桑原ゆうの過去の作品発表、これまでの活動|Yu Kuwabara past perfomances and broadcasts in English

to Yu Kuwabara past performance in Japanese


2022

8 October 2022

Six Voices

Sounds of Shakuhachi / Reison Kuroda
Vytautas Kasiulis Museum of Art Hall, 4 Didžioji st, LT-01128, Vilnius, Lithuania
Reison Kuroda, shakuhachi
Linas Rupšlaukis, conductor|Styginių kvartetas "Archi Quartett"
Kristupas Gikas, flute|Vytautas Giedraitis, clarinet

24 September 2022

Ito no Dharani
B. Howard: (arranged by Yu Kuwabara): Fly Me To The Moon

Hidejiro Honjoh Shamisen Recital
Nikiya, 4-14-2, Ohto, Chuo-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama, Japan
Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen|Tatsuki Narita, violin
organized by Otowaza
nikiya.co.jp/cp-news/n-2/

11 September 2022

Sonatina on the name of Bach [world premiere]
J.S.Bach (arranged by Yu Kuwabara): Goldberg Variations [arrangement work, world premiere]

Bach's Field of Prayer - extra edition
Anyo-in Temple Rurikodo Hall, 2-30-23 Toshin-Cho, Itabashi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Reison Kuroda, shakuhachi (guest)
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello
Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen|Yu Kuwabara, compose, arrange, and advertising art
co-organized by Anyo-in Temple and Awai-Za
awaiza.com/schedule.html#11Sep2022

10 September 2022

Mizu no Koe (Water Voice)

New Horizons Concert II - Takefu International Music Festival 2022
Echizen City Cultural Center, 2-3-3 Takase, Echizen City, Fukui, Japan
Yasutaka Henmi, violin
takefu-imf.com/en/2022mainconcert/

6 August 2022

Hidetaro Honjoh: HANABI [arrangement work]
Hauta 'Fukagawa-bushi' [arrangement work]
Hauta 'Ageshio' [arrangement work]
Hauta 'Enkaina' [arrangement work]
Hidetaro Honjoh: Hana no Fuga (Elegance in Flowers) [arrangement work]
Hana no Fuga (Fugue florissante)
Hauta 'Shiba ni Umarete' [arrangement work]
Awai-Tsukuda
Hauta 'Yugure' [arrangement work, world premiere]

Awai-Za Kawa-Biraki 2022
Fukagawa Fujimi, 2-18-5 Furuishiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello
Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen and voice|Yu Kuwabara, compose, arrange, and advertising art
awaiza.com/schedule.html#6Aug2022

24 July 2022

Dharani no Manimani (Drifting with Dharani) [European premiere]

Melodien und Literatur aus Japani - Bregenzer Fest Spiele
Seestudio, Platz d. Wr. Symphoniker 1, 6900 Austria
Ensemble Modern
bregenzerfestspiele.com/de/musik-poesie-21
www.ensemble-modern.com/de/kalender/2022-07-24/4963#k-4963

[talk live] 17 July 2022

IAMAS ARTIST FILE #08: Notation, and the time breathes
Satoshi Fukushima Artist Talk
The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu Exhibition Room 2, 4-1-22 Usa, Gifu City, Gifu 500-8368 Japan
www.iamas.ac.jp/af/08//#event0717
www.iamas.ac.jp/news/iamas-artist-file-08-talk/
kenbi.pref.gifu.lg.jp/events/20220717_iamas-af08_artist-talk/

[broadcast] 28 June 2022, via Ö1

Five Images-In Nomine

ORF ZEIT-TON - Blick über den musikalischen Tellerrand
Standorte. Ein internationaler Konzertabend mit dem ensemble XXI. Jahrhundert
ensemble XX. jahrhundert
Peter Burwik, conductor
oe1.orf.at/programm/20220628/682880/Blick-ueber-den-musikalischen-Tellerrand
radiohoerer.info/standorte-ein-internationaler-konzertabend-mit-dem-ensemble-xxi-jahrhundert-werke-von-klaus-lang-onur-tuerkmen-artyom-kim-yu-kuwabara/
Gestaltung: Astrid Schwarz

21 June 2022

Ōmagatoki no Uta (Hearing the Dusk Abyss)

KOMMAS#ECHOS - The Romanesque Music Festival Summer Cologne 2022
St. Cäcilien / Museum Schnütgen, Cäcilienstraße 29, Köln, Germany
Kommas Ensemble
Kyubin Hwang, cello
www.romanischer-sommer.de/di-21-06/
www.kommas-ensemble.de/echos/
fb.me/e/2wqWNP8Rq

[talk online] 18 June 2022

Style and Idea: Compositional Considerations
Yu Kuwabara, Ayana Tsujita - Artist Talk (Symposium #1)
YouTube Live
admission free (no reservation required) *No archived distribution is planned.
Style & Idea
Hiroyuki Kojima, Kota Sakamoto, Satomi Nishimura, Rui Hara, and Yukari Yagi
Yu Kuwabara and Ayana Tsujita, guest speakers
Program
1. Self-introduction by speakers
2. Talks by composers on their works (Kuwabara, Tsujita)
3. Talks with facilitators
4. Question corner from the audience (questions can be submitted in advance via Google Form
5. Theme for the creation of a commissioned work for a concert that will be held in December
styleandidea.com/2022/05/26/symposium01/

26 May 2022

Toward the Brink of Water Or the Verge of Dusk

TREEHOUSE I: Marco Fusi Nordic Tour Helsinki
Kalliosali, Pengerkatu 11, Helsinki, Finland
Marco Fusi, viola d’amore
fb.me/e/1OwPV2e6X

24 May 2022

Toward the Brink of Water Or the Verge of Dusk

Marco Fusi på Pygméteatern - Samtida Musik
Pygméteatern, Vegagatan 17, 113 29 Stockholm, Sweden
Marco Fusi, viola d’amore
samtidamusik.se/konsert/marco-fusi-p-pygm
fb.me/e/f79XrxeZ2

23 May 2022

Toward the Brink of Water Or the Verge of Dusk

MARCO FUSI - Levande Musik
3:e Våningen, Sockerbruket 9, 414 51 Göteborg, Sweden
Marco Fusi, viola d’amore
www.levandemusik.org/varen-2022
fb.me/e/2wciMBGHA

21 May 2022

Toward the Brink of Water Or the Verge of Dusk [world premiere]

Marco Fusi + SALONG - nyMusikk Oslo
Periferien, Oslo, Norway
Marco Fusi, viola d’amore
nymusikk.no/arrangementer/marco-fusi-salong
fb.me/e/obFZtkBPV

21 May 2022

Hikaru Utada: First Love [commissioned attangement work, world premiere]

Mandolin Concert "Then and Now"
Kioi Salon Hall, Kioicho Ark Building 1F, 3-29 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Go Mochizuki, mandolin|Gaku Yamada, guitar
teket.jp/2931/12331

27 April 2022

Ukiyo Shinobi Kudoki Uta

Teion Duo The 14th Concert
Suginami Kokaido Small Hall, 23-5 Kamiogi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Matsudaira, baritone|Shinya Hashimoto, tuba
tiget.net/events/167539
fb.me/e/2hb89KP5r

23 April 2022

Bai and Dharani

Guest Recital: Marco Fusi - Carnegie Mellon University School of Music
WQED Studio B 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
Marco Fusi, violin
www.eventbrite.com/e/guest-recital-marco-fusi-tickets-319851804357 fb.me/e/3jc6hv0lE

19 April 2022

Bai and Dharani [US premiere]
Mizu no Koe (Water Voice) [US premiere]

The Center for New Music - The University of Iowa
Guest violinist Marco Fusi
the Concert Hall, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, United States
Marco Fusi, violin
cnm.uiowa.edu/season-56-2021-2022/season-56-concert-16

[broadcast] 18 April 2022, via NHK Radio 1& NHK-FM

of the world under a dream, or of a dream under the world...

Radio Midnight News - The Sound of Japan
Tomitaro Zenchiku, Kyogen chant|Motosei Okura, Kyogen chant
Shintaro Okamura, jiuta|Naoichi Tanaka, jiuta
Takashi Matsudaira, baritone|Seiji Kanazawa, tenor
Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
Excerpts from a performance at the National Theatre of Japan "The History of Japanese Music Ⅲ -Shamisen-" on June 8, 2019.
www2.nhk.or.jp/radio/pg/sharer.cgi?p=0324_07_3775968

16 April 2022

Hyojo Etenraku with Kuroda-busi [arrangement work, world premiere]
Michio Miyagi: Haru no Umi (Spring Sea) [arrangement work, world premiere]
B.Howard: Fly Me To The Moon d [arrangement work, world premiere]
Bill Evans: Waltz for Debby [arrangement work, world premiere]
W.A.Mozart: Quartet in D-dur KV 285 [arrangement work, world premiere]
W.A.Mozart=Yu Kuwabara: Variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman" Awai-Za version [arrangement work, world premiere]

Salon de Aweiza Vol.2 - Spring Moon, Heavenly Music
Casa Mozart, 3F 1-10-23 Jingu-Mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Reison Kuroda, shakuhachi (guest)
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Yu Kuwabara, compose, arrange, and advertising art
awaiza.com/schedule.html#16Apr2022

28 March 2022

Five Images-In Nomine

exxi Standorte
Wiener Konzerthaus, Berio-Saal, Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Wien, Austria
ensemble XX. jahrhundert
Peter Burwik, conductor
exxj.net/kommende-konzerte/

27 March 2022

Doll-Blind b

OPEN MUSIC GRAZ - between feathers
MUMA (Museum der Wahrnehmung), Friedrichgasse 41, 8010 Graz, Austria
between feathers
Audrey G. Perreault, flute|Maria Mogas Gensana, accordion
www.openmusic.at/programm/2022/27032022

26 March 2022

In Between

Trio Abstrakt: EDGES
Altes Pfandhaus, Kartäuserwall 20 50678 Köln, Germany
Trio Abstrakt
Salim Javaid, saxophone|Shiau-Shiuan Hung, percussions|Marlies Debacker, piano
altes-pfandhaus.de/event/trio-abstrakt/

26 March 2022

Music for 'The restaurant of many orders' [commissioned work, world premiere]
Music for 'Gauche the Cellist'
Music for 'The Moonlight and The Glasses' [commissioned work, world premiere]

Super-sized musical picture-story show for parents and children
Mitsuke Arts Hall Arcadia Small Hall, 2-1-1 Showamachi, Mitsuke-shi, Niigata 954-0059 Japan
Seiko and Kayoko Morohashi, picture-story show|Tomoki and Chieri Shibata, narrator
Kaoru Nishimura, clarinet|Sho Sato, cello
www.city.mitsuke.niigata.jp/22594.htm
www.city.mitsuke.niigata.jp/secure/27307/tsukiyotomegane.pdf

24 March 2022

Music for 'Gauche the Cellist'

SHO SATO - Cello Live with Violin and Picture Story Chow
Sorajyuku, 3-13-25 Negishi, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0003 Japan
Tomoki and Chieri Shibata, narrator|Sho Sato, cello
sorajyuku.ciao.jp

13 March 2022

White Winds, Blue Nights [commissioned work, world premiere]

Ensemble Free EAST Concert Vol.16
Koto Public Hall (Tiara Koto) Main Hall, 2-28-36 Sumiyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Akiko Kubota, biwa with voice|Ryosuke Asano, conductor
Ensemble Free East
ensemblefree.jp/#concert

24, 25, 26 & 27 February 2022
*Immersive Audio Performance

Spiral Mandala -Wind Chant and Night Chant-

Shomyo: Buddhist Ritual Chant—Spiral Mandala Ceremony
Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017, U.S.
Tei Blow, a media designer, transform Japan Society’s stage into an immersive soundscape featuring the premiere recording of this work.
Shomyo no Kai—Voices of a Thousand Years
Hiromi Tamura, director
www.japansociety.org/arts-and-culture/performances/shomyo-buddhist-mandala-ceremony

11 February 2022

Rites of Lilith [commissioned work, world premiere]

ROSCO 20th Anniversary Recital
Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall, 3-20-2 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-1403 Japan
ROSCO
Fumiko Kai, violin|Kaori Ohsuga, piano
rosco2001.com/news.html

10 February 2022

A song about a dead person

113 Collective Presents loadbang at Studio Z
Studio Z, 275 East Fourth Street Suite 200, Saint Paul, MN, U.S.
Loadbang
Adrian Sandi, bass clarinet|Andy Kozar, trumpet
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone|William Lang, trombone
www.113collective.com/

5 February 2022

In Between

Gesellschaft für Zeitgenössische Musik Aachen
Klangbrücke, Kurhausstraße 2, 52062 Aachen, Germany
Trio Abstrakt
Salim Javaid, saxophone|Shiau-Shiuan Hung, percussions|Marlies Debacker, piano
trioabstrakt.com/live/ www.gzm-aachen.de/?p=2994


2021

20 December 2021

Echigojishi Fantasy c [commissioned work, world premiere]

Ondou (Music & Movement) -Reiwa Kaitai Shinsho-
Sainokuni Saitama Arts Theater small hall, 3-15-1 Uemine, Chuo-ku, Saitama-city, Saitama, Japan
Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen|Shozan Hasegawa, shakuhachi
Maya Kimura, 13-string koto|Nobutaka Yoshizawa, 17-string koto
Kisaburo Katada, oh-tsuzumi
ondou.peatix.com
fb.me/e/2c1QKMEUm

19 December 2021

Nichiren-Shu Shomyo 'Kōso-san' with accompanying music on Gagaku three instruments [commissioned arrangement work, world premiere]

Gagaku
Enmei-in Temple, 3-10-1, Nishi-Nippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo
Nichiren-Shu Kenseikai, Shomyo|ShimoKumaTakeru, Gagaku

18 December 2021
*Live streaming and archive streaming will be available.

J.S.Bach: Lord, Joy of Man's Desiring (from Cantata No.147 "In Heart, Mouth, Deeds, and Life") [arrangement work, world premiere]

Bach's Field of Prayer #6 - Awai-Za Recital Series Vol.2
Anyo-in Temple Rurikodo Hall, 2-30-23 Toshin-Cho, Itabashi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Misato Takimoto, flute (guest)
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Yu Kuwabara, compose and arrange
Tendre Co, distribution|Yu Kuwabara, advertising art
organized by Awai-Za, co-organized by Anyo-in Temple
awaiza.com/schedule.html#10Jul_18Dec2021

17 December 2021

Chronos-Kairos [commissioned work, world premiere]

Contemporary Duo - Kosei Murata and Kazue Nakamura
Suginami Kokaido Small Hall, 23-5 Kamiogi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kosei Murata, trombone|Kazue Nakamura, piano
www.confetti-web.com/detail.php?tid=62635
fb.me/e/22l3PFvdx

4 & 5 December 2021

In Between

Concert II: I will learn to love a person
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 11 East 40th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111-4909, U.S.
newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble
www.newear.org
fb.me/e/1YC01oVY3
fb.me/e/4aJp5tevH

4 December 2021
*Pre-concert talk by Yu Kuwahara (composer) and Hiromi Tamura (director) from 14:30

Four Seasons of the Five Saints: Dogen, Saigyo, Ippen, Myoe, and Ryokan [commissioned work, world premiere]

The Japanese and Nature Ⅱ
Sing of Innate Reality - New Japanese Traditional Music
Concert Hall Shizuoka AOI, P.O.B.251 Shizuoka Central Post Office 1-9 Kurogane-cho, Shizuoka-shi 420-0851 Shizuoka, Japan
Kodo Kawashiro, Jusei Muroo, Kotoku Shoji, and Shoei Suehiro, shomyo
Midori Takada, percussions
Ko Ishikawa, sho|Hitomi Nakamura, hichiriki|Mami Tsunoda, ryuteki
Reison Kuroda, shakuhachi|Maya Kimura, koto|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello
Hiromi Tamura, director
www3.aoi.shizuoka-city.or.jp/concert/detail.php?y_yoyaku_day_uid=187748

20 November 2021
*Live streaming and archive streaming are available.

Sonata-Vocalise [world premiere]

