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2018_ISCM - JAPANESE SECTION 

 
 

Annual Report

  • Year: 
  • Please describe your organization’s activities over the past year, including concerts, commissions, collaborations, publications: 

    In 2018, We have started the project to incorporate JSCM. ( It was approved by  the administration of Tokyo in April 2019. )

    Jo Kondo assumed the president of JSCM(Japanese Section).

    As our activities, we have been holding Music Festival, “Exhibition of Contemporary Music” since 1962, which was named by Japanese famous composer, Yasushi Akutagawa at that moment.

    “Exhibition of Contemporary Music 2018”

    1. International project-1   5th November 2018    Ushigome Tansu Kumin Hall

    <A Window open to the World ~ new directions of electronic music, Stefan Prins  first visit to Japan>

    Stefan Prins is the winner of ISCM YCA in 2014. We invited him and organized the concert including his 3 pieces and our members pieces.

    [program]

    《dent-de-lion》by Ai Kamachi

    《Piano Hero #1》by Stefan Prins (Japan premiere)

    《Fossil Ripples: Memories of the Ocean》by Yuriko Kojima (World premiere)

    《Piano Hero #4》by Stefan Prins (Japan premiere)

    《Discrete Transfer for piano and computer》by Takayuki Rai (selected in WMD2017)

    《Fremdkörper #1》 by Stefan Prins (Japan premiere)

    guest pianist: Rei Nakamura (from Germany)

    Prins also had the lecture in Kunitachi College of Music to talke about his music. 

    2. International project-2  

    <Exchange program with ISCM Korean Section>

    It was an event worthy of special mention which Japanese Section collaborated with Korean Section.  It was the first time in our history. 

    3 pieces of Korean composers were performed in our concert in Tokyo, and 3 pieces of our members were performed in Seoul, Pan Music Festival.

    ▼ 3 pieces of  3 Korean composers in Japan

    DaeSeob Han《Star Clouds》[29th Nov. / Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall  ]

    Kyoung-Woo LEE《Patterns Ⅲ》[29th Nov. / Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall]

    Kang Gyu LEE《Verrufene Stelle》[30th Nov. / Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall]

    ▼ 3 pieces of Japanese composers in Korea

    Makoto Shinohara《TURNS》[11th Oct. / JCC Art Center]

    Satoru Ikeda《Superstring Theory》[13th Oct.  / Sejong Art Center]

    Shin Hashimoto《Sunset Reflection Ⅱ》[13th Oct. / Sejong Art Center]

    3. The competition-1    16th Dec.     Tokyo Keyaki Hall 

    <KYOUGAKU XIII >

    This competition for performers is held once in 2 years and opened to every age, nationality and instrument.

    They have to perform pieces which were only written after 1945.

    the 1st prize : Saki SHIROKOJI (violin)

    the 2nd prize : Saori KURIYAMA (piano)

    the 3rd prize : Kenji IKENAGA (percussion)

    the special prize : Tsunehito TSUCHIHASHI (guitar)

    the audience prize : Hidehiro NAKAMURA (recorder)

    Juries : Jo Kondo, Toshio Asaoka, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Michio Kitazume, Norio Sato

    4. The competition-2    1st March 2019    Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall

    <The 35th JSCM Award for Composers>

    Theme : Contemporary music and Counterpoint 

    the winner : Yuya HARYU

    the title of the piece :  a Butterfly and a Prostitute (or Gravity III )   world premiere

    the audience prize : Mayuko Matsumoto

    the title of the piece : The Wandering Memory    world premiere

    Juries : Jummei Suzuki, Takashi Tokunaga, Toshiya Watanabe

    5. Concerts of JSCM Members 

    <Independent 1& 2 >

    29th, 30th Nov. Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall 

    6. The collaboration project with Ensemble Recherche 

    Ensemble Recherche would like to find Japanese composers who are younger generation and have great talent. We have invited applications from composers who are under 30 years old.  As the result, we recommended 4 young composers(Akira ITO, Takahiro KURODA, Izumi MAEKAWA, Wataru MUKAI ).

    Their pieces would be performed in the concert of Ensemble Recherche on 20th March in 2019 at Freiburg, Germany.

    7. The concert by members in Kansai district no.6  

    8th Mar. Toyonaka Performing Arts Center

    <The Recital of Hidetaka NAKAGAWA (Bsn)>

    The members in Kansai have held the concert by themselves since 2010. They feature one performer to collaborate with members.  The performer has the lecture to tell the possibilities of the instrument to compose. 

    The Bassoon player, Hidetaka NAKAGAWA had the recital in Osaka and performed 10 pieces which were world premiere.  

  • Please describe your organization's research activities over the past year: 
    Concerning music, we especially have been researching about electronics music in a few years. We organized lectures as the series to invite Sumihisa Arima who is the expert as the engineer and works in a great number of concerts. That also became the preparation for the concert featuring Stefan Prins in 2018. We hope this would influence on many composers in Japan as well. Concerning the organization, we researched about a corporate organization so that we make our situation better. Because it is very hard to revitalize the organization and increase new members in such a financial affairs in Japan.
 

 

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