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 shamisen
with koto
with Shōmyō (Japanese Buddhist chant)
with Utai (Noh chanting)
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
upcoming/in progress
in revision


solo

Nokorigaku (Remaining Music) (2019)

 for solo piano
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 commissioned by Festival 20/21 Transit; performed by Nicolas Hodges
 will be published by Edition Gravis

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
 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 facebook

 for solo violin
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 for Awai-Za "Mirages of Floating World" in TWS experimental festival vol.9
 revised for Awai-Za second concert "Edo × New Music" - The second night "Hauta × New Music"

Three Different Time Fields and The Voiceless Chant (2018)

 for solo cembalo
 duration: approximately 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
 for and dedicated to Kosei Murata
 selected for the 2017 Call for Scores by BOSTON MICROTONAL SOCIETY with William Lang
 will be published by Edition Gravis

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
 revised for Awai-Za "Mirages of Floating World" in TWS experimental festival vol.9
 will be published by Edition Gravis

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
 commissioned by and dedicated to Christopher Adler

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

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

Dance of death (2015)

 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

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
 commissioned by Denis Patcovic

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

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

Dodoitsu Variations (2010)

 for solo accordion
 commissioned by Denis Patcovic

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

 for solo flute
 duration: approximately 6 minutes
 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
 winning work at On Site Lab Emerging Artist Support Program Music vol.02-3 Stefan Hussong Accordion Workshop Concert


chamber music - duo

Four Games (2019)

 for 2 recorder players
 commissioned by Seiko Tanaka and Daniele Bragetti

Ukiyo Shinobi Kudoki Uta (2019)

 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

There was already water there (2018)

 →with shamisen

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

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 combinations such as piccolo trumpet and shō, soprano recorder and accordion.
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 commissioned by Kazuo Furuyama

 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 11 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
 published by Edition Wunn

 Doll-Blind b [flute version] (2007/12)
 for flute and accordion
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 published by Edition Wunn

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

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

 for alto saxophone, percussions, and piano
 duration: approximately 9 minutes
 for Delian Academy for New Music 2018; performed by Trio Accanto
 revised world 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
 featured on the album Other Stories by Trio Accanto (WERGO: WER 7393 2)
 will be published by Edition Gravis

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

 for violin, cello, and piano
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 will be published by Edition Gravis

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 for Score Follower's FOLLOW MY SCORE 2017 - FALL SEASON; the recording+score video is available here.
 will be published by Edition Gravis

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

Nested Time (2020)

 for 16 musicians
 duration: approximately 8 minutes
 comissiond by Mizzou International Composers Festival; as one of the resident composers 2020; performed by Alam Will Sound

Dance to live (2020)

 for clarinet, mandolin, electric guitar, piano, electric bass, and drums
 commissioned by Go Mochizuki; performed by Music KART

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

 for 17 musicians devided in 2 groups
 duration: approximately 16 minutes
 commissioned by International Ensemble Modern Academy in the context of CRESC... Biennale für aktuelle Musik

A song about a dead person (2019)

 for baritone, trumpet, trombone, and bass clarinet
 duration: approximately 5 minutes
 commissioned by loadbang

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

 for sixteen musicians (1.1.1.1-1.1.1.0-1perc-1pf-1hp-1acc-2.1.1.1) (1st version was written 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 seven 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 SoundCloud

 for 6 musicians (fl/afl, cl/bcl, vn, vc, perc, pf)
 duration: approximately 10 minutes
 commissioned by Syntax Ensemble; for the final of the international composition contest "Breaking Music"
 1st prize of the international composition contest "Breaking Music"
 will be published by Edition Gravis

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 few parts 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 instruments version] (2018/19)
 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

Six Voices (2017)

 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
 for the Composer Seminar of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY 2017; the recording is available on RADIO SRF website. This piece is the third one of four.
 selected as the winner of the 2017-18 edition of CONSTRUCT/RADIATE INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION by neuverBand
 selected for the fifth edition of the competition ‘Franco Donatoni’ International Meeting for Young Composers by Divertimento Ensemble
 will be published by Edition Gravis

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
 for Devertimento Ensemble International Workshop for Young Composers 2017
 selected for Devertimento Ensemble Rondò 2018
 will be published by Edition Gravis

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 (At Dharani's Mercy) (2016) Please listen to this piece on SoundCloud

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

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

Boléro (2015)

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

Ōmagatoki no Kuramagire (Into the Dusk) (2014)

 for string quartet
 duration: approximately 9 minutes

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

Naming Chant (2019)

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

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
 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
 for Ichida Family House × "Gen" musubi -Music and Literature-

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

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

'The Comedy of Errors' on The Paraphrase of 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
 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

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 shamisen

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'
 duration: approximately 21 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 second concert "Edo × New Music" - 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)

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

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

Echigojishi Fantasy b [Japanese instruments version] (2014/18)

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

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
 for and 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
 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
 for Awai-Za second concert "Edo × New Music" - The second night "Hauta × New Music"


with koto

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

Yume-Koi-Kwaidan (The Ghost Story of Dream Love) (2012)
 1. A-I-U-E-O-Kwaidan
 2. Botan Doro (Peony Lantern)
 3. Yume-Mi-Hayashi (Festival Music of 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)
 duration: approximately 30 minutes
 commissioned by and dedicated to TsuguKaji-KOTO

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)
 on the poem 'Aomori Frog' by Sadakazu Fujii
 duration: approximately 9 minutes
 commissioned by Tokyo Wonder Site (current: Tokyo Arts and Space) for 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 Shōmyō (Japanese Buddhist chant)

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 text
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 commissioned by Ensemble Muromachi

Tsuki no Kōgon (Mantra of Moonlight) (2017)

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

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

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

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

 for solo 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; for the 250th Sakezuka Festival


with Utai (Noh chanting)

Variation on 'Magic Doll'

 Variation on 'Magic Doll' (2008)
 for Utai (Noh chanting) by female 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 Utai (Noh chanting) by female voice and viola
 on the excerpt from 'Magic Doll' by Ranpo Edogawa
 duration: approximately 11 minutes
 commissioned by Kanagawa Kenmin Hall; for 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 Rakugo (Japanese traditional verbal entertainment)

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 second concert "Edo × New Music" - The second night "Hauta × New Music"

Music for 'Shinkei Kasanegafuchi' omnibus version (2016)

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

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

 for Rakugo performer, violin, and cello
 duration: approximately 90 minutes
 commissioned by 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music for 'Shinkei Kasanegafuchi Ⅰ' (2012)

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

Shibahama [Version 2011] (2011)

 for Rakugo performer, violin, cello, shamisen, and electronics
 duration: approximately 60 minutes
 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
 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

Music for 'Gauche the Cellist' (2019)

 for picture-story show, narrator, and cello
 commissioned by Seiko Morohashi

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

 for violin and cello

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

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

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

 for solo cello
 commissioned by NHK Radio Center

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

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

8bit sonata (2012)

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

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

 for 4 performers (cello, keyboard harmonica, 2 accordions, guitar, and voice) and electronics
 duration: approximately 73 minutes
 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

Song of the Rat (2020)

 for violin, cello, and shamisen
 duration: approximately 3 minutes
 for Awai-Za Koto-hajime 2020

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
 for Awai-Za "Hauta and Chushingura"

Tsugi-hagi "Chushingura" (2019)

 for shamisen with voice, violin, cello, shamisen and kokyu
 part1 duration: approximately 20 minutes
 for Awai-Za "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
 for Awai-Za second concert "Edo × New Music" - The second night "Hauta × New Music"
 revised for Awai-Za "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 (2019)

 Fuga on the theme of "Cherry Blossoms" from 'Four Seasons' by Rentaro Taki
 for violin and cello
 duration: approximately 4 minutes
 for Awai-Za Kawabiraki 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
 for Awai-Za second concert "Edo × New Music" - The second night "Hauta × New Music"

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

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

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

 →with shamisen

Mizu no Koe (Water Voice) (2014)

 →solo

Falling Dusk (2014)

 →with shamisen

Song for "Wakamurasaki" (2014)

 →with shamisen

Echigojishi Fantasy (2014) Please listen to this piece on youtube

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

besides, works with Rakugo

 →with Rakugo


arrangement works/recompositions

Hikaru Utada: First Love (2020)

 for manrolin 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
 for "Gen" musubi -Music and Literature- vol.2 "Twelfth Night, or, What You Will"

Bill Evans: B Minor Waltz (2016)

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

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

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

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; for Ai Kuwabara -Christmas with Strings 2015-

M. Ravel: Boléro (2015)

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

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu: Tsukema Tsukeru (2012)

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


texts

'Pokan' Kō (Thinking about '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/

Heart and Emotion (in Japanese)

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

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

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


upcoming/in-progress

new work

 for solo soprano
 comissiond by Riot Ensemble

new work

 for Marco Fusi

new work

 for khean, shamisen, violin, and cello

new work

 for solo biwa with voice and orchestra
 commissioned by Ensemble Free East

new work

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


in revision

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

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

Ōmagatoki no Kuramagire (Into the Dusk) (2014)

 for string quartet
 duration: approximately 9 minutes

Gamelan of Wind and Stars (2013)

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

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

 for 2 kotos with bows
 commissioned by Scott Jordan


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