Bach's Field of Prayer #5 - Awai-Za Recital Series Vol.2
Anyo-in Temple Rurikodo Hall, 2-30-23 Toshin-Cho, Itabashi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Yu Kuwabara, compose and arrange
Tendre Co, distribution|Yu Kuwabara, advertising art
organized by Awai-Za, co-organized by Anyo-in Temple
awaiza.com/schedule.html#10Jul_18Dec2021

[talk] 17 November 2021

Special After Meeting - Kai Repertory Theater Noh "Hagoromo"
Theater Kai, 2-10-14, Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Speakers: Kanji Shimizu (Noh actor), Taro Yokoyama (Professor at Rikkyo University, Noh Studies), Yu Kuwabara (composer), Yu Yamagami (actress, director, translator)
www.theaterx.jp/21/211117-211117p.php

14 November 2021

Obi [commissioned work, world premiere]

the preview of Rondò 2022
trasmissione in prima assoluta di AFFRESCO
Composizione a più mani per ensemble ed elettronica
Alcuni fra i compositori di Affresco, esperimento di composizione collettiva.
Comune di Milano - Fabbrica del Vapore, Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini, 4, 20154 Milano MI, Italy
Sandro Gorli, conductor|Divertimento Ensemble
divertimentoensemble.it/eventi/domenica-14-novembre-lanteprima-di-rondo-2022-il-programma-completo/
fb.me/e/1Lj4bF1uQ

27 October 2021

Unspoken Song of the Koto
Pipe Koto Dream [commissioned work, world premiere]

Kataoka Lisa Koto Recital "Contemporary Music x Koto" (2021 Japan Arts Festival)
Small Hall, Toyonaka Performing Arts Center, 3-7-2 Sonehigashino-cho, Toyonaka-city, Osaka, Japan
Lisa Kataoka, koto with voice
www.risakoto.com/posts/19846751?categoryIds=3883059

[broadcast] 24 October 2021, 8:10-9:00 via NHK-FM

Time Abyss

NHK-FM Music of Our Time
From recent performances: The 31st Competition of Yasushi Akutagawa Suntory Award for Music Composition #2
Yoichi Sugiyama, conductor|New Japan Philharmonic
www4.nhk.or.jp/P446/

23 October 2021
*Live streaming and archive streaming are available.

Ōmagatoki no Uta (Hearing the Dusk Abyss)

Bach's Field of Prayer #4 - Awai-Za Recital Series Vol.2
Anyo-in Temple Rurikodo Hall, 2-30-23 Toshin-Cho, Itabashi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Yu Kuwabara, compose and arrange
Tendre Co, distribution|Yu Kuwabara, advertising art
organized by Awai-Za, co-organized by Anyo-in Temple
awaiza.com/schedule.html#10Jul_18Dec2021

15 October 2021 (performance twice)
*Live streaming and archive streaming are available.

Moonlight, sunlight [commissioned work, world premiere]

Ayumi Shimonoto The World of Contemporary Koto
Tokyo Concerts Lab, 2-3-18 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Ayumi Shimonoto, koto with voice|Shintaro Ban, utai (Noh voice)
→Buy streaming tickets and watch here. (Streaming period: 5-12 November, 2021)

18 September 2021
*Live streaming and archive streaming are available.

Mizu no Koe (Water Voice)

Bach's Field of Prayer #3 - Awai-Za Recital Series Vol.2
Anyo-in Temple Rurikodo Hall, 2-30-23 Toshin-Cho, Itabashi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Yu Kuwabara, compose and arrange
Tendre Co, distribution|Yu Kuwabara, advertising art
organized by Awai-Za, co-organized by Anyo-in Temple
awaiza.com/schedule.html#10Jul_18Dec2021

11 September 2021

Innate Reality [commissioned work, world premiere]

ZeitRäume Basel - Biennale für neue Musik und Architektur
Durchgehend|Padel-Halle - Teil 1|Art Space Pilz Welle Lust
Padel Basel Klybeck, Gebäude K-102, Klybeckstrasse 141, 4057 Basel, Schweiz
Baldur Brönnimann, musikalische leitung|Miguel Fernandez, saxophon|Mathieu Chpelitch, trompete
Antonio Jimenez Marin, posaune|Francesco Palmieri, e-gitarre|María Alejandra Jiménez, violine
Anastasija Agapova, viola|Alessandra Gallo, violoncello
zeitraeumebasel.com/sonic-spaces-im-klybeck

9 September 2021

Innate Reality [commissioned work, world premiere]

ZeitRäume Basel - Biennale für neue Musik und Architektur
Durchgehend|Padel-Halle - Teil 1|Art Space Pilz Welle Lust
Padel Basel Klybeck, Gebäude K-102, Klybeckstrasse 141, 4057 Basel, Schweiz
Baldur Brönnimann, musikalische leitung|Miguel Fernandez, saxophon|Mathieu Chpelitch, trompete
Antonio Jimenez Marin, posaune|Francesco Palmieri, e-gitarre|María Alejandra Jiménez, violine
Anastasija Agapova, viola|Alessandra Gallo, violoncello
zeitraeumebasel.com/sonic-spaces-im-klybeck

3 September 2021 (performed twice)

Four Games [commissioned work, world premiere of the entire piece]

Recorder Duet, Trajectory of Sound II
Oumi Gakudo, 3-20-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Seiko Tanaka and Daniele Bragetti, recorder
stanaka8.wixsite.com/studio-fontegara/information
flyer pdf

28 August 2021
*Live streaming is available.

Time Abyss [Japanese premiere]

Suntory Hall Summer Festival 2021
The 31st Competition of Yasushi Akutagawa Suntory Award for Music Composition
Suntory Hall (Main Hall), 1-13-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8403 (Akasaka ARK Hills), Japan
Yoichi Sugiyama, conductor|New Japan Philharmonic
Presented by Suntory Hall
www.suntory.com/culture-sports/suntoryhall/schedule/detail/20210828_M_2.html
31st Yasushi Akutagawa Suntory Award for Music Composition Nominated works announced

21 August 2021
*Live streaming and archive streaming are available.

Concert Suite 'Gauche the Cellist'

Bach's Field of Prayer #2 - Awai-Za Recital Series Vol.2
Anyo-in Temple Rurikodo Hall, 2-30-23 Toshin-Cho, Itabashi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Yu Kuwabara, compose and arrange
Tendre Co, distribution|Yu Kuwabara, advertising art
organized by Awai-Za, co-organized by Anyo-in Temple
awaiza.com/schedule.html#10Jul_18Dec2021

12 August 2021
*Live streaming and archive streaming are available.

In Between

Concert - New Music Gathering Day 1
Auditorium, Landmark Center, 75 W 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102 U.S.
Also stream at the New Music Gathering YouTube
Jeffery Kyle Hutchins, saxophone|Scotty Horey, percussions|Shannon Wettstein Sadler, piano
www.newmusicgathering.org/nmg2021/schedule/day-1-thursday-august-12th

1 August 2021

Floating Bridge of Dreams Ⅱ - on 'Yoru no Ame (Rain at night)' b [cello version world premiere]

Miidera-temple, 246 Onjyo-ji cho, Otsu-city, Shiga, Japan
Hidetaro Honjoh, shamisen with voice|Keisuke Morita, cello

31 July 2021
*Live streaming and archive streaming are available.

Nested Time [commissioned work, world premiere]

World Premieres II - Mizzou International Composers Festival 2021
Stream at the Mizzou New Music Facebook or MU School of Music YouTube.
Alarm Will Sound|Alan Pierson, conductor
newmusic.missouri.edu/micf/festival-schedule#collapse-accordion-150-4

25-31 July 2021

Take a part as one of the resident composers of the Mizzou International Composers Festival 2021
newmusic.missouri.edu/micf/mizzou-international-composers-festival blog.coas.missouri.edu/blog_mnmsf/?p=5797

21 July 2021

Bai and Dharani [Italian premiere]

Discordanze - Chigiana International Festival & Summer Academy 2021
Teatro dei Rozzi, Piazza Indipendenza, 15, 53100 Siena SI, Italy
Ilya Gringolts, violin
www.chigiana.org/pf/21-luglio-2021/

10 July 2021

Bai and Dharani [commissioned work, world premiere]

MATINEE - Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus
Ritterburg Lockenhaus "Burg", Eugen Horvath Platz 1 A-7442 Lockenhaus, Austria
Ilya Gringolts, violin
www.kammermusikfest.at/programm-2021

10 July 2021
*Live streaming and archive streaming are available.

Ball and Keys
Hana no Fuga (Fugue florissante)
J.S.Bach: Lord, Joy of Man's Desiring (from Cantata No. 147 "In Heart, Mouth, Deeds, and Life") [arrangement work, world premiere]

Bach's Field of Prayer #1 - Awai-Za Recital Series Vol.2
Anyo-in Temple Rurikodo Hall, 2-30-23 Toshin-Cho, Itabashi-Ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Yu Kuwabara, compose and arrange
Tendre Co, distribution|Yu Kuwabara, advertising art
organized by Awai-Za, co-organized by Anyo-in Temple
awaiza.com/schedule.html#10Jul_18Dec2021

9 July 2021

In Between [US premiere]

CHAMBER MUSIC II - Twin Cities New Music Festival 2021
The Andy Boss Thrust Stage, Park Square Theatre, 20 West Seventh Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102 U.S.
Jeffery Kyle Hutchins, saxophone|Scotty Horey, percussions|Shannon Wettstein Sadler, piano
www.113collective.com/tcnmf21
parksquaretheatre.org/113-composers-collective-twin-cities-new-music-festival/
www.facebook.com/events/949396595821406

28 June 2021

Hidden in the Another Dusk [revised world premiere]

New Chamber Music 2021
Sumida Triphony Small Hall,1-2-3 Kinshi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Maiko Matsuoka, violin|Wakako Yokoyama, violin
Fumiko Kai, viola|Gen Asabuki, cello

22 May 2021
*Stream on 29 May 2021, 19:00h

Striking the match momentarily I see the foggy ocean b [AsianArt Ensemble original instrumental version world premiere]

via nova e.V. Zeitgenössische Musik in Thüringen
Jugend- und Kulturzentrum monami (Großer Saal), Goethepl. 11, 99423 Weimar, Germany
Streaming is available here.

AsianArt Ensemble
Yoo Hong, daegeum|Wu Wei, sheng|Naoko Kikuchi, koto|Sung Youjin, gayageum
Matthias Leupold, violin|Yoo Chang-Yun, viola|Gabriella Strümpel, cello
Matthias Bauer, contrabass|Adam Weisman, percussions|Il-Ryun Chung, conductor
via-nova-ev.de/?page_id=2793

[online, on-air & limited streaming] 8&9 May, 2021 (2-day online festival)
*Available to watch the achive movies and the recordings for 30 days after the festival

Bai and Dharani [commissioned work, online world premiere]

Tectonics Glasgow 2021
Watch online at bbc.co.uk/bbcsso
Listen LIVE on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Sounds
View the Line-up and Schedule (“Bai and Dharani” will have its online world-premiere on the 9th, at 17:30.)

All performances are available on this site for 30 days, with the two live broadcasts available on BBC Sounds for the same period. The festival is completely free to access.
The archive movie of “Bai and Dharani” is available here.

Ilya Gringolts, violin
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3jRWS6Y6QgXmP27MV8V0sDQ/tectonics-glasgow-2021
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5Sc1F90nDwzFwdM6h8zvwmz/tectonics-2021-artist-profile

18&19 April 2021

Music for 'Gauche the Cellist'
Music for 'Yamanashi' [commissioned work, world premiere]

Kamishibai Live - Seiko Morohashi: The World of Large-Scale Picture Storytelling VOL.2
Nagaoka Lyric Hall, 3-1356-6 Senshu, Nagaoka-city, Niigata, Japan
Seiko Morohashi, script and drawing
Kazue Imai, Yoshie Kikuchi, and Azusa Fukushima, narrator
Sho Sato, cello|Kaoru Fukushima, clarinet
senzouin.jp

[online concert & limited streaming] 30 March 2021, 20:00 (EDT)
available to purchase and watch until April 30, 21:00 (EDT)

Moonlight Mantra (Tsuki no Kōgon)

JAPAN SOCIETY - Online Traditional Music
Shomyo: Buddhist Ritual Chant - Moonlight Mantra
Co-presented with University of Chicago Presents
www.japansociety.org/event/shomyo-buddhist-ritual-chanting-mantra-of-moonlight
artsinitiative.columbia.edu/event/shomyo-buddhist-ritual-chant-moonlight-mantra/

Hailing from two of Japan's major Buddhist sects (Shingon and Tendai), the critically-acclaimed group Shomyo no Kai—Voices of a Thousand Years will showcase their mastery of a millennium-old chanting ritual with a performance that transcends sectarian boundaries. Discover one of the earliest forms of vocal music reimagined in a new work by the young female composer Yu Kuwabara, titled Moonlight Mantra (Tsuki no Kogon). With a performance set in the exceptional acoustics and grand sacred space of An'yo-in Temple, one of the oldest temples in Itabashi Ward in Tokyo, this concert offers a rare opportunity to hear this ancient oral ritual come to vibrant life. Clad in brightly colored monastic robes, the choir alternates between monotone stillness and ecstatic polyphony. The ethereal voices of Shomyo no Kai swell in powerful harmony, enrapturing the listener into a transcendent meditative state.
The performance will begin with a series of interviews with the head monk of the Shingon Buddhist sect Rev. Kojun Arai, stage director Hiromi Tamura, and composer Yu Kuwabara, and conclude with a live Q&A featuring Rev. Kojun Arai.
performed in Japanese with English subtitles

Here is the trailer PV below.

March 2021 Shomyo no Kai Program Book

performed by Shomyo no Kai - Sennen no Koe (Voices of a Thousand Years)
directed by Hiromi Tamura and composed by Yu Kuwabara
video: PLASTIC RAINS, GOCCHA|Sound: Fly sound Inc.|Lighting: Arts Lab
PR: GOCCHA, Arts Lab|Producer: Junko Hanamitsu|Production: NPO Kaibunsha
supported by Anyoin-temple
funded by The Commemorative Foundation for the Japan World Exposition
commissioned by Agency for Cultural Affairs "Project for Strengthening Profitability of Culture and Arts"

[limited video streaming] 11-24 March 2021

On-demand distribution of National Theatre
National Theatre of Japan 5-6 March 2021
Gagaku and Contemporary Music: Poetry in Song and Performance

First distribution period: 11 March, 10h00 - 17 March, 23h59
First ticket purchase period: 11 March, 10h00 - 17 March, 15h00
Second distribution period: 18 March, 10h00 - 24 March, 23h59
Second ticket purchase period: 18 March, 10h00 - 24 March, 15h00
www.ntj.jac.go.jp/topics/kokuritsu/2020/3688.html

[A-1] Ryojin Hisho
Haru no Hajime, Ashigara Seki no Kami, Mizushirabyoshi, and more.
eplus.jp/Ryojin_Hisho/
[B-1] RENGA (1975-76)
composed by John Cage; directed by Kawashima Motoharu, Marc D. Ferrum, Kuwabara Yu
eplus.jp/RENGA/
[A-2] Gosechi no Aida no Eikyoku no Koto
eplus.jp/Gosechi_no_Aida_no_Eikyoku_no_Koto/
[B-2] Berlin RenshiⅡ- Die Strickleiter an der Fasanenstraße (2021)*world premiere
co-composed by Kawashima Motoharu, Marc D. Ferrum, Kuwabara Yu
eplus.jp/Berlin_Renshi2/
duration: Approximately 55 minutes for each performance

6 March 2021

Berlin Renshi Ⅱ - Die Strickleiter an der Fasanenstraße
co-composition by Motoharu Kawashima, Marc David Ferrum, and Yu Kuwabara [commissioned work, world premiere]

National Theatre - March 2021 Special Program
Gagaku and Contemporary Music: Poetry in Song and Performance
National Theatre (Small Theatre), 4-1 Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Shintaro Ban, Utai (Noh chanting)|Takashi Matsudaira, baritone
Motoharu Kawashima, conductor|Reigakusha|Ensemble Kochi
www.ntj.jac.go.jp/schedule/kokuritsu_s/2020/3310.html?lan=e
Live streaming is available here.

