桑原ゆうの作品リスト|Yu Kuwabara works in English

to Yu Kuwabara's works in Japanese

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solo
chamber music - duo
chamber music - trio
chamber music - quartet and larger
with voice
orchestra
mandolin orchestra
with Shōmyō (Japanese Buddhist chant)
with Utai (Noh chanting) or Noh voice
with Gagaku
with shamisen
with koto
with Rakugo (Japanese traditional verbal entertainment)
for runway show
for remote ensemble
theatre pieces and others
for children
for Awai-Za including arrangement works
arrangement works/recompositions
texts/esseys
upcoming/in progress
in revision


solo

Hamlet Ichi-dan (Hamlet's Monologue) (2023-24)

 →with vioice

Mutual Dreaming for two voices of one singer (2023-24)

 →with vioice

The Poetics of Touch and Tremor (2023)

 for solo guitar
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 commissioned by Sociedad Española de la Guitarra; performed by Marco Del Greco

The Six Hours Ⅲ (2022-23)

 for solo tenor saxophone
 duration: approximately 14 minutes
 commissioned by ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln, with support from Anna Friebe Reininghaus; performed by Marcus Weiss
 Archived recording is available on WDR3 Studio Neue Musik until November 18, 2024: KonSequenzen [1] Vito Žuraj und Yu Kuwabara
 score published by Edition Gravis Verlag GmbH (in preparation)

The Six Hours Ⅱ (2022-23)

 for solo viola
 duration: approximately 13 minutes
 commissioned by ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln, with support from Brigitte Wagner-Halswick; performed by Megumi Kasakawa
 Archived recording is available on WDR3 Studio Neue Musik until November 18, 2024: KonSequenzen [1] Vito Žuraj und Yu Kuwabara
 score published by Edition Gravis Verlag GmbH (in preparation)

The Six Hours I (2022-23) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for solo bassoon
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 commissioned by ACHT BRÜCKEN | Musik für Köln, with support from Dirk Schroeder and Birgitta Peters; performed by Johannes Schwarz
 score published by Edition Gravis Verlag GmbH (in preparation)

Falling Distance (2022) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for solo vibraphone
 duration: approximately 12 minutes
 commissioned by Style and Idea; performed by Yukari Yagi

Kyoun to Kagetsu (Lingering Clouds and Clear Moon) (2022)

 for solo shakuhachi
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 commissioned by and dedicated to Akihito Obama

Sonatina on the name of Bach (2021-22) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for solo violin
 duration: approximately 14 minutes
 written for Bach's Field of Prayer #5 - Awai-Za Recital Series Vol.2

Sonata-Vocalise (2021)

 for solo cello
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 written for Bach's Field of Prayer #5 - Awai-Za Recital Series Vol.2

Ime no Koto (Koto Pipe Dream) (2021)

 →with koto

Bai and Dharani (2020-21) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for solo violin
 duration: approximately 12 minutes
 commissioned by I&I Foundation; performed by Ilya Gringolts
 iandifoundation.org/2021/05/26/bbc-ilya-gringolts-and-yu-kuwabara-bai-and-dharani/
 The archive movie of the online premiere is now available on Tectonics Glasgow website for 30days.
 score published by Edition Gravis Verlag GmbH (in preparation)

so low, so level (2020)

 →with vioice

Unspoken Song of the Koto (2020)

 →with koto

Toward the Brink of Water Or the Verge of Dusk (2020)

 for solo viola d'amore
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 written for and dedicated to Marco Fusi

Nokorigaku (Remaining Music) (2019)

 for solo piano
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 commissioned by Festival 20/21 Transit; performed by Nicolas Hodges; TRANSIT COLLECTIE
 score published by Edition Gravis Verlag GmbH (in preparation)

Concert Suite 'Gauche the Cellist' (2019) Please listen to the excerpt of this piece on youtube
 1. Prelude
 2. Practice Do, Re, Mi, Fa with Cuckoo
 3. Merry Horse-drawn Carriage
 4. Tiger Hunting in India
 5. Unnamed Rhapsody

 for solo cello
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 buy pdf score at yu kuwabara scores online

Moon Sliding Ⅱ (2014/19)

 for solo harp
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 written for the solo harp workshop at the International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt 2014
 revised for Shadowless - Yu Kuwabara Portrait [Awai-Za Recital Series Vol.1]

Mizu no Koe (Water Voice) (2014-15/19) Please listen to this piece on youtubePlease listen to this piece on youtube

 for solo violin
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 for Awai-Za "Mirages of Floating World" in TWS experimental festival vol.9
 revised for Awai-Za Edo×New Music Vol.2 - The second night 'Hauta × New Music'
 selected in Score Follower's Spring 2020 FollowMyScore​ call for works; Marco Fusi's performance+score video is available here.

Three Different Time Fields and The Voiceless Chant (2018)

 for solo cembalo
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 commissioned by and dedicated to Mamiko Someda

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

 for solo trombone
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 written for and dedicated to Kosei Murata; revised premiered by William Lang
 selected for the 2017 Call for Scores by Boston Microtonal Society
 score published by Edition Gravis Verlag GmbH [eg2787]

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

 for solo cello
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 for the solo cello workshop at the International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt 2014
 score published by Edition Gravis Verlag GmbH [eg2788]

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

 for solo khaen (the Lao/Northeast Thai free-reed mouth organ)
 duration: approximately 8 minutes
 written for and dedicated to Christopher Adler
 CD released by Christopher Adler on Triangulations: New music for khaen, volume one

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

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

Dance of death (2015)

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

Falling Dusk (2014)

 →with shamisen

Prelude on the name of Masanobu Ikeda (2013)

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

Teri-Mukuri (2011/13)

 for solo accordion; on the impressions by Balkan music
 written for Denis Patcovic

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

 for solo guitar
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 commissioned by Kosuke Hashizume
 Here you can listen to a performance by Jacob Kellermann. 

