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GLORIOUS CLOUDS

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by DAI FUJIKURA

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1 Glorious Clouds (Live)
Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
2 Sparking Orbit (new version)
Daniel Lippel (electric guitar)
3 – 5 Serene
Jeremias Schwarzer (recorders)
6 Uniuni
Nobuaki Fukukawa (horn)
7 Yuri
(optional text: by Takechi no Kurohito)
Maya Kimura (koto, voice)
8 Shamisen Concerto (Ensemble Version) (Live)
Ensemble Nomad
Hidejiro Honjoh (shamisen)
Norio Sato (conductor)
9 Shakuhachi Five
The Shakuhachi 5 (Akihito Obama,
Kizan Kawamura, Reison Kuroda, Akihisa Kominato, Ken-ichi Tajima)
10 Motion Notions
Mari Kimura (violin with motion sensor)
11 Gliding Wings (Live)
Ensemble Nomad
Makoto Yoshida, Hideo Kikuchi (clarinets)
Norio Sato (conductor)
12 Love Excerpt
(text by Harry Ross)
Tony Arnold (soprano)
Jacob Greenberg (piano)
13 – 15 Repetition Recollection
Eriko Daimo (marimba)
16 Pre
Yoji Sato (double bass)
17 Star Compass
Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti (viola)
18 Contour
Heather Roche (contrabass clarinet)
19 Ghost of Christmas (Live)
Chubu Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuko Tanaka (conductor)

AKIKO’S PIANO

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Piano Concerto No.4 “Akiko’s Piano” (LIVE RECORDING)
Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra
Mami Hagiwara, piano
Tatsuya Shimono, conductor

TURTLE TOTEM

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1) THREE for trumpet, trombone and electric guitar (LIVE RECORDING)
Ensemble Three (Joel Brennan: Trumpet, Ken Murray: Electric Guitar, Don Immel: Trombone)

2) Horn Concerto No2 (LIVE RECORDING)
Ensemble Nomad
Nobuaki Fukukawa (Horn)
Norio Sato (conductor)

3) Obi for sho and electronics
Tamami Tono (Sho)

4) Turtle Totem for clarinet
Makoto Yoshida (Clarinet)

5) Scarlet Ibis for double bass
Yoji Sato (Double Bass)

6) Umi for orchestra (LIVE RECORDING)
Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra
Antoni Wit (condcutor)

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ZAWAZAWA

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1) ki i te(きいて) (text by Sara Kobayashi)
Sara Kobayashi (soprano)
2) Zawazawa (text by Harry Ross)
The Philharmonic Chorus of Tokyo
Kazuki Yamada (conductor)
3) Sawasawa (text by Harry Ross)
The Philharmonic Chorus of Tokyo
Noriko Tsukagoshi (marimba)
Kazuki Yamada (conductor)
4) Tuba Concerto
Øystein Baadsvik (tuba)
Geigeki Wind Orchestra Academy
TOKYO KOSEI WIND ORCHESTRA
Shizuo Z Kuwahara
5) GO (movement V – for solo clarinet)
Makoto Yoshida (clarinet)
6) BIS
Yoji Sato (double bass)
7) Yurayura for horn and string quartet version
Nobuaki Fukukawa (horn)
Quartet Amabile
8) ES
Yoji Sato (double bass)
9) Harahara
Nobuaki Fukukawa (horn)
10) the New House
The Philharmonic Chorus of Tokyo
Kazuki Yamada (conductor)

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Diamond Dust

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1) Korokoro for shakuhachi
Reison Kuroda (shakuhachi)
2) Diamond Dust – piano concerto No2 (live recording)
Mei Yi Foo (piano), Ensemble Nomad, Kenichi Nakagawa (conductor)
3) Deliquesce for trombone
William Lang (trombone)
4) Line by Line for violin
Viktoria Mullova (violin)
5) Double Bass Concerto (live recording)
Yoji Sato (double bass), Ensemble Nomad, Norio Sato (conductor)
6) Yurayura for horn
Nobuaki Fukukawa (horn)

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Chance Monsoon

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1 Chance Monsoon
Soichi Muraji (guitar)
2 Returning
Jacob Greenberg (piano)
3 Uto
Ensemble Yui (taiko drums):
TAKATA DAISUKE, KAIHARA YUKI, TAGUCHI TAKUMI, IWASAKI RIKI
two little piano pieces
4 SekSek
5 Ayatori
Jacob Greenberg (piano)
6 neo
HONJOH Hidejiro (shamisen)
7 Rare Gravity (live recording)
Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra
Antoni Wit (condcutor)
8 Silence Seeking Solace (text by Harry Ross)
Alice Teyssier (soprano)
The Rhythm Method:
Leah Asher (violin I), Marina Kifferstein (violin II), Anne Lanzilotti (viola), Meaghan Burke (cello)
9 Cello Concerto (live recording)
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
Cello: Katinka Kleijn
Conductor: Karina Canellakis