[performance] 5 March 2021

John Cage: RENGA

National Theatre - March 2021 Special Program
Gagaku and Contemporary Music: Poetry in Song and Performance
National Theatre (Small Theatre), 4-1 Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
directed by Motoharu Kawashima, Marc David Ferrum, and Yu Kuwabara
inserted harmony parts arranged by Marc David Ferrum and Yu Kuwabara
Shintaro Ban, Utai (Noh chanting)|Takashi Matsudaira, baritone
Yu Kuwabara, conductor|Motoharu Kawashima, conductor
Reigakusha|Ensemble Kochi
www.ntj.jac.go.jp/schedule/kokuritsu_s/2020/3310.html?lan=e
Live streaming is available here.

[limited video streaming] 1-20 February 2021

Moonlight Mantra (Tsuki no Kōgon)

On-demand distribution of the 60-minute video work featuring the 40-minute digest version of "Moonlight Mantra (Tsuki no Kōgon)" and additional special interviews (with English subtitles) with Kojun Arai (master of the ceremony), Hiromi Tamura (director), and Yu Kuwabara (composer)

Here is the trailer PV below.

This streaming is available on 360channel for those who living outside of Japan.

performed by Shomyo no Kai - Sennen no Koe (Voices of a Thousand Years)
directed by Hiromi Tamura and composed by Yu Kuwabara
video: PLASTIC RAINS, GOCCHA|Sound: Fly sound Inc.|Lighting: Arts Lab
PR: GOCCHA, Arts Lab|Producer: Junko Hanamitsu|Production: NPO Kaibunsha
supported by Anyoin-temple
funded by The Commemorative Foundation for the Japan World Exposition
commissioned by Agency for Cultural Affairs "Project for Strengthening Profitability of Culture and Arts"

24 January 2021 *CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Awai-Za Koto-Hajime 2021
Recreation Hall, Fukagawa Edo Museum, 2F 1-3-28, Shirakawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen


2020

27 December 2020 *POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Mystische Miniatüre [Japanese premiere]
New Work [world premiere]

Christopher Adler × Awai-Za
Ruri-kodo, Anyo-in temple, 2-30-23 Toshin-cho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Christoper Adler, khean
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
awaiza.com/schedule.html#28Mar2020
www.facebook.com/events/518883845405858/

19 December 2020

Moonlight Mantra (Tsuki no Kōgon)

Human Spirit and Nature: A Song of Japanese Heart-
Shomyo "Moonlight Mantra (Tsuki no Kōgon)" after "Songs by Myoe-shonin"
Concert Hall Shizuoka AOI, P.O.B.251 Shizuoka Central Post Office, 1-9 Kurogane-cho, Shizuoka-shi, 420-0851 Shizuoka, Japan
Shomyo no Kai - Sennen no Koe (Voice of a Thousand Years), shomyo
Hiromi Tamura, director
www3.aoi.shizuoka-city.or.jp/concert/detail.php?y_yoyaku_day_uid=17593

12 December 2020

Unspoken Song of the Koto [commissioned work, world premiere]

DISCOVER NIPPON -Cutting Edge of the Koto-
Minoh-City Maple Hall, 5-11-23, Minoh, Minoh-shi, Osaka, Japan
Lisa Kataoka, koto
minoh-bunka.com/2020/07/23/1212-discover-nippon/

6 December 2020

The Three Playings of Kenji Miyazawa's onomatopoeia [commissioned work, world premiere]
Hidetaro Honjoh: Iwafune [commissioned arrangement work, world premiere]

Folk Song Regression - Distant Sea
Kioi Small Hall, 6-5 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Hidetaro Honjoh, voice and shamisen
Dogen Kinowaki, flute|Tatsuki Sasanuma, cello|Sawako Yasue, percussions
www.honjoh.co.jp/ticket/kaiki.html
kioihall.jp/category/concert/s_kioihall?ky=2020&km=12
www.tokyo-np.co.jp/article/69504

[lecture] 6 & 27 November 2020

online composition courses Sakyoku-Juku (organized by Yukiko Watanabe)
Guest tutor for the first semester of 2020
note.com/yukikocomposer/n/nee5e0d2e1e84

4 November 2020

Hidetaro Honjoh: HANABI [arrangement work]
Balls and Keys [new work, world premiere]
Hauta 'Hagi no Shiorito' [arrangement work]
Hauta 'Fukagawa-bushi' [arrangement work]
Awai - Tsukuda [revised world premiere]
Hidetaro Honjoh: Hana no Fuga [arrangement work]
Music for Tōsanba
Hauta 'Nenagarani' [arrangement work]
Lotus Pedestal
Song for "Wakamurasaki" b'
Echigojishi Fantasy

Awai-Za Edo×New Music Vol.4 - Fireworks
Small Theatre, Fukagawa Edo Museum, 2F 1-3-28, Shirakawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
awaiza.com/schedule.html#4Nov2020
www.facebook.com/events/340197720617129

[livestream] 1 November 2020

A song about a dead person

Festival of New American Music Gala Concert (Sacramento, CA, U.S.)
Free access to livestream, no in person attendance available
loadbang
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone|Andy Kozar, trumpet
William Lang, trombone|Adrian Sandi, bass clarinet
www.csus.edu/college/arts-letters/music/_internal/_documents/fenam-schedule.pdf
www.csus.edu/college/arts-letters/music/spotlight/fenam-festival.html
www.loadbang.com/events.html

[lecture] 28 October 2020

Lecture about "Creation between New Music and Japanese Traditional Art Form" at Osaka College of Music
organized by Osamu Nishimura

3 October 2020

In Between [French premiere]

Festival Musica 2020
Concert de clôture #3 - L’Imaginaire + Ensemble Linea + Les Percussions de Strasbourg + Voix de Stras’ + AxisModula + Quatuor Adastra + Les Chapeaux Noirs + HANATSUmiroir + lovemusic
Cité de la musique et de la danse, 1 Pl. Dauphine, 67076 Strasbourg, France
L’Imaginaire + Ensemble Linea + Les Percussions de Strasbourg
Philippe Koerper, saxophone|Reto Staub, piano|Hsin-Hsuan Wu, percussions
festivalmusica.fr/documentation/editions/2020/manifestation/1717/

31 August 2020 *POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Four Games [commissioned work, world premiere of the entire piece]

Recorder Duet, Trajectory of Sound II
Oumi Gakudo, 3-20-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Seiko Tanaka and Daniele Bragetti, recorder
stanaka8.wixsite.com/studio-fontegara/information

[broadcast] 4 August 2020, via ORF

In Between

Japans zeitgenössische Musikproduktion - Japans junge Komponierende
Gestaltung: Marie-Therese Rudolph
Trio Accanto
Marcus Weiss, saxophone|Nicolas Hodges, piano|Christian Dierstein, percussions
oe1.orf.at/programm/20200804/607861/Japans-zeitgenoessische-Musikproduktion

27 July - 1 August 2020

Mizzou International Composers Festival online
Seleced for one of the resident composers for Mizzou International Composers Festival 2020
blog.coas.missouri.edu/blog_mnmsf/?p=5481
www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-mizzou-international-composers-festival-online-under-twilight-tickets-113217552748

[broadcast] 25 June 2020, via hr2-Kultur

Time Abyss

Konzertsaal|Cresc - Biennale für aktuelle Musik - Crashkurs Human_Machine
Am Mikrofon: Sylvia Freydank
Enno Poppe, conductor|Ensemble Modern
Aufnahme vom 1. März 2020 aus der Albert-Schweitzer-Schule in Offenbach
www.hr2.de/programm/klassik-oper/konzertsaal--cresc---biennale-fuer-aktuelle-musik---crashkurs-humanmachine,id-konzertsaal-2350.html

[online concert] 15 June 2020

Mizu no Koe (Water Voice) [online European premiere]

SMOG online
Marco Fusi, violin
www.smogmusic.org/2020-06-15.php

31 May 2020 *POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Awai-Za Kawa-Biraki 2020
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
awaiza.com/schedule.html#31May2020

27 May 2020 *POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

In Between [US premiere]

Twin Cities New Music Festival
Jeffery Kyle Hutchins, saxophone|Scotty Horey, percussions|Shannon Wettstein Sadler, piano

[broadcast] 16 May 2020, via Deutschlandfunk

Atelier neuer Musik
Die Komponistin Yu Kuwabara - Neu und alt sind kein Widerspruch
Mit dem Wortpaar „Tradition und Fortschritt“ wird bis heute ein Widerstreit, ein Sich-Abgrenzenwollen assoziiert. Nicht so bei Yu Kuwabara: In ihren Kompositionen bringt die junge Japanerin uralte Traditionen ihres Landes und zeitgenössische Ideen, Thematiken und Arbeitsansätze in Einklang.
Von Leonie Reineke
www.deutschlandfunk.de/die-komponistin-yu-kuwabara-neu-und-alt-sind-kein

13 May 2020 *POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Striking a match momentarily I see the foggy ocean b [AsianArt original instrument version, world premiere]

focused XXIII - Young Composers Japan
Konzerthaus Berlin, Werner-Otto-Saal, Gendarmenmarkt, 10117 Berlin-Mitte, Germany
AsianArt Ensemble
Wu Wei, sheng|Hong Yoo, daegeum|Naoko Kikuchi, koto|Youjin Sung, gayageum
Matthias Leupold, violine|Chang-Yun Yoo, viola|Gabriella Strümpel, cello
Matthias Bauer, Kontrabass|Adam Weisman, Perkussion|Il-Ryun Chung, Leitung und Moderation
www.asianart-ensemble.com/en/en/concerts2020.html
www.konzerthaus.de/en/programm/asianart-ensemble/5016

30 April & 1 May 2020 *POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Music for 'Gauche the Cellist'

Seiko Morohashi "The World of A Huge Picture-Story Show" vol.2
Owlspot, 4-5-2, Higashi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Seiko Morohashi, pictures and story
Sho Sato, cello
www.owlspot.jp/events/performance/post_159.html
senzouin.jp/pdf/2020/au-0430.pdf

[livestream] 4 April 2020

Mystische Miniatüre

Solos: Three for Khaen (A Livestream-only Concert)
This concert will be livestreamed in US on youtube: youtu.be/KxgNQ5z1bmY
Christopher Adler, khaen
www.facebook.com/events/243955423317061/

22 March 2020 *CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Dance to live [commissioned work, world premiere]
Deconstructing Winter

Contemporary × POPS
C-LAPS, Aoba-Roppongi building B1, 3-16-33 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Music KART
Go Mochizuki, mandolin|Gaku Yamada, guitar|Hiroaki Takaha, piano|Jun Mochizuki, drums
Thomas Piercy, clarinet|Tomoya Ohgaki, electric bass
c-laps.jp/events/200322_night_musickart/

21 March 2020 *POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Naming Chant [commissioned work, world premiere]

produced by Yokohama Minatomirai Hall
Just Composed 2020 Spring in Yokohama Contemporary Music Composers Series
Yokohama Minatomirai Small Hall, 2-3-6 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
Ryuta Nishikawa, conductor|Vox Humana, vocal ensemble
magcul.net/198665?lang=en
mmh.yafjp.org/mmh/recommend/2020/03/just-composed-2020

15 March 2020 *CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Music for 'Gauche the Cellist'

Seiko Morohashi "The World of A Huge Picture-Story Show" vol.2
Nagaoka City Hall Aore A, 4-10 Ote-dori, Nagaoka-sity, Niigata, Japan
Seiko Morohashi, pictures and story
Sho Sato, cello
senzouin.jp/pdf/2020/ao-0315.pdf

[talk] 14 March 2020 *CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Lecture about 'How to enjoy Just Composed 2020' produced by Miyuki Shiraishi
Just Composed 2020 Spring in Yokohama Contemporary Music Composers Series
Yokohama Minatomirai Reception Room, 2-3-6 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
Ryuta Nishikawa, conductor|Yu Kuwabara, composer|Miyuki Shiraishi, musicologist
magcul.net/198665?lang=en
mmh.yafjp.org/mmh/recommend/2020/03/just-composed-2020

3 March 2020

Rattling Darkness

Versipel New Music presents Will Lang
Hotel Peter and Paul, 2317 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 70117, U.S.
William Lang, trombone
versipel.org/events/

1 March 2020

Time Abyss [commissioned work, world premiere]

CRESC... Biennale für aktuelle Musik
CRASHKURS HUMAN__MACHINE
Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Offenbach, Waldstraße 113, 63071 Offenbach am Main, Germany
Enno Poppe, conductor|Ensemble Modern
www.cresc-biennale.de/de/programm/2020-03-01/crashkurs-human-machine
www.cresc-biennale.de/en/artists/yu-kuwabara
www.internationale-em-akademie.de/en/calendar#k3896_2020-03-01
www.ensemble-modern.com/en/calendar/2020-03-01/3896
www.facebook.com/events/483931888908840/
www.hr.de/presse/orchester/hr-sinfonieorchester/2019/
www.giornaledellamusica.it/news/umano-non-troppo-umano

24 February 2020

Flowers of Fading c [vibraphone version, world premiere]

Michael Murphy and Kanna Taniguchi Duo Concert
Art Space Hase, 593 Kusuriya-cho, Chukyo-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto
Michael Murphy, sho|Kanna Taniguchi, vibraphone

23 February 2020

Three Voices [U.S. premiere]

Identity, what does it matter? New Generations in Japan
Music From Japan 45th Anniversary - Festival 2020 New York
Scandinavia House/Volvo Hall (second floor), 58 Park Ave (at 38th Street), New York, NY, U.S.
Momenta Quartet
Alex Shiozaki, violin|Stephanie Griffin, viola|Michael Haas, cello
www.musicfromjapan.org/upcoming-events/
www.musicfromjapan.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Music-From-Japan-2020-Program-New-York2.pdf
www.japanculture-nyc.com/music-from-japan-to-celebrate-its-45th-anniversary/

15 February 2020

Ito no Dharani c (Dharani of Strings c) [viola version world premiere]
B. Howard: Fly Me To The Moon b [arrangement work, viola version world premiere]

Sounds of traditional music and new music
Katsuyama-city hall, 1-5-16, Katsuyama-city, Moto-machi, Fukui, Japan
Megumi Kasakawa, viola|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
ultraschallberlin.de/konzert/2020-01-16_trio-accanto/

[broadcast] 5 February 2020, via rbb Kultur

In Between

Musik der Gegenwart
Ultraschall Berlin
Trio Accanto
Marcus Weiss, saxophone|Christian Dierstein, percussions|Nicolas Hodges, piano
ultraschallberlin.de/konzert/2020-01-16_trio-accanto/

30 January 2020

Ohayashi from 'Tsugi-hagi "Chushingura" (Patched "Chushingura")'
Hana no Fuga
Hidejiro Honjoh: Hana no Fuga [arrangement work]
Hauta 'Nenchugyoji' [arrangement work]
Music of The Rat [world premiere]
Yoshinao Nakada: On A Snowing Town [arrangement work]
B. Howard: Fly Me To The Moon [arrangement work]
R. Rodgers: My Funny Valentine [arrangement work, world premiere]
A. Vivaldi: Concerto No.1 "LA PRIMAVERA" [arrangement work, world premiere]
W. A. Mozart=Yu Kuwabara: Variations on 'Ah, vous dirai-je Maman' Awai-Za version

Awai-Za Koto-Hajime 2020
Recreation Hall, Fukagawa Edo Museum, 2F 1-3-28, Shirakawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
awaiza.com/schedule.html#30Jan2020
www.facebook.com/events/2447887728822478/

[broadcast] 27 January 2020, via Deutschlandfunk Kultur Tonart Klassik

In Between

Ultraschall Berlin
Trio Accanto
Marcus Weiss, saxophone|Christian Dierstein, percussions|Nicolas Hodges, piano
ultraschallberlin.de/konzert/2020-01-16_trio-accanto/

19 January 2020

Kinshi no Dharani (Dharani of Gold Strings)
B. Howard: Fly Me To The Moon c [arrangement work, horn version world premiere]

Otowaza - vocative
History and Nature Museum in IINA Park Kawaguchi, 501-1, Daiji Akayama, Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama, Japan
Nobuaki Fukukawa, horn|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen

16 January 2020

In Between

Ultraschall Berlin
Heimathafen Neukölln, Karl-Marx-Straße 141, 12043 Berlin, Germany
Trio Accanto
Marcus Weiss, saxophone|Christian Dierstein, percussions|Nicolas Hodges, piano
ultraschallberlin.de/konzert/2020-01-16_trio-accanto/
ultraschallberlin.de/aufsatz/yu-kuwabara-in-between/
www.visitberlin.de/en/event/ultraschall-berlin-festival-new-music
www.trio-accanto.com/schedule.html
www.facebook.com/events/2549767611909689/


2019

21 December 2019

Floating Bridge of Dreams Ⅰ - on 'Yoshiwara-Kiyari' [revised world premiere]
Song for "Wakamurasaki" b' [revised world premiere]
Floating Bridge of Dreams Ⅱ - on 'Yoru no Ame (Rain at night)'
Shami Zanmai
Echigojishi Fantasy
Tsugi-hagi "Chushingura" (Patched "Chushingura") [world premiere]
Music for "Tosanba" (Music for a extremery quiet but intense space) [world premiere]

Awai-Za Edo×New Music Vol.3 - Hauta and Chushingura
Small Theatre, Fukagawa Edo Museum, 2F 1-3-28, Shirakawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Hidetaro Honjoh, guest shamisen player
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
awaiza.com/schedule.html#21Dec2019
www.facebook.com/events/513013796147039/

12 December 2019

7 Studies about "Image" [European premiere]
Ōmagatoki no Uta (Hearing the Dusk Abyss) [European revised premiere]

-TRIO- by contemporary insights
Kulturnhalle, Connewitzer Str. 6, 04289 Leipzig, Germany
contemporary insights
Izabela Kałduńska, violin|Kyubin Hwang, cello|Michiko Saiki, piano
contemporaryinsights.org/calendar/
kulturnhalle-leipzig.de/?page_id=219

[broadcast] 26 November 2019, broadcasted via Klara Radio

Nokorigaku (Remaining Music) [commissioned work, world premiere]

Transit-festival: The sound of tomorrow
klara.be/programma/late-night-lab

24 November 2019

Doll-Blind b [world premiere]

Matinee - Music around the world
Commonroom, Florianigasse 54 1080 Wien, Austria
Audrey G. Perrault, flute|Maria Mogas Gensana, accordion
www.imgraetzl.at/laudonviertel/treffen/matinee-music-around-the-world

14 November 2019

A song about a dead person [commissioned work, world premiere]

loadbang presents: Premieres Vol.13
Opera America, 330 7th Ave 7th Floor, New York, NY, U.S.
loadbang
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone|Andy Kozar, trumpet
William Lang, trombone|Adrian Sandi, bass clarinet
www.loadbang.com/events.html
www.facebook.com/events/2498886273513266/

13 November 2019

Music for 'Gauche the Cellist'

Seiko Morohashi, the world of picture-story show
Kodo Hall, Shingon-sect Buzan-ha Shumuchosho, 4F 5-40-8, Ohtsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Seiko Morohashi, pictures and story
Sho Sato, cello

3 November 2019

Music for 'Gauche the Cellist' [commissioned work, world premiere]

Anyoin-temple Autumn Concert
Main Hall, Anyoin-temple, 2-30-23, Toshin-cho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Seiko Morohashi, pictures and story
Sho Sato, cello

20 October 2019

Nokorigaku (Remaining Music) [commissioned work, world premiere]

Transit Festival 20/21
Nicolas Hodges - Saunders, Momi, Ablinger, Kuwabara, Riehm, Aperghis
STUK, Naamsestraat 96 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Nicolas Hodges, piano
www.festival2021.be/nl/transit/concert/saunders-momi-ablinger-kuwabara-riehm-aperghis
www.facebook.com/events/2077107942593306/

13 October 2019

In Between [Asian premiere]

PRISM Chamber Music Festival
Feature Concert I: Exordium Collective
Y-Studio, 2/F Youth Square, 238 Chai Wan Rd, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
EXORDIUM Collective
Angus Lee, conductor
Charles Ng, saxophone|Karen Yu, percussions|Thomas Ang, piano
www.novaensemble.com/pcmf-feature-concert-i-exordium-collective
www.facebook.com/events/673800376463986/

24 September 2019

Suite 'Gauche the Cellist' [world premiere]

New Chamber Music 2019 vol.6
Small Hall, Sumida Triphony, 1-2-3 Kinshi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sho Sato, cello

14 September 2019

Hidetaro Honjoh: Hana no Fuga [arrangement work]
Hauta 'Enkaina' [arrangement work]
Hauta 'Hagi no Shiorido' [arrangement work, world premiere]
Rentaro Taki: Kōjō no Tsuki [arrangement work, world premiere]
B. Howard: Fly Me To The Moon [arrangement work, world premiere]
W. A. Mozart: Duet 'Pa-pa-pa'' from The Magic Flute [arrangement work, world premiere]
W.A. Mozart=Yu Kuwabara: Variations on 'Ah, vous dirai-je Maman' Awai-Za version [world premiere]

Salon de Awai-Za
Casa Mozart, 1-10-23 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
awaiza.com/schedule.html#14Sep2019

[panelist] 2 September 2019

one of the panelists of Japanese Women Composers Meeting Vol.2
3-days Composition Academy
Half Moon Hall, 4-10-4 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Akiko Ushijima, Yu Kuwabara, Norio Koide, Chikako Morishita, Tomoko Momiyama, Akiko Yamane, Ai Watanabe, and Yukiko Watanabe, panelists
www.facebook.com/events/280214219435188/

18 August 2019

Ito no Dharani (Dharani of Strings)

Izakaya Kai-shin Concert
Izakaya Kai-shin 2, 3-8-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Shungo Mise, violin|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen

12 August 2019

Thirty-three Moons b [short version, world premiere]

Koriyama City Library Lecture Concert - La Rubertina Recorder Concert
Koriyama City Library, 3F 1-5-25 Hayama, Koriyama-city, Fukushima, Japan
Nobuko Funayama, talk
La Rubertina, recorder ensemble
Seiko Tanaka, Daniele Bragetti, Terumichi Otsuka, Nao Kirihata, Asuka Takahashi, Yumi Nakamura, Megumi Fukuoka, Aya Miyazato
docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/ff3d49_586c6b406640441b9e54f381291adc96.pdf

6 August 2019

Four Games [partial world premiere]

Recorder duo - Path of sound
Oumi Gakudo, 3-20-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Seiko Tanaka and Daniele Bragetti, recorder
stanaka8.wixsite.com/studio-fontegara/information
eplus.jp/sf/detail/2939090001-P0030001P021001

19 July 2019

Pygmalion
Dandara no Dharani (Layered Dharani) [Japanese premiere]
Rattling Darkness [revised Japanese premiere]
Moon Sliding Ⅱ [revised world premiere]
Shadowless [Japanese premiere]
figure and ground, image and margin, obverse and reverse [Japanese premiere]
smelling, efflorescing [world premiere]

Shadowless - Yu Kuwabara Portrait [Awai-Za Recital Series Vol.1]
Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall, 3-20-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Maho Kajikawa, flute|Keisuke Honda, oboe|Kaoru Nishimura, clarinet
Sayaka Nakata, bassoon|Ikue Saga, horn|Haruka Kagotani, trumpet
Kosei Murata, trombone|Kosuke Nakayama, percussions|Tomomi Ota, accordion
Makiko Suzuki, harp|Kaori Osuga, piano|Shungo Mise, violin (Awai-Za)
Maiko Matsuoka, violin|Megumi Kasakawa, viola|Seiko Takemoto, cello (Awai-Za)
Yoji Sato, contrabass|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen (Awai-Za)|Hiroyuki Mito, conductor
awaiza.com/schedule.html#19Jul2019

13 July 2019

Ito no Dharani (Dharani of Strings)
partical performance from 'Shadowless'
Ōmagatoki no Uta (Hearing the Dusk Abyss)
partical performance from 'figure and ground, image and margin, obverse and reverse'
Hauta 'Nenchugyoji' [arrangement work]

Pre Talk and Mini Live for Shadowless - Yu Kuwabara Portrait
JBS training center, Mark Light Toranomon 9F, 2-3-1 Nishishinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Awai-Za
Yu Kuwabara, talk
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
awaiza.com/schedule.html#19Jul2019

21 June 2019

Six Voices [Italian premiere]

playing the Shakuhachi: Reison Kuroda
Spazio Sirin, Via Vincenzo Vela 15, Milan, Italy
Reison Kuroda, shakuhachi|Yuki Udabe, conductor
mdi ensemble
Sonia Formenti, flute|Paolo Casiraghi, clarinet
Lorenzo Gentili-Tedeschi, violin|Paolo Fumagalli, viola|Giorgio Casati, cello
www.mdiensemble.com/en/event/reison-kuroda-allo-shakuhachi/
www.facebook.com/events/669792386794762/

8 June 2019

of the world under a dream, or of a dream under the world... [commissioned work, world premiere]

June 2019 Traditional Japanese Music
The History of Japanese Music Ⅲ -Shamisen-
Japan National Theatre Small Theatre, 4-1 Hayabusa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Tomitaro Zenchiku, kyogen-utai|Motonari Okura, kyogen-utai
Shintaro Okamura, jiuta|Naoichi Tanaka, jiuta
Seiji Kanazawa, tenor|Takashi Matsudaira, baritone
Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
www.ntj.jac.go.jp/schedule/kokuritsu_s/2019/6137.html?lan=e

1 June 2019

F. Poulenc 'L'histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant' [commissioned arrangement work, world premiere]

sonorium "movie×music"
sonorium, 3-53-16 Izumi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sho Sato, cello|Hideaki Nemoto, piano
Saeko Mizumoto, movie www.sonorium.jp/concert/details.php?id=C0000553

26 May 2019

Hauta 'Fukagawabushi' [arrangement work, world premiere]
Hauta 'Ageshio' [arrangement work, world premiere]
Hauta 'Enkaina' [arrangement work, world premiere]
Hidetaro Honjoh: Hana no Fuga[arrangement work, world premiere]
Hana no Fuga (Fuga on the theme of 'cherry blossom' by Rentaro Taki) [world premiere]
Hauta 'Shiba ni Umarete' [arrangement work, world premiere]
Tsukuda [world premiere]

Awai-Za Kawa-Biraki 2019
Funayado Uchida, the side of Hamazonokyo bridge, 3-4 Ecchujima, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
awaiza.com/schedule.html#26May2019

[broadcast] 15 May 2019, via SWR2

In Between

SWR2 JetztMusik - Trio Accanto (1/2)
Trio Accanto
Marcus Weiss, saxophone|Christian Dierstein, percussions|Nicolas Hodges, piano
www.swr.de/swr2/programm/sendungen/jetztmusik/swr2-jetztmusik-trio-accanto-1-2

24 April 2019

Ukiyo Shinobi Kudoki Uta [commissioned work, world premiere]

Teion Duo the 11th concert
Suginami Kokaido Small Hall, 23-5 Kamiogi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Teion Duo
Takashi Matsudaira, baritone|Shinya Hashimoto, tuba
teionduo.net
www.facebook.com/events/282068812484584/

13 April 2019

In Between [Spanish premiere]

Funambulista. - Festival Mostra Sonora
Sueca, Valencia, Spain
Trio Accanto
Marcus Weiss, saxophone|Christian Dierstein, percussions|Nicolas Hodges, piano
mostrasonorasueca.com/actuacions/
www.evs-musikstiftung.ch/en/prize/prizes/grants-aid-2019/festivals-englisch/mostra-sonora-sueca-2019.html
www.trio-accanto.com/schedule.html

11 April 2019

Five Images-In Nomine [commissioned work, world premiere]

Music Tomorrow - finale del concorso "Breaking Music"
Teatro Dal Verme, Via San Giovanni sul Muro, 2, 20121, Milano, Italy
Syntax Ensemble
Maruta Staravaitova, flute|Marco Ignoti, clarinet|Anna D’Errico, piano
Dario Savron, percussions|Francesco D’Orazio, violin|Michele Marco Rossi, cello
Pasquale Corrado, conductor
www.facebook.com/events/422488774985387/

6 April 2019

Flowers of Fading

Soukyu-ji Temple Memorial Concert
Soukyu-ji Temple main hall, 1282 Higashino, Ena-shi, Gifu, Japan
Kazuo Furuyama, soprano recorder|Hanako Nakamura, sho

3 April 2019

A world under the world [commissioned work, world premiere]

Alla Sala Puccini del Conservatorio i vincitori degli Incontri internazionali per giovani compositori “Franco Donatoni”
Conservatorio di Musica G. Verdi di Milano, Via Conservatorio, 12, 20100 Milano MI, Italy
Maurizio Leoni, baritone|Yu Kuwabara, reading in Japanese
Mario Marzi, tenor saxophone|Divertimento Ensemble
Maurizio Longoni, clarinet|Jonathan Pia, trumpet|Corrado Colliard, trombone
Maria Grazia Bellocchio, piano|Elio Marchesini, percussions|Emiliano Amadori, contrabass
Sandro Gorli, conductor
www.divertimentoensemble.it/eventi/

2 March 2019

Mirror in the Mirror

protonwerk no. 8
NMIDB – Neue Musik In Der Beiz
Damatti Bar Basel, Kirchgasse 1, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
ensemble proton bern
Richard Haynes, bass clarinet|Elise Jacoberger, contraforte
ensembleproton.ch/konzerte/protonwerk-no-8

1 March 2019

Mirror in the Mirror [commissioned work, world premiere]

protonwerk no. 8
NMIDB – Neue Musik In Der Beiz
Dampfzentrale, Marzilistrasse 47, 3005 Bern, Switzerland
ensemble proton bern
Richard Haynes, bass clarinet|Elise Jacoberger, contraforte
ensembleproton.ch/konzerte/protonwerk-no-8

24 February 2019

Three Different Time Fields and the Voiceless Chant

Mamiko Someda Clavecin Recital in Kansai
Salon Des Noix Accordées, 2-5-24 Hattorihonmachi, Toyonaka-city, Osaka, Japan
Mamiko Someda, cembalo
mamikoclavecin.wixsite.com/m-somedaclavecin/concerts

16 February 2019

Spontaneous Song after the poem "Evidences" by Nouso Masao [world premiere]

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

Serenade

When I was young and a little tiny boy [arrangement work]

F. Poulenc: Fancy [arrangement work, world premiere]

"Gen" Musubi × Ichida-Tei
Ichida Family's House, 1-6-2 Ueno-Sakuragi, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Yasuaki Ichikawa, tenor|Azusa Fukushima, actor|Sho Sato, cello

31 January 2019

Three Different Time Fields and the Voiceless Chant [commissioned work, world premiere]

Mamiko Someda Clavecin Recital in Tokyo
Oumi Gakudo, 3-20-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Mamiko Someda, cembalo
mamikoclavecin.wixsite.com/m-somedaclavecin/concerts

17 January 2019

Hauta 'Nenchugyoji' [world premiere]

Song for "Wakamurasaki" b

A. Vivaldi: Concerto No.4 L’INVERNO' [arrangement work, world premiere]

Yoshinao Nakada: On A Snowing Town [arrangement work, revised world premiere]

G. F. Händel: Passacaglia from Suite in g minor, HWV432[arrangement work, world premiere]

Echigojishi Fantasy

Awai-Za Koto-Hajime 2019
Rec Hall, Fukagawa Edo Museum, 1-3-28 Shirakawa, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
awaiza.com/schedule.html#17Jan2019

10 January 2019

Thirty-three Moons [commissioned work, world premiere]

Recorder Ensemble "La Rubertina" The 6th concert
Tokyo Lutheran Church, 1-14-14 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
La Rubertina, recorder ensemble
Seiko Tanaka, Daniele Bragetti, Terumichi Otsuka, Nao Kirihata, Asuka Takahashi, Yumi Nakamura, Megumi Fukuoka, Aya Miyazato
stanaka8.wixsite.com/studio-fontegara/rubertina


2018

18 December 2018

Rattling Darkness

Will Lang’s Tuesday Night Mega Power Concerts
Areté 67 West St, Brooklyn, NY 11222, United States
William Lang, trombone
www.aretevenue.com/events/

18 December 2018

Moon Sliding Ⅱ [world premiere]

New Chamber Music 2018 vol.5
Sumida Triphony Small Hall, 1-2-3, Kinshi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Makiko Suzuki, harp

15 December 2018

Spiral Mandala ーWind Chant and Night Chantー

Shomyo - Spiral Mandala Ceremony
Joetsu Bunka Kaikan Large Hall, 1-9-10, Shinko-cho, Joetsu-shi, Niigata, Japan
Shomyo no Kai - Voice of a Thousand Years, shomyo
Hiromi Tamura, director
www.joetsu-bunkakaikan.com/jisyu.html#聲明

[broadcast] 3 December 2018 broadcasted via Deutschlandfunk

In Between

Darmstädter Ferienkurse 2018 - Reizüberflutung versus Kontemplation
www.deutschlandfunk.de/darmstaedter-ferienkurse-2018-reizueberflutung-versus.1987.de.html?dram:article_id=429511
Trio Accanto
Marcus Weiss, saxophone|Christian Dierstein, percussions|Nicolas Hodges, piano
Leonie Reineke, Am Mikrofon

22 November 2018

Flowers of Fading

4. Dortmunder Kammermusikfestivals
Heliand Kirche, Westfalendamm 190, 44141 Dortmund, Germany
Gudula Rosa, Blockflöte|Marko Kassl, Akkordeon

12 November 2018

incense, efflorescence

Construct-Radiate, 2nd Edition
Kunsthaus Walcheturm, Zurich, Switzerland
Mike Svoboda, conductor
neuverBand
Anja Clift, flute|Valentina Štrucelj, clarinet|Lukas Rickli, piano
Victor Barceló, percussions|Alice Belugou, harp|Olivia Steimel, accordion
HannaH Walter, violin|Anne-Laure Dottrens, viola|Ellen Fallowfield, cello
neuverband.ch/concerts/construct-radiate-II.html

7 November 2018

incense, efflorescence [commissioned work, world premiere]

Construct-Radiate, 2nd Edition
Ackermannshof Druckereihalle, Basel, Switzerland
Mike Svoboda, conductor
neuverBand
Anja Clift, flute|Valentina Štrucelj, clarinet|Lukas Rickli, piano
Victor Barceló, percussions|Alice Belugou, harp|Olivia Steimel, accordion
HannaH Walter, violin|Anne-Laure Dottrens, viola|Ellen Fallowfield, cello
neuverband.ch/concerts/construct-radiate-II.html
www.druckereihalle.ch/events-ansicht-dh/events/construct-radiate-ii.html

3 November 2018

Falling Dusk

Ōmagatoki no Uta (Hearing the Dusk Abyss)

Mizu no Koe (Water Voice) [revised world premiere]

Echigojishi Fantasy

Song for "Wakamurasaki" [revised world premiere]

Shami Zanmai [world premiere]

Floating Bridge of Dreams Ⅰ - on "Kiyari" [world premiere]

Floating Bridge of Dreams Ⅱ - on "Yoru no Ame (Rain at night)" [world premiere]

Awai Za "Edo×New Music" - Second Night "Hauta×New Music"
Kioi Small Hall, 6-5 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Hidetaro Honjoh, shamisen|Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
awaiza.com/schedule.html#3Nov2018

20 October 2018

Hangonko

Lotus Pedestal [revised world premiere]

Shibahama [revised world premiere]

Awai Za "Edo×New Music" - First Night "Rakugo×New Music"
Kioi Small Hall, 6-5 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kokontei Shinsuke, Rakugo performer|Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
awaiza.com/schedule.html#22Oct2018

15 October 2018

Three Voices [Italian premiere]

SOUND OF WANDER – SECOND CONCERT
Live! Call for Scores - Works awarded of the mdi ensemble Call for Scores 2017/2018
Auditorium Lattuada, corso di Porta Vigentina 15/a, Milano, Italy
mdi ensemble
www.mdiensemble.com/en/event/live-call-for-scores/
www.mdiensemble.com/CALLFORSCORES2017-SELECTEDCOMPOSERS.pdf

10 October 2018

figure and ground, image and margin, obverse and reverse [commissioned work, world premiere]

Checkpoint Hidejiro Honjoh
Haus der Deutschen Ensemble Akademie, Schwedlerstraße 2, 60314 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Hidejiro Honjoh, solo shamisen
Musashi Baba, conductor|Ensemble Modern
www.ensemble-modern.com/en/news/2018-09-24/checkpoint
www.deutsche-bank-stiftung.de/10-10-2018-ensemble-modern-meets-honjoh-hidejiro/

5 October 2018

There was already water there [commissioned work, world premiere]

Hidejiro Honjoh × ICE "Shamisen Evolution"
Auditorium, Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street New York, NY, 10017, United States
Rebekah Heller, bassoon|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
www.japansociety.org/event/hidejiro-honjoh-x-ice-shamisen-evolution
www.iceorg.org/events/2018/10/5/hidejiro-honjoh-and-shamisen-evolution/
www.broadwayworld.com/article/This-Fall-At-Japan-Society-Samurai-Era-Love-Songs-and-More-20180821
www.musicalamerica.com/news/newsstory.cfm?storyid=41006&categoryid=5&archived=0
www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/classical-music/shamisen-evolution
www.nytimes.com/2018/09/12/arts/music/fall-classical-calendar.html
nationalsawdust.org/thelog/2018/10/10/in-review-hidejiro-honjoh-shamisen-evolution/

31 August 2018

Flowers of Fading [German premiere]

13. Freie Gartenakademie 2018: „Von verlorenen Gärten“
Freie Gartenakademie, Langemarckstraße 73, 48147 Münster, Germany
Gudula Rosa, Blockflöte|Marko Kassl, Akkordeon
www.gartenakademie.org/?p=2280

[panelist] 27 August 2018

one of the panelists of Japanese Women Composers Meeting
Overseas Education Fair 2018
Social Business Lab, 1-21-6 Kakigara-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
project-ppp.blogspot.com/2018/07/open-call-2018.html
www.facebook.com/events/239907946626668/

26 August 2018

Ito no Dharani (Dharani of Strings)

Izakaya Kai-shin Concert vol.7
Izakaya Kai-shin 2, 3-8-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Shungo Mise, violin|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen

[broadcast] 29 July 2018 broadcasted via reboot.fm

Three Voices

reboot.fm
Neue Musik #15 Sarah Nemtwov, Bára Gísladóttir Und ‌Yu Kuwabara
reboot.fm/2018/07/29/neue-musik-15-sarah-nemtwov-bara-gisladottir-und-%E2%80%8Cyu-kuwabara/
www.mixcloud.com/rebootfm/neue-musik-15-sarah-nemtwov-bára-g%C3%ADsladóttir-und-yu-kuwabara-2018-07-29/

15 July 2018

In Between [German premiere]

Real Accanto - Darmstädter Ferienkurse
Orangerie, Bessunger Str. 44, 64285 Darmstadt, Germany
Trio Accanto
Marcus Weiss, saxophone|Christian Dierstein, percussions|Nicolas Hodges, piano
internationales-musikinstitut.de/de/ferienkurse/festival/programm/real-accanto/
internationales-musikinstitut.de/en/ferienkurse/ueber/musiker-dozenten/yu-kuwabara/
www.trio-accanto.com/schedule.html

3 July 2018

2 and 32 [In Between b] [commissioned work, world premiere]

ISO Duo Recital
Suginami Kokaido Small Hall, 1-23-15 Kamiogi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kiyonori Sokabe, zephyros|Mizuki Aita, vibraphone
www.facebook.com/events/1826955654045961/

26 June 2018

Strinking a match momentarily I see the foggy ocean [commissioned work, world premiere]

Gegenübergestellte Zeit III - Japan
originäre Musik aus Japan für Shamisen, Shakuhachi und Koto in Begegnung mit aktueller Musik
Kultur Büro Elisabeth gGmbH, Invalidenstraße 4A, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Akihito Obama, shakuhachi|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
Il-Ryun Chung, leitung und moderation|AsianArt Ensemble
Naoko Kikuchi, koto|Hong Yoo, daegeum|You Jin Sung, gayageum|Matthias Leupold, violine
Chang-Yun Yoo, viola|Gabriella Strümpel, violoncello|Matthias Bauer, kontrabass
www.asianart-ensemble.com
www.elisabeth.berlin/kulturkalender/asianart-ensemble-gegenuebergestellte-zeit-iii-japan

16 June 2018

In Between [world premiere]

Delian Academy for New Music 2018 - SYNAVLIA 6
Grypario Cultural Center, Epar.Od. Mikonou-Ano Merias 1422, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
Trio Accanto
Marcus Weiss, saxophone|Christian Dierstein, percussions|Nicolas Hodges, piano
www.delianacademy.com

14 June 2018

Echigojishi Fantasy b [German premiere]

Stars Fall upon the House -Sound is Poetry, the Universe-
Goethehaus, Großer Hirschgraben 23-25 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen|Naoko Kikuchi, koto|Akihito Obama, shakuhachi

8-17 June 2018

One of the fellows 2018 (acoustic composer) at the Delian Academy for New Music
Grypario Cultural Center, Epar.Od. Mikonou-Ano Merias 1422, Mikonos 846 00, Greece
www.delianacademy.com
issuu.com/delian.academy/docs/programme_2018

26 May 2018

Dandara no Dharani (Layered Dharani) [commissioned work, world premiere]

SHAMISEN ET MUSIQUE CONTEMPORAINE
HONJOH HIDEJIRO + LES SOLISTES DE L'ENSEMBLE INTERCONTEMPORAIN
Maison de la culture du Japon a Paris, Grande salle (niveau -3), 101 bis, quai Branly 75015 Paris, France
Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
Members from the Ensemble Intercontemporain
Hidéki Nagano, piano|Emmanuelle Ophèle, flute|Martin Adámek, clarinet|Pierre Strauch, cello
Akino Kamiya, percussions
Yu Kuwabara, conductor
www.mcjp.fr/ja/la-mcjp/actualites/shamisen-et-musique-contemporaine

11 May 2018

Rattling Darkness [revised world premiere]

Infinite Divisions: Microtonal Works for Solo Trombone
The Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02139, United States
William Lang, trombone
bostonmicrotonalsociety.org/index.php/upcoming-events/

14 April 2018

Echigojishi Fantasy b [commissioned work, world premiere]

ACROSS BOUNDARIES VOL.1
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011, United States
Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen|Yoko Reikano Kimura, koto|Akihito Obama, shakuhachi
www.facebook.com/otowaza/

7 April 2018

Six Voices [world premiere]

Asian Composers Showcase 2018 - Tongyeong International Music Festival
Black Box, Tongyeong Concert Hall, 38, Keunbalgae 1-gil, Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea
Reison Kuroda, solo shakuhachi
Hyun-Jin Yun, conductor|Ensemble TIMF
www.goethe.de/ins/kr/ko/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=21187510
timf.org/eng/foundation/festival_concert
timf.org/eng/service/notice
www.goethe.de/ins/kr/en/kul/sup/acs/bdt.html
www.goethe.de/ins/kr/en/kul/sup/acs/kmp/21134166.html

5 April 2018

7 Studies about "Image" [world premiere]

Crossover the SIX
Sengawa Fix Hall, Chofu-shi, Tokyo, Japan
Maana Hori, violin|Noe Mitani, cello|Emi Kura, piano
www.facebook.com/events/2060708300607816/

31 March - 13 April 2018

The short movie 'My important people' directed by Minako Miyake for which I worked as a composer was released.
After shows on the 1st Apr and on the 7th Apr, we had a small concert with my pieces used in the movie and a talk event by Minako Miyake and myself.

Short Film Series "Gaps and Deviation 2018" directed by Toshihiko Kitami
UPLINK SHIBUYA, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello
Release Schedule: studio-meta.wixsite.com/home/2018
www.uplink.co.jp/movie/2018/50674

28 March 2018

Shadowless [Italian premiere]

Concerto: Posadas, Plè, Bedrossian e i tre vincitori degli Incontri Internazionali ‘Franco Donatoni’
Teatro Litta, Corso Magenta, 24, 20123 Milano MI, Italy
Viktoriia Vitrenko, direttrice|Divertimento Ensemble
Prova aperta: www.divertimentoensemble.it/eventi/prova-aperta-2/
Concerto: www.divertimentoensemble.it/eventi/concerto-posadas-ple-bedrossian-e-i-tre-vincitori
idea.divertimentoensemble.it/events/concert-with-the-composers-selected


www.foyertabloid.net/produzione/rondo-2018-maestri-e-allievi/

17 March 2018

Deconstructing Winter [commissioned work, world premiere]

Connecting the Dots
Koendori Classics, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Go Mochizuki, mandolin|Gaku Yamada, guitar|Hiroaki Takaha, piano
Tomotaka Sekiya, electric bass|Jun Mochizuki, drums
www.facebook.com/events/1806523842748549/
koendoriclassics.com/events/551/詳細未定/

28 February 2018

Ten Voices

Concerto: Kuwabara, Montalti, Filidei - Devertimanto Ensemble STAGIONE RONDÒ 2018
Palazzina Liberty, Largo Marinai d'Italia, 1, 20135 Milano MI, Italy
Sandro Gorli, direttore|Divertimento Ensemble
Prova aperta: www.divertimentoensemble.it/eventi/concerto-kuwabara-montalti-filidei/
Concerto: www.divertimentoensemble.it/eventi/concerto-kuwabara-montalti-filidei/
www.belviveremedia.com/amadeus/francesco-filidei-milano
www.divertimentoensemble.it/28-febbraio-2018-concerto

10 February 2018

chorus arrengement and conduct for Hidetaro Honjoh works

Heiwa Shimin Koen Noh Theater × Compall Hall "Otowa-Za" - new perspective and creation with chorus
Heiwa Shimin Koen Noh Theater, Oita-shi, Oita, Japan
Hidetaro Honjoh|Hidegoro Honjoh|Hidejiro Honjoh|Mika Mochizuki|Otowaza Choir
www.nogaku.jp/event/20180210-1.html

8 February 2018

Ōmagatoki no Uta (Hearing the Dusk Abyss) [revised world premiere]

New Chamber Music 2018 vol.4
Suginami Koukaido, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Seiko Takemoto, cello

3 February 2018

Kinshi no Dharani (Dharani of Gold Strings) [commissioned work, world premiere]

"Otowaza" concert 2018
the historical Tanaka residence, Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama, Japan
Nobuaki Fukukawa, horn|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
part1: kokucheese.com/event/index/498707
part2: kokucheese.com/event/index/498714


2017

22 December 2017

Moon Spell [commissioned work, world premiere]

Ensemble Muromachi in Kabuki-cho! on the 10th anniversary!!
Shinjuku FACE, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroaki Takaha, conductor|Ensemble Muromachi
Setsujo Saito, shomyo|Marie Suga, baroque violin|Takuto Takagishi, baroque violin
Emmanuel Girard, viola da gamba|Kei Yamada, baroque cello|Sakuhiko Fuse, baroque contrabass
www.ensemblemuromachi.or.jp/2017

18 November 2017

Three Voices

Paula Hedvalle - Lecture & Concert for extended tecnique of violin
University Hall, Kyoto City University of Arts (KCUA), Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
WREN ENSEMBLE
Paula Hedvalle, violin|Kaya Kuwabara, viola|Manami Nishimura, cello
www.kcua.ac.jp/event/20171118_hedvall/

18 November 2017

Momijitsutsu (While turning red) [commissioned work, world premiere]

Otowa-Za "Momijishite"
Okyo-kan, Tokyo National Museum, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Mayumi Miyata, sho|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
www.veltra.com/jp/japan/tokyo/a/140730

5 November 2017

Three Voices

WREN ENSEMBLE PLAYS Swedish and Japanese Future Classcal Music
Salon Des Noix Accordées, Toyonaka-city, Osaka, Japan
WREN ENSEMBLE
Paula Hedvalle, violin|Kaya Kuwabara, viola|Yasunori Onishi, cello
www.facebook.com/events/1397937016910382

4 November 2017

Moonlight Mantra (Tsuki no Kōgon) [commissioned work, world premiere]

Kanagawa Ongakudo Japanese Traditional Music Series - Shomyo "Tsuki no Kōgon"
Kanagawa Kenritsu Ongakudo, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa, Japan
Shomyo no Kai - Voice of A Thousand Years, shomyo
Hiromi Tamura, director
www.kanagawa-ongakudo.com/detail?id=34896

2 November 2017

Mystische Miniatüre [commissioned work, world premiere]

New Musical Geographies II
French Parlor, Founders Hall, University of San Diego Music Department, Alcalà Park, San Diego, CA, United States
Christopher Adler, khaen
christopheradler.com/performances.html
www.sandiego.edu/events/cas/detail.php?_focus=59628
www.sandiegoreader.com/events/2017/nov/02/christopher-adler-new-musical-geographies-ii/
www.sandiego.edu/events/cas/detail.php?_focus=59628

30 September 2017

G. Gershwin: I Got Rhythm [commissioned arrangement work, world premiere]

Mamiko Terai and her friends vol.3
Koendori Classics, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Mamiko Terai, piano|Sho Sato, cello|Ayano Saito, percussions
koendoriclassics.com/events/414/詳細未定/

[broadcast] 25 September 2017 broadcasted via NHK-FM Yokohama

radio appearance on «Yokohama Sound Cruise» as a guest
FM Yokohama 81.9MHz, Odawara 83.5MHz
www.nhk.or.jp/yokohama/program/sc/

16 September 2017

Serenade [world premiere]
Katachi, Aya, or Sugata (Oscillating between speaking and singing
'When I was young and a little tiny boy' by unknown
Hocket on 'Limelight'

Ichida Family's House × Gen-musubi
Ichida Family's House, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Tomoki Shibata, narrator|Yasuaki Ichikawa, tenor|Sho Sato, cello
genmusubi.weebly.com/concert.html
taireki.com/news965

[broadcast] 30 August 2017 broadcasted via RADIO SRF 2 Kultur, Switzerland

Shadowless

RADIO SRF 2 Kultur NEUE MUSIK IM KONZERT
Werkschau des «Composer Seminar»
recorded live from Identities 5|Ensemble of Lucerne Festival Alumni
Lucerne Festival Academy Composer Seminar Performance
www.srf.ch/sendungen/neue-musik-im-konzert/werkschau-des-composer-seminar
www.lucernefestival.ch/en/program/ensemble-of-lucerne-festival-alumni/453

26 August 2017

Shadowless [world premiere]

Identities 5|Ensemble of Lucerne Festival Alumni
Lucerne Festival Academy Composer Seminar Performance
KKL Luzern, Lucerne Hall, Europaplatz 1, CH-6002 Luzern, Switzerland
Johanna Malangré, conductor|Ensemble of LUCERNE FESTIVAL ALUMNI
Yutaka Shimoda, solo violin|Raoul Cho, flute|Tomonori Takeda, clarinet & bass clarinet
Kevin Fairbairn, trombone|Bill Solomon, percussions|Jian Ren, violin
Alfonso Noriega, viola|Simon Thompson, cello|Juan Díaz, contrabass
www.lucernefestival.ch/en/program/ensemble-of-lucerne-festival-alumni/453

19 August 2017

Two Voices [commissioned work, world premiere]
Flowers of Fading b [short version, world premiere]

Tamami Tono & Kiyonori Sokabe Duo - one night of Hoshigatami in midsummer
Tokyo Art Museum, Chofu-city, Tokyo, Japan
Tamami Tono, sho|Kiyonori Sokabe, trumpet and zephyros
www.facebook.com/events/140281036520283/

12-28 August 2017

LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Composer Seminar
Luzern, Switzerland
www.lucernefestival.ch/en/lucerne-festival-academy
www.lucernefestival.ch/en/lucerne-festival-academy/program-2017

24 July 2017

Jimi Hendrix: Purple Haze [commissioned arrangement work, world premiere]
Bill Evans: Waltz for Debby [commissioned arrangement work, world premiere]

Otowaza
Roppongi Claps, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Hogaku Solisten
Nobutaka Yoshizawa, koto|Chikuzan Fukuda, shakuhachi
Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen|Tomoyo Maekawa, koto

15 July 2017

Ten Voices [world premiere]

I concerti dell’International Workshop for Young Composers
Auditorium Santa Chiara, Bobbio, Piacenza, Italy
Sandro Gorli, conductor|Divertimento Ensemble
Lorenzo Missandlia, flute|Maurizio Longini, clarinet|Clemens Gottschling, horn
Adrian Albaladejo, trombone|Lorenzo Colombo, percusssions|Maria Grazia Bellocchio, piano
Lorenzo Gorli, violin|Sarah Saviet, violin|Daniele Valabrega, viola|Martina Rudic, cello
www.divertimentoensemble.it/eventi/concerto-iwyc-2017/

7-16 July 2017

Divertimento Ensemble International Workshop for Young Composers Ⅲ edizione
Bobbio, Piacenza, Italy
www.kanagawa-ongakudo.com/detail?id=34896
idea.divertimentoensemble.it/formazione-international-workshop-for-young-composers-2017/
idea.divertimentoensemble.it/international-workshop-for-young-composers-2017-2/?lang=en
idea.divertimentoensemble.it/international-workshop-for-young-composers-7-16-luglio-bobbio/
www.divertimentoensemble.it/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ComposersIWYC2017.pdf

6 May 2017

Flowers of Fading

Kazuo Furuyama "Sato Issai and Raku" Lecture Concert
Iwamura Comunity Center, Ena-shi, Gifu, Japan
Kazuo Furuyama, soprano recorder|Hanako Nakamura, sho
music.geocities.jp/humming_rico/satoissai.htm

5 May 2017

Flowers of Fading

Kazuo Furuyama "Sato Issai and Raku" Lecture Concert
Iwamura Bijyutsu no Yakata, Ena-shi, Gifu, Japan
Kazuo Furuyama, soprano recorder|Hanako Nakamura, sho
music.geocities.jp/humming_rico/satoissai.htm

28 April 2017

Madara no Dharani (Patched Dharani) [commissioned work, world premiere]

Tokyo To NewYork 2017
Oumi Gakudo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Thomas Piercy, clarinet|Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, shakuhachi|Reison Kuroda, shakihachi
Makoto Aruga, vibraphone|Go Mochizuki, mandolin|Sansuzu Tsuruzawa, futozao shamisen
Yu Kuwabara, conductor www.toshigakushi.com/tokyo_newyork.html

9 April 2017

Ito no Dharani (Dharani of Strings) [commissioned work, world premiere]

Izakaya Kai-shin Concert vol.3
Izakaya Kai-shin 2, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Shungo Mise, violin|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen

19 March 2017

Katachi, Aya, or Sugata (Oscillating between speaking and singing)
Rush 'Hocket on Limelight' [arrangement work]

"Gen" musubi -Music and Litarature- vol.2 "Twelfth Night, or, What You Will"
Tokyo Performance Ⅲ
Anyo-in Temple, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sho Sato, cello|Yasuaki Ichikawa, tenor|Tomoki Shibata, storyteller
genmusubi.weebly.com/

11 February 2017

Hocket on 'Limelight' [arrangement work]

"Gen" musubi -Music and Litarature- vol.2 "Twelfth Night, or, What You Will"
Tokyo Performance Ⅱ
IMASA, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sho Sato, cello|Yasuaki Ichikawa, tenor|Tomoki Shibata, storyteller
genmusubi.weebly.com/

11 February 2017

Katachi, Aya, or Sugata (Oscillating between speaking and singing) [world premiere]

"Gen" musubi -Music and Litarature- vol.2 "Twelfth Night, or, What You Will"
Tokyo Performance Ⅰ
IMASA, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sho Sato, cello|Yasuaki Ichikawa, tenor|Tomoki Shibata, storyteller genmusubi.weebly.com/

[lecture] 9 February 2017

Japan inter-design forum - JIDF Lab
Jyoshiryoku Lab - Yu Kuwabara "New Music and Literature"
Sangenjaya Sharenaado Hall (Room: Swan), Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Junko Saeki, lab master|Yuki Ninagawa, lab director|Marchi Christine, lab director
www.jidf.net/lab/jyoshiryoku/1426/

3 February 2017

Hocket on 'Limelight' [arrangement work, world premiere]

"Gen" musubi -Music and Litarature- vol.2 "Twelfth Night, or, What You Will"
Saitama Performance
Sainokuni Saitama Arts Theater small hall, Saitama-city, Saitama, Japan
Sho Sato, cello|Yasuaki Ichikawa, tenor|Tomoki Shibata, storyteller
genmusubi.weebly.com/


2016

20 December 2016

Three Voices [Japanese premiere]

New Chamber Music 2016 vol.3
Suginami Koukaidou small hall, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Nana Miyagawa, violin|Ikune Yamagata, viola|Ayu Matsumoto, cello

7 December 2016

Bill Evans: B Minor Waltz [commissioned arrangement work, world premiere]
M. Ravel: Boléro Christmas Version

Ai Kuwabara "Kyogaku" 2016
Ai Kuwabara, piano|Anzu Suhara, violin|Akiko Shimauchi, viola
Junpei Hayashida, cello|Yusuke Morita, electricbass Suntory Hall Blue Rose, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
www.sunrisetokyo.com/schedule/detail.cgi?id=836

26 November 2016

"The Comedy of Errors" on The Paraphrase of Echigo-Jishi
John Lennon and Paul McCartney: I Am The Walrus [arrangement work]

"Gen" musubi -Music and Litarature- vol.1 "The Comedy Of Errors"
Tokyo Performance Ⅰ
Anyo-in Temple, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sho Sato, cello|Kenji Yamada, cello|Tomoki Shibata, storyteller
genmusubi.weebly.com/

[lecture] 25 November 2016

Japan inter-design forum - JIDF Lab
Kotoba Lab - Yu Kuwabara "Language of New Music"
ATAMATOTE 2-3-3, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Tatsuro Ishii, coordinator|Ryoichi Enomoto, lab master
Yuki Ninagawa, Juneko Saeki, Naoko Haga, and Sadatomo Matsudaira, lab director
/www.atamatote2-3-3.com/blog/2016/10/16-c56d.html
www.atamatote.co.jp/chronicle/c_main.html

23 November 2016

Falling Dusk [world premiere]

Otowa-Za The First Anniversary Concert
The world of shamisen by Hidejiro Honjoh vol.1
Oukyokan, Tokyo National Museum, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
www.veltra.com/jp/japan/tokyo/a/132551
www.facebook.com/otowaza/

20 November 2016

Song for "Wakamurasaki"

Gitanes Gallery, 483-46 Tsu, Kamakura-city, Kanagawa, Japan
Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen

2 November 2016

Danse à vivre [commissioned work, world premiere]

Izakaya Kai-shin Concert vol.2
Izakaya Kai-shin 2, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Shungo Mise, violin|Kaori Ohsuga, piano

15 October 2016

"The Comedy of Errors" on The Paraphrase of Echigo-Jishi

"Gen" musubi -Music and Litarature- vol.1 "The Comedy Of Errors"
Tokyo Performance Ⅰ
IMASA, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sho Sato, cello|Kenji Yamada, cello|Tomoki Shibata, storyteller
genmusubi.weebly.com/

15 October 2016

"The Comedy of Errors" on The Paraphrase of Echigo-Jishi
John Lennon and Paul McCartney: I Am The Walrus [arrangement work]

"Gen" musubi -Music and Litarature- vol.1 "The Comedy Of Errors"
Tokyo Performance Ⅰ
IMASA, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Sho Sato, cello|Kenji Yamada, cello|Tomoki Shibata, storyteller
genmusubi.weebly.com/

13 October 2016

"The Comedy of Errors" on The Paraphrase of Echigo-Jishi [world premiere]
John Lennon and Paul McCartney: I Am The Walrus [arrangement work, world premiere]

"Gen" musubi -Music and Litarature- vol.1 "The Comedy Of Errors"
Saitama Performance
Saitama Arts Theater small hall, Saitama-city, Saitama, Japan
Sho Sato, cello|Kenji Yamada, cello|Tomoki Shibata, storyteller
genmusubi.weebly.com/

9 September 2016

Dharani of Wind [commissioned work, world premiere]

Honjoh Hidejiro Presents “neo”
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A West 13th Street, New York, NY, 11011, United States
Claire Chase, bass flute|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
www.japanculture-nyc.com/2016/09/02/honjoh-hidejiro-presents-neo/

9 September 2016

Three Voices [commissioned work, world premiere]

Public Presentation Composers Ⅰ
Academy Voix Nouvelles 2016 – Young Composers and Performers
Abbaye de Royaumont, 95270 Asnières-sur-Oise, France
Talea Ensemble
Yuki Numata Resnick, violin|Elizabeth Weisser Helgeson, viola|Chris Gross, cello
www.royaumont.com/fr/fenetres-sur-cours-2016-voix-nouvelles-compositeurs/presentation

21 August - 9 September 2016

Academy Voix Nouvelles 2016 – Young Composers and Performers
Abbaye de Royaumont, 95270 Asnières-sur-Oise, France
www.royaumont.com/en/academie-voix-nouvelles
project.ulysses-network.eu/event/academy-voix-nouvelles-2016-young-composers-performers/
www.classicagenda.fr/voix-nouvelles-royaumont/

21 August 2016

Mizukage (Water Shapes) [revised world premiere]

Esprit Mandolin Orchestra The 4th Concert
Mitaka-city Arts Center Wind Hall, Mitaka-city, Tokyo, Japan
Takuto Komatsu, conductor|Esprit Mandolin Orchestra

24 July 2016

'Shinkei Kasanegafuchi' omnibus version [commissioned work, world premiere]
Echigojishi Fantasy

Toyota-city Noh-theater, Toyota-city, Aichi, Japan
Invitation to Yose
Kokontei Shinsuke, Rakugo storyteller
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidegoro Honjoh, kokyu and shamisen
www.t-cn.gr.jp/past_d/1715/

[broadcast] 29 June - 17 July 2016, broadcasted via Ch.542 Yose Channel, skyperfectv

Shinkei Kasanegafuchi Ⅵ, performed on 16 April 2015 at National Engei Theatre
Shinkei Kasanegafuchi Ⅶ (performed on 25 November 2015 at National Engei Theatre

Kokontei Shinsuke, Rakugo storyteller
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin |Seiko Takemoto, cello |Hidejiro Honjoh, kokyu and shamisen
bangumi.skyperfectv.co.jp/HD/actorId:172010/

[presentation] 24 June 2016

MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016
Composers' Talks #5
MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick, 678 Hart St #1B, Brooklyn, NY 11221, US
festival.mise-en.org/2016/schedule
festival.mise-en.org/2016/
festival.mise-en.org/2016/yu-kuwabara/
mise-en.org/news/#2439

22 June 2016

Dharani no Manimani (Drifting with Dharani) [commissioned work, world premiere]

MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016
Festival Day 1 - Opening Night
the cell, 338 W 23rd St, New York, NY, US
ensemble mise-en
Moon Young Ha, conductor
Kelley Barnett, flute|Vasko Dukovski, bass clarinet|Marchk Brochinsky, trombone
Yumi Suehiro, piano|Maya Bennardo, violin|Evan Runyon, contrabass
festival.mise-en.org/2016/schedule/#thecell
festival.mise-en.org/2016/
festival.mise-en.org/2016/yu-kuwabara/
mise-en.org/news/#2439

28 May 2016

Etudes Ⅳ

25strings-koto Revolucion Concert Vol.10
Chofu-city Sengawa Theater, Chofu-city, Tokyo, Japan
4plus
Maya Kimura, Yoko Hihara and Ami Sato, 25-string koto
www.koto-4plus.com/20160528

26 March 2016

Tō no Kyoku (Music in Tower Shape) [revised percial world premiere]

Myo-Non-E Ⅳ
Jishoji-Temple, Annaka-city, Gumma, Japan
Hanako Nakamura, shō|Sai Ailing, irish harp

19 March 2016

24 Preludes on the name of Michiko Suzuki [commissioned work, world premiere]

Nocturne #22 In C Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. 2016-17 F/W COLLECTION RUNWAY SHOW
Nocturne #22 Tokyo Showroom, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Ai Kuwabara, piano
www.facebook.com/nocturne22.kadowaki/posts/1024898594250513

9-10 January 2016

Spiral Mandala -Wind Chant and Night Chant- [commissioned work, world premiere]

Spiral Shomyo Concert Series vol.24 - Voice of A Thousand Years
Spiral Mandala Ceremony
Spiral Garden, Spiral Building Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Shomyo no Kai - Voice of A Thousand Years, Buddihist chant|Hiromi Tamura, director
www.spiral.co.jp/e_schedule/detail_1725.html
www.kaibunsha.net/archives/201601shomyo.html