Dodoitsu Variations (2010)

 for solo accordion
 written for Denis Patcovic

O-hya-ra-i Variations (2009/19/22) Please listen to this piece on youtube

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

vanishing primitive (2006)

 for solo piano
 duration: approximately 7 minutes

echoing and empty (2006)

 for solo accordion
 duration: approximately 9 minutes
 written for and dedicated to Stefan Hussong
 winning work at On Site Lab Emerging Artist Support Program Music vol.02-3 Stefan Hussong Accordion Workshop Concert


chamber music - duo

Falling Dusk, Filling Bird Cries (2024)

 for bassoon and cello
 for Sou Kawasaki and Sho Sato

Dot and Line, or Moon and Plate (2023)

 for trombone and 25-string koto
 duration: approximately 9 minutes
 commissioned by Kosei Murata; performed by Kosei Murata and Maya Kimura

Mimyo no Koe (2023)

 for shakuhachi in A and bass shamisen
 duration: approximately 8 minutes
 commissioned by Utsunomiya city Cultural Hall; performed by Keisuke Zenyoji and Hidejiro Honjoh

Between the In-betweens (2022-23)

 for violin and cello
 commissioned by Ensemble Contemporary Alpha

Rites of Lilith (2021-22)

 for violin and piano
 duration: approximately 14 minutes
 commissioned by ROSCO; performed by Fumiko Kai and Kaori Ohsuga

Chronos-Kairos (2021) Please listen to this piece on YouTube

 for trombone and piano
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 commissioned by contemporary duo; performed by Kosei Murata and Kazue Nakamura

Touched, scooped (2021)

 After ‘Sukuisa,’ A Bon Dance Song of Niino
 for koto and 5-string piccolo cello
 duration: approximately 8 minutes
 commissioned by Michael Maria Kasper; performed by Naoko Kikuchi and Michael Maria Kasper

Balls and Keys (2020)

 for violin and cello
 duration: approximately 8 minutes
 written for Awai-Za Edo×New Music Vol.4 - Fireworks

Mirror rim (2020) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for clarinet in B flat and manrolin
 duration: approximately 1 minutes
 written for Go Mochizuki and Thomas Piercy; performed at Tokyo to New York "MOMENTS IN THIS TIME"

Four Games (2019)
 1. Cat and mouse Please listen to this piece on youtube
 2. Fluctuation and distortion
 3. Mirroring
 4. Paul Klee's wavy lines

 for 2 recorder players
 commissioned by Seiko Tanaka and Daniele Bragetti

Ukiyo Shinobi Kudoki Uta (2019) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for baritone and tuba
 on 'Shinobi kudoki kiyari' from "Sabishikiza no nagusami"
 duration: approximately 9 minutes
 commissioned by and dedicated to Teion Duo

Mirror in the Mirror (2018) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for bass clarinet and contraforte
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 commissioned by ensemble proton bern as the winner of protonwerk no.8
 score published by Edition Gravis Verlag GmbH [eg2937]

There was already water there (2018)

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

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

 →with voice

2 and 32 [In Between b] (2018)

 for zephyros (slide trumpet) and vibraphone
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 commissioned by Kiyonori Sokabe and Mizuki Aita

Two Voices (2017)

 for zephyros (slide trumpet) and shō
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 commissioned by Kiyonori Sokabe; performed by Kiyonori Sokabe and Tamami Tono

Danse à vivre (2016)

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

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

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

Flowers of Fading

 Flowers of Fading (2014)
 for soprano recorder and shō
 This work has been performed also by other instrumental combinations such as piccolo trumpet and shō, soprano recorder and accordion.
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 commissioned by Kazuo Furuyama; performed by Kazuo Furuyama and Hanako Nakamura

 Flowers of Fading b [short version] (2014/17)
 for soprano recorder and shō
 duration: approximately 8 minutes

 Flowers of Fading c [vibraphone version] (2014/20)
 for vibraphone and shō
 duration: approximately 8 minutes

Song for "Wakamurasaki" b (2014)

 →with shamisen

Gamelan of Wind and Stars (2013)

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

Doll-Blind

 Doll-Blind (2007)
 for tenor recorder and accordion
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 commissioned by Toshiya Suzuki; performed by Toshiya Suzuki and Stefan Hussong
 score published by Edition Wunn [EW 25019]

 Doll-Blind b [flute version] (2007/12) Please listen to this piece on youtube
 for flute and accordion
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 score published by Edition Wunn [EW 25023]

Song of "Imawa" (Song of ephemerality, in-between the world and the next world) (2012)

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

Arabesque (2012) Please listen to this piece on youtube

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

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

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

LOOP (2003-04)

 for flute and piano
 duration: approximately 7 minutes


chamber music - trio

Mitsudomoe Omeribuki (2024)

 for shakuhachi, flute, and tenor recorder
 commissioned by Toshiya Suzuki; performed by Tadashi Tajima, Yoshie Ueno, and Toshiya Suzuki

Imaginary Etenraku (2023)

 for shakuhachi, sho, and kse diev
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 commissioned by Yuki Deai; first performed at a traditional culture exchange performance to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Cambodia
 An archived video of the premiere is available here. This work starts at around 1:21:18.

Jakuchu Emaki - In homage to Jakuchu Ito (2023)
 1. Riverboat Journey - Fushimi, Yodojo
 2. Rising Sun and Phonixes
 3. Hydrangeas and Pair of Chickens
 4. Baisao
 5. Cuctus and Fowls
 6. Birds and Animals in the Flower Garden
 7. Riverboat Journey - Genpachi no watashi

 for koto with voice, violin, and cello
 duration: approximately 40 minutes
 commissioned by Etsuko Hirai (Noix Accordées); performed by Lisa Kataoka, Kazuhiro Takagi, and Daisuke Kitaguchi

Seven Studies about "Image" (2018) Please listen to this piece on SoundCloudPlease listen to this piece on youtube

 for violin, cello, and piano
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 score published by Edition Gravis Verlag GmbH [eg2790]

In Between (2018) Please listen to this piece on SoundCloudPlease listen to this piece on youtubePlease listen to this piece on youtubePlease listen to this piece on youtube

 for alto saxophone, percussions, and prepared piano
 duration: approximately 9 minutes
 written for Delian Academy for New Music 2018; performed by Trio Accanto
 revised first premiered at Real Accanto - Darmstädter Ferienkurse; the recording is available on Deutschlandfunk website.
 selected for 113 Annual Call for Scores by One Thirteen Composers Collective
 CD released by WERGO [WER 7393 2] on Other Stories - Trio Accanto
 score published by Edition Gravis Verlag GmbH [eg2789]

Seven Studies about "Image" (2018) Please listen to this piece on SoundCloudPlease listen to this piece on youtube

 for violin, cello, and piano
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 score published by Edition Gravis Verlag GmbH [eg2790]

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

 for string trio (violin, viola, and cello)
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 written as a part of Academy Voix Nouvelles 2016 at Fondation Royaumont; performed by Talea Ensemble
 selected for the second edition of Call for Scores by mdi ensemble
 selected in Score Follower's Fall 2017 FollowMyScore​ call for works; the recording+score video is available here.
 score published by Edition Gravis Verlag GmbH (in preparation)

Matataki no Awai (The moment the light blinks) (2012)

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

Love song Ⅲ (2009)

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

lace-race (2006)

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

You mustn't write a letter at midnight... (2003)

 for soprano, flute, and cello


chamber music - quartet and larger

Yoshiwara Kiyari Kuzushi (2022-23)

 for string quartet
 duration: approximately 6 minutes
 commissioned by NHK-FM Recital Passio; performed by Thaleia Quartet
 The feature article is avairable here. You can listen to the recording of the work in the middle of this article.

Hidden Melody (2022)

 for 9 musicians (fl, cl, bsn, hrn, perc, pf, 2vn&va)
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 commissioned by Lucerne Festival for Lucerne Festival Forward 2022; premiered by Ensemble of the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra

Innate Reality (2021)

 for 7 musicians (tsax, tp, tb, egt, vn, va&vc)
 duration: approximately 15 minutes
 commissioned by ZeitRäume Basel

Obi (2021)

 for 7 musicians (fl, cl, perc, pf, vn, va&vc)
 duration: approximately 30 seconds
 commissioned by Divertimento Ensemble; performed at the first edition of Rondò Smart Festival

Hidden in the Another Dusk (2014/20-21) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for string quartet
 duration: approximately 11 minutes

Nested Time (2020/21) Please listen to this piece on youtubePlease listen to this piece on SoundCloudPlease listen to this piece on youtube

 for 16 musicians (1.1.2.1-1.1.1.0-2perc-1synth-2.1.1.1)
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 commissioned by Mizzou International Composers Festival; performed by Alan Pierson and Alarm Will Sound as one of the resident composers of MICF 2020 and 2021

Berlin Renshi Ⅱ - Die Strickleiter an der Fasanenstraße (2020-21)

 co-composition by Motoharu Kawashima, Marc David Ferrum, and Yu Kuwabara
 Utai (noh chanting), baritone, gagaku ensemble, and chamber orchestra
 after 'Die Strickleiter an der Fasanenstrasse' by Makoto Ooka, Shuntaro Tanikawa, Hans Carl Artmann, Oskar Pastior, Hiroomi Fukuzawa, and Eduard Klopfenstein
 commissioned by National Theatre of Japan; first performed at Gagaku and Contemporary Music Poetry in Song and Performance

The Three Playing of Kenji Miyazawa's onomatopoeia (2020) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for voice, flute (doubling bass flute), cello, and percussions
 commissioned by Dento-Gakusha

Dance to live (2020)

 for clarinet in B flat, mandolin, electric guitar, piano, electric bass, and drums
 commissioned by Go Mochizuki; performed by Music KART and Thomas Piercy

Time Abyss (2019-20) Please listen to the excerpt of this piece on SoundCloudPlease listen to the excerpt of this piece on youtube

 for 17 musicians (1.1.1.1-1.1.1.0-2perc-1pf-1synth-2.1.2.1) devided in 2 groups
 duration: approximately 16 minutes
 commissioned by International Ensemble Modern Academy in the context of CRESC... Biennale für aktuelle Musik
 awarded The 31st Yasushi Akutagawa Suntory Award for Music Composition (formerly known as The Akutagawa Composition Award)
 score published by Edition Gravis Verlag GmbH (in preparation)

A song about a dead person (2019)

 for baritone, trumpet, trombone, and bass clarinet
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 on 'A SONG ABOUT A DEAD PERSON - OR WAS IT MOLE?' from 'SHAKING THE PUMPKIN' by Jerome Rosenberg
 commissioned by loadbang

smelling, efflorescing (2012-13/18-19)

 for 16 musicians (1.1.1.1-1.1.1.0-1perc-1pf-1hp-1acc-2.1.1.1) (first version was for 15 musicians)
 duration: approximately 14 minutes
 selected for the Reading Session at impuls- 8th International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music, 2013
 revised for Shadowless - Yu Kuwabara Portrait [Awai-Za Recital Series Vol.1]

Thirty-three Moons

 Thirty-three Moons (2018) Please listen to this piece on youtube
 for 7 recorder players
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 commissioned by Seiko Tanaka and Daniele Bragetti; performed by La Rubertina

 Thirty-three Moons b [short version] (2018/19)
 for 7 recorder players
 duration: approximately 6 minutes
 commissioned by Seiko Tanaka and Daniele Bragetti; performed by La Rubertina

Five Images-In Nomine (2018-19) Please listen to this piece on SoundCloudPlease listen to this piece on SoundCloud

 for 6 musicians (fl/afl, cl/bcl, vn, vc, perc, pf)
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 commissioned by Syntax Ensemble; for the final of International Composition Competition The Breaking Music 2019
 awarded International Composition Competition The Breaking Music 2019
 score published by Edition Gravis Verlag GmbH [eg2792LM]

A world under the world (2018)

 for baritone, reading in Japanese, and 7 musicians (cl/bcl, tsax, tp, tb, perc, pf, cb)
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 on the extracts from 'profezia' by Pier Paolo Pazolini
 commissioned by Divertimento Ensemble; as the winner of the fifth edition of the competition ‘Franco Donatoni’ International Meeting for Young Composers

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

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

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

 for solo shamisen and 7 musicians (fl/afl, cl/bcl, perc, pf, vn, va, vc)
 duration: approximately 13 minutes
 commissioned by and for Ensemble Modern and Hidejiro Honjoh

Striking a match momentarily I see the foggy ocean

 Striking a match momentarily I see the foggy ocean (2018)
 for shakuhachi, daegeum, shamisen, koto, gayageum, violin, viola, cello, and contrabass
 duration: approximately 12 minutes
 commissioned by AsianArt Ensemble; performed by Akihito Obama, Hidejiro Honjoh, and AsianArt Ensemble

 Striking a match momentarily I see the foggy ocean b [AsianArt Ensemble original instrumental version] (2018/19) Please listen to this piece on YouTubePlease listen to this piece on YouTube
 for daegeum, sheng, koto, gayageum, percussions, violin, viola, cello, and contrabass
 duration: approximately 12 minutes
 commissioned by AsianArt Ensemble

Dandara no Dharani (Layered Dharani) (2018)

 for 6 musicians (fl/picc, cl/bcl, shamisen, vc, perc, pf)
 duration: approximately 9 minutes
 commissioned by Hidejiro Honjoh
 performed by the solists from Ensemble intercontemporain and Hidejiro Honjoh

Deconstructing Winter (2017-18) Please listen to the excerpt of this piece on youtubePlease listen to the excerpt of this piece on youtube

 Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Recomposed
 for mandolin, electric guitar, piano, electric bass, and drums
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 commissioned by Go Mochizuki; performed by Music KART
 CD released by Music KART on Contemporary Pop - Music KART

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

 for solo shakuhachi and 5 musicians (fl/afl, cl/bcl, vn, va, vc)
 duration: approximately 14 minutes
 selected for Asian Composers Showcase 2018 in the Tongyeong International Music Festival, held by Goethe Institute Korea; the excerpt of the recording is available on their website.
 dedicated to Reison Kuroda

Shadowless (2017) Please listen to this piece on SoundCloudPlease listen to this piece on youtube

 for solo violin and 8 musicians (fl, cl/bcl, tb, perc, vn, va, vc, cb)
 duration: approximately 12 minutes
 written for the Composer Seminar of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY 2017; the recording is available on Radio SRF website. The third piece of four.
 awarded the 2017-18 edition of Construct-Radiate International Composition Competition by neuverBand
 awarded the fifth edition of the competition ‘Franco Donatoni’ International Meeting for Young Composers by Divertimento Ensemble
 score published by Edition Gravis Verlag GmbH (in preparation)

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

 for 10 musicians (fl/afl, cl/bcl, hrn, tb, perc, pf, 2vn, va, vc)
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 written for Devertimento Ensemble International Workshop for Young Composers 2017
 selected for Devertimento Ensemble Rondò 2018
 score published by Edition Gravis Verlag GmbH (in preparation)

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

 for clarinet, 2shakuhachi, vibraphone, mandolin, and futozao shamisen
 duration: approximately 6 minutes
 commissioned by Thomas Piercy

Dharani no Manimani (Drifting with Dharani) (2016) Please listen to this piece on SoundCloud

 for 6 musicians (fl, bcl, tb, pf, vn, cb)
 duration: approximately 7 minutes
 commissioned by ensemble mise-en; first performed at MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016
 score published by Edition Gravis Verlag GmbH [eg2915LM]

Tower of Ihatov Children (2015)

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

Love song Ⅱ (2008)

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

wooden pop (2007)

 for 3 percussionists and piano
 duration: approximately 10 minutes

Falling Garden (2004-05)

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

Pygmalion (2003)

 for wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon)
 duration: approximately 8 minutes


with voice

Hamlet Ichi-dan (Hamlet's Monologue) (2023-24)

 for solo baritone
 commissioned by and dedicated to Takashi Matsudaira

Mutual Dreaming for two voices of one singer (2023-24)

 for one singer who goes back and forth between soprano voice and Noh-voice
 duration: approximately 15 minutes
 commissioned by Noriko Yakushiji; first performed at B to C: From Bach to Contemporary Music [259] Noriko Yakushiji Soprano Recital

The Seventh Planet (2022)

 →with koto

White Winds, Blue Nights (2021)

 →orchestra

Ime no Koto (Koto Pipe Dream) (2021)

 →with koto

Moonlight, Sunlight (2021)

 →with koto

Berlin Renshi Ⅱ - Die Strickleiter an der Fasanenstraße (2020-21)

 →chamber music - quartet and larger

The Three Playing of Kenji Miyazawa's onomatopoeia (2020)

 →chamber music - quartet and larger

Unspoken Song of the Koto (2020)

 →with koto

so low, so level (2020)

 for solo soprano with playing guiro, or rasping stick
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 on 'VOWELS' by Christian Bök
 commissioned by Riot Ensemble in the context of Zeitgeist; performed by Sarah Dacey

Nazuke no Uta (Naming Chant) (2019-20)

 for vocal ensemble (12 voices)
 on the extract from 'Kojiki' (Records of Ancient Matters)
 commissioned by Yokohama Minatomirai Hall for Just Composed 2020 Spring/2023 Winter; performed by Vox humana

A song about a dead person (2019)

 →chamber music - quartet and larger

of the world under a dream, or of a dream under the world... (2019)

 →with shamisen

Ukiyo Shinobi Kudoki Uta (2019)

 →chamber music - duo

A world under the world (2018)

 →chamber music - quartet and larger

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

 for tenor and cello
 on 'Evidences' from 'A Cloudy Day' by Nouso Masao
 duration: approximately 6 minutes

Serenade (2017)

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

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

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

'The Comedy of Errors' on The Paraphrase of Echigojishi (2016)

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

Love song Ⅱ (2008)

 →chamber music - quartet and larger

Utakata no Uta (Ephemeral Songs of Love) (2004)

 →chamber music - duo


orchestra

Falling Leaves Moon Steps (2023)

 for solo shakuhachi, solo shamisen, and orchestra
 duration: approximately 23 minutes
 commissioned by Suntory Foundation of the Arts after winning The 31st Competition of Yasushi Akutagawa Suntory Award
 score published by Edition Gravis Verlag GmbH [eg3047LM]

White Winds, Blue Nights (2021) You can listen to this piece on YouTube

 for solo biwa (with voice for one performer) and orchestra
 duration: approximately 18 minutes
 on traditionary poetry of Native Americans translated into Japanese
 commissioned by Ensemble Free; performed by Akiko Kubota and Ensemble Free

Two Whales (2005-06)

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


mandolin orchestra

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

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

Pops in Mandolin Orchestra - The Beatles I 'Michelle' (2015) Please listen to this piece on youtube

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


with Shōmyō (Japanese Buddhist chant)

Nichiren-Shu Shōmyō 'Kōso-san' with accompanying music on gagaku instruments (2021/23-24) Please listen to this work on YouTube

 composed the accompaniment part by gagaku ensemble (hichiriki, sho, ryuteki, koto, biwa) for traditional Nichiren-Shu Shōmyō song 'Kōso-san'
 commissioned by ShimoKumaTakeru

Four Seasons of the Five Saints: Dōgen, Saigyō, Ippen, Myōe, and Ryōkan (2021) Please listen to this work on YouTube

 for shōmyō voice by 4 priests (Japanese Buddhist chant of Shingon sect and Tendai Sect), percussions, ryuteki, hichiriki, sho, shakuhachi, koto, shamisen, violin, and cello
 on the several poetries (in Waka style) by Dōgen, Saigyō, Ippen, Myōe, and Ryōkan, 'prayer toVairocana-Buddha,' 'prayer to Amitabha,' 'Mantra of Light,' and 'Heart Sutra' as the text
 duration: approximately 53 minutes
 commissioned by Concert Hall Shizuoka AOI; first performed at The Japanese and Nature Ⅱ, Sing of Innate Reality - New Japanese Traditional Music
 List of commissioned works by Concert Hall Shizuoka AOI

Moon Spell (2017)

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

Moonlight Mantra (Tsuki no Kōgon) (2017) Please watch the movie digest of this work on YouTube

 for shōmyō (Japanese Buddhist chant of Shingon sect and Tendai sect, 31 priests for the world premiere)
 on the several poetries (in Waka style) by Myōe-shōnin, 'Mantra of Light,' and an excerpt from 'Tsurezuregusa (Essays in Idleness)' by Kenkō Yoshida
 duration: approximately 90 minutes
 commissioned by Kanagawa Kenritsu Ongakudō (Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall); first performed at Japanese Traditional Music Series

Spiral Mandala -Wind Chant and Night Chant- (2015) Please listen to this work on YouTubeyou can listen with the score on the score follower channelPlease watch the movie digest of this work on YouTubePlease listen to the recording excerpt of this piece on SoundCloud

 for shōmyō (Japanese Buddhist chant of Shingon sect and Tendai sect, 26 priests for the world premiere)
 on traditionary poetry of Native Americans translated into Japanese
 duration: approximately 100 minutes
 commissioned by Shōmyō no Kai - Voice of a Thousand Years; first performed at Spiral Shōmyō Series Vol.24 "Spiral Mandala Ceremony"
 EPAD - Spiral Mandala Ceremony
 selected in Score Follower's Fall 2017 FollowMyScore​ call for works; the recording+score video is available here.
 teiblow.com/spiral-mandala-ceremony

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

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

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

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

Requiem (2008-09)

 for shōmyō (Japanese Buddhist chant of Nichiren sect, 20 priests for the world premiere) and Buddhist percussions (2 percussionists)
 duration: approximately 33 minutes
 commissioned by Nichimen-ji Temple; performed at the 250th Sakezuka Festival


with Utai (Noh chanting) or Noh voice

Moonlight, Sunlight (2021)

 →with koto

Berlin Renshi Ⅱ - Die Strickleiter an der Fasanenstraße (2020-21)

 →chamber music - quartet and larger

Variation on 'Magic Doll'

 Variation on 'Magic Doll' (2008)
 for female noh voice and cello
 on the excerpt from 'Magic Doll' by Ranpo Edogawa
 duration: approximately 11 minutes

 Variation on 'Magic Doll' b [viola version] (2008)
 for female noh voice and viola
 on the excerpt from 'Magic Doll' by Ranpo Edogawa
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 commissioned by Kanagawa Kenmin Hall; performed at ART COMPLEX 2008

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

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


with Gagaku

Nichiren-Shu Shōmyō 'Kōso-san' with accompanying music on gagaku instruments (2021/23-24)

 →with Shōmyō

Utasoragoto no Niwa (Garden of Onomatopoeias) (2022)

 for gagaku ensemble (11 musicians)
 duration: approximately 17 minutes
 commissioned by and performed by Reigakusha

Four Seasons of the Five Saints: Dōgen, Saigyō, Ippen, Myōe, and Ryōkan (2021)

 →with Shōmyō

Berlin Renshi Ⅱ - Die Strickleiter an der Fasanenstraße (2020-21)

 →chamber music - quartet and larger


with shamisen

Falling Leaves Moon Steps (2023)

 →orchestra

Mimyo no Koe (2023)

 →chamber music - duo

Echigojishi Fantasy

 Echigojishi Fantasy (2014) Please listen to this piece on youtube
 for violin, cello, and shamisen
 duration: approximately 8 minutes
 dedicated to Kokontei Shinsuke; performed by Awai-Za

 Echigojishi Fantasy b (2014/18)
 for shakuhachi, 13-string koto, and shamisen
 duration: approximately 8 minutes
 commissioned by Hidejiro Honjoh

 Echigojishi Fantasy c (2014/18/21)
 for shakuhachi, shamisen, 13-string koto, 17-string koto, and oh-tsuzumi
 duration: approximately 8 minutes
 commissioned by Hidejiro Honjoh

Floating Bridge of Dreams Ⅱ - on 'Yoru no Ame (Rain at night)' b [cello version] (2018/21)

 for shamisen with voice and cello
 duration: approximately 5 minutes

of the world under a dream, or of a dream under the world... (2019)

 for Kyogen-utai, Jiuta, tenor, baritone, and shamisen
 on the several poetries from 'Ryutatsu Kouta' by Takasabu Ryutatsu
 duration: approximately 27 minutes
 commissioned by Japan National Theatre (Japan Arts Council); for The History of Japanese Music Ⅲ -Shamisen-

Shami Zanmai (2018)

 for 2 shamisen players
 duration: approximately 9 minutes
 for Awai-Za Edo×New Music Vol.2 - The sencond night 'Hauta × New Music'

figure and ground, image and margin, obverse and reverse (2018)

 →chamber music - quartet and larger

There was already water there (2018)

 →chamber music - duo

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

 →chamber music - quartet and larger

Dandara no Dharani (Layered Dharani) (2018)

 →chamber music - quartet and larger

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

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

Momijitsutsu (While turning red) (2017)

 for shō and shamisen
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 commissioned by Hidejiro Honjoh; performed by Mayumi Miyata and Hidejiro Honjoh

Ito no Dharani (Dharani of Strings)

 Ito no Dharani (2017)
 for violin and shamisen
 duration: approximately 2 minutes
 commissioned by Shungo Mise

 Ito no Dharani b [cello version] (2017)
 for violin and shamisen
 duration: approximately 2 minutes

 Ito no Dharani c [viola version] (2017/19)
 for viola and shamisen
 duration: approximately 2 minutes
 commissioned by Hidejiro Honjoh; performed by Megumi Kasakawa and Hidejiro Honjoh

Madara no Dharani (Patched Dharani) (2017)

 →chamber music - quartet and larger

Kaze no Dharani (Dharani of Wind) (2016)

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

Falling Dusk (2014)

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

Song for "Wakamurasaki"

 Song for "Wakamurasaki" (2014) Please listen to the excerpt of this piece on youtube
 for solo shamisen with voice
 on the poem 'Ano Murasaki Wa (That purple is...)' by Izumi Kyoka
 duration: approximately 3 minutes
 writtten for Awai-Za "Mirages of Floating World" in TWS experimental festival vol.9

 Song for "Wakamurasaki" b [duo version] (2014)
 for shamisen with voice and cello
 on the poem 'Ano Murasaki Wa (That purple is)' by Izumi Kyoka
 duration: approximately 12 minutes
 commissioned by Gen no Oriai (Sho Sato and Hidejiro Honjoh)

