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Fujikura, Dai

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


STAGE WORKS

Le Scarabée d'or  • [2020]
opera (french version of The Gold-Bug)
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 Premiere: Paris, 25.02.2020 
Duration: 70'
Sy. 4896

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 Premiere: Basel, 09.03.2018 
Duration: 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

Akiko's Piano • [2019]
Piano Concerto No. 4
solo pf - 2.2.2.2 - 2.2.0.0 - vib - str
World Premiere: Hiroshima, 05.08.2020
Duration: 20'
Sy. 4977

Shamisen Concerto
• [2018-2019]
orchestral version
solo shamisen 2.2.2.2 - 2.2.0.0 - vib – str
World Premiere: Kristiansand, 07.09.2019
Sy. 4929
 
tact 60
• [2018]
for orchestra
2.2.2.2 - 2.2.2.0 - timp - str
World Premiere: London, 13.08.2019
Duration: 2
Sy. 4897

Suite from Solaris
• [2014, 2018]
for orchestra
2.2.2.2 - 2.2.1.0 - perc.cel - str
World Premiere: Tokyo, Japan, 22.02.2019
Duration: 20'

Glorious Clouds
• [2018]
for orchestra
3.3.3.3 / 4.3.3.1 / 3perc.timp / str
World Premiere: Cologne, 02.11.2018
Duration: 16'
Sy. 4739

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: 25'
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)

Sounding Seven Senses • [2019] 
for ensemble
pf.koto.sho.shamisen - 5perc - 2vl.vla.vc.db(amplified) - electronics (recorded music of "I dreamed on singing flowers)
World Premiere: 01.12.2019, Tokyo
Duration: 25'

Shamisen Concerto
• [2019]
Version for Shamisen and Ensemble
solo shamisen, 1.1.1.1 - 1.1.1.0 - vib.f - 1.1.1.1.1
WP: 03.08.2019, New York
Duration: 20’

My Letter to the World
[2012/2014/2018]
Version for baritone and ensemble
ob, cl, perc, pf, 11111 (str)+ baritone
World Premiere: 23.02.2019, Tokyo
Duration: 12'
 
Horn Concerto No. 2
[2015/2016/2017]
Version for horn solo and ensemble
solo hn + 1111/0000/1perc/piano/11111
World Premiere: 30.03.2019, Tokyo
Duration: 20'

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

Gliding Wings • [2019]
for clarinet duo and strings
World Premiere: 04.03.2020, New York
Duration: 11'
Sy. 5734

Obi • [2019]
for shō and electronics
World Premiere: 10.11.2019, Tokyo
Duration: 15'
Sy. 4956

bueno ueno • [2019]
for saxophone and taiko drum
World Premiere: 20.12.2019, Tokyo
Duration: 7'
Sy. 5721

Hop • [2019]
for clarinet, cello and piano
cl. vc. pf
World Premiere: 09.02.2020, Paris
Duration: 11'
Sy. 5702

Yurayura
• [2019]
version for Horn, Marimba and Vibraphone
hn.mar.vib
World Premiere: 01.06.2019, Tel-Aviv
Duration: 4'

Twin Tweets
• [2019]
for clarinet duo
2cl
World Premiere: 12.02.2020, Paris
Duration: 5'

THREE
• [2019]
for electric guitar, trumpet and trombone
e-git. tpt. trb.
World Premiere: 17.04.2019, Melbourne  
Duration: 15'  
 
My Letter to the World
• [2012/2014/2018]
version for soprano and piano
World Premiere: Tokyo, Japan, 22.02.2019
Duration: 14

Narwhal Echo • [2018]
for 3 female voices and cello
World Premiere: Paris, 21.02.2019
Duration: 5'

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.
Duration: 8’
World Premiere: 28.11.2013, Barcelona
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

Akiko's Diary • [2020]
cadenza from Akiko’s Piano - Piano Concerto No.4
for piano solo
World Premiere: Tokyo, 13.03.2020 
Duration: 2'
Sy. 4955

Secret leaves • [2020]
for bassoon solo
World Premiere: Kyoto, 23.1.2019 
Duration: 5'
Sy. 5754

tsutsumu • [2020]
for cello solo
World Premiere: Kirishima, 19.07.2020 
Duration: 5'
Sy. 5733

Yuri • [2020]
for 25 string koto
World Premiere: Tokyo, 20.03.2020 
Duration: 5'
Sy. 5730

Serene • [2019]
for recorder solo
WP: Berlin, 18.01.2020 
Duration: 7'
Sy. 5722

Scarlet Ibis • [2019]
version for Harp
WP: Ghent, 23.11.2019 
Duration: 4'
Sy. 5741

Motion Notions • [2019]
for violin and motion sensor
WP: Siena, 09.07.2019 
Duration: 10'
Sy. 5703

Sawari • [2019]
for shamisen
World Premiere: Tokyo, 26.12.2019 
Duration: 5'
Sy. 4954

Ryu • [2019]
for koto
World Premiere: Tokyo, 08.08.2019 
Duration: 8'
Sy. 4948

Whim
• [2019]
for piano solo
World Premiere: Tokyo, 02.08.2019 
Duration: 5'
Sy. 4917

Turtle Totem
• [2019]
for clarinet
World Premiere: Shiga, 14.09.2019
Sy. 4950

Uri
• [2018]
for percussion
World Premiere: Kyoto, 15.09.2018
Duration: 10'
Sy. 4842

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'
Born in 1977 in Osaka Japan, Dai was fifteen when he moved to UK. The recipient of many composition prizes, he has received numerous international co-commissions from the Salzburg Festival, Lucerne Festival, BBC Proms, Bamberg Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and more. He has been Composer-in-Residence of Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra since 2014 and held the same post at the Orchestre national d'Île-de-France in 2017/18. Dai’s first opera Solaris, co-commissioned by the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Opéra de Lausanne and the Opéra de Lille, had its world premiere in Paris in 2015 and has since gained a worldwide reputation. A new production of Solaris was created and performed at the Theatre Augsburg in 2018, and the opera received a subsequent staging in 2020.

In 2017, Dai received the Silver Lion Award from the Venice Biennale. In the same year, he was named the Artistic Director of the Tokyo Metropolitan Theater’s Born Creative Festival.
In 2019, his Shamisen Concerto was premiered at Mostly Mozart festival in New York Lincoln Center and there have so far been 9 performances of this work by various orchestras.
In 2020, his fourth piano concerto Akiko’s Piano is to be premiered by Martha Argerich and Dai is currently composing his third opera, which will be revealed to the public in the same year.
His works are recorded by and released mainly on his own label Minabel Records in collaboration with SONY Music and his compositions are published by Ricordi Berlin.


Working with artists around the world

Dai’s works have been conducted and played by artists internationally such as Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Jonathan Nott, Martyn Brabbins, Gustavo Dudamel, Christian Arming, Alexander Liebreich, Kazuki Yamada, Kazushi Ono, Viktoria Mullova, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Claire Chase, Akiko Suwanai and Yu Kosuge.

During the 2018 season, his second opera The Gold-Bug (commissioned by the Theater Basel) was premiered and the concert version of Solaris was performed in Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre for the first time. Dai’s orchestral piece Glorious Clouds (co-commissioned by the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne and Orchestre national d'Île-de-France) and his third piano concerto Impulse (co-commissioned by Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestre de Suisse Romande) were also premiered this year.
During the 2019 season, Dai created his first dance project, Sounding Seven Senses with dancer Koichi Omae. Aside from these premieres, Dai had two ‘Portrait Concerts’ dedicated entirely to his music at the Wigmore Hall in London and at Hakuju Hall in Tokyo.


Collaboration beyond genre

Dai works with artists from other many music genres such as experimental pop and improvisation including with Norwegian improvisers Jan Bang and Sidsel Endresen and those tracks are released under Jazzland Recordings.
Dai collaborated with David Sylvian on Sylvian’s album “died in the wool.”


Mitsubachi to Enrai (LISTEN TO THE UNIVERSE)

Dai was invited to compose an original piece for solo piano for the 2019 Japanese film, “Mitsubachi to Enrai” (Listen to the Universe) about a piano competition, which was a huge box office hit in Japan.
Dai’s work Spring and Asura, existing in four different versions, is an integral part of the narrative around which the story revolves.


As producer and curator

Since 2017 he has been the Artistic Director of the Born Creative Festival at Tokyo Metropolitan Theater, He also curated concerts at La Folle Journée au Japon in 2016 and 2019.
Since 2015, Dai has been leading composition classes for children from 4 to 14 years old in Soma, Fukushima, as a part of El Sistema Japan and sponsored by LVMH Japan.
What makes the so program special is that Dai brings many musicians from around the world with him, demonstrating the possibility of the instruments, teaching them how to write them down and communicating with these musicians. In this class, the children can hear their own compositions played right away.


Recordings/Publication

Over ten albums are released on NMC, Commmons, KAIROS, Stradivarius, SONY Music and Dai’s own music label, Minabel Records. His works are published by Ricordi Berlin.


Style

Dai often composes in direct communication with musicians for whom he writes his works. This is usually done via online chat and by sending fragments of the score to musicians and requesting them to record them onto their smartphones and send them back to him.


Prizes

Dai was the youngest composer ever to win the Serocki International Composers Competition in 1998. Since then, he has been awarded many other prizes including the Ivor Novello and Royal Philharmonic Society Awards, the Internationaler Wiener Composition Prize, the Paul Hindemith Prize, the 19th Akutagawa Composition Award, the Silver Lion from Venice Biennale and the WIRED Audi Innovation Award.

Dai Fujikura is published by Ricordi Berlin.


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