Misato Mochizuki

Watch Yarn/Wire perform Le monde des ronds et des carrés (2015)

About The Series

Composer Portraits

A cornerstone of Miller’s programming, these evening-length musical profiles explore the work of a single...

Composer Portraits

Misato Mochizuki

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Shaped by studies in Tokyo and Paris, composer Misato Mochizuki’s music integrates Occidental tradition, the Asiatic connection to breath, and a fascination with ritual. Equally active in Japan and Europe, she has been featured at the Louvre and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. Mochizuki has just begun to make inroads in New York, and Miller is pleased to introduce her work more broadly through this Portrait, building on her relationship with local ensemble Yarn/Wire.


  • Le monde des ronds et des carrés (2015)
  • Quark - Intermezzi III (2010) U.S. premiere
  • Terres rouges (2005-06) U.S. premiere
  • Moebius-Ring (2003) U.S. premiere
  • Au bleu bois (1998) U.S. premiere

Additional Information

Major support for Composer Portraits is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Frances Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts

With the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation