September 5, 2015: Concert in UNM Festival,in Helsinki, Finland
Date: September 5, 2015
I got interviewed by eläväni produced by greeniche. (Japanese) 代官山にある北欧家具、インテリアを扱うグリニッチさんの運営するeläväniにてインタビューしていただきました。 HERE!
I thankfully got “Arbejdelegat(working grant)” from Statens Kunstfond this year. I really appreciate it and looking forward to the art/music scene is fully opening up again! 光栄なことに、今年デンマーク芸術財団様より年間の助成をいただく事となりました。こういう厳しい状況下でのサポートに心から感謝申し上げるとともに、今後とも真摯に制作活動に精進いたします。 HERE!
So much excited to announce that my new piece “Réquiem para un niño” for Josefine Göhmann is going to be premiered on 9th June in Vienna, Austria. It’s been long long time since the last time I had my music in a concert hall physically. Just crossed fingers this is really happening! This piece is lullaby for all the children even they are not here anymore. It’s a very sad poem I took from Spanish author GUSTAVO ADOLFO BÉCQUER. Day/Time:19:30 on 9th June 2021 Location:Reaktor (Geblergasse 40, Wien) HERE! ソプラノのための新作”Réquiem para un niño”が6月9日にウィーンにて初演されることになりました。 こうしてコンサートというコンサートができるのは、本当に久しぶりで本当に嬉しく、またどうかこのまま行われますようにと祈るような気持ちでいます。 この作品は、子守唄。 スペイン人の詩人GUSTAVO ADOLFO BÉCQUERさんの詩が歌詞となっています。大変悲しい子守唄ですが、昨年、尊く美しい母の愛とは何かを考えながら昨年ノルウェーで、制作しました。
“Beauty of Everyday Things” Exhibition at 3daysofdesign 2020 Yōnobi presents together with studio0405 an exhibition that celebrates the Beauty of Everyday Life. Film: Maya Matsuura Music: Aya Yoshida Composer Performance: Ida Nørby I had my new piece for cello solo last year at the exhibition presented by YŌNOBI and studio0405 in 3DaysofDesign 2020. The place, the people, the water, the fish, the dog, baby’s crying, the film, the noise on the street, cello’s voice, breathing sound, the beautiful potteries around. I felt all the things were beautiful and melted well together. Thank you for sharing/being part of such a beautiful moment. My personal own aim is in this project to
This is one of the pieces from my “MUJI” series (étude series for various instruments) and this is for piano. I wrote this in 2018 but had not gotten any opportunity to get the premiere however finally it got premiere in Venice, Italy this year. It was premiered by Mizuho Furukubo, my ex classmate of the conservatory in Tokyo. The piece is crazy difficult to perform and very intense from the beginning to the end. I didn’t use any techniques for the inside of piano and also I focused on the physical movements which pianist has as an “exercise”. Hope you enjoy it, it starts at 26:55. HERE! MUJI -ピアノのための-
I’m very honored to be selected for Artist in residence organized by The Provincial Government of Styria in Austria whole for Feb. and March in 2021. I am very much excited to come back to such a beautiful country and work with Schallfeld Ensemble. HERE! 光栄なことに、オーストリア、シュタイアーマルク州政府芸術給費レジデンシーに選出いただき、2021年の2月から2ヶ月間、オーストリアのグラーツ市にて制作活動をさせていただきます。一昨年のオーストリア政府文化庁芸術給費レジデンシーでは、ウィーンに3ヶ月滞在させていただき、その後様々なご縁と機会をいただきとても刺激的で充実した時間を過ごさせていただきました。美しい国にてまた制作活動をさせていただけること、心から感謝しております。世界中が困難な状況に直面している時期ではありますが、制作の手を止めず、精進したいと思います。
My piece “MA” for soprano and recorder will be performed again on 19th November in Copenhagen. If you are in the city, please come join them. HERE!
My new piece for soprano and piano “I tell you yet again…”will get the world premiere by Duo Kolarova Nørgård on 18th November in Roskilde, Denmark. Unfortunately I can’t join you for the concert but if you are in the city around, please come join them to listen to their repertory “SHAKESPEARES DAMER(SHAKESPEARES LADIES)”. This piece “I tell you yet again…” is composed with the inspiration from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” and I composed this while I was trapped in Bergen, Norway in this spring. I read Macbeth for the first time and got drawn into the scene the Lady Macbeth gets sleepwalking and says “Wash your hands” for many times. That
Under the Umbrella It has been already three years since I started writing this piece. It was right after my opera “Skyggen(The Shadow)” and I was very much interested in raining, water and shadow at that time. Yes, I am now too. Under the umbrella, it’s kinda personal space. You cold cover your face and body and also protect yourself from something outside, the rain. Sometimes you can share that space with another one, but often with someone special. The rain itself doesn’t have sound. When it teaches something it sounds. You can’t have a relationship by your own, you need someone to have it. If you are in Aarhus,
New piece, new concert is happening very soon. My new piece “The Beauty of Everyday Things” will be performed very soon at 3daysofdesign 2020 on 3rd and 5th September. It is a collaboration project with Yōnobi , studio 0405 and a photographer/videographer Maya Matsuura and the music will be performed by a cellist Ida Nørby. Our intention in creating this film + live music collaboration is to find the dot between Danish aesthetic and Japanese aesthetic by referring to the word “mingei”, the beauty of everyday things. Mingei is the Japanese folk art movement, developed in the late 1920s and 1930s in Japan. The founder, Yanagi Sōetsu discovered beauty in