LIST OF WORKS (BY DATE)

 

Lament for soprano saxophone and accordion

Duration: 10 min.

To be premiered in 2022

Year of Composition: 2021

 

 

Distances II for five players

Duration: 12 min.

Instrumentation: ob, vn, va, vc, pf

To be premiered in January 5, 2022 in Tokyo

Year of Composition: 2019-2020

 

 

Distances (I) (a creative arrangement of J. S. Bach’s Aria from Goldberg Variations) for piano and pre-recorded instruments

Duration: 4 min.

Premiere: March 30, 2018 at Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall

Ensemble Contemporary Alpha

Year of Composition: 2018

Note: sound source of the pre-recorded instruments (fl, trb, keyboard, vn, db) is available from the composer

https://vimeo.com/299647273

 

 

Pleasure of Repetition for violin, clarinet, and piano

Duration: 4 min.

Premiere: March 31, 2017 at Toyosu Civic Center Hall (Tokyo)

Ensemble Contemporary Alpha

Year of Composition: 2017

Note: This work is based on the material from Hiroyuki Yamamoto’s Contour-ism Mini and to be played with a pre-recorded sound source of Yamamoto’s piece.

 

 

Winter Memories for trumpet and vibraphone (4 cow bells also)

Duration: 8 min.

Premiere: December 2, 2016 at Tokyo Opera City Omi Gakudo Hall

Kiyonori Sokabe, tr; Mizuki Aita, vib

A commission of Kiyonori Sokabe & Mizuki Aita

Year of Composition: 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0BbDxvKkho

 

 

Horan for sho and harp

Duration: 9 min.

Premiere: July 30, 2016 at Musicasa (Tokyo)

Mayumi Miyata, sho; Naoko Yoshino, hp

A commission of Mayumi Miyata

Year of Composition: 2016

 

Angel’s Ladder for piano solo

Duration: 3 min.

Premiere: July 23, 2016 in Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa, Japan

Kumi Uchimoto, pf

A commission of Kumi Uchimoto

Year of Composition: 2016

CD: Stradivarius STR37089

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIwmzrGoFdQ

https://ml.naxos.jp/composer/187269

 

 

Autumn Unfolds for woodwind quintet

Duration: 12 min.

Premiere: September 11, 2015 in Echizen-shi, Fukui, Japan

Slowind Woodwind Quintet

A commission of Takefu International Music Festival

Year of Composition: 2015

 

 

Se La Face ay Pale (a creative arrangement of Guillaume Dufay’s piece) for trumpet and percussion

Percussion Instruments: vibraphone, 3 cow bells

Duration: 3 min.

Premiere: June 24, 2015 at Keyaki Hall (Tokyo)

Kiyonori Sokabe, tp; Yoshiko Kanda, perc

Year of Composition: 2015

 

 

Dark Lake for tenor saxophone and piano

Duration: 7 min.

Premiere: July 12, 2015 at Strasbourg, France

Jeffrey E. Vickers, sax; pianist’s name unknown

A commission of Jeffrey E. Vickers

Year of Composition: 2015

 

 

Starry Night for flute, violin, and piano

Duration: 12 min.

Premiere: September 11, 2015 at Echizen-shi, Fukui, Japan

Yoshie Ueno, fl; Yasutaka Hemmi, vn, Ken-ichi Nakagawa, pf;

Rüdiger Bohn, conductor

A commission of Takefu International Music Festival

Year of Composition: 2015

 

 

Yoru no Niji (Night Rainbow) for mixed vocal ensemble

Language: Japanese

Duration: 13 min.

Premiere: March 30, 2014 at JT Art Hall Affinis (Tokyo)

Vox Humana (mixed vocal ensemble) conducted by Ryuta Nishikawa

A commission of Vox Humana

Year of Composition: 2014

Note: playable with mixed chorus

CD: Fontec FOCD9763

 

 

Prelude (a creative arrangement of J. S. Bach’s Prelude from the Cello Suite No. 1) for violoncello solo with CD playback system

Duration: 3 min.

Premiere: March 15, 2014 at Tokyo Opera City Omi Gakudo Hall

Takui Matsumoto, vc

Year of Composition: 2014

 

 

String Quartet No. 2

Duration: 14 min.

Premiere: August 27, 2013 in Echizen-shi, Fukui, Japan

Quatuor Diotima

A commission of Takefu Music Festival

Year of Composition: 2013

 

 

Amber Castle I-b for bass clarinet and piano

Duration: 7 min.

Premiere: September 7, 2012 in Echizen-shi, Fukui, Japan

Nozomi Ueda, bass-cl; Ken-ichi Nakagawa, pf

A commission of Takefu Music Festival

Year of Composition: 2005/2012

 

 

Komori-Uta (Lullaby) for female chorus

Language: Japanese

Duration: 10 min.

