Fujikura, Dai

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


STAGE WORKS

The Gold Bug • [2017]
opera
based on  Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Gold-Bug"
Libretto: Hannah Dübgen
1.0.1.1 / 1.0.1.0 / 1 Perc / 1.1.1.1.1
World Premier: Basel, 09.03.2018 
Dauer: 70'
Sy. 4741

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

Cello Concerto • [2016/17]
for cello and orchestra
2.1.2.2./2.1.1.0 3Perc/ Timp/ Str
World Premiere: Berlin, 10.01.2018
Duration: 24'
Sy. 4766


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)

Cello Concerto [2016] 
for cello and ensemble
1.1.1.1/ 1.1.0.0/ Perc/ Piano/ 2.1.0.1
World Premiere: New York, 23.08.2016
Duration: 24'
Sy. 4475

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'

 

Dai Fujikura was born in 1977 in Osaka, Japan. He was fifteen when he moved to UK to complete his secondary education. His studies continued in college, where, during his sophomore year, he won the Serocki International Composers Competition. Since then, he has been awarded many other important prices including the Royal Philharmonic Society Award, Otaka Prize, Akutagawa Composition Award, WIRED Audi Innovation Award, the Paul Hindemith Prize, and The Silver Lion Award from Venice Biennale 2017. His works include operas, orchestral pieces, ensemble works, chamber music, and film scores.

International Activities
Having received numerous international co-commissions, Dai Fujikura’s music has been performed in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. He recently held the composer-in-residence position at Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra. He has received two BBC Proms commissions, his Double Bass Concerto was premiered by the London Sinfonietta, and in 2013 the BBC Symphony Orchestra gave the UK premiere of his Atom. Suntory Hall hosted a portrait concert of his orchestral music in 2012. Fujikura’s Tocar y Luchar was premiered under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel with the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra in Venezuela in 2011.

Fujikura has also received performances and commissions from Bamberg Symphony, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, among many others. He has collaborated with Ensemble Modern, Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Intercontemporain, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Oslo Sinfonietta, Asko Ensemble, Klangforum Wien, and Bit20 Ensemble. Ultraschall Berlin, Lucerne Festival, Salzburg Festival, Punkt Festival, Spoleto Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, and Tanglewood Festival have all programmed his music, and his works have been conducted by many conductors including Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Jonathan Nott, Kazuki Yamada, Martyn Brabbins, Peter Rundel, and Alexander Liebreich.

Opera
Dai Fujikura’s first opera Solaris, a co-commission by Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Opéra de Lille, Opéra de Lausanne, Ircam-Centre Pompidou, and Ensemble Intercontemporain, had its world premiere in Paris 2015. The multimedia production which included dance, electronics, and 3D film was directed by Saburo Teshigawara who also wrote the libretto. The opera is based Stanisław Lem’s famous science fiction novel of the same name. Theatre Augusburg will present a new production for the German premiere in May 2018.

Recordings
Fujikura’s debut solo album, Secret Forest was produced by NMC Recordings in 2012. Since then, he’s had numerous albums produced including Mirrors which features four of his orchestral works, Ice, on the Kairos label, and most recently, my letter to the world, named for his song cycle, which he produced on his own label, Minabel in collaboration with SONY Japan. For a complete list of his recordings, visit http://www.daifujikura.com/un/discography.html

Crossing boundaries
Fujikura also has strong connections to the experimental pop/jazz/improvisation world. His co-composition with Ryuichi Sakamoto, peripheral movement for electronics, premiered in Hakuju Hall in Japan in 2013, and his collaborative works with David Sylvian were recorded for Sylvian's album Died in the Wool. Jan Bang released an album on Jazzland records, which featured Fujikura’s collaborations with Jan Bang and Sidsel Endresen.

Current
Recently, Dai has been named the artistic director of the Born Creative Festival in Tokyo Metropolitan Theater for 2017. He will take the positions of composer-in-residence at the Orchestre national d'Île-de-France, and artist-in-residence at The Philharmonic Chorus of Tokyo beginning in 2017. He is currently preparing for his second opera, The Gold-Bug, which will premiere in March 2018 in Basel. His orchestra work, Glorious Clouds which was co-commissioned by Nagoya Philharmonic, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, and Orchestre national d'Île-de-France, will be premiered in Japan in 2017, followed by performances in France and Germany.

Dai Fujikura is published by Ricordi Berlin.


http://www.daifujikura.com
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