桑原ゆうの作品 / Yu Kuwabara's works in English

to Yu Kuwabara's works in Japanese

solo
chamber music - duo
chamber music - trio
chamber music - quartet and larger
orchestra
mandolin orchestra
with voice (actor or narrator)
with Utai (Japanese Noh chant)
with Shomyo (Japanese Buddhist chant)
with Rakugo (Japanese traditional verbal entertainment)
with Hauta
for runway show
theatre pieces and others
for children
arrangement (recomposition) works
texts
in preparation
in revision


solo

Mizu no Koe (Water Voice) (2014-15/18) Please listen to the excerpt of this piece on youtube

 for solo violin
 duration: approximately 9 minutes (short version duration: approximately 5 minutes)
 written for Awai-Za "Mirages of Floating World" in TWS experimental festival vol.9
 revised for Awai-Za second concert "Edo× New Music" - The second night "Hauta× New Music"  

Three Different Time Fields and the Voiceless Chant (2018)

 for solo cembalo
 duration: approximately 9 minutes
 commissioned by and dedicated to Mamiko Someda

Rattling Darkness (2015/17-18) Please listen to this piece on SoundCloudPlease listen to this piece on youtube

 for solo trombone
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 written for and dedicated to Kosei Murata
 selected for the 2017 Call for Scores by BOSTON MICROTONAL SOCIETY

Ōmagatoki no Uta (Hearing the Dusk Abyss) (2014/17-18) Please listen to this piece on youtubePlease listen to the excerpt of this piece on youtube

 for solo cello
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 written for the solo cello workshop at the International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt 2014
 revised for Awai-Za "Mirages of Floating World" in TWS experimental festival vol.9

Mystische Miniatüre (2017) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for solo khaen (the Lao/Northeast Thai free-reed mouth organ)
 duration: approximately 7 minutes
 commissioned by and dedicated to Christopher Adler

Moon Sliding (2014-15) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for solo electone (electric organ by YAMAHA)
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 commissioned by and dedicated to Yukino Ichikawa

Dance of death (2015)

 'Lilium - Dance of death b' from 'The Night Music'
 for solo irish harp (lever harp)
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 commissioned by Setsujyo Saito

Falling Dusk (2014)

 for solo shamisen
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 dedicated to Hidejiro Honjoh

Song of "Wakamurasaki" (2014) Please listen to the excerpt of this piece on youtube

 for solo shamisen with voice
 on the poem 'Ano Murasaki Wa (That purple is...)' by Izumi Kyoka
 duration: approximately 3 minutes
 written for Awai-Za "Mirages of Floating World" in TWS experimental festival vol.9

Moon Sliding Ⅱ (2014)

 for solo pedal harp
 written for the harp workshop at the International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt 2014

Prelude on the name of Masanobu Ikeda (2013)

 for solo piano
 duration: approximately 1 minute
 dedicated to Masanobu Ikeda to celebrate his 67th birthday

Teri-Mukuri (2011/13)

 for solo accordion, impressed by Balkan music
 commissioned by Denis Patcovic

Love song Ⅳ (2011) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for solo guitar
 duration: approximately 3 minutes
 commissioned by Kosuke Hashizume

Dodoitsu Variations (2010)

 for solo accordion
 commissioned by Denis Patkovic

Aomori Frog (2010)

 for solo koto with voice
 on the poem 'Aomori Flog' by Sadakazu Fujii
 duration: approximately 9 minutes
 commissioned by Tokyo Wonder Site for On Site Lab Emerging Artist Support Program Music - Meet Japanese Contemporary Composer - MUSIC OF YUJI TAKAHASHI (pdf)