2015

[broadcast] 29 December 2015, broadcasted via R1 NHK RADIO

Music for Radio Drama 'At the Fishing Hole'

R1 NHK RADIO - Radio Drama 'At the Fishing Hole'
written by Mantaroh Kubota|adapted by Naohisa Wada
Kenichi Kato, Kasho Nakamura, Michiko Ameku, Shoko Takada and others, performers
Momoko Kurita, narrator
Seiko Takemoto, cello
Yoshinori Yabe, director
www.nhk.or.jp/radiosp/tsuriborinite/

22 December 2015

Boléro - from 'The Night Music' [commissioned work, world premiere]
M. Ravel: Boléro Christmas Version [commissioned arrangement work, world premiere]

Ai Kuwabara ~Christmas with Strings 2015~
Santory Hall Blue Rose, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Ai Kuwabara, piano|Anzu Suhara, violin|Akiko Shimauchi, viola
Junpei Hayashida.JP, cello|Yusuke Morita, electric bass
sunriseTokyo.com/schedule/detail.cgi?id=469

11 December 2015

Rattling Darkness [world premiere]

New Chamber Music 2015 vol.2
Sonorium, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kosei Murata, trombone
www.jscm.net/?p=3469

10 December 2015

Moon Sliding [revised world premiere]

Yukino Ichikawa Electone recital vol.4
Ryogoku Monten Hall, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Yukino Ichikawa, electone
www.yukinoichikawa.com/#!2015/c1kma

5 December 2015

Pops in Mandolin Orchestra - The Beatles I "Michelle"

Liberte The 12th Concert
Toppan Hall, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroaki Takaha, conductor|Liberté Mandolin Orchestra
http://www.liberte-mandolin.com/#Concert

26 November 2015

Shinkei-Kasanegafuchi Ⅶ [revised world premiere]

Shinsuke no Kai
Japan National Entertainment Hall, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kokontei Shinsuke, Rakugo storyteller
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, kokyu
0874sinsuke.com/performance/schedule?month=2015-11

[broadcast] 23 November 2015, broadcasted via R1 NHK RADIO

Music for Radio Drama 'At the Fishing Hole' [commissioned work]

R1 NHK RADIO - Radio Drama 'At the Fishing Hole'
written by Mantaroh Kubota|adapted by Naohisa Wada
Kenichi Kato, Kasho Nakamura, Michiko Ameku, Shoko Takada and others, performers
Momoko Kurita, narrator
Seiko Takemoto, cello
Yoshinori Yabe, director
www.nhk.or.jp/radiosp/tsuriborinite/

[performance] 18 October 2015

M. Ravel: BOLERO for piano for 4 hands [commissioned arrangement work, world premiere]

SOGO YOKOHAWA DESIGNERS WEEKS 2015 Special Session Show
Nocturne #22 In C Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. "BOLERO" -session-
Seagull Court, YOKOHAMA SOGO, Yokohama-City, Kanagawa, Japan
・FASHION SHOW
 Ai Kuwabara and Yu Kuwabara, piano
 Tokyo Jyoshi Taiiku University dance club, contemporary dance
・PIANO SOLO LIVE
 Yu Kuwabara, piano (1st stage)|Ai Kuwabara, piano (2nd stage)

14 October 2015

Song for "Wakamurasaki" b

Gen no Oriai vol.4
Oumi Gakudo, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen|Sho Sato, cello
www.facebook.com/events/390525777821900/

30 September 2015

Tower of Ihatov Children

Nutrire la Musica - Feeding Music International Composition Competition
Teatro della Terra, Padiglione delle Biodiversita EXPO2015, Milano, Italy
Carlo Boccadoro, conductor|Sentieri selvaggi
Paola Fre, flute|Mirco Ghirardini, bass clarinet|Andrea Rebaudengo, piano
Simone Beneventi, percussion|Daniele Richiedei, violin|Paolo Fumagalli, viola
Aya Shimura, cello
www.padiglioneitaliaexpo2015.com/it/iniziative/nutrire-la-musica

26 September 2015

Tower of Ihatov Children [world premiere]

Nutrire la Musica - Feeding Music International Composition Competition
Teatro della Terra, Padiglione delle Biodiversita EXPO2015, Milano, Italy
Carlo Boccadoro, conductor|Sentieri selvaggi
Paola Fre, flute|Mirco Ghirardini, bass clarinet|Andrea Rebaudengo, piano
Simone Beneventi, percussion|Daniele Richiedei, violin|Paolo Fumagalli, viola
Aya Shimura, cello
www.padiglioneitaliaexpo2015.com/it/iniziative/nutrire-la-musica

21 September 2015

Pops in Mandolin Orchestra - The Beatles I "Michelle", [commissioned arrangement work, world premiere]

Kago-tag note #2 "Sonnet of Four Seasons"
Sunell Kagoshima, Kagoshima-city, Kagoshima, Japan
Hiroaki Takaha, conductor|Liberté Mandolin Orchestra
greenhorn2011.blog24.fc2.com/blog-entry-756.html

5 September 2015

chorus arrange and score writing for Hidetaro Honjoh's works

The 50th Honjoh Kai
National Theatre of Japan, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
www.honjoh.co.jp/activity/2015/honjoh_kai2015.pdf

3 June 2015

Shinkei-Kasanegafuchi Ⅱ - The Death of Toyoshiga [commissioned work, world premiere]

Japanese Traditional Art Performance Appriciation Class
Chuo University Juneior and Senior High School, Koganei-city, Tokyo, Japan
Kokontei Shinsuke, Rakugo storyteller
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello
chu-fu.ed.jp/topics/?p=1718

2 May 2015

Dance of Death b from The Night Music [solo harp vercion, world premiere]
Fragments on "Wind Chant and Night Chant" [commissioned work, world premiere]

Myo-Non-E Ⅲ
Jisho-ji Temple, Annaka-city, Gumma, Japan
Sai Ailing, Irish harp|Chiaki Isa, contemporary dance
Setsujyo Saito, Buddhist chant|Hiromi Shinoda, Japanese drum

16 April 2015

Shinkei-Kasanegafuchi Ⅵ [revised world premiere]

Shinsuke no Kai
Japan Entertainment Hall, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kokontei Shinsuke, Rakugo storyteller
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, kokyu
0874sinsuke.com/performance/schedule?month=2015-04

25 March 2015

The Night Music [commissioned work, world premiere]

Nocturne #22 In C Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. 2015 Full Collection Runway Show
Jijitsushin Hall, Chuoh-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Ai Kuwabara, piano|Satoshi Fukushima, recording and realization

28 January 2015

Song for "Wakamurasaki" b [duo version, world premiere]

Gen no Oriai vol.3
Oumi Gakudo, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen|Sho Sato, cello


2014

5 December 2014

Shinkei-Kasanegafuchi Ⅶ [commissionec work, world premiere]
Echigojishi Fantasy [world premiere]

Kokontei Shinsuke with Awai-Za
VACANT, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kokontei Shinsuke, Rakugo storyteller
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, kokyu and shamisen
0874sinsuke.com/performance/schedule?month=2014-12

19 November 2014

Shinkei-Kasanegafuchi Ⅴ [revised world premiere]

Shinsuke no Kai
Japan Entertainment Hall, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kokontei Shinsuke, Rakugo storyteller
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, kokyu
0874sinsuke.com/performance/schedule?month=2014-11

4-5 November 2014

Hangonko [revised world premiere]
Lotus Pedestal
Song for "Wakamurasaki" [world premiere]
Mizu no Koe (Water Voice) [world premiere]
Ōmagatoki no Uta (Hearing the Dusk Abyss) [revised world premiere]

Tokyo EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL vol.9 - Performance [Recommended Program]
Awai-Za "Mirages of Floating World"
Ryogoku Monten Hall, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kokontei Shinsuke, Rakugo storyteller
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiroh Honjoh, shamisen
www.Tokyo-ws.org/english/archive/2014/09/o1104.shtml

20 September 2014

Etudes Ⅱ

The 5th Concert of New Works for 25-string Koto
Shinjyuku Bunka Ceenter Small Hall, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
4plus
Maya Kimura, Hikari Machida, Ami Sato, 25-string koto
www.koto-4plus.com/201409202

16 August 2014

Moon Sliding Ⅱ [partial world premiere]

Workshop Concert: Harp Composition Workshop in Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music
Open Space, Akademie für Tonkunst, Darmstadt, Germany
Susanne Kabalan, harp

14 August 2014

Song of Ōmagatoki (Hearing the Dusk Abyss) [world premiere]

Workshop Concert: Cello Composition Workshop in Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music
Großer Saal, Akademie für Tonkunst, Darmstadt, Germany
Sara Käser, cello

25 July 2014

Moon Sliding [commissioned work, world premiere]

Yukino Ichikawa Electone recital vol.1
Space Do, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Yukino Ichikawa, electone
www.yukinoichikawa.com/#!2014/c9a0

21 June 2014

Flowers of Fading [commissioned work, world premiere]

Far and Away, New and Tradition, West and East
Pasona Group Building Hall, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kazuo Furuyama, soprano recorder|Hanako Nakamura, shō
www.pasona.co.jp/news/job/2014/14051602.html

31 May 2014

Shinkei-Kasanegafuchi Ⅵ [commissioned work, world premiere]

Kokontei Shinsuke with Awai-Za
VACANT, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kokontei Shinsuke, Rakugo storyteller
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, kokyu
0874sinsuke.com/performance/schedule?month=2014-05

27 May 2014

Hidden in the Another Dusk [world premiere]

New Chamber Music 2014
Suginami Koukaido Small Hall, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Ayaka Sotozono, violin|Shoko Murakami, violin
Sawako Kosuge, viola|Anna Kusakabe, cello
www.suginamikoukaidou.com/Concert/detail

16 April 2014

Shinkei-Kasanegafuchi Ⅳ [revised world premiere]

Shinsuke no Kai
Japan Entertainment Hall, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kokontei Shinsuke, Rakugo storyteller
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, kokyu
0874sinsuke.com/performance/schedule?month=2014-04

30 March 2014

Tō no Kyoku (Music in Tower Shape) [commissioned work, partial premiere]

Myo-Non-E Ⅱ
Jishoji-Temple, Annaka-city, Gumma, Japan
Hanako Nakamura, shō|Sai Ailing, Irish harp

28 January 2014

Love song Ⅳ

Gaku Yamada Guitar Recital
Keyaki Hall, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Gaku Yamada, guitar


2013

21 December 2013

Shinkei-Kasanegafuchi Ⅴ [commissioned work, world premiere]
Yoshinao Nakada: On A Snowing Town [arrangement work, world premiere]

Kokontei Shinsuke with Awai-Za, Iwato Yose Bangai
VACANT, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kokontei Shinsuke, Rakugo storyteller
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, kokyu and shamisen
0874sinsuke.com/performance/schedule?month=2013-12

30 November 2013

Etudes Ⅳ [commissioned work, world premiere]

The 4th Concert of New Works for 25-string Koto
Sumida Triphony Small Hall, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan
4plus
Maya Kimura, Ami Sato and Hikaru Machida, 25-string koto
www.koto-4plus.com/20131130-3

9 November 2013

Gamelan of Wind and Stars [commissioned work, world premiere]

Kiyonori Sokabe × Gaku Yamada Duo Concert
Koen-Dori Classics, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kiyonori Sokabe, trumpet|Gaku Yamada, guitar

11 August 2013

Mizukage (Water Shadows) [commissioned work, world premiere]

Esprit Mandolin Orchestra The 1st Concert
Tiara Koto Concert Hall, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Ryuichiro Ikariyama, conductor|Esprit Mandolin Orchestra The 1st Concert
espritmo.web.fc2.com/

8 August 2013

Love song Ⅳ

Les pois in Fukuoka
Kyusyu Christian Center, Fukuoka-city, Fukuoka, Japan
Kosuke Hashizume, guitar

4 August 2013

Love song Ⅳ

Les pois in Tokyo
Studio Virtuosi, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kosuke Hashizume, guitar

[lecture] 4 June 2013

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

Workshop Ⅰ (lecturer: Motoharu Kawashima)
6-111, Kunitachi University of Music, Tokyo, Japan
Setsujyo Saito, Buddihist chant|Hiromi Shinoda, Buddihist percussions

24 May 2013

Teri-Mukuri [commissioned work, world premiere]

Denis Patkovic, harmonikka
Concert Hall, Sibelius-Akademie, Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 9, Helsinki, Finland
Denis Patkovic, accordion
www.siba.fi/whats-on1/-/events/event/7517
www.goethe.de/ins/fi/hel/ver/de11064010v.htm

19 May 2013

Shinkei-Kasanegafuchi Ⅳ [commissioned work, world premiere]

Iwato Yose Bangai
VACANT, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kokontei Shinsuke, Rakugo performer
Awai-Za
Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, kokyu
0874sinsuke.com/performance/schedule?month=2013-05

16 May 2013

Transfiguration on The Theme of Morin Khuur [commissioned work, world premiere]

YMO YNOT 2013 Autumn/Winter collection runway show in China
Seiko Takemoto, cello|Satoshi Fukushima, recording and realization YMO YNOT 2013 Autumn/Winter collection runway show

18 April 2013

Shinkei-Kasanegafuchi Ⅲ [revised world premiere]

Shinsuke no Kai
Japan Entertainment Hall, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kokontei Shinsuke, Rakugo storyteller
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, kokyu
www.canonkikaku.com/blog/Rakugo/418.html

11 April 2013

Yume-Koi-Kwaidan (The Ghost Story of Dream Love)

TsuguKaji-KOTO ~Katari, Uta, Koto~
Za Koenji 2, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
TsuguKaji-KOTO
Ai Kajigano, 17-string koto with voice|Tsugumi Yamamoto, 25-string koto and shamisen, with voice
13strings.com/tsugu-kaji/
japan.japo-net.or.jp/event/2013/03/31/

31 March 2013

Yume-Koi-Kwaidan (The Ghost Story of Dream Love)

TsuguKaji-KOTO ~Katari, Uta, Koto~
Sitiera Hall, agoshima-city, Kagoshima, Japan
TsuguKaji-KOTO
Ai Kajigano, 17-string koto with voice|Tsugumi Yamamoto, 25-string koto and shamisen, with voice
13strings.com/tsugu-kaji/
japan.japo-net.or.jp/event/2013/03/31/

29 March 2013

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

Myo-Non-E
Jisho-ji Temple, Annaka-city, Gunma, Japan
Setsujyo Saito, Buddihist chant|Hiromi Shinoda, Buddihist percussions

10 February 2013

smelling, efflorescing [tryout]

Impuls Academy [Special Program - Reading sessions] MUMUTH, Kunstuniversität Graz, Lichtenfelsgasse 14 8010 Graz, Austria
Enno Poppe, conductor|Klangforum Wien
www.impuls.cc/en/academy/special-programs.html#c1297
www.impuls.cc/en/events/events-2013/102.html
www.impuls.cc/fileadmin/user_upload/Newsletter/newsletter20130525.pdf


2012

8 December 2012

Shinkei-Kasanegafuchi Ⅲ [commissioned work, world premiere]

Iwato Yose Bangai Kokontei Shinsuke no Kai
Studio Iwato, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kokontei Shinsuke, Rakugo storyteller
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, kokyu
www.studio-iwato.com/studio/program/index.html#1208

24 November 2012

Etudes Ⅲ [commissioned work, world premiere]

The 3rd Concert of New Works for 25-string Koto
Sumida Triphony Small Hall, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan
4plus
Maya Kimura, Ami Sato and Hikaru Machida, 25-string koto
www.koto-4plus.com/shinkyoku3

31 October 2012

Shinkei-Kasanegafuchi Ⅰ

Asakusa Zanmai Yoruseki - Shinsuke no Kai
Asakusa Engei Hall, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kokontei Shinsuke, Rakugo storyteller
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Seiko Takemoto, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, kokyu
www.canonkikaku.com/blog/Rakugo/1031.html

21 October 2012

Song of "Imawa" (Song of ephemerality, in-between the world and the next world) [commissioned work, world premiere]

Hibari Charity Concert
Koen-Dori Classics, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
mmm...
Shungo Mise, violin|Kaori Oshuga, piano
hibari-charity.com/pastweek.php?n=39

