Interview: Le monde
I am honored that the French news paper “Le monde” wrote about me with the concert with Les Métaboles and Florentin Ginot in Royaumont. Thank you.
“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
I am honored to be interviewed by OIL MAGAZINE, Japanese web magazine for my longest interview ever. HERE! この度オイルマガジンさんにインタビュー記事をご掲載頂きました。”若者のすべて”という20代でものづくりをしている人々へのインタビューシリーズで、私自身これまでのインタビューの中で最長のものとなっております。同世代の方々が、どう今と向き合っているのか、大変興味深いインタビューシリーズにご縁いただきとても光栄です。この記事を10年後、20年後改めて読むのが楽しみです。よければご覧下さい。 photo:Maya Matsuura
Hello folks! I’m very excited to announce that I’m featured at the lovely event Another Composers Coffee organized by Damkapellet on 30th August. The event starts at 19:30 at Koncertkirken and I will talk about my career as a composer, my work and upcoming projects. You all are more than welcome regardless of gender and occupations! HERE! 来る８月３０日、素敵なイベントに登壇いたします。 女性作曲家や、女性音楽家に焦点をあてコペンハーゲンを拠点に活動するオーガニゼーションDamkappelletさんのイベントシリーズ”Another Composers Coffee”に今回ご招待いただき、これまでの活動、作品またこれからの活動についてお話しさせていただく予定です。名前の通り、コーヒーを飲みながら気軽にというコンセプトのイベントですので、職業問わず、性別問わずたくさんの方に気軽に楽しんでいただけるトークイベントになればと思っています。会場はノアブロのKoncertkirkeにて、19:30からスタートです。たくさんの方にお目にかかれますこと楽しみにしております。
On 3rd August, my piece “MUJI” for double bass was broadcasted by Concertzender Nederland . The performance was by James Oesi You can still listen to it from the link down below. Thank you! HERE! オーストリア国立ラジオに引き続き、先日オランダのラジオConcertzender Nederland さんにて自作品”MUJI”が放送されました。まだ上記のリンク先からご視聴できるようですのでよければお聞きください。