ISAJI Sunao

(COMPOSER)

Born in 1968, Mr. Isaji received a master’s degree from the graduate school of Tokyo College of Music in 1995. He studied composition with Akira Nishimura and history of western medieval music with Masakata Kanazawa. He has been awarded the top prize in the Music Competition of Japan, Japan Society for Contemporary Music Award for Composers, Akutagawa Award for Music Composition, and Idemitsu Music Prize.
Mr. Isaji was a participant in the centenary celebration of Garcia Lorca’s birth in 1998. In 2000, he was involved in the production of the radio opera “Bodas de sangre (Blood Wedding – Acoustic Theater in a Closed Room)” . In 2001, he assumed the role of the art director for “A musical avant-garde – John Cage”. In 2002, he held an exhibition named “Nanban-yakai (a western banquet) –Exhibition of Sunao Isaji”. In 2003, Mr. Isaji was appointed the composer in residence for “Music from Japan” festival, and also played in the opening concert for the film festival “Festival de Jacques Tati”. In 2005, Suntory Music Foundation organized a concert named “Sunao Isaji – Composer in Dialogue”. Along with his composition and performance activities, Mr. Isaji has also regularly performed live concerts of mainly Brazilian music since 2001.
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■ WORKS ■

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<Chamber music>

■"Komono-no-kuni stories : The Banquet of Kokubyaku Castle"
COMMISSION BY Suntory Foundation for Arts

PREMIERE:2012/10/20
Izumi Hall
g:Daisuke Suzuk /piano+2 toy pianos:Ichiro Nodaira/various instruments:Sunao Isaji
■"Viagem ao principio do mar sul"
COMMISSION BY Suntory Foundation for Arts

PREMIERE:2012/10/20
Izumi Hall
cond: Ichiro Nodaira / g: Daisuke Suzuki / Izumi Sinfonietta Osaka

COMMISSION BY Mutsumi Tsuuzaki ”Xylophone Library vol.2”
COMPOSED IN:2013
PREMIERE:2013/10/10
19:00 Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall
Mutsumi Tsuuzaki (Xylophone) Recital ”Xylophone Library vol.2”
Xylophone:Mutsumi Tsuuzaki / rec:Mutsuyuki Motomura

<Instrumental music>

■Lady Flute on the octagonal tower for Flute solo
COMMISSION BY Naomi Oda

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PREMIERE:2012/9/24
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall
Naomi Oda Flute Concert
fl:Naomi Oda

<Japanese traditional music>

■new work for Gagaku
COMMISSION BY Reigakusya

PREMIERE:2013/6/2
Kioi Hall


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