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 a 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.
Reika Hattori, composer
Rokudan Yatsuhashi Kengyo
Warabe Uta Yuize Shinichi
Composer’s Competition Award Presentation
Traitor Hattori Reika
Haru No Shishu Makino Yutaka
Friday, October 16, 2015
7:00pm Start (6:30pm Doors Open)
BankART Studio NYK 1st Floor (Kawamata Hall)
3-9 Kaigan-dori, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0002
Free Admission (Donations Accepted)
Please see here for ticket information.