Ohyarai Variations (2009) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for solo flute
 duration: approximately 6 minutes
 written for and dedicated to Camilla Hoitenga

vanishing primitive (2006)

 for solo piano
 duration: approximately 7 minutes

echoing and empty (2006)

 for solo accordion
 duration: approximately 9 minutes
 selected for Stefan Hussong Accordion Workshop Concert


chamber music - duo

Shami Zanmai (2018)

 for 2 shamisen players
 duration: approximately 9 minutes
 written for Awai-Za second concert "Edo× New Music" - The sencond night "Hauta× New Music"

There was already water there (2018)

 for bassoon and shamisen
 duration: approximately 12 minutes
 commissioned by Hidejiro Honjoh
 written for Rebekah Heller and Hidejiro Honjoh

Spontaneous Song after the poem "Evidences" by Nouso Masao (2018)

 for tenor and cello
 duration: approximately 5 minutes

2 and 32 [In Between b] (2018)

 for zephyros (slide trumpet) and vibraphone
 duration: approximately 8 minutes
 commissioned by Kiyonori Sokabe and Mizuki Aita

Kinshi no Dharani (Dharani of Gold Strings) (2017)

 for horn and shamisen
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 commissioned by Hidejiro Honjoh
 written for Nobuaki Fukukawa and Hidejiro Honjoh

Momijitsutsu (While turning red) (2017)

 for sho and shamisen
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 commissioned by Hidejiro Honjoh
 written for Mayumi Miyata and Hidejiro Honjoh

Two Voices (2017)

 for zephyros (slide trumpet) and sho
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 commissioned by Kiyonori Sokabe

Ito no Dharani b (Dharani of Strings b) (2017)

 for cello and shamisen
 duration: approximately 2 minutes

Ito no Dharani (Dharani of Strings) (2017)

 for violin and shamisen
 duration: approximately 2 minutes
 commissioned by Shungo Mise

Danse à vivre (2016)

 for violin and piano
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 commissioned by Shungo Mise

Kaze no Dharani (Dharani of Wind) (2016)

 for bass flute and shamisen
 duration: approximately 3 minutes
 commissioned by Hidejiro Honjoh
 written for Claire Chase and Hidejiro Honjoh

Tō no Kyoku (Music in Tower Shape) (2013-14/16)

 for sho and irish harp (lever harp)
 commissioned by and dedicated to Setsujyo Saito

Song for "Wakamurasaki" b (2014) | Song for "Wakamurasaki" b (shirt version) (2014/18)

 for shamisen with voice and cello
 on the poem 'Ano Murasaki Wa (That purple is)' by Izumi Kyoka
 duration: approximately 12 minutes (short version duration: approximately 9 minutes)
 commissioned by Gen no Oriai (Sho Sato and Hidejiro Honjoh)
 short version was made for Awai-Za second concert "Edo× New Music" - The second night "Hauta× New Music"

Flowers of Fading (2014) | Flowers of Fading b (2014/17)

 for soprano recorder and sho
 This piece has been performed also by other combinations such as piccolo trumpet and sho, soprano recorder and accordion.
 duration: approximately 11 minutes (b duraition: approximately 9 minutes)
 commissioned by Kazuo Furuyama

Gamelan of Wind and Stars (2013)

 for trumpet and guitar
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 commissioned by Kiyonori Sokabe and Gaku Yamada

Kagami-Awase (Mirrors-Facing) (2011/13)

 for 2 kotos with bows
 commissioned by Scott Jordan

Doll-Blind b (2007/12)

 for flute and accordion
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 published by Edition Wunn

Yume-Koi-Kwaidan (The Ghost Story of Dream Love) (2012)
 1. A-I-U-E-O-Kwaidan
 2. Botan Doro (Peony Lantern)
 3. Yume-Mi-Hayashi (Festival Music of Floating World)
 4. Hangonko (An Incense to Allow the Spirit of Your Love)
 5. Hitodenashi no Koi (Love of Inhuman Person) Please listen to this piece on youtube
 6. Yume-Chigae (An Incantation to Make a Better Reality)

 for 2 koto players (17-string koto, 25-string koto and shamisen with voice)
 duration: approximately 30 minutes
 commissioned by and dedicated to TsuguKaji-KOTO

Song of "Imawa" (Song of Ephemerality, out of the Edge in-between the World and the Next World) (2012)

 for violin and piano
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 commissioned by mmm... for hibari charity project

Arabesque (2012) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for mandolin and guitar
 duration: approximately 8 minutes
 commissioned by Go Mochizuki and Kosuke Hashizume

Doll-Blind (2007)

 for tenor recorder and accordion
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 commissioned by Toshiya Suzuki
 written for Toshiya Suzuki and Stefan Hussong
 published by Edition Wunn

Utakata no Uta (Ephemeral Songs of Love) (2004)
 1. Fujitsubo no Miya
 2. Rokujyo no Miyasudokoro
 3. Murasaki no Ue

 for soprano and oboe
 on the 3 poems (Waka) from 'The Tale of Genji' by Murasaki Shikibu
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 winning work of the 9th Tokyo International Chamber Music Composition Competition

LOOP (2004)
 for flute and piano
 duration: approximately 7 minutes


chamber music - trio

Lotus Pedestal (2011/18) Please listen to the excerpt of this piece on youtube

 for violin, cello and shamisen
 duration: approximately 9 minutes
 written for Awai-Za debut concert "Hanashi × New Music"
 revised for Awai-Za second concert "Edo × New Music" - The first night "Rakugo × New Music"

In Between (2018)

 for alto saxophone, percussions and piano
 duration: approximately 8 minutes
 written for the Delian Academy for New Music 2018 for Trio Accanto
 performed in Real Accanto - Darmstädter Ferienkurse; the recording is available on Deutschlandfunk website.
 selected for 113 Annual Call for Scores by One Thirteen Composers Collective

7 Studies about "Image" (2018)

 for violin, cello and piano
 duration: approximately 10 minutes

Three Voices (2016) Please listen to this piece on SoundCloudyou can listen with the score on the score follower channel.Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for string trio (violin, viola and cello)
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 written as a part of Academy Voix Nouvelles 2016 at Fondation Royaumont
 selected for the second edition of Call for Scores by mdi ensemble
 selected for Score Follower's FOLLOW MY SCORE 2017 - FALL SEASON; the recording+score video is available here.

Echigojishi Fantasy b (2014/18)

 for shakuhachi, 13-string koto and shamisen
 duration: approximately 7 minutes
 commissioned by Hidejiro Honjoh

Echigojishi Fantasy (2014)

 for violin, cello and shamisen
 duration: approximately 8 minutes
 dedicated to Kokontei Shinsuke

Etudes Ⅳ (2013) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for 25-string koto trio
 duration: approximately 8 minutes
 commissioned by 4plus

Etudes Ⅲ (2012) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for 25-string koto trio
 duration: approximately 6 minutes
 commissioned by 4plus

Matataki no Awai (On the Blink) (2012)

 for shakuhachi, lute and baroque cello
 duration: approximately 9 minutes
 commissioned by Ensemble Muromachi

Etudes Ⅱ (2011) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for 25-string koto trio
 duration: approximately 9 minutes
 commissioned by 4plus

Etudes (2010) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for 25-string koto trio
 duration: approximately 7 minutes
 commissioned by 4plus

Love song Ⅲ (2009)

 for great bass recorder, cello and accordion
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 winning work of the 78th Music Competition of Japan (composition section)

lace-race (2006)

 for cello, piano and a percussionist (gamelan)
 duration: approximately 15 minutes
 commissioned by MU gakudan (Hironori Ueda, Manabu Nagasawa and Tomoki Tai)

You mustn't write a letter at night (2003)
 for soprano, flute and cello


chamber music - quartet and larger

Thirty-three Moons (2018)

 for recorder ensemble
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 commissioned by Daniele Bragetti and Seiko Tanaka for La Rubertina

figure and ground, image and margin, obverse and reverse (2018) Please listen to a few parts of this piece on youtube

 for solo shamisen and 7 musicians (fl/afl, cl/bcl, perc, pf, vn, va, vc)
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 commissioned by and written for Ensemble Modern and Hidejiro Honjoh

incense, efflorescence (2018) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for 9 musicians (fl/picc/bfl, cl/bcl, perc, acc, hp, pf, vn, va, vc)
 duration: approximately 12 minutes
 commissioned by and written for neuverBand as the winner of the 2017-18 edition of CONSTRUCT/RADIATE INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION

Striking a match momentarily I see the foggy ocean (2018)

 for shakuhachi, daegeum, shamisen, koto, gayageum, violin, viola, cello and contrabass
 duration: approximately 12 minutes
 commissioned by AsianArt Ensemble
 written for Akihito Obama, Hidejiro Honjoh, and AsianArt Ensemble

Dandara no Dharani (Layered Dharani) (2018)

 for 6 musicians (fl/picc, cl/bcl, shamisen, vc, perc, pf)
 duration: approximately 8 minutes
 commissioned by Hidejiro Honjoh
 written for the solists from the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Hidejiro Honjoh

Deconstructing Winter (2017-18)

 Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Recomposed
 for mandolin, guitar, piano, electric bass and drum set
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 commissioned by Go Mochizuki

Six Voices (2017)

 for solo shakuhachi and 5 musicians (fl/afl, cl/bcl, vn, va, vc)
 duration: approximately 13 minutes
 selected for Asian Composers Showcase 2018 in the Tongyeong International Music Festival, held by Goethe Institute Korea
 dedicated to Reison Kuroda

Shadowless (2017) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for solo violin and 8 musicians (fl, cl/bcl, tb, perc, vn, va, vc, cb)
 duration: approximately 12 minutes
 written for the Composer Seminar of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY 2017; the recording is available on RADIO SRF website. My piece is the third one of four pieces.
 selected as the winner of the 2017-18 edition of CONSTRUCT/RADIATE INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION by neuverBand
 selected for the fifth edition of the competition ‘Franco Donatoni’ International Meeting for Young Composers by Divertimento Ensemble

Ten Voices (2017) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for 10 musicians (fl/afl, cl/bcl, hrn, tb, perc, pf, 2vn, va, vc)
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 written for Devertimento Ensemble International Workshop for Young Composers 2017 and selected for Devertimento Ensemble Rondò 2018

Madara no Dharani (Patched Dharani) (2017) you can listen to this piece on youtube

 for 6 musicians (clarinet, 2shakuhachi, vibraphone, mandolin & futozao shamisen)
 duration: approximately 6 minutes
 commissioned by Thomas Piercy

Dharani no Manimani (At Dharani's Mercy) (2016) Please listen to this piece on SoundCloud

 for 6 musicians (fl, bcl, tb, pf, vn, cb)
 duration: approximately 7 minutes
 commissioned by ensemble mise-en for MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016

Tower of Ihatov Children (2015)

 for 7 musicians (fl, bcl, mar, pf, vn, va, vc)
 duration: approximately 6 minutes
 commissiioned by Padiglione Italia Expo 2015 Milano as one of finalists of Feeding Music composition competition

Boléro b (2015)

 from 'The Night Music'
 for piano, violin, viola, cello and electric bass
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 commissioned by Ai Kuwabara for Ai Kuwabara -Christmas with Strings 2015-

Ōmagatoki no Kuramagire (Into the Dusk) (2014)

 for string quartet
 duration: approximately 9 minutes

smelling, efflorescing (2012)

 for 15 musicians (1.1.1.1-1.1.1.0-1perc-1pf-1hp-1acc-1.0.1.1.1)
 duration: approximately 14 minutes
 selected for the Reading Session at impuls- 8th International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music, 2013

Love song Ⅱ (2008)

 for soprano, bass flute, bass clarinet, viola and 13-string koto
 duration: approximately 8 minutes
 commissioned by Ensemble Phorminx

Wooden Pop (2007)

 for 3 percussionists and piano
 duration: approximately 10 minutes

Falling Garden (2005)

 for flute, trombone, cello, cembalo and percussions
 duration: approximately 9 minutes
 winning work of the 74th Music Competition of Japan (composition section)

Pygmalion (2003)
 for wind quintet (fl, ob, cl, hrn & bsn)


orchestra

Two Whales (2006)

 for solo oboe, solo trombone and orchestra
 duration: approximately 12 minutes
 winning work of the 75th Music Competition of Japan (composition section)


mandolin orchestra

Mizukage (Water Shadows) (2013/16) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for mandolin orchestra
 duration: approximately 17 minutes
 commissioned by Esprit Mandolin Orchestra

Pops in Mandolin Orchestra - The Beatles I 'Michelle' (2015)

 for mandolin orchestra
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 commissioned by Liberté Mandolin Orchestra


with voice (actor or narrator)

Serenade (2017)

 for voice, cello and obligato tenor
 on 'Sonnet #43' by William Shakespeare (translated by Atsuhiko Oyagi)
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
  for Ichida Family House × "Gen" musubi -Music and Literature-  

Katachi, Aya, or Sugata (Oscillating between speaking, singing and performing) (2017)

 for voice, tenor and cello
 on excerpts from 'Hamlet' by William Shakespeare (translated by Toshikazu Ohyama), from the poem 'Ah Ware Wa Oboretarukana (Oh, I am drowning)' by Chuya Nakahaya, from the poem 'Ophélie' by Arthur Rimbaud (translated by Mitsuharu Kaneko)
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 for "Gen" musubi -Music and Literature- vol.2 "Twelfth Night, or, What You Will"

'The Comedy of Errors' on The Paraphrase of Echigo-Jishi (2016)

 for 2 celists and a storyteller
 on the libretto by Yutaka Oishi, based on 'The Comedy of Errors' by William Shakespeare (translated by Kazuko Matsuoka)
 duration: approximately 20 minutes
 for "Gen" musubi -Music and Literature- vol.1 "The Comedy of Errors"


with Utai (Japanese Noh chant)

Variations of 'Magic Doll' b (2008)

 for female Noh chant (1 female Noh performer) and viola
 on an excerpt from 'Magic Doll' by Ranpo Edogawa
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 commissioned by Kanagawa Kenmin Hall

Variations of 'Magic Doll' (2008)

 for famale Noh chant (1 female Noh performer) and cello
 on an excerpt from 'Magic Doll' by Ranpo Edogawa
 duration: approximately 11 minutes

Love song - on the excerpt from 'One Arm' (2007)

 for Noh chant (1 Noh performer), bass flute (doubling flute) and cello
 on an excerpt from 'Kata-ude (One Arm)' by Yasunari Kawabata
 duration: approximately 12 minutes
 commissioned by company izuru


with Shomyo (Japanese Buddhist chant)

Moon Spell (2017)

 for solo Shomyo (Japanese Buddhist chant of Shingon sect) and 6 musicians (baroque violin×2, viola da gamba, baroque cello, baroque contrabass and percussions)
 on 'Mantra of Light' as the text
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 commissioned by Ensemble Muromachi

Tsuki no Kougon (Mantra of Moonlight) (2017)

 for Shomyo (Japanese Buddhist chant of Shingon sect and Tendai sect, 31 priests for the world premiere)
 on the poems by Myoe-shonin, 'Mantra of Light', and an excerpt from 'Tsurezuregusa (Essays in Idleness)' by Yoshida Kenko
 duration: approximately 90 minutes
 commissioned by Kanagawa Kenritsu Ongakudo (Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall) for Japanese Traditional Music Series

Spiral Mandala ーWind Chant and Night Chantー (2015) Please listen to the recording excerpt of this piece on SoundCloudyou can listen with the score on the score follower channel.Please watch the movie digest of this work on youtube

 for Shomyo (Japanese Buddhist chant of Shingon sect and Tendai sect, 26 priests for the world premiere)
 on traditionary poetry of Native Americans
 duration: approximately 100 minutes
 commissioned by Shomyo no Kai - Voice of a Thousand Years for Spiral Shomyo Series vol.24
 selected for Score Follower's FOLLOW MY SCORE 2017 - FALL SEASON; the recording+score video is available here.

Fragments on 'Wind Chant and Night Chant' (2015)

 for solo Shomyo (Japanese Buddhist chant of Shingon sect) and Japanese Buddhist percussions (1 percussionist)
 on traditionary poetry of Native Americans
 commissioned by Setsujyo Saito

Ruri no Uta, Hoshi no Uta (Song of Stars) (2013)

 for solo Shomyo (Japanese Buddhist chant of Shingon sect) and Japanese Buddhist percussions (1 percussionist)
 on the poem 'Inori no Uta (Song of grace)' by Shinpei Kusano
 duration: approximately 20 minutes
 commissioned by Setsujyo Saito

Requiem (2009)

 for Shomyo (Japanese Buddhist chant of Nichiren sect, 20 priests for the world premiere) and Buddhist percussions (2 percussionists)
 duration: approximately 33 minutes
 commissioned by Nichimenji-Temple for Sakezuka Festival


with Rakugo (Japanese traditional verbal entertainment)

Shibahama (Version 2018) (2011/18)

 for Rakugo performer, violin, cello, shamisen
 duration: approximately 60 minutes
 written for Awai-Za debut concert "Hanashi × New Music"
 revised for Awai-Za second concert "Edo × New Music" - The second night "Hauta × New Music"

Music for 'Shinkei Kasanegafuchi' omnibus version (2016)

 for Rakugo performer, violin, cello and kokyu
 duration: approximately 90 minutes
 commissioned by Toyota-city Noh Theater for Japanese Traditional Arts Series #34 "Invitation to Yose"

Music for 'Shinkei Kasanegafuchi Ⅱ - The death of Toyoshiga' (2015)

 for Rakugo performer, violin and cello
 duration: approximately 90 minutes
 commissioned by Chuo University Junior and Senior High School

Music for 'Shinkei Kasanegafuchi Ⅶ' (2014)

 for Rakugo performer, violin, cello and kokyu
 duration: approximately 90 minutes
 commissioned by Studio Iwato and Kokontei Shinsuke
 CD released by NHK service center

Hangonko (An Incense to Allow The Spirit of Your Love) (2011/14) Please listen to the excerpt of this piece on youtube

 for Rakugo performer, violin, cello and shamisen
 duration: approximately 30 minutes
 for Awai-Za debut concert "Hanashi × New Music"
 revised for Awai-Za "Mirages of Floating World" in TWS experimental festival

Music for 'Shinkei Kasanegafuchi Ⅵ' (2014/15)

 for Rakugo performer, violin, cello and kokyu
 duration: approximately 90 minutes
 commissioned by Studio Iwato and Kokontei Shinsuke
 CD released by NHK service center

Music for 'Shinkei Kasanegafuchi Ⅴ' (2013/14)

 for Rakugo performer, violin, cello and kokyu
 duration: approximately 90 minutes
 commissioned by Studio Iwato and Kokontei Shinsuke
 CD released by NHK service center

Music for 'Shinkei Kasanegafuchi Ⅳ' (2013/14)

 for Rakugo performer, violin, cello and kokyu
 duration: approximately 90 minutes
 commissioned by Studio Iwato and Kokontei Shinsuke
 CD released by NHK service center