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My letter to the world

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1. Flute Concerto (LIVE RECORDING)
performed by Claire Chase [flutes], Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor: Martyn Brabbins

2 – 7. my letter to the world
FOR BARITONE AND ORCHESTRA (LIVE RECORDING)
performed by Simon Bailey [baritone], Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor: Martyn Brabbins

8. MINA
CONCERTO FOR 5 SOLOISTS AND ORCHESTRA (LIVE RECORDING)
performed by International Contemporary Ensemble (Claire Chase [flute, bass flute], Nick Masterson [oboe, bells], Joshua Rubin [clarinet, bass clarinet, bells], Rebekah Heller [bassoon, bells], Nathan Davis [hammered dulcimer]),
Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor: Martyn Brabbins

9. Banitza Groove (LIVE RECORDING)
performed by Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor: Martyn Brabbins

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Mina

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1. MINA
CONCERTO FOR 5 SOLOISTS AND ORCHESTRA (LIVE RECORDING)
performed by International Contemporary Ensemble (Claire Chase [flute, bass flute], Nick Masterson [oboe, bells], Joshua Rubin [clarinet, bass clarinet, bells],
Rebekah Heller [bassoon, bells], Nathan Davis [hammered dulcimer]),
Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor: Martyn Brabbins

2. PRISM SPECTRA
FOR VIOLA AND ELECTRONICS (STUDIO RECORDING)
performed by Miranda Cuckson (viola) + David Adamcyk (electronics)

3. FOLLOWING
FOR BASSOON (STUDIO RECORDING) performed by Rebekah Heller

4. THE SPIRIT OF BEINGS
FOR CELLO AND ELECTRONICS (STUDIO RECORDING) performed by Matthew Barley

5. RECORDER CONCERTO
(LIVE RECORDING)
performed by Ensemble Resonanz, Jeremias Schwarzer (recorder) conducted by Peter Rundel

6. WONDROUS STEPS
FOR 6 PLAYERS (LIVE RECORDING) performed by LUCERNE FESTIVAL Ensemble conducted by Chin-Chao Lin

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Manayachana

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1. Manayachana (the mystery of things)
2. Tuta Wayra (evening wind)
3. Rumi (stone)
4. Puyu (cloud)
5. Tinkay (offering (to god))
6. Anqas (blue)
7. Paseo Alpaca (passage to alpaca)
8. Wawa (daughter)
9. Wayta (flower)

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list of performers:

Shin Sasakubo(guitar) Dai Fujikura(electronics, treatment) Irma Osno (voice/6,8)
All Tracks Composed by Shin Sasakubo & Dai Fujikura
Produced by Shin Sasakubo & Dai Fujikura
Directed by Motoichi Sugita
Engineered by Dai Fujikura & Noritaka Yamaguchi
Recorded: May 2014 @ Minabel Studio, London & STUDIO JOY, Chichibu

MIRRORS

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“Tocar y Luchar” for orchestra
“Bassoon Concerto”
“Mirrors” (version for 12 cellos)
“ATOM” for orchestra

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list of performers:

Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra;
Pascal Gallois (bassoon);
Tatsuya Shimono (conductor)

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AMPERE

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Ampere

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“Ampere” concerto for piano and orchestra (live)
“Fluid Calligraphy” for violin
“Stream State” (live) for orchestra
“Poyopoyo” for solo horn
“Perla” for bass recorder
“my butterflies” for wind orchestra

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list of performers:

AMPERE: Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra; Noriko OGAWA (piano);
Thierry FISCHER (conductor)
Fluid Calligraphy: Barbara LÜNEBURG (violin);
Stream State: LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra; Pierre BOULEZ (conductor)
Poyopoyo: Nobuaki FUKUKAWA (horn);
Perla: Inbar SOLOMON (bass recorder);
my butterflies: DePaul University Ensemble 20+; Michael LEWANSKI (conductor)

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FLARE

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“Flare” for string quartet (live recording)
“But, I fly” for 12 voices (live recording)
“Sakana” for tenor saxophone
“Dolphins” for two cello (live recording)
“Halcyon” for clarinet and string trio
“Flux” for viola (live recording)
“Scion Stems” for string trio (live recording)

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list of performers:

Arditti Quartet; Goldfield Ensemble;
Vox Humana; Masanori Oishi; Zilliacus/Persson/Raitinen Trio; Kenji Nakagi; Mari Endo

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