Misato Mochizuki

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

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Composer Portraits

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Composer Portraits: Misato Mochizuki

“My artistic practice is served by curiosity and thought about realms outside my own —photography,...

Composer Portraits

Misato Mochizuki

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

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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.



Repertoire

  • Le monde des ronds et des carrés (2015) for two percussionists and two pianists
  • Quark - Intermezzi III (2010) for solo percussion U.S. premiere
  • Terres rouges (2005-06) for string quartet U.S. premiere
  • Moebius-Ring (2003) for solo piano U.S. premiere
  • Au bleu bois (1998) for solo oboe U.S. premiere

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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.