 Song for "Wakamurasaki" b' [short version] (2014/18)
 for shamisen with voice and cello
 on the poem 'Ano Murasaki Wa (That purple is)' by Izumi Kyoka
 duration: approximately 8 minutes
 written for Awai-Za Edo×New Music Vol.2 - The second night 'Hauta × New Music'


with koto

Yume-Koi-Kwaidan (The Ghost Story of Dream Love) (2012/23)
 1. A-I-U-E-O-Kwaidan
 2. Botan Doro (Peony Lantern)
 3. Yume-Mi-Hayashi (Festival Music of a Floating World)
 4. Hangonko (Incense to Allow the Spirit of Your Love)
 5. Hitodenashi no Koi (Love of Inhuman Person) Please listen to this piece on youtube
 6. Yume-Chigae (Incantation to Make a Better Reality)

 for 2 koto players (17-string koto, 25-string koto and shamisen, with voice)
 A version without sangen was created for the duo of Asaka Ikegami and Tsugumi Yamamoto in 2023.
 duration: approximately 30 minutes
 commissioned by and dedicated to TsuguKaji-KOTO

Jakuchu Emaki - In homage to Jakuchu Ito (2023)

 →chamber music - trio

Dot and Line, or Moon and Plate (2023)

 →chamber music - duo

The Seventh Planet (2022)

 for koto with voice, hichiriki, and violin
 on the extract from 'The Little Prince' by Saint-Exupéry, translated by Arou Naito
 duration: approximately 40 minutes
 commissioned by Ayumi Shimonoto

Echigojishi Fantasy c (2014/18/21)

 →with shamisen

Ime no Koto (Koto Pipe Dream) (2021)

 for Koto-uta (koto with voice for one performer)
 on the song #810 and #811 from the Man'yoshu volume 5 by Ōtomo no Tabito
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 commissioned by and performed by Lisa Kataoka

Moonlight, Sunlight (2021)

 for Utai (noh chanting) and Koto-uta (koto with voice for one performer)
 after the poem 'Moonlight, Sunlight' by Seihaku Irako from his poetory collection 'Peacock Boat'
 duration: approximately 13 minutes
 commissioned by Ayumi Shimonoto; performed by Shintaro Ban and Ayumi Shimonoto
 CD released by Ayumi Shimonoto on Ayumi Shimonodo: The World of Contemporary Koto Music

Touched, scooped (2021)

 →chamber music - duo

Unspoken Song of the Koto (2020)

 for Koto-uta (koto with voice for one performer)
 on the song #4160 of the Man'yoshu volume 19 by Ōtomo no Yakamochi
 duration: approximately 9 minutes
 commissioned by Minoh-City Maple Hall; performed by Lisa Kataoka

Striking a match momentarily I see the foggy ocean b (2018/19)

 →chamber music - quartet and larger

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

 →chamber music - quartet and larger

Echigojishi Fantasy b (2014/18)

 →with shamisen

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

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

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

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

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

 for 2 kotos with bows
 commissioned by Scott Jordan

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

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

Etudes (2010) Please listen to this piece on youtube

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

Aomori Frog (Japanese Foam-Nest Tree Frog) (2009)

 for Koto-uta (koto with voice for one performer)
 on the poem 'Aomori Frog' by Sadakazu Fujii
 duration: approximately 9 minutes
 commissioned by Tokyo Wonder Site (current: Tokyo Arts and Space); performed at On Site Lab Emerging Artist Support Program Music - Meet Japanese Contemporary Composer - MUSIC OF YUJI TAKAHASHI

Love song Ⅱ (2008)

 →chamber music - quartet and larger


with Rakugo (Japanese traditional verbal entertainment)

Shinigami (A God of Death) (2023)

 for rakugo performer, violin, cello, and shamisen
 duration: approximately 30 minutes
 for Awai-Za Edo×New Music Vol.6 - Two-Night Festival

Hangonkō (Incense to reunite a loved one who has passed away) (2011/14/23) Please listen to the excerpt of this piece on youtube

 for rakugo performer, violin, cello, and shamisen
 duration: approximately 30 minutes
 for Awai-Za debut concert 'Hanashi × New Music'
 revised for Awai-Za "Mirages of Floating World" in TWS experimental festival
 revised for Awai-Za Edo×New Music Vol.6 - Two-Night Festival

Shibahama [Version 2018] (2011/18)

 for rakugo performer, violin, cello, and shamisen
 duration: approximately 60 minutes
 for Awai-Za debut concert 'Hanashi × New Music'
 revised for Awai-Za Edo×New Music Vol.2 - The second night 'Hauta × New Music'

Music for 'Shinkei Kasanegafuchi' omnibus version (2016)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music for 'Shinkei Kasanegafuchi Ⅰ' (2012)

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

Shibahama [Version 2011] (2011)

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


for runway show

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

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

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

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

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

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

passacaglia della notte (2011)

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


for remote ensemble

Series for Remote Ensemble for Ensemble Free (2020)
 1. Lassie Song Please listen to this piece on YouTube
 2. Incantation
 3. Broken Telephone

 for a remote ensemble with an orchestra
 commissioned by Ensemble Free

Letters (2020)

 for a remote ensemble by the duo with shamisen and piano
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 commissioned by Hidejiro Honjoh; performed by Hidéki Nagano and Hidejiro Honjon


theatre pieces and others

Long Notes (2023) Please enjoy the video work on vimeo

 video work in collaboration with Kray Chen
 Kray Chen: Long Notes[Social Dive Projects]Tokyo Biennale 2023

Music for 'The restaurant of many orders' (2022)

 for picture-story show, narrator, and clarinet in B flat
 on the libretto by Seiko Morohashi, based on 'The restaurant of many orders' by Kenji Miyazawa
 commissioned by Seiko Morohashi

Music for 'The Moonlight and The Glasses' (2022)

 for picture-story show, narrator, clarinet in B flat, and cello
 on the libretto by Seiko Morohashi, based on 'The Moonlight and The Glasses' by Mimei Ogawa
 commissioned by Seiko Morohashi

Music for 'Yamanashi' (2020)

 for picture-story show, narrator, clarinet in B flat, and cello
 on the libretto by Seiko Morohashi, based on 'Yamanashi' by Kenji Miyazawa
 commissioned by Seiko Morohashi

Music for 'Gauche the Cellist' (2019)

 for picture-story show, narrator, and cello
 on the libretto by Seiko Morohashi, based on 'Gauche the Cellist' by Kenji Miyazawa
 commissioned by Seiko Morohashi

