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Composer: Fujikura, Dai (b. 1977)

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Year of birth1977
NationalityJapan
PeriodContemporary
March 2018
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LondonMusic Of Today: The Next Generation

© Seiji Okumiya
Fujikura, Norman
Dalia Stasevska; Players from the Philharmonia Orchestra; Claire Chase

BaselThe Gold-Bug

Fujikura: The Gold-Bug
Stephen Delaney; Julia Hölscher; Theater Basel; Susanne Scheerer

TokyoB to C: From Bach to Contemporary Music-Verus String Quartet

Haydn, Webern, Saruya, Schubert, Bach, Fujikura
Verus String Quartet
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Hiroshima sends its message of Peace through Music

Charles Richard-Hamelin © Elizabeth Delage
The Hiroshima Symphony promotes a war-free world through music.
****1
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NYPO’s “new music from Japan” is a mixed bag

Dai Fujikura © Ai Ueda
On a program of musical works with imagery ranging from Mount Fuji to zygotes, the common thread was Japan and the sounds it has inspired over the past few decades.
***11
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ICE ensemble at Mostly Mozart

© Armen Elliott
The musical objects ranged from Phyllis Chen’s custom music-box to a Chinese food take-out box that sounded as if birds were chirping inside. Occasionally, the amalgam of twinkling noises was joined by a titter of laughter from the fascinated audience.
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International Contemporary Ensemble at Kings Place

Claire Chase  ©  Stephanie Berger
International Contemporary Ensemble’s debut London concert was a small-scale affair, tucked away in Hall 2 of Kings Place on a Sunday afternoon. But this talented group still gave us a great taste of why they’re such big news in the United States, with a pleasantly varied programme of new and recent music curated for them by Londoner and long-time collaborator Dai Fujikura.
***11
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Total Immersion: BBC Symphony Orchestra dedicates a day to the sounds of Japan

Members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra  ©  Lara Platman
The final concert in this day-long exploration of Japanese music turned out to be a bit of a mixed bag. It is likely that, with the exception of Toru Takemitsu, few average Western audiences would be familiar with the composers featured in this programme.
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