Fujikura, Dai

Orchestra works
Ensemble works
Chamber music
Vocal music
Solo works
Electronic works


STAGE WORKS

SOLARIS • [2013-14]
opera
based on Stanislaw Lem's novel "SOLARIS"
Libretto: Saburo Teshigawara
1.1.1.1 / 1.1.1.0 / Perc.Cel /Str / live electronics
Duration: 90'


ORCHESTRA WORKS

Flute Concerto • [2015] 
for flute und orchestra
1.1.2.2 / 2.1.1.0 3Perc / Timp / Str
Duration: 18'
(see also Flute and Ensemble version)
Sy. 4365

my letter to the world • [2012/orchestrated in 2014]
text by Emily Dickinson and William Blake
for baritone and orchestra
2.2.2.2 / 2.2.0.0 / Timp / Str
Duration: 12'
Sy. 4396

Rare Gravity • [2013]
3 (3picc).1.ob d’am. c.a. 2cl (in B-flat). bcl (in B-flat) / 4 (in F).3 (1 in C, 2 in B-flat).3.1. / timp. 3perc. / str.
World Premiere: Tokyo, 10.07.2014
Duration: 15’
Sy. 4199


Diamond Dust
• [2012]
Piano Concerto No. 2
Pf.
1 (picc).1.1.1 (cbn). / 1.1.1.0. / perc. / 1.1.1.1.1.
World Premiere: Huddersfield, 23.11.2013
Duration: 20’
Sy. 4308

Bassoon Concerto • [2012]
Bn.
Picc. 1 (picc). afl. 1. ob.d‘am. c.a. 2. bcl. 2 (cbn). / 4.3.3.1. / cel. timp. 3perc. / str.
World Premiere: Tokyo, 11.10.2012
Sy. 4011

Mina • [2011/12]
for five soloists and orchestra
Perc. fl. ob. cl. bn.
2. 2. 2. 2. / 2. 2. 0. 0. / timp. / str.
World Premiere: Seattle, 18.10.2012
Duration: 14’
Sy. 4179

Grasping • [2011]
for string orchestra
6.5.4.3.1.
World Premiere: Tongyeong, 24.03.2012
Duration: 15’
Sy. 4139

Tocar y luchar • [2010/11]
for orchestra
Picc. 1 (1picc). afl. (picc). 3 (1c.a). 3 (1bcl). 3. / 4.3 (picctpt).3.1. / timp. 3perc. / str.
World Premiere: Caracas, 12.2.2011
Duration: 11’
Sy. 4097

Atom • [2009]
For orchestra
World premiere: Tokyo, 7th April 2009
3(1=picc;2fl(picc);3=afl).3(2=obda;3=ca).3(1=Ebcl;3=bcl).3(3=cbsn). / 4.3(1=picctpt).3.1. / timp.3perc. / str.
Duration: 14’

Ampere • [2008]
Solo piano & symphony orchestra
World premiere: London, 03.02.2009
Commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra, UK & Nagoya Philharmonic
Duration: 22'

Secret Forest • [2008]
1.1.1.1. / 2.1.1.0. / str.
World premiere: Tokyo, 05.11.08
Duration: 13'

Swarming Essence • [2007]
2.2.3.2. / 4.2.2.0. / 4perc / strings and electronics
commissioned by Radio France and IRCAM
premiered by Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France + IRCAM
World premiere: Paris 09.06.07
Duration: 16'

Banitza Groove! • [2006/2007]
2.2.2.2. / 2.2.0.0. / strings
World premiere: London, 16.11.07
Duration: 5'

Crushing Twister • [2006]
2.2.2.2. / 4.3.2.0. / 3perc / strings
World premiere: London, 28.08.2006
Commissioned by the BBC Concert Orchestra
Duration: 8'

Stream State • [2005]
3.3.3.2. / 4.3.3.1. / harp. pf. 3perc. / strings
Commissioned by the Lucerne Festival, premiered by the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, conducted by Pierre Boulez
World premiere: Lucerne, 09.09.05
Duration: 12'

Vast Ocean • [2005]
Solo trombone / 2.2.2.2. / 2.2.0.0. / pf. 2perc. / strings with live electronics
Commissioned by SWR for Donaueschinger Musiktage, premiered by the Hilversum Radio Orchestra and Experimentalstudio Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung, conducted by Peter Eötvös at Donaueschinger Musiktage, Germany, 15.10.05
Duration: 20'




ENSEMBLE WORKS (6 instruments and more)

Flute Concerto • [2015]
for flute and ensemble
0.1.2.1 / 1.1.0.0 / Perc / Piano / 2.1.1.1
Duration: 18'
(see also flute and orchestra version)

infinite string • [2014] 
for strings (minimum: 6.6.4.3.1)
Duration: 15'


Diamond Dust - Piano Concerto No.2
• [2012] 
for solo piano and ensemble
1.1.1.1 / 1.1.1.0 / Perc / Str (1.1.1.1.1)
Duration: 20'

my butterflies • [2012]
for brass orchestra
2 (2picc). afl.1.2.bcl.1. / 4. 2picctpt.2.3.1.
World Premiere: Chicago, 8.2.2013
Duration: 12’
Sy. 4309


Mirrors 
• [2009/12]
Version for twelve violoncellos
World Premiere: Tokyo, 11.10.2012
Duration: 12’
Sy. 4014

Mirrors • [2009]
Version for six violoncellos
World Premiere: 25.1.2010, Chicago
Duration: 12’
Sy. 4001

Double Bass Concerto • [2009/10]
for double bass and chamber orchestra
1.1.1.0. / 2.2.0.0. / 2perc. pf. hrp. / 3.0.2.0.0.
World Premiere: London, 5.11.2011
Duration: 20’
Sy. 4003

Ice • [2009]
for chamber ensemble
2.1.1.1. / guit. perc. / 1.0.1.1.1.
World Premiere: New York, 27.4.2010
Duration: 16’
Sy. 4002

Phantom Splinter • [2009]
for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and live-electronic
Ob. cl. bn. live-electr.
World Premiere: Donaueschingen, 17.10.2009
Duration: 20’
Sy. 4000

Frozen Heat • [2008]
For 13 musicians
1(1=picc).0.0.ssax.tsax.bsax.0. / 1.3.3.0. / pf. / db
Duration: 6’

Time unlocked • [2007]
for ob, cl, bn, pf, vln, vla
commissioned and premiered by Ensemble InterContemporain
World premiere: Paris 05.04.07
Duration: 11'

Phantom Pulse • [2006]
12 perc.
Commissioned by the Lucerne Festival
World premiere:  11.09.06
Duration: 20'

Wave Embraced • [2006]
solo horn + fl. ob. bcl. bsn. trp. trb. 2perc. pf. 2vln. vla. vc. db.
Duration: 18'

Code 80 • [2005]
1 fl./picc. 1 ob. 1 cl. 1 bsn. / 1 horn. 1tpt. 1 trmb. / 2 perc. 1pf. / 2 vln. 1 vla. 1 vc. 1 db.
Commissioned and premiered by the Ensemble InterContemporain
World premiere: Paris, 13.02.05
Duration: 4'

abandoned time • [2004 rev. 2006]
solo electric guitar + fl. cl. / pf. perc. / vln. vla. vc. db.
World premiere: Chicago, USA, May 2006

Vanishing Point • [2004, revised 2006]
1 fl. 1 ob. 1 cl. 1 bsn. / 1 horn. 1tpt. 1 trmb. / 2 perc. 1pf. 1 hp. / 2 vln. 1vla. 1 vc. 1 db.
Commissioned by Ensemble Modern
World premiere: Frankfurt, 05.10.04
Duration: 10'

Fifth Station • [2003-2004]
1 afl. 1 bcl. / 1 tpt. 1 horn. 1 tmb. / 2 vln. 1 vla. 1 vc. 1 db.
Commissioned and premiered by the London Sinfonietta
World premiere: London, 14.02.04
Duration: 15'

Blue Sky Falling • [2001]
afl. cl. / tpt. / vc. / db. / live electronics
Commissioned and premiered by the London Sinfonietta
World premiere: London, 27.04.01
Duration: 9'



CHAMBER MUSIC

Uto • [2014]
4 Taiko drums (oder 4 drums)
Duration: 6'

Minina • [2013]
for five instruments
1.1.1.1. / dulcimer
World Premiere: 25.02.2014, Tokyo
Sy. 4375

Wondrous steps • [2013]
for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, violin and cello
Duration: 11‘

Wind skein • [2013]
for oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, bass clarinet and bassoon
Ob. cl. bcl. asax. bn.
World Premiere: 28.11.2013, Barcelona
Duration: 8’
Sy. 4372

Being as one • [2013]
Soprano, bass clarinet and violoncello
Text: Harry Ross
Duration: 10’
Sy. 4110