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

 for violin and cello

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

 for unison chorus accompanied by keyboard harmonica
 on the poetry in the ancient Japanese style by Yukako Meguro
 dedicated to Masanobu Ikeba to celebrate his 70th birthday

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

 for solo cello
 commissioned by NHK Radio Center

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

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

8bit sonata (2012)

 for electronics (8bit sounds)
 commissioned by Mr. Music; performed at niconico contemporary music Vol.4

ireco monogatari (The Nesting Story) (2009-10)

 for 4 performers (cello, keyboard harmonica, 2 accordions, guitar, and voice) and electronics
 duration: approximately 73 minutes
 written for the final presentation of Tokyo Wonder Site (current: Tokyo Arts and Space) Local Creator Residence Program created during the working period at Aoyama Creator In Residence
 'ireco monodatari' official website by Yusuke Kawamura

Music for the documentary film by Dinh Q. Lê (2009)

 for solo piano
 commissioned by Tokyo Wonder Site


for children

Secret Parade In the Mid-Night (2015)

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


for Awai-Za including arrangement works

Tsugi-hagi Chushingura part Ⅱ (2023)

 for shamisen with voice, violin, cello, shamisen and kokyu
 duration: approximately 20 minutes
 written for Awai-Za Edo×New Music Vol.6 - Two-Night Festival

Tsugi-hagi Chushingura part Ⅰ (2019/23)

 for shamisen with voice, violin, cello, shamisen and kokyu
 duration: approximately 30 minutes
 written for Awai-Za Edo×New Music vol. 3 - Hauta and Chushingura
 revised for Awai-Za Edo×New Music Vol.6 - Two-Night Festival

Little Fugue on the name of Wasei Hirai (2023)

 for flute, violin, and cello
 dedicated to Wasei Hirai, Chief Priest of Anyou-in Temple, to celebrate his 70th birthday

J.S.Bach: Musical Offering (2023)

 for flute, shakuhachi, shamisen, violin and cello
 duration: approximately 50 minutes
 commissioned by Anyo-in temple; for Bach's Field of Prayer - extra edition

Jyunishi On-Ko
 1. Rat Song(2020)
 2. Ox Song(2023)
 3. Tiger Song(2023)
 4. Rabbit Song(2023)

 for violin, cello, and shamisen
 A series started from Koto-hajime 2020

Hauta 'Hana wa Ueno' (2023)

 for shamisen with voice, violin, and cello
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 recomposed for Koto-hajime 2023

J.S.Bach: several pieces from "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" (BWV 147) (2022)

 for violin, cello, and shamisen
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 arranged for Awai-Za Edo×New Music Vol.5 - Bach and Hauta

Hauta 'Kiyari Kuzushi' (2022)

 for shamisen with voice, violin, and cello
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 recomposed for Awai-Za Edo×New Music Vol.5 - Bach and Hauta

J.S.Bach: Lord, Joy of Man's Desiring (from Cantata No.147 "In Heart, Mouth, Deeds, and Life") (2022)

 for shakuhachi, shamisen, violin and cello
 arranged for Bach's Field of Prayer - extra edition

J.S.Bach: Goldberg Variations (2022)

 for shakuhachi, shamisen, violin and cello
 duration: approximately 100 minutes
 commissioned by Anyo-in temple; for Bach's Field of Prayer - extra edition

Sonatina on the name of Bach (2021-22)

 →chamber music - solo

Hauta 'Yugure' (2022)

 for shamisen with voice, violin, and cello
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 recomposed for Awai-Za Kawa-biraki 2022

J.S.Bach: Lord, Joy of Man's Desiring (from Cantata No.147 "In Heart, Mouth, Deeds, and Life") (2021)

 for flute, violin and cello
 arranged for Bach's Field of Prayer #6 - Awai-Za Recital Series Vol.2

Sonata-Vocalise (2021)

 →chamber music - solo

J.S.Bach: Lord, Joy of Man's Desiring (from Cantata No.147 "In Heart, Mouth, Deeds, and Life") (2021)

 for violin and cello
 arranged for Bach's Field of Prayer #1 - Awai-Za Recital Series Vol.2

Balls and Keys (2020)

 →chamber music - duo

Awai-Tsukuda (2019/20)

 for shamisen, violin, and cello
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 written for Awai-Za Kawa-biraki 2019
 revised for Awai-Za Edo×New Music Vol.4 - Fireworks

Hauta 'Nenagarani' (2020)

 for shamisen with voice and violin
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 arranged for Awai-Za Edo×New Music Vol.4 - Fireworks

Hidetaro Honjoh: HANABI (2020)

 for shamisen with voice, violin, and cello
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 arranged for Awai-Za Edo×New Music Vol.4 - Fireworks

A.Vivaldi: Concerto No.1 LA PRIMAVERA (2020)

 for violin, cello, and shamisen
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 arranged for Awai-Za Koto-hajime 2020

R.Richard: My Funny Valentine (2020)

 for cello and shamisen
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 arranged for Awai-Za Koto-hajime 2020

Music for Tōsanba (2019)

 for violin, cello, and shamisen
 duration: approximately 6 minutes
 written for Awai-Za Edo×New Music vol. 3 - Hauta and Chushingura

Floating Bridge of Dreams Ⅰ - on 'Yoshiwara-Kiyari' (2018/19)

 for shamisen with voice, violin, cello, and bass shamisen
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 written for Awai-Za Edo×New Music Vol.2 - The second night 'Hauta × New Music'
 revised for Awai-Za Edo×New Music vol. 3 - Hauta and Chushingura

W.A.Mozart=Yu Kuwabara: Variations on 'Ah, vous dirai-je Maman' Awai-Za version (2019)

 for violin, cello, and shamisen
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 recomposed for Salon de Awai-Za 2019

W.A.Mozart: Duet 'Pa-pa-pa' from The Magic Flute (2019)

 for violin and cello
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 arranged for Salon de Awai-Za 2019

B.Howard: Fly Me To The Moon (2019)

 for violin and shamisen
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 arranged for Salon de Awai-Za 2019

Rentaro Taki: Kōjō no Tsuki (2019)

 for violin, cello and shamisen
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 recomposed for Salon de Awai-Za 2019

Hauta 'Hagi no Siorido' (2019)

 for shamisen with voice, violin, and cello
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 arranged for Salon de Awai-Za 2019

Hana no Fuga (Fugue florissante) (2019) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 Fugue on the theme of "Cherry Blossoms" from 'Four Seasons' by Rentaro Taki
 for violin and cello (The video on YouTube is a solo piano version.)
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 written for Awai-Za Kawa-biraki 2019

