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Third Angle Concert: Japanese Music Now

In partnership with Third Angle New Music, explore the peace and tranquility of the Garden while you take a tour of contemporary Japanese music performed by musicians placed throughout the landscape. The evening culminates in the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by leading composer Dai Fujikura, performed in architect Kengo Kuma’s awe-inspiring new Cultural Village.


DAI FUJIKURA | Perpetual Spring (newly commissioned work) (2017)
DAI FUJIKURA | PoyoPoyo (2012)
TOSHI ICHIYANAGI | Portrait of Forest (1983)
SAYO KOSUGI | Nebula, Blooming (2013)
KENJI SAKAI | Blaze (2015)


Joe Berger, horn
Ron Blessinger, violin
Jennifer Craig, harp
Louis DeMartino, clarinet
Greg Ewer, violin
Evan Kuhlmann, bassoon
Charles Noble, viola 
Marilyn de Oliveira, cello
Michael Roberts, marimba

About Dai Fujikura

Dai Fujikura was born in 1977 in Osaka, Japan. He has been awarded many other important prizes including the Royal Philharmonic Society Award, Otaka Prize, Akutagawa Composition Award, WIRED Audi Innovation Award, the Paul Hindemith Prize, and The Silver Lion Award from Venice Biennale 2017. His works include operas, orchestral pieces, ensemble works, chamber music, and film scores. Having received numerous international co-commissions, Dai Fujikura’s music has been performed in Europe, Asia, and North and South America.