19 October 2012

Yume-Koi-Kwaidan (The Ghost Story of Dream Love) [commissioned work, world premiere]

TsuguKaji-KOTO - Yume-Koi-Kwaidan
Kanda no Ie, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
TsuguKaji-KOTO
Ai Kajigano, 17-string koto with voice|Tsugumi Yamamoto, 25-string koto and shamisen, with voice

6 October 2012

Ohyarai Variations

New Counterpoint Aditation/Meditation, West meets East
Versöhnungskirche, Plats der Diakonie 2, Düsseldorf-Flingern
Camilla Hoitenga, flute
musik21.de/?p=251

4 October 2012

Matataki no Awai [commissioned work, world premiere]

Ensemble Muromachi Lecture Concert
Oumi Gakudo, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Ensemble Muromachi
Seikyo Kuroda, shakuhachi|Akiko Sato, lute|Kei Yamazawa, violoncello
ensemblemuromachi.blog116.fc2.com/

5 September 2012

Ohyarai Variations [European premiere]

WORTKLANGRAUM 2012
Dialograum Kreuzung an Sankt Helena, Bonn, Germany
Camilla Hoitenga, flute
http://www.wortklangraum.de/wortklangraum2012.htm#fuenf

[mc/performance] 26 July 2012, broadcasted via Niconico Live

8bit sonata [commissioned work, world premiere]
AKB48 "Ponytail and Chouchou" [commissioned arrangement work, world premiere]
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 'Tsukema Tsukeru' [commissioned arrangement work, world premiere]

Nikoniko New Music #4
Hideki Matsutake, 8bit project Katsunori Ujiie and Yu Kuwabara, performers
Yu Kuwabara, MC
live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv100743656

17-25 July 2012, broadcasted via hibari

Song of "Imawa" (Song of ephemerality, in-between the world and the next world) [commissioned work]

Hibari Charity Project
mmm...
Shungo Mise, violin|Kaori Oshuga, piano
hibari-charity.com/pastweek.php?n=39

[mc/performance] 27 June 2012, broadcasted via Niconico Live

Nikoniko New Music #3
Futagoza Trio
Kiyonori Sokabe, trumpet|Toshio Nakagawa, piano|Takashi Matsudaira, voice
Yu Kuwabara, navigator
asobicast.com/?p=3262

[mc] 25 May 2012, broadcasted via Niconico Live

Nikoniko New Music #2
Takashi Matsudaira and Yu Kuwabara, navigator Brass Extreme Tokyo
Kiyonori Sokabe and Tomonori Sato, trumpet|Atsushi Doyama, horn
Kosei Murata, trombone|Isao Watanabe, tuba
asobicast.com/?p=3130

12 May 2012

Arabesque
Love song Ⅳ

PlinkPlankPlunk! Go Mochizuki × Kosuke Hashizume Recital in Osaka
Osaka-shi Central Auditorium Small Room, Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
Go Mochizuki, mandolin|Kosuke Hashizume, guitar

22 April 2012

Arabesque [commissionec work, world premiere]
Love song Ⅳ [Japanese premiere]

PlinkPlankPlunk! Go Mochizuki × Kosuke Hashizume Recital
Studio Virtuosi, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Go Mochizuki, mandolin|Kosuke Hashizume, guitar

12 April 2012

Shinkei-Kasanegafuchi Ⅰ [commissionec work, world premiere]

Shinsuke no Kai
Japan Entertainment Hall, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kokontei Shinsuke, Rakugo storyteller
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Izumi Fujii, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, kokyu
www.canonkikaku.com/blog/Rakugo/418.html


2011

28 November 2011

Hangonko
Lotus Pedestal
Shibahama

Awai-Za first performance "Hanashi × New Music"
Kioi Small Hall, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Kokontei Shinsuke, Rakugo storyteller
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Izumi Fujii, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
Satoshi Fukushima, electronics
awaiza.com/schedule.html#ConcertsInPast

20 November 2011

Hangonko [world premiere]
Lotus Pedestal [world premiere]
Shibahama [world premiere]

Awai-Za first performance "Hanashi × New Music" in Utsunomiya
be off, Utsunomiya-city, Tochigi, Japan
Kokontei Shinsuke, Rakugo storyteller
Awai-Za
Shungo Mise, violin|Izumi Fujii, cello|Hidejiro Honjoh, shamisen
Satoshi Fukushima, electronics
awaiza.com/schedule.html#ConcertsInPast

3 November 2011

Etudes Ⅱ [commissionec work, world premiere]

The 2nd Concert of New Works for 25-string Koto
Musashino Swing Hall, Musashino-city, Tokyo, Japan
4plus
Maya Kimura, Ami Sato and Hikaru Machida, 25-string koto
www.koto-4plus.com/shinkyoku2

18 October 2011

passacaglia della notte [commissionec work, world premiere]

Azamu Grace Gospel Church, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Nocturne #22 In C Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. 2012 Spring/Summer Collection Runway Show
Yu Kuwabara, piano

20 September 2011

Love song Ⅳ [commissionec work, world premiere]

Fragments - Concert de musique contemporaine du Japon
Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles Auditorium, Rue de la Régence 30, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Julien Siguré, guitar


2010

9 December 2010

Dodoitsu Variations [commissionec work, world premiere]

DENIS PATKOVIC, HARMONIKA
Vapaa pääsy Paikka Sibelius-Akatemia, Helsinki, Finland
Denis Patkovic, accordion
siba.fi/fi/konsertit/ohjelmisto/?id=36226

23 September 2010

Etudes [commissionec work, world premiere]

The 1st Concert of New Works for 25-string Koto
Shinjyuku Bunka Center Small Hall, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
4plus
Maya Kimura, Ami Sato and Hikaru Machida, 25-string koto
www.koto-4plus.com/shinkyoku1

27 March 2010

ireco monogatari (The Nesting Story)

Final Presentation of Tokyo Wonder Site Local Creator Residence Program in Ensemble Modern Academy in Tokyo
Womens Plaza, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Izumi Fujii, cello|Mayu Gonto, accordion
Hirofumi Nakamura, accordion and guitar|Mako Kuwabara, keyboard harmonica
Satoshi Fukushima, electronics
Maya Aramaki, lighting and electronics assistant
"ireco monogatari" official website

20 February 2010

ireco monogatari (The Nesting Story) [world premiere]

Final Presentation of Tokyo Wonder Site Local Creator Residence Program
EXPERIMENTAL SOUND ART and PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Izumi Fujii, cello|Mayu Gonto, accordion
Hirofumi Nakamura, accordion and guitar|Mako Kuwabara, keyboard harmonica
Satoshi Fukushima, electronics
Maya Aramaki, lighting and electronics assistant
"ireco monogatari" official website
www.tokyoartsandspace.jp/archive/exhibition/2010/20100217-5004.html

[broadcast] 12 January 2010, broadcasted via NHK-BS2

Love song Ⅲ

NHK-BS2 Classic Club
The 78th Japan Music Competition - Composition Section Final
Toshiya Suzuki, great bass recorder|Motoko Udagawa, cello|Stefan Hussong, accordion


2009

9 December 2009

O-hya-ra-i Variations

Winter Holiday Concert Series 2009 “Winter Fantasies for Flute”
American Center JAPAN, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Camilla Hoitenga, flute

6 December 2009

O-hya-ra-i Variations [world premiere]

Winter Holiday Concert Series 2009 “Winter Fantasies for Flute”
Kumamoto Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Kumamoto-city, Kumamoto, Japan
Camilla Hoitenga, flute

21 November 2009 - 17 January 2010

Music for the documentary film by Dinh Q. Lê

On the Agenda of the Arts
Yu Kuwabara, piano
Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Shibuya-ku Tokyo, Japan

14 November 2009

Aomori Frog (Japanese Foam-Nest Tree Frog) [commissionec work, world premiere]

On Site Lab Emerging Artist Support Program Music
Meet Japanese Contemporary Composer - MUSIC OF YUJI TAKAHASHI
Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Shibuya-ku Tokyo, Japan
Yoko Nishi, koto-uta (koto with voice)
tokyoartsandspace.jp/archive/exhibition/2009/20091114-5005.html

[broadcast] 12 November 2009, broadcasted via NHK-FM

Love song Ⅲ

The 78th Japan Music Competition - Composition Section Final
Toshiya Suzuki, great bass recorder|Motoko Udagawa, cello|Stefan Hussong, accordion
Yasuaki Itakura, conductor

[workshop] 24 October 2009

Words = Playing and Greeting with Sounds
United Nations University Courtyard, Shibuya-ku Tokyo, Japan
www.Tokyo-ws.org/archive/2009/09/open-studio-2009-06.shtml

[performance] 23 October 2009

Ueno Town Art Museum 2009 - Concert in MNAU "Kindness People Listening Circle"
Kojima Art Plaza, Taito-ku Tokyo, Japan
Mayu Gonto and Yu Kuwabara, performance
mnau.jugem.jp/?eid=27

20 October 2009

Love song Ⅲ [commissionec work, world premiere]

The 78th Japan Music Competition - Composition Section Final
Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall Takemitsu Memorial, Shinjyuku-ku Tokyo, Japan
Toshiya Suzuki, great bass recorder|Motoko Udagawa, cello|Stefan Hussong, accordion
Yasuaki Itakura, conductor

10 October 2009

Installation by the recording and the video of "Requiem"

Max Art Fest
Kvaternikov Trg, Zagreb, Croatia
www.maxartfest.com/

13-14 February 2009

Requiem [commissionec work, world premiere]

the 250th Sakezuka Festival - Sakezuka Nirvana Ceremony
Nichimen-ji Temple, Numazu-city, Shizuoka, Japan
20 priests of Nichiren Sect, Buddihist chant
Mako Kuwabara and Ai Kuwabara, Buddihist percussions
www.sakezuka.jp/


2008

22 November 2008

Variation on "Magic Doll" b [commissionec work, viola version world premiere]

Art Complex 2008 The 1st Night produced by Toshi Ichiyanagi -Music × Noh × Movie-
Kanagawa Kenmin Hall Gallery, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa, Japan
Ryoko Aoki, Utai (Noh chanting)|Yoshiko Sato, viola

10 September 2008

Variation on "Magic Doll"

Echizen-city Bunka Center Hall, Echizen-city, Fukui, Japan
Ryoko Aoki, Utai (Noh chanting)|Tomoki Tai, cello

19 July 2008

Doll-Blind [European premiere]

Duo Concert in Germany, Internationale Akkordeon Seminarwoche 2008
Saarbrücker Zeitung, Ottweiler, Germany
Toshiya Suzuki, tenor recorder|Stefan Hossong, accordion

1 July 2008

Love song Ⅱ

EAST MEETS WEST neue musik ensemble phorminx in Tübingen
Schüler der 10.Klasse der Tübinger Freien Waldorfschule, Tübinger, Germany
Naoko Kikuchi, koto|Ensemble Phorminx
Carola Schlüter, soprano|Angelika Bender, bass flute
Thomas Löffler, bass clarinet|Mariette Leners, viola
www.ensemble-phorminx.de/phorminx-links/ph-kal.html

28 June 2008

Variation on "Magic Doll" [world premiere]

Noh Lecture Series Vol.2 - talk & concert with composer Yu Kuwabara
Urahara Geidai, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Ryoko Aoki, Utai (Noh chanting)|Aki Kitajima, cello
ryokoaoki.net/en/2008/06/30/talk_concert-2/

9 June 2008

Love song Ⅱ [commissionec work, world premiere]

EAST MEETS WEST neue musik ensemble phorminx in Der Akademie Darmstadt
Großer Saal, Akademie für Tonkunst, Darmstadt, Germany
Naoko Kikuchi, koto|Ensemble Phorminx
Carola Schlüter, soprano|Angelika Bender, bass flute
Thomas Löffler, bass clarinet|Mariette Leners, viola
www.ensemble-phorminx.de/phorminx-links/ph-kal.html

17 January 2008

Doll-Blind [commissioned work, world premiere]

Toshiya Suzuki Recorder Recital
Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Toshiya Suzuki, tenor recorder|Stefan Hossong, accordion


2007

15 November 2007

wooden pop

Thursday Concert by selected students of Tokyo University of the Arts
Sogakudo of the Former Tokyo Music School, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Hitomi Aikawa, Misa Makino, and Hiroko Kamei, percussions|Tomohito Matsushita, piano

28 September 2007

Love song [commissioned work, world premiere]

company izuru concert project "Ongaku × Ongyoku"
sonorium, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Shintaro Ban, Utai (Noh chanting)|Emiko Tanno, flute|Izumi Fujii, cello

18 August 2007

Falling Garden [European premiere]

Abschlusskonzert Sommerakademie Schloss Solitude
Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
James Avery, conductor|Ensemble SurPlus
Marchtina Roth, flute|Andrew Digby, trombone|Beverley Ellis, cello
Sven Thomas Kiebler, cembalo|Olef Tzschoppe, percussions
www.ensemble-surplus.com/node/16

3-19 August 2007

Sommerakademie Schloss Solitude
Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
www.akademie-solitude.de/de/stipendium/stipendiaten/yu-kuwabara~pe1492/

23 April 2007

wooden pop [world premiere]

Sky Hearts Concert vol.6
Yokohama City Kaiko Kinen Kaikan, Yokohama-city, Kanagawa, Japan
Hitomi Aikawa, Misa Makino, and Hiroko Kamei, percussions|Tomohito Matsushita, piano


2006

30 November 2006

Two Whales

Tokyo University of the Arts - Sogakudo Concert Hall Morning Concert vol.11
Sogakudo Concert Hall, Tokyo University of the Arts, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Yosuke Nakane, oboe|Tatsuya Kosaka, trombone
Masanori Mikawa, conductor|Geidai Philharmonia

[broadcast] 21 November 2006, broadcasted via NHK-FM

Two Whales

Best of Classic - The 75th Japan Music Competition - Composition Section Final
Hiroshi Shibayama, oboe|Kosei Murata, trombone
Kazuhiko Komatsu, conductor|Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

10 November 2006

vanishing primitive [world premiere]

Tokyo University of the Arts - Students Concert
Sogakudo Concert Hall, Tokyo University of the Arts, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Shoko Kawasaki, piano

19 October 2006

Two Whales [world premiere]

The 75th Japan Music Competition - Composition Section Final
Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall Takemitsu Memorial, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Hiroshi Shibayama, oboe|Kosei Murata, trombone
Kazuhiko Komatsu, conductor|Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

10 June 2006

echoing and empty [world premiere]

Stefan Hussong Accordion Workshop Concert
Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Stefan Hussong, accordion
www.tokyoartsandspace.jp/archive/exhibition/2006/20060610-4776.html

29 April 2006

lace-race [commissioned work, world premiere]

Chamber Music Cafe - How to make music vol.3
Hekisui Hall, Koka-city, Shiga, Japan
MU Gakudan
Tomoki Tai, cello|Hironori Ueda, piano|Manabu Nagasawa, gamelan
Yu Kuwabara, gamelan


2005

17 November 2005

Falling Garden

Thursday Concert by selected students of Tokyo University of the Arts
Sogakudo of the Former Tokyo Music School, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Yuya Kanda, flute|Yusuke Yamashita, trombone|Tomoki Tai, cello|Seiko Itoh, cembalo
Hitomi Aikawa and Chika Ishibashi, percussions|Yu Kuwabara, conductor

[broadcast] 14 November 2005, broadcasted via NHK-FM

Falling Garden [world premiere]

The 74th Japan Music Coompetition - Composition Section Final
ART RESPIRANT
Akio Yasuraoka, conductor|Takahide Tanaka, flute|Kosei Murata, trombone
Yasuro Chomei, cello|Satoko Kimura, cembalo|Eiko Itoh, percussions

17 October 2005

Falling Garden [world premiere]

The 74th Japan Music Coompetition - Composition Section Final
Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall Takemitsu Memorial, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
ART RESPIRANT
Akio Yasuraoka, conductor|Takahide Tanaka, flute|Kosei Murata, trombone
Yasuro Chomei, cello|Satoko Kimura, cembalo|Eiko Itoh, percussions


2004

26 October 2004

Utakata no Uta (Ephemeral Songs of Love)

New Music Concert by Young Composers
Meguro Persimmon Hall, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Asako Watanabe, soprano|Keisuke Honda, oboe