This event featured some carefully-selected soothing and diverse string quartet works representing the highest achievements of contemporary Japanese composers, and performed by a group of top-notch musicians.
Yamato Sakuma, Kei Sakoda (violin)
Takahiro Yasuda (viola)
Tomoki Tai (violoncello)
Naoyuki Manabe: Paraphrase by Hojyo-choshi
Kinoshita Masamichi: anonymous time I for string quartet
Taizo Hida: Yunagi 3 for string quartet
Taku Sugimoto: vertical melodies 2 for string quartet
Born in 1969 in the city of Ono, Fukui Prefecture. With experience of wind instruments and hard rock under his belt, Kinoshita went on to study music at Tokyo Gakugei University, where he was involved in free jazz and group improvisation, as well as ‘owarai’ (comic) bands and more. He received an honorable mention in the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2001, was a finalist of the Agency for Cultural Affairs Performing Arts Creation Encouragement Award 2002, and a finalist of JSCM Newcomers Prize 2003.
Kinoshita’s work currently focuses on three areas: compositions commissioned by various groups and individuals or as joint projects, concert planning with the cooperation of top-class performers, and improvisational performance with electronic equipment which he uses in unusual ways. In addition, he has been invited to take part in projects by many cutting-edge young composers and performers.
Lounge Hall,Jiyuu-Gakuen Myonichi kan,Tokyo, Toshima City, Tokyo