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Tokyo Gen'On Project#14 Composer's Selection 6: Noriaki Mori

  • Organization : Tokyo Gen’On Project
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Music


A performance by contemporary music ensemble, Tokyo Gen’On Project. Noriaki Mori featured for the sixth installment of the Composer’s Selection, in which a single composer provides a new commissioned work and oversees programming for the concert. As a saxophone player and event organizer as well, Mori is known for projects that transcend genres such as contemporary music, jazz, and improvisational performance. For this concert he decided on the keywords “borderless” and “academism.”. Mori’s new saxophone concerto featured free jazz heavyweight Akira Sakata as guest soloist.

Kelley Sheehan: A Series of Colors for Snare Drum and Tape
Katherine Young: Underworld (Dancing) for wurlitzer electric piano and tuba
Alex Mincek: Nucleus for Saxophone and Percussion
Ian Power: Buoy (after Laurence Crane) for electric organ with household appliances
Weston Olencki: for melodicas for any number of melodicas and analog & digital synthesis
Noriaki Mori: Matrix for amplified ensemble and soloist (2020, commissioned work premiere)
Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri: Solo for motor, serpent and brain model
Sam Pluta: Selbsportrait mit Peter Ablinger


Tokyo Gen’On Project
Formed in 2012 by top musicians of comtemporary music, Tokyo Gen’On Project proposes a new viewpoint as players through their unique programs focusing on Japan/world premiere, and workshops for young musicians / composers / staff members. Its 2013 production “Tokyo Gen’On Project #01” won the 13th Keizo Saji Prize by the Suntory Foundation for Arts.
Current members are; Arima Sumihisa (electronics), Oishi Masanori (saxophone), Kanda Yoshiko (percussion), Kuroda Aki (piano) and Hashimoto Shinya (tuba)


Ayako Fukunaga
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Suginami Kokaido Small Hall, Suginami City, Tokyo