Music for 'Shinkei Kasanegafuchi Ⅲ' (2012/13)

 for Rakugo performer, violin, cello and kokyu
 duration: approximately 90 minutes
 commissioned by Studio Iwato and Kokontei Shinsuke
 CD released by NHK service center

Music for 'Shinkei Kasanegafuchi Ⅰ' (2012)

 for Rakugo performer, violin, cello and kokyu
 duration: approximately 90 minutes
 commissioned by Studio Iwato and Kokontei Shinsuke
 CD released by NHK service center

Shibahama (Version 2011) (2011)

 for Rakugo performer, violin, cello, shamisen and electronics
 duration: approximately 60 minutes
 written for Awai-Za debut concert "Hanashi × New Music"


with Hauta

Floating Bridge of Dreams Ⅱ - on "Yoru no Ame (raining at night)" (2018)

 for Shamisen performer with voice, violin, cello, and futozao shamisen
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 written for Awai-Za second concert "Edo × New Music" - The second night "Hauta × New Music"

Floating Bridge of Dreams Ⅰ - on "Kiyari" (2018)

 for Shamisen performer with voice, violin, cello, and futozao shamisen
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 written for Awai-Za second concert "Edo × New Music" - The second night "Hauta × New Music"


for runway show

24 Preludes on the name of Michiko Suzuki (2016) Please check the show on youtube

 for solo piano
 duration: approximately 25 minutes
 commissioned by Michiko Suzuki's Nocturne #22 In C Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. for Nocturne #22 In C Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. 2016-17 F/W COLLECTION RUNWAY SHOW

The Night Music (2015) Please check the show on youtube
 1. Boléro
 2. Nocturne No.20 in C-sharp minor, Op.posth (Frederic Chopin)
 3. Lilium - Dance of death
 4. Prelude to Boléro

 for solo piano and pre-recorded pianos or piano ensemble
 duration: approximately 20 minutes
 commissioned by Michiko Suzuki's Nocturne #22 In C Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. for Nocturne #22 In C Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. 2015 FULL COLLECTION RUNWAY SHOW

Transfiguration on the Theme of Morin Khuur (2013) Please check the promotion movie of the show on facebook

 for pre-recorded 4 cellos
 duration: approximately 20 minutes
 commissioned by Michiko Suzuki's YMO YNOT for YMO YNOT 2013 A/W COLLECTION RUNWAY SHOW in China

passacaglia della notte (2011)

 for solo piano and pre-recorded organ
 duration: approximately 15 minutes
 commissioned by Michiko Suzuki's Nocturne #22 In C Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. for Nocturne #22 In C Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. 2012 S/S COLLECTION RUNWAY SHOW


theatre pieces and others

Music for the short movie 'My important people' directed by Minako Miyake (2017)

 for violin and cello

Yamazakura Hokiuta (Congratulatory Song to Wild Cherry Blossoms) (2016)

 for unison chorus accompanied by keyboard harmonica
 on Waka (the ancient style of Japanese poem) by Yukako Meguro
 dedicated to Masanobu Ikeba to celebrate his 70th birthday

Music for the radio drama 'At the Fishing Hole' (2015)

 for solo cello
 commissioned by NHK Radio Center

Transfiguration on the Theme of Morin Khuur b (2013/14) Please check the promotion movie of Koharu Sugawara on vimeo

 for pre-recorded cellos
 for Koharu Sugawara’s official website and promotion movie
 duration: approximately 3 minutes

8bit sonata (2012)

 for electronics (8bit sounds)
 commissioned by Mr. Music for niconico contemporary music vol.4

ireco monogatari (The Nesting Story) (2010)

 for 4 performers (cello, keyboard harmonica, 2 accordions, guitar) and electronics
 duration: approximately 73 minutes
 for the final presentation for Tokyo Wonder Site Local Creator Residence Program
 'ireco monodatari' website by Yusuke Kawamura