Silence seeking solace
• [2012]
for soprano and string quartet
Text: Harry Ross
Sopr. 2vln. vla. vc.
World Premiere: 24.8.2013, Salzburg
Sy. 4351

My letter to the world • [2012]
Six songs for baritone and piano
Bar. pf.
Text: Emily Dickinson, William Blake
1. This is the letter...; 2. I have no name...; 3. A sepal and a thorn...; 4. I lost a world...; 5. I hide myself within my flower...; 6. Love is anterior to life...
World Premiere: Frankfurt, 8.9.2012
Duration: 14’
Sy. 4141

Three miniatures • [2012]
for two pianos
2pf.
World Premiere: 4.6.2013, Cheltenham
Duration: 9’
Sy. 4283

Dolphins • [2011]
Version for two violoncellos
2vc.
World Premiere: 20.12.2011, Tokyo
Duration: 8’
Sy. 4210

Halcyon • [2011]
for clarinet and string trio
Cl. vln. vla. vc.
World Premiere: 15.4.2011, Philadelphia
Duration: 13’
Sy. 401

Scion stems • [2011]
for string trio
Vln. vla. vc.
World Premiere: 2.9.2011, Kristiansand
Duration: 6’
Sy. 4207

Dolphins
• [2010]
for two violins
2vla.
World Premiere: Mai 2011, Osaka
Duration: 8’
Sy. 4112

Fluid Calligraphy • [2010]
for violin and video ad lib.
Vln. video
Video by Tomoya Yamaguchi
3 Versions:
a) Video for DVD player (PAL)
b) Quick Time Video version (uncompressed)
c) LIVE video version (recommended)
World Premiere: 9.4.2010, Cologne
Duration: 10’
Sy. 4078

Recorder Concerto • [2010]
for flute and strings
Blfl. (tblfl. sopranino. bassett in F)
4.4.4.2.1.
World Premiere: 18.11.2010, Amsterdam
Duration: 14’
Sy. 4006

String Quartet No. 2 „flare” • [2010]
2vln. vla. vc.
World Premiere: 3.2.2011, London
Duration: 15’
Sy. 4005

Away we play • [2010]
for two sopranos and alto
Text: Harry Ross
World Premiere: 10.9.2010, Glamorgan
Duration: 4’
Sy. 4114

love excerpt • [2009]
for mezzo-soprano and piano
Text: Harry Ross
Ms. pf.
World Premiere: 25.2.2010, London
Duration: 3’
Sy. 4026

Phantom Splinter "Lite" • [2009]
for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and electronic feed
Ob. cl. bsn. live-electr.
World Premiere: 22.11.2013, Huddersfield
Duration: 20’
Sy. 4008

Breathing Tides • [2010]
Sho. Oboe
Duration: 5’

as I am • [2007]
solo voice + large ensemble (text by Harry Ross)
Commissioned by Ensemble InterContemporain
World premiere: Paris, April 2008
Duration: 20'

The Voice • [2007]
Bn + Vc
Duration: 10'

Deconstructing Franz • [2006 rec. 2007]
String quartet inspired by Schubert's string quartet in D minor Death and the Maiden
World premiere: San Lorenzo del Escorial, Madrid 14.07.07
Duration: 4'

Cutting Sky • [2006]
koto. vla
World premiere: London Festival, 07.07.06
Duration: 4'

Another Place • [2005]
string quartet
World premiere: Cheltenham Music Festival, UK, 15.07.05
Duration: 10'

Be II • [2005]
percussion quartet (Developed from the solo percussion work Be)
World premiere: Den Haag, Gaudeamus Music Week, 04.09.06
Duration: 12'

Breathless
• [2004]
vln. toy piano
World premiere: Chicago, May 2004
Duration: 1'

Locked Voices • [2004]
2 hp.
World premiere: London, January 2004
Duration: 6’

Touch of Breeze • [2004]
vla. cl. and sho
World premiere: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, November 2004
Duration: 1'

Moromoro • [2003]
piano, tape and video (optional: video by Tomoya Yamaguchi)
World premiere: Logos Festival, Netherlands, 27.01.04
Duration: 8'

Half-Remembered City
• [2002]
pf. 4 hands
World premiere: Tokyo, Summer 2002
Duration: 10'

Reach Out • [2002]
saxophone quartet
World premiere: Huddersfield, UK, November 2002
Duration: 10'

Broken Shackle • [2001]
bcl. accordion
Duration: 8'

Okeanos Breeze • [2001]
sho. koto. ob. cl. vla
World premiere: Manchester, 2001
Duration: 10'

Clari4nics • [2000]
2 cl. 2 bcl.
Duration: 10'

Still Sweet II [1998 revised 2006]
mezzo-sop. vla, afl (new version - text: Harry Ross
Duration: 6'

Still Sweet [1998]
mezzo-sop. vla, afl
World premiere: London, 1998
Duration: 6'



VOCAL MUSIC

being as one • [2013] 
text by Harry Ross
for soprano, bass clarinet und cello 
Duration: 10'

my letter to the world • [2012] 
text by Emily Dickinson and William Blake
for baritone and piano
Duration: 12'

my letter to the world • [2012/orchestrated in 2014] 
text by Emily Dickinson and William Blake 
for baritone and orchestra 
2.2.2.2 / 2.2.0.0 / Timp / Str
Duration: 12'

away we play • [2010] 
text by Harry Ross
for 2 sopranos and alto
Dauer: 3'

love excerpt • [2009] 
text by Harry Ross
for female voice and piano
Duration: 3'

Papaver • [2014]
for choir
World premiere: 27.09.2014, Het Concertgebouw (Amsterdam)
Duration: 5’
Sy. 4370

Lake Side • [2008]
Sop. mezzo-sop. (text by Harry Ross)
Also sop, sop, alto (trio) version
Duration: 3'

Accompanying Franz • [2007-2008]
Mezzo-soprano (text: Harry Ross)
Inspired by Schubert's Lieder Lindenbaum and Ständchen
World Premiere Cité des Congrès, February 1, 2008
Duration: 5’

But, I fly • [2005]
12 voices (3333) (text by Harry Ross)
World premiere: Tokyo, 20.11.05
Duration: 10'



SOLO WORKS

Four Miniatures „Bright Codes“  • [2015]
for Piano solo
Sy. 4439

Minimina
• [2015]
for vibraphone solo 
Sy. 4455

Engraving
• [2015]
for violoncello solo
Sy. 4446

Engraving
• [2015]
for violin solo
Sy. 4445

Korokoro
• [2015]
for shakuhachi
Duration: 10'

Water Path • [2015]
for organ
Duration: 12'

Lila • [2015]
for flute
Duration: 8'

Chance Monsoon • [2014]
for guitar
Duration: 7’
Sy. 4394

Sparking Orbit • [2013]
for E-Guitar and accompanying CD (or Live-electronic)
World Premiere: Nov. 2013, Karlsruhe
Duration: 18’
Sy. 4335

Following • [2013]
for bassoon
Duration: 4‘
Sy. 4379

Repetition/recollection • [2013]
for marimba
World Premiere: 1.6.2013, Copenhagen
Duration: 14’
Sy. 4169

The Spirit of Beings • [2012]
for violoncello and electronics
World Premiere: Southampton, 15.1.2013
Duration: 14’
Sy.  4313

PoyoPoyo • [2012]
for horn
World Premiere: 14.10.2012, Nagoya
Duration: 9’
Sy. 4219

Scarlet Ibis • [2012]
for double bass
db. (Wiener Stimmung)
World Premiere: 29.5.2012, Berlin
Duration: 3’
Sy. 4286

AYATORI • [2011]
1 of the “2 little piano pieces”
Duration: 3’
Sy. 4228

Calling • [2011]
for bassoon
World Premiere: 9.3.2012, New York
Sy. 4251

Samarasa • [2010]
for violin
Duration: 8‘

Glacier • [2010]
for recorder
World Premiere: New York, 17.1.2012
Duration: 6'
Sy. 4115

Seksek • [2011]
from “2 little piano pieces”
Duration:3’
Sy. 4227

milliampere • [2010]
toy piano
Duration: 3’

INKLING • [2009]
Trumpet
Duration: 3’

JOULE • [2009]
Pf.
Duration: 10’

ES • [2008]
Double bass
Duration: 3’

SAKANA • [2007]
tenor saxophone (and Clarinet B-flat version)
World premiere: 18.03.08
Duration: 10'

Flux • [2007)
Vla
World premiere: Berlin, 08.01.08
Duration: 5'

Moment • [2007]
Vc
World premiere: Paris 2007
Duration: 1'

Returning • [2006]
pf.
World premiere: London, 30.06.06
Duration: 4'

Rubi(co)n • [2006]
100 notes for clarinet or bass clarinet
World premiere: New York, Spring 2006
Duration: 1'

K’s Ocean • [2005/2009]
Trombone and electronics
Duration: 9’

Be • [2004]
solo percussion
Joint commission: BBC Radio 3 and the Royal Philharmonic Society
World premiere: London, Summer 2004
Duration: 14'

Perla • [2003]
solo bass recorder
Duration: 4'

Sleeping Ashes • [2002]
pf.
Duration: 5'

Eternal Escape • [2001 rev. 2006]
vc.
World premiere: Hoxton Music Festival, Summer 2001
Duration: 5'

..only.. • [2001]
harp
Duration: 5'

Echo Within • [2001]
pf.
World premiere: London, Spring 2001
Duration: 6'

Hibiki in the line • [2000]
cl. (sax)
Duration: 5'

Lost Shadows • [2000]
pf.
Duration: 10'

Piano Studies 1-2:
1) Frozen Heat [1998]
Duration: 6'
2) Deepened Arc [1998]
Duration: 6'



ELECTRONIC WORKS

Sparking Orbit • [2013]
for electric guitar and electronics
Duration: 17'

I dreamed on singing flowers • [2012]
Electronical composition
Sound carr.
World Premiere: 1.7.2012, London
Duration: 5’
Sy. 4274

Phantom Splinter • [2009] 
for oboe, clarinet, bassoon and electronics
Duration: 20'


Although Dai Fujikura was born in Osaka, he has now spent more than 20 years in the UK where he studied composition with Edwin Roxburgh, Daryl Runswick and George Benjamin. During the last decade he has been the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Huddersfield Festival Young Composers Award and a Royal Philharmonic Society Award in UK, Internationaler Wiener Composition Prize, the Paul Hindemith Prize in Austria and Germany respectively and both the OTAKA and Akutagawa awards in 2009.

A quick glance at his list of commissions and performances reveals he is fast becoming a truly international composer. His music is not only performed in the country of his birth or his adopted home, but is now performed in venues as geographically diverse as Caracas and Oslo, Venice and Schleswig-Holstein, Tokyo and Paris.

In his native Japan he has been accorded the special honour of a portrait concert in Suntory Hall in October 2012. In London where he chooses to live with his wife and family, he has now received two BBC Proms commissions, his Double Bass Concerto was recently premiered by the London Sinfonietta and in 2013 the BBC Symphony Orchestra gave the UK premiere of Atom as part of the Total Immersion: Sounds from Japan.

The French music world too has taken him to its hearts with numerous commissions, culminating in his first opera – an artistic collaboration with Saburo Teshigawara, which will be co-produced by Theatre des Champs Elysées, Lausanne and Lille. In Germany the European premiere of Tocar y Luchar, the world premiere of which was given in Venezuela by Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra, was given at the Ultraschall Festival in Berlin. His next German commission is Grasping for the Munich Chamber Orchestra, which was premiered in Korea before being brought back to Munich. Switzerland has featured his music at the Lucerne Festival, Austria at the Salzburg Festival and Norway at the Punkt Festival and a commission in 2013 from the Oslo Sinfonietta.

Conductors with whom he has worked include Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Jonathan Nott, Gustavo Dudamel, the newly-appointed conductor of the Suisse Romande, Kazuki Yamada, Alexander Liebreich and Susanna Mälkki. His compositions are increasingly the product of international co-commissions. In 2012/13 the Seattle and Bamberg Symphony will each give continental premieres of Mina for wind a percussion soloists and orchestra and the Asian premiere will be given by Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2011/12 the Arditti Quartet performed flare in collaborating venues in London, Edinburgh and Tokyo. His opera, which is based on Stanislaw Lem’s novel Solaris, will be co-produced in both France and Switzerland.

In 2012 NMC released secret forest, the first disc devoted exclusively to his music, and in 2013 Commmons released Mirrors, an album including four of his orchestral works. His chamber music album, Flare has been released on his own label, Minabel, and another album of his works, performed by I.C.E., is due to be released on the KAIROS label in the autumn.

He has also collaborated in the experimental pop/jazz/improvisation world. A co-composition with Ryuichi Sakamoto was premiered in Hakuju Hall in Japan, collaborative works with David Sylvian are on Sylvian's died in the wool album and also Dai's co-compositions with Jan Bang and Sidsel Endresen feature on Jan Bang's album, released from Jazzland records.

Dai Fujikura is published by G Ricordi & Co, Berlin – part of Universal Music Publishing Classical.


Dai Fujikura's website

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