elect.)


Works for ondes martenot

( detailed info above for each work)

♪  Étoile Double (II) for 2 ondes martenot (2017)《二重星 (II) 》(2台のオンド・マルトノの為の)(2017)

♪ Prometheus’ Light (2011) for ondes martenot, clarinet, guitar and electronics 《プロメテウスの光》(オンド・マルトノ、cl, guitar)

♪ La transparencia del espacio (II) (2010) for ondes martenot and piano空間透明度(Ii)》(オンド・マルトノとpf.) (2010)

♪ The Labyrinth of Mind (2003) for ondes martenot w/ electronics 心の迷路》(オンド・マルトノ, elect.) (2003)


Works for renaissance instruments

( detailed info above for each work)

♪    Close-up of Infinity (2016) for great bass recorder / soprano recorder and accordion with electronics

  《無限のクローズアップ》(リコーダー、アコーディオン、エレクトロニクス)(2016)

♪ Infinite Light from Six billion kilometers, Quaoar (2005) for great bass/soprano recorder and viola d'amore with wood chimes

     60億キロかなたクワオアからの無量光》(リコーダー、ヴィオラ・ダモーレ)(2005)


Works for guitar

( detailed info above for each work)

♪     New Work(2018/19) for mezzo sop. and guitar 《新作》(メゾソプラノ、ギター)(2018/19)

♪      Figuras Cristalizados (2017/18) for fl., cl., vn., vc., pf., guitar and 25-string koto 結晶化した数字(2017/18)

♪  Étoile Double (III) for 2 guitars (2017)《二重星 (III) 》(2台のギターの為の)(2017)

♪ The Other Side (2015) for electric guitar with electronics 《向こう側》(エレキギターとエレクトロニクス)(2015)

♪  Strings’ Soliloquies (2014) for 25-strings koto and guitar 《絃の独白》(25絃箏とギター)(2014)

♪ Prometheus’ Light , (I) Flash Point (2011) for guitar and electronics  《発火点》(ギターとエレクトロニクス)(2011)

♪ La lumière de tes yeaux dans la pénombre (2006) for soprano, violin and guitar 暗闇の中の眼のキラメキ(sop, vn, guitar)


Works for saxophone

( detailed info above for each work)

♪  La Pente de la rêverie (2014) for alto saxophone 《夢想の坂》(アルトサクソフォン)(2014)

♪ Invisible Links (2006-07) for alto saxophone with electronics (with Japanese Wind Bells) 《見えない環》(アルトサックス・elect.)(2007)

♪ Into the Forest of Stars I (2005) for baritone saxophone and electronics《星の林に(I)》(バリトンサックス・elect.)(2005)



Series

( detailed info above for each work・シリーズ作品)

♪  Étoile Double (IV) for 2 pianos  (2018) 《二重星 (IV) 》(2台のピアノの為の)(2018)

♪  Étoile Double (III) for 2 guitars  (2017) 《二重星 (III) 》(2台のギターの為の)(2017)

♪  Étoile Double (II) for 2 ondes martenots (2017) 《二重星 (II) 》(2台のオンド・マルトノの為の)(2017)

♪  Étoile Double (I) for 2 violins (2017) 《二重星 (I) 》(2台のヴァイオリンの為の)(2017)

♪ La transparencia del espacio (III) (2015) for 2 pianos and 2 percussion with electronics空間透明度(Ii)2 pf, 2 perc)(2015

♪ La transparencia del espacio (II) (2010) for ondes martenot and piano空間透明度(Ii)》(オンド・マルトノとpf.) (2010)

♪ La transparencia del espacio (I) (2010) for vibraphone, crotales with electronics 空間透明度(I)(Vibとelect.)(2010)

♪    Fading Beauty.... (IV) (2018) for 25-string koto with electronics 枯凋の美(IV)》(二十五絃箏、エレクトロニクス)(2018)

♪ Fading Beauty.... (III) (2014) for shakuhachi, shamisenn and cello 《枯凋の美(III)(尺八、三味線、チェロの為の)(2014)

♪ Fading Beauty.... (II) (2013) for viola 《枯凋の美(II)(ヴィオラの為の)(2013)

♪ Fading Beauty.... (I) (2000) for for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion and piano 《枯凋の美(I)(fl, cl, vn, vc, perc, pf.)(2000)

♪ Into the Forest of Stars II (2005) for soprano《星の林に(II)》(ソプラノ)(2005)

♪ Into the Forest of Stars I (2005) for baritone saxophone with electronics《星の林に(I)》(バリトンサックス・elect)(2005)


Electroacoustic Music (2 pieces)


♪ Tokyo Metro (2005-06) for electronics (collaborated with a media artist, Nate Pagel)

DURATION: 10 min.

COLLABORATION, REQUEST: Nate Pagel (video)

WP: Urbis Artium Gallery, San Francisco, USA on 1/12/2006 (US WP)

[2]Nagoya City Minato Playhouse Japan on 5/13/2006

[3]San Francisco Modern Art Museum (SFMOMA), USA on 9/14/2006

[4]San Francisco Japanese Consulate, USA on 1/19/2007

[5]Yamaha Piano Salon, New York, USA on 2/23/2007


♪ Bells Chattering (1999) for electro-acoustic piece


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Doctoral Dissertation at Columbia University (New York, USA)

Inspired by Computer Technology (2003)    

博士論文「Inspired by Computer Technology」(2003) UMI(アメリカ)出版 英語



Collaborators (コラボレーター)

● Mayuka Wakai, etching・若井真由夏(銅版画):”La Pente de la reverie”

● Yukio Suzuki, dancer・鈴木ユキオ(ダンサー): “Prometheus’ Light”

● Jun Kurumisawa, video artist・楜沢順(ヴィデオ・アーティスト): “Ajuga”, “White Spiral”, “Lux Aeterna”, “Flash Point”

● Hiroko Ohno, Japanese style painter・大野廣子(日本画家): “Darwin’s Dream”, “Celestial Echo”, “Fading Beauty...(3)”

● Nate Pagel, media artist・ネイト・ペーゲル(メディア・アーティスト): “Tokyo Metro”, “Invisible Links”, “La Tranparencia Del Espacio (I)”,  “For Betelgesuse”


● Atsushi Yoshikawa, live visual image・吉川敦(ライブ映像): “burning in the void”, “Celestial Echo”

● Attack Theatre, dance company・アタック・シアター(ダンスカンパニー): “ The Incarnation of Thunder & Wind”

● Keiin Yoshimura, Japanese Kamigata-mai dancer・吉村桂允(上方舞):「ひたくれない」

 

List of Works

WP = world premiere(世界初演)

the number = the performance number from the premier

= with electronics(エレクトロニクスを含む)

= more info or live performance video etc. 

chronological order(年代順) 


* If you are interested in my works, please contact me.

*日本語情報は、ページ下方参照。