Hidetaro Honjoh: Hana no Fuga (Elegance in Flowers) (2019) Please listen to this piece on youtubePlease listen to this piece on youtube

 for violin, cello and shamisen
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 arranged for Awai-Za Kawa-biraki 2019

Hauta 'Shiba ni Umarete' (2019)

 for shamisen with voice, violin, and cello
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 recomposed for Awai-Za Kawa-biraki 2019

Hauta 'Enkaina' (2019)

 for shamisen with voice, violin, and cello
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 recomposed for Awai-Za Kawa-biraki 2019

Hauta 'Ageshio' (2019)

 for shamisen with voice, violin, and cello
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 recomposed for Awai-Za Kawa-biraki 2019

Hauta 'Fukagawa-bushi' (2019)

 for shamisen with voice, violin, and cello
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 recomposed for Awai-Za Kawa-biraki 2019

Yoshinao Nakada: On A Snowing Town (2013/19)

 for violin, cello, and shamisen
 duration: approximately 8 minutes
 recomposed for Kokontei Shinsuke and Awai-Za "Shinkei Kasanegahuchi" vol.5
 revised for Awai-Za Koto-hajime 2019

G.F.Händel: Passacaglia from Suite in g minor, HWV432 (2019)

 for violin and cello
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 arranged for Awai-Za Koto-hajime 2019

A.Vivaldi: Concerto No.4 L’INVERNO (2019)

 for violin, cello, and shamisen
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 arranged for Awai-Za Koto-hajime 2019

Hauta 'Nenchugyoji' (2019) Please listen to this piece on youtube

 for shamisen with voice, violin, and cello
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 recomposed for Awai-Za Koto-hajime 2019

A.Vivaldi: 2nd movement form Concerto No.4 L’INVERNO (2018)

 for violin and cello
 duration: approximately 3 minutes

Shami Zanmai (2018)

 →with shamisen

Floating Bridge of Dreams Ⅱ - on 'Yoru no Ame (Rain at night)' (2018)

 for shamisen with voice, violin, cello, and bass shamisen
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 written for Awai-Za Edo×New Music Vol.2 - The second night 'Hauta × New Music'

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

 for shamisen, violin, and cello
 duration: approximately 9 minutes
 written for Awai-Za debut concert 'Hanashi × New Music'
 revised for Awai-Za Edo×New Music Vol.2 - The first night 'rakugo × New Music'

Song for "Wakamurasaki" b' (2014/18)

 →with shamisen

Mizu no Koe (Water Voice) (2014-15/19)

 →solo

Falling Dusk (2014)

 →with shamisen

Song for "Wakamurasaki" (2014)

 →with shamisen

Echigojishi Fantasy (2014)

 →with shamisen

besides, works with rakugo

 →with rakugo


arrangement works/recompositions

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Rudepoêma (2022)

 for guitar and cello
 duration: approximately 20 minutes
 commissioned by Sho Sato

Hidetaro Honjoh: Iwafune (2020)

 for shamisen, voice, flute, cello, and percussions
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 commissioned by Dento-Gakusha

Hikaru Utada: First Love (2020)

 for mandolin and guitar
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 commissioned by Go Mochizuki

B. Howard: Fly Me To The Moon

 Fly Me To The Moon
 →for Awai-Za

 Fly Me To The Moon b [viola version]
 for viola and shamisen
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 commissioned by Hidejiro Honjoh; performed by Megumi Kasakawa and Hidejiro Honjoh

 Fly Me To The Moon c [horn version]
 for horn and shamisen
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 commissioned by Hidejiro Honjoh; performed by Nobuaki Fukukawa and Hidejiro Honjoh

F. Poulenc: L'histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant (2019)

 for narrator, cello, and piano
 duration: approximately 30 minutes
 commissioned by Sho Sato

Deconstructing Winter (2017-18)

 →chamber music - quartet and larger

chorus arrangement for Hidejiro Honjoh's works

George Gershwin: I Got Rhythm (2017)

 for cello, piano, and percussions
 duration: approximately 6 minutes

Jimi Hendrix: Purple Haze (2017)

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

Bill Evans: Waltz for Debby (2017)

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

Hocket on 'Limelight' by Rush (2016)

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

Bill Evans: B Minor Waltz (2016)

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

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

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

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

 →Mandolin Orchestra

M. Ravel: Boléro - Christmas Version (2015)

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

M. Ravel: Boléro (2015)

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

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: Tsukema Tsukeru (2012)

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


texts/esseys

Voice of sound, sound of voice

 published on Styles & Ideas: Composition Thoughts
 styleandidea.com/2022/05/27/yu-kuwabara-si/

The Face Music Score (in Japanese)

 published on the inaugural issue of the web dojin magazine "Ko-Shin-Raku" (Summer, 2021)
 kobayashihideo.jp/2021-07/「譜づら」というもの/

'Pokan' Kō (The idea of 'Pokan') - after Yu Kuwabara first portrait (in Japanese)

 published on the inaugural issue of the web dojin magazine "Ko-Shin-Raku" (September-October, 2019)
 kobayashihideo.jp/2019-09/「ぽかん」考―作曲家として個展を終えて/

Mind and Emotion (in Japanese)

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

The Beginning of Music and Waka (in Japanese)

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


upcoming/in-progress

Music for 'Kogane no Fune (old-brocade boat)'

 for picture-story show, narrator, flute, violin, and cello
 commissioned by Seikou Morohashi

commissioned new work

 for solo percussion

Nekosada

 for rakugo performer, violin, cello, and shamisen
 commissioned by Kokontei Shinsuke

Utasoragoto no Niwa (Garden of Onomatopoeias) for Children

 for gagaku ensemble
 commissioned by Reigakusha

commissioned new work

 for solo piano

commissioned new work

 for percussion ensemble

commissioned new work

 for string quartet

commissioned new work

 for sho and piano

commissioned new work

 for solo piano

commissioned new work

 for mandolin, guitar, cello, and piano
 commissioned by Go Mochizuki

commissioned new work

 for 2-sho and accordion

commissioned new work

 for noh voice and guitar

new work

 for khean, shamisen, violin, and cello
 for Christopher Adler and Awai-Za

commissioned new work

 for solo cembalo

commissioned new work

 commissioned by Syntax Ensemble
 as the winner of the international composition contest "Breaking Music"


in revision

Gamelan of Wind and Stars (2013)

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

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

 for 2 kotos with bows
 commissioned by Scott Jordan


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