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2019_ISCM - JAPANESE SECTION 

 
 

Annual Report

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

    Japan Society for Contemporary Music were approved by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government as a specified nonprofit corporation in April 2019.
    Jo Kondo assumed the president of JSCM /Japanese Section.

    As our activities, we held a new musical festival, “Gen-on Music of Our Time 2019”.
    It consisted of 6 concerts (including 1 competition) and 1 workshop, see 1-4 below for details.

    “Gen-on Music of Our Time 2019”.
    1. Concerts of JSCM Members 28th, 29th Nov. / Tokyo Operacity Recital Hall
    # <Forum Concert 1& 2>
    17 works were performed with a variety of composition, from solo works to octets, which were full of the composer's individuality.

    2. Educational Program 30th Nov. / Tokyo college of Music, Ikebukuro Campus A-100
    # <gen-on Creative Making Music Workshop Vol.6 - Let’s challenge to various possibilities of voice! >
    Music college students, composers, performers, music teachers, etc. challenged the creative making music using graphic scores.

    3. The Pegasus Concert Series
    The Pegasus Concert series is a project to support performers who are actively performing contemporary music repertoires. We invited public for the proposal of the concert that musician oneself plan. The concert program is limited to works composed after 1945, and more than half must be by Japanese composer.
    In 2019, 3 projects were selected from 32 applications. When selecting a project, we put in focus the performers' performance skills and expression, planning concept and programming creativity, richness of originality, and unity as a concert.
    #1 SOMEDA Mamiko, cembalo <Swaying Sparkle> 3rd Dec. / Tokyo Operacity Recital Hall

    #2 YAMADA Gaku, electric guitar <Electric guitar as a solo instrument, and over its possibilities> 5th Dec. / Tokyo Operacity Recital Hall

    #3 SATO Junichi, saxophone <around the French electronic music> 9th Dec. / Tokyo Opercity Recital Hall

    4. The competition 18th Dec. / Tokyo Operacity Recital Hall
    # <What is the newness? - The 36th JSCM Award for Composers>
    Theme : What is the newness?
    the winner : SHIBAYAMA Shintaro “Turning Tuning” (2019, world premiere)
    the audience prize: NAMAMURA Tadahisa “French Suite” (2019, world premiere)
    Other final selections: AOGAKI Masahiro “Cut here” (2019, world premiere), KIM Yohan “in time / of time (presentation + representation)” (2019, world premiere)

    5. Performer + Composer Collaboration Series
    This series consists of a lecture on playing techniques and musical instruments by the performers, a call for works, and a concert. We had the following lectures in 2019 and in March 2020 had 2 concerts scheduled respectively. But unfortunately, those concerts were postponed until October 2020 and February 2021.
    # OISI Masanori, Saxophone Lecture 20th Sept. 2019 / Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Ensemble City-C604
    # SATO Yoji Contrabass Lecture 14th July 2019 / KOKOPLAZA, Workshop room 101

    6. The collaboration project with Ensemble Recherche
    In 2019, 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 and selected 4 young composers (Akira ITO, Takahiro KURODA, Izumi MAEKAWA, Wataru MUKAI ).
    Their pieces were to be performed at a concert in Freiburg in the spring of 2020. But due to social conditions, it was released as a video concert “Spotted in Japan” in May 2020.

    7. Publications
    We published an e-magazine, “ NEW COMPOSER Vol. 14”.

  • Please describe your organization's research activities over the past year: 
    We are creating databases for Japanese composers and their works mainly since 1945.
 

 

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