International Center for Japanese Culture
21st Century Japanese Music Project
2015 NYC TOUR
The International Center for Japanese Culture (ICJC) aims to promote and raise awareness of traditional Japanese instruments and music by encouraging new compositions on an international scale. In a two-year initiative that began in 2014, the “21st Century Japanese Music Project” first organized a new composition contest utilizing both western and Japanese instruments. Sixty compositions by composers from 30 countries were submitted with the top prize awarded to Japanese composer, Reika Hattori’s “Traitor” for violin and 17-string bass koto. In 2015, the Yokohama International School High School Japanese Music Ensemble performs the world premiere of Hattori’s composition in Yokohama and as part of the New York City tour. Sponsored in part by a grant received by the Toshiba International Foundation, this project also provides for publication of Hattori’s music through Mother Earth Publishing Company.
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