Premiere: December 16, 2012 at JT Art Hall Affinis (Tokyo)

Akatsuki (female choir) conducted by Ryuta Nishikawa

A commission of Akatsuki

Year of Composition: 2012

CD: Fontec FOCD9763

 

 

A Chant from the East II for five players

Instrumentation: fl, ob, pf, vn, vc

Duration: 7 min.

Premiere: March 26, 2012 at Bunkyo Civic Hall (Tokyo)

Ensemble Contemporary Alpha

Year of Composition: 2012

 

 

A Chant from the East (I) for orchestra

Instrumentation: 2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2hn, 2tp, 2trb, 3perc, hp, celesta, 12-10-8-6-4

Duration: 5 min.

Premiere: March 30, 2012 at Staatstheater Cottbus, Germany

The Philharmonisches Orchester in Cottbus conducted by Marc Niemann

A commission of The Philharmonisches Orchester in Cottbus

Year of Composition: 2012

CD: telos music TLS166

https://ml.naxos.jp/composer/187269

 

 

Miyama no Tori (Birds of the Woodland Silence) for 20-stringed koto and recorder

Duration: 12 min.

Premiere: November 26, 2011 at JT Art Hall Affinis (Tokyo)

Nanae Yoshimura, koto; Tosiya Suzuki, recorder)

A commission of Nanae Yoshimura

Year of Composition: 2011

CD: TRANSLIVE TLV-140214

 

 

A Dream of Ockeghem II (a creative arrangement of D’ung aultre amer by Johannes Ockeghem) for three flutes

Duration: 5 min.

Premiere: December 21, 2011 at Suginami Kokaido Hall (Tokyo)

Magnum Trio (Jun-ichiro Taku, fl I; Yuya Kanda, fl II, Kazuhiro Kajiwara, fl III)

A commission of eX.

Year of Composition: 2011

 

 

Dreams of Gullfoss for piano solo

Duration: 12 min.

Premiere: January 10, 2011 at Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall

Kaori Nakajima, pf

A commission of Kaori Nakajima

Year of Composition: 2010

 

 

Yuragu Kaze wo Oru for mixed vocal ensemble

Language: Japanese  

Duration: 14 min.

Premiere: September 5, 2010 at JT Art Hall Affinis (Tokyo)

Vox Humana conducted by Ryuta Nishikawa

A commission of Vox Humana

Year of Composition: 2010

Note: playable with mixed chorus

CD: Fontec FOCD9763

 

 

Die Drei Wünsche for violin, violoncello, and clavichord

Duration: 3 min.

Premiere: May 21, 2010 at Reutlingen, Germany

ensemble cross.art

A commission of ensemble cross.art

Year of Composition: 2010

 

 

Terra Incognita for percussion solo

Instrumentation: vibraphone, 3 cow bells, 2 wood blocks, bass drum

Duration: 11 min.

Premiere: November 20, 2009 at Tsuda Hall, Tokyo

Yoshiko Kanda, perc

A commission of Zen-On Music

Publisher: Zen-On Music

Year of Composition: 2009

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GjuDDoBIZE

 

 

Fading into a Dark Forest for eight players

Instrumentation: fl, ob, cl, perc, pf, vn, va, vc

Duration: 10 min.

Premiere: August 22, 2009 at Takefu-shi, Fukui, Japan

Next Mushroom Promotion conducted by Rüdiger Bohn

A commission of Takefu International Music Festival

Year of Composition: 2009

CD: Fontec FOCD2569

https://vimeo.com/515696752

 

A Dream of Ockeghem (I) (a creative arrangement of D’ung aultre amer by Johannes Ockeghem) for clarinet in Bb and piano

Duration: 3 min.

Premiere: July 17, 2008 at Sumida Triphony Recital Hall

Ikuko Suzuki, cl; Yumi Oikawa, pf

Year of Composition: 2008

 

 

Black Elves for clarinet solo

Duration: 5 min.

Premiere: July 17, 2008 at Sumida Triphony Recital Hall

Ikuko Suzuki, cl

A commission of Ikuko Suzuki

Year of Composition: 2008

Note: playable on Eb clarinet as well as Bb clarinet using the same score

 

 

Quietly, Deeply, and Intensely for mixed chorus and piano

Duration: 12 min.

Premiere: March 21, 2008 at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

The Philharmonic Chorus of Tokyo conducted by Nobuaki Tanaka; Kaori Nakajima, pf

A commission of The Philharmonic Chorus of Tokyo

Year of Composition: 2008

CD: Fontec FOCD2569

Fontec FOCD9763

 

 

Deep into a Resonant Forest for piano solo

Duration: 12 min.

Premiere: January 8, 2008 at Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall

Kaori Nakajima, pf

A commission of Kaori Nakajima

Year of Composition: 2007

CD: Fontec FOCD2569

 

 

Out of Blaze of Light for clarinet and piano

Duration: 8 min.

Premiere: February 12, 2007 at California Institutes of the Arts

E. Michael Richards, cl; Kazuko Tanosaki, pf

A commission of The Tanosaki-Richards Duo

Year of Composition: 2006

Note: written for clarinet in Bb

 

 

Duo for violin and viola

Duration: 11 min.

Premiere: September 10, 2006 at Rümlingen, Switzerland

Annette Bik,vn; Dimitrios Polisoidis, vla

A commission of Festival Rümlingen

Year of Composition: 2006

 

 

In the Resonant Valley for violin and piano

Duration: 11 min.

Premiere: May 10, 2006 at Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall

Shinobu Nakayama, vn; Nobuhito Nakai, pf

A commission of Shinobu Nakayama

Year of Composition: 2006

 

 

In the Dim Light for five players

Instrumentation: alto-fl, cl, pf, vn, vc

Duration: 11 min.

Premiere: February 12, 2006 at Merkin Hall in New York City

Ad Hoc ensemble conducted by Carolyn Kuan

A commission of Music From Japan

Note: Selected at the ISCM Virtual Collaborative Series in 2021

Year of Composition: 2005

CD: Fontec FOCD2569

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbpuCoYLvz4

 

 

Forest of Illusions II for marimba solo

Duration: 10 min.

Premiere: November 16, 2005 at the Phoenix Hall, Osaka

Kunihiko Komori, marimba

A commission of Kunihiko Komori

Year of Composition: 2005

 

 

A Night of Iridescent Flickering for guitar solo

Duration: 8 min.

Premiere: September 6, 2005 in Takefu-shi, Fukui, Japan

Nana Hiwatari, guitar

A commission of Takefu International Music Festival

Year of Composition: 2005

CD: Fontec FOCD2569

 

 

Amber Castle for alto saxophone and piano

Duration: 7 min.

Premiere: May 27, 2005 in Tokyo

Takashi Saito, sax; Masanobu Shinoda, pf

A commission of Takashi Saito

Year of Composition: 2005

Publisher: Resolute Music Publications

 

 

Salamander I-b for flute solo

Duration: 7 min.

Premiere: March 14, 2005 in Reykjavik, Iceland

Kolbeinn Bjarnason, flute

Year of Composition: 1995/2005

CD: Fontec FOCD2569

 

 

Dreams of a Swaying Forest for chamber orchestra

Instrumentation: 1fl, 1ob, 1cl, 1bn, 2hn, 1tp, 1trb, 2perc, 1hp, 1pf (celesta also), 4-4-2-2-1 (The number of string players may be varied.)

Duration: 16 min.

Premiere: July 9, 2004, Izumi Hall, Osaka

Izumi Sinfonietta Osaka conducted by Norichika Iimori

A commission of Izumi Hall & Kioi Hall

Year of Composition: 2004

CD: MusicScape MSCD-0019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-YyIIaVGBM

 

 

Forest of Illusions I for marimba and strings

Instrumentation: A relatively larger size of string section of an orchestra (such as 12-10-8-6-4) is more ideal.

Duration: 10 min.

Premiere: June 13, 2004 at Takefu-shi, Fukui, Japan

Kunihiko Komori, marimba; Orchestra Osaka Symphoniker conducted by Ken-ichi Nakagawa

A commission of Takefu International Music Festival

Year of Composition: 2004

 

 

Standing Still in a Winter Garden for recorder and sho

Instrumentation: tenor recorder (doubling sopranino recorder), sho

Duration: 11 min.

Premiere: June 15, 2003 at Takefu-shi, Fukui, Japan

Tosiya Suzuki, recorder; Mayumi Miyata, sho

A commission of Takefu International Composition Workshop

Year of Composition: 2003

 

 

The Woods of Labyrinth for soprano saxophone solo

Duration: 13 min.

Premiere: November 3, 2002 at the Museum of Modern Art, Saitama (Japan)

Masataka Hirano, sax

A commission of the Museum of Modern Art, Saitama

Publisher: Resolute Music Publications

Year of Composition: 2002

 

 

Aki no Kure (The Dusk of Autumn) for 20-stringed koto

Duration: 8 min.

Premiere: September 8, 2002 in Schwaz, Austria

Makiko Goto, koto

A commission of Klangspuren Schwaz Festival For New Music

Year of Composition: 2002

 

 

Shadows of Night IV for wind ensemble

Instrumentation: fl, ob, 2cl, 2hr, 2tp, 2trb, pf

Duration: 10 min.

Premiere: July 26, 2002 at Bunsho-kan (Yamagata, Japan)

Yamagata Symphony Orchestra conducted by Toshiyuki Kudo

A commission of Music In Yamagata

Year of Composition: 2002

 

 

String Quartet (No.1)

Duration: 15 min.

Premiere: June 15, 2002 at Takefu Culture Center (Fukui, Japan)

Arditti String Quartet

A commission of Takefu International Composition Workshop

Note: Selected at the ISCM World New Music Days in 2004 (Switzerland)

Year of Composition: 2002

CD: MusicScape MSCD-0019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbtEoz-_fFY

 

 

Mirror II for orchestra

Instrumentation: 2fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2bn, 2hr, 2tp, 3trb, tuba, 3 perc, 2hp, celesta, pf, 12-10-8-8-6

Duration: 15 min.

Premiere: August 27, 2000 at Suntory Hall in Tokyo

New Japan Philharmonic conducted by Kazuhiko Komatsu

A commission of Suntory Music Foundation

Year of Composition: 2000

CD: MusicScape MSCD-0019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0fO677-8e8

 

 

The Angel of Despair II for alto saxophone solo

Duration: 9 min.

Premiere: November 19, 2000 at Escher Theater in Luxemburg

Takashi Saito, sax

A commission of Takashi Saito

Note: Selected at the ISCM World New Music Days in 2009 (Sweden)

Publisher: Resolute Music Publications

Year of Composition: 1999

CD: Fontec FOCD2569

    ALM Records ALCD9046

    Genuin GEN14301

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMVLnhp_nqc

https://ml.naxos.jp/composer/187269

 

 

Shadows of Night II for trombone solo with reverberation system

Duration: 12 min.

Premiere: August 30, 1998 at Akiyoshidai International Art Village (Yamaguchi, Japan)

Mike Svoboda, trb

A commission of Akiyoshidai International 20th Century Music Seminar and Festival

Year of Composition: 1998

CD: MusicScape MSCD-0019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILt8R4xd7Ag&list=RDMMGHOevwuUE4o&index=3

 

 

The Myth of Sisyphus for two pianos and orchestra

Instrumentation: 2pf (soli), 2fl, 2ob, 4cl, 4tp, 2trb, 2perc, 14-14-10-8-8

Duration: 15 min.

Premiere: February 20, 1998 at Kanagawa Prefectural Music Hall (Yokohama)

Hiroshi Nagao, pf I; Takehiko Yamada, pf II

Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kazufumi Yamashita

A commission of Yokohama Arts Foundation

Publisher: Japan Federation of Composers Inc.

Note: Akutagawa Award For Music Composition in 1998

Year of Composition: 1998

 

 

Mirror I for twelve players

Instrumentation: fl, ob, cl, perc, mandolin, guitar, harp, pf, vn, va, vc, db

Duration: 12 min.

Premiere: January 13, 1998 at Paradiso in Amsterdam

Nieuw Ensemble conducted by Ed Spanijaard

Year of Composition: 1997

CD: MusicScape MSCD-0019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8wdT15_kCk

 

 

Salamander II for soprano recorder solo

Duration: 7 min.

Premiere: August 12, 1996 at Darmstadt Summer Course

Tosiya Suzuki, recorder

Year of Composition: 1995

Notes: Stipendien Prize at Darmstadt Summer Course in 1996.

Selected at the ISCM World New Music Days in 2000 (Luxembourg)

CD: MusicScape MSCD-0019

    MusicScape MSCD-0006

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y45fcU4iATs

 

Salamander I for piccolo solo

Duration: 7 min.

Premiere: October 27, 1995 at University of California, San Diego

John Fonville, piccolo

Year of Composition: 1995

CD: Einstein Records EIN014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFfu15BiMH0&list=OLAK5uy_kN51ttJLD_Vca623OgVle6DM6--3ZZbtQ&index=9

 

 

The Angel of Despair I for violin solo

Duration: 10 min.

Premiere: October 27, 1995 at University of California, San Diego

János Négyesy, vn

Year of Composition: 1995

 

 

Xagna for live solo violin and three pre-recorded violins (or violin quartet)

Duration: 11 min.

Premiere: May 15, 1990 at University of California, San Diego

Mary Oliver, vn

Publishers: RICORDI / Japan Federation of Composers Inc.

https://www.digitalarchivioricordi.com/it/partiture/5790

Year of Composition: 1990

Note: First prize at Nuove Sincronie International Composition Competition in 1995 (Milan, Italy)

 

 

Gemini for two violins

Duration: 5 min.

Premiere: June 6, 1989 at Mandeville Recital Hall, University of California San Diego

János Négyesy, vn I; Mary Oliver, vn II

Publisher: Japan Federation of Composers Inc.

Year of Composition: 1989