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Joji  Yuasa

Né: 12 août 1929
Pays d'origine: Japon

Joji Yuasa, born on August 12, 1929, in Koriyama, Japan, is a self taught composer. He first became interested in music while a pre medical student at Keio University, and in 1952 turned to music full time when he joined a young artists’ group, the Experimental Workshop in Tokyo. Since then, Yuasa has been actively engaged in a wide range of musical composition, including orchestral, choral and chamber music, music for theater, and intermedia, electronic and computer music.

His works, including film and television scores, have won several prizes; among them the Jury’s Special Prize of the 1961 Berlin Film Festival, the Prix Italia (1966, ’67), the San Marco Golden Lion Prize (1967), the Otaka Prize (1972, ’88, ’97, 2003), Grand Prizes at the Japan Arts Festival (1973, ’83), the Hida-Furukawa Music Grand Prize (1995), