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Gendai Hougaku -Hibiki-

  • Organization : NHK Hougaku-Ginousha Ikuseikai
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Japanese Traditional Art


Featuring a program of music (mainly composed in the 1960s and 1970s) performed on traditional Japanese instruments, the aim of this concert is to pass this contemporary performing art on to the next generation.

1. Toshinao Sato: Kaze to Hikari to Sora to (Wind, Light and Sky)
Conducted by Yasuaki Itakura
2. Seiho Kineya: Haru no Sanka (Hommage to spring)
Directed by Shiho Kineya
3. Yutaka Makino: Essay
Conducted by Norihiro Ishikawa
4. Toshi Ichiyanagi: Density
Conducted by Yasuaki Itakura
5. Masao Matsumoto: Nenrin (Tree rings)
Directed by Sumiko Goto

Member of NHK Hougaku-Ginousha Ikuseikai


【NHK Hougaku-GinoushaIkuseikai】
This group was founded in September 2011 by alumni of the NHK Hougaku-GinoushaIkuseikai, a Japanese traditional music academy founded by the public service broadcaster NHK that, between 1955 and 2010, cultivated many performers of Japanese traditional music.
In 2013, the group began holding concerts, mainly featuring music commissioned by NHK for the graduation concerts of NHK Hougaku-GinoushaIkuseikai students.

GendaiHougaku -Kou- 2013–2016 (4 performances)
In 2017, the group began holding concerts featuring contemporary works of Japanese traditional music that members wished to showcase to a wider audience, to preserve those works for future generations.

GendaiHougaku -Hibiki- From 2017 (this will be the second performance)

President: Shizuko Kineya
Vice Presidents: Sumiko Goto and Kifu Mitsuhashi


Hiromi Fukumoto
NHK Hougaku-Ginousha Ikuseikai
E-mail: ikuseikai-ensoukai@outlook.com


Nihonbashi Public Hall “Nihonbashi Theater”(Chuo City, Tokyo)