Music for the Documentary Film by Dinh Q. Lê (2009)

 for solo piano
 commissioned by Tokyo Wonder Site


for children

Secret Parade In the Mid-Night (2015)

 for solo electone
 duration: approximately 1 minute
 commissioned and published by YAMAHA MUSIC FOUNDATION


arrangement (recomposition) works

chorus arrangement for Hidejiro Honjoh's works

George Gershwin 'I Got Rhythm' (2017)

 for cello, piano and percussions
 duration: approximately 6 minutes

Jimi Hendrix 'Purple Haze' (2017)

 for shakihachi, shamisen, 13-string koto and 17-string koto
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 comissioned by Hogaku Solisten

Bill Evans 'Waltz for Debby' (2017)

 for shakihachi, shamisen, 13-string koto and 17-string koto
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 comissioned by Hogaku Solisten

Hocket on 'Limelight' by Rush (2016)

 for tenor and cello
 duration: approximately 6 minutes
 for "Gen" musubi -Music and Literature- vol.2 "Twelfth Night, or, What You Will"

Bill Evans 'B Minor Waltz' (2016)

 for violin, viola, cello and piano
 duration: approximately 6 minutes
 commissioned by Ai Kuwabara for Ai Kuwabara -KYOGAKU- 2016 Winter

John Lennon and Paul McCartney 'I Am The Walrus' (2016)

 for 2 cellos
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 for "Gen" musubi -Music and Literature- vol.1 "The Comedy of Errors"

M. Ravel 'Boléro' Christmas Version (2015)

 for piano, violin, viola, cello and electric bass
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 commissioned by Ai Kuwabara for Ai Kuwabara -Christmas with Strings 2015-

M. Ravel 'Boléro' (2015)

 for piano 4 hands
 duration: approximately 12 minutes
 commissioned by Michiko Suzuki's Nocturne #22 In C Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. and Yokohama Sogo
 for Nocturne #22 In C Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. Session Show at Yokohama Sogo

In a Snowy Town (2013)

 for violin, cello and shamisen
 duration: approximately 8 minutes
 for Kokontei Shinsuke and Awai-Za "Shinkei Kasanegahuchi" vol.5

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 'Tsukema Tsukeru' (2012)

 for electronics (8bit sounds)
 commissioned by Mr. Music for niconico contemporary music vol.4
 released on iTunes


texts

Heart and Emotion (in Japanese)

 published on the inaugural issue of the web dojin magazine "Ko-Shin-Raku" (January, 2018)
 kobayashihideo.jp/2018-01/ 「心」と「情」/

The Origin of Music and The Origin of Waka (in Japanese)

 published on the inaugural issue of the web dojin magazine "Ko-Shin-Raku" (June, 2017)
 http://kobayashihideo.jp/2017-06/音楽の起りと歌の起り/


in preparation

Commissioned Work

 commissioned by ensemble proton bern as the winner of the protonwerk no. 8

Commissioned Work

 commissioned by Divertimento Ensemble as the winner of the fifth edition of the competition ‘Franco Donatoni’ International Meeting for Young Composers


in revision

Moon Sliding Ⅱ (2014)

 for solo pedal harp

Ōmagatoki no Kuramagire (Into the Dusk) (2014)

 for string quartet
 duration: approximately 9 minutes

Gamelan of Wind and Stars (2013)

 for trumpet and guitar
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 commissioned by Kiyonori Sokabe and Gaku Yamada

smelling, efflorescing (2012)

 for 15 musicians (1.1.1.1-1.1.1.0-1perc-1pf-1hp-1acc-1.0.1.1.1)
 duration: approximately 14 minutes
 selected for Reading Session at impuls 2013

Kagami-Awase (Mirrors-Facing) (2011/13)

 for 2 kotos with bows
 commissioned by Scott Jordan

Ohyarai Variations (2009) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for solo flute
 duration: approximately 6 minutes
 dedicated to Camilla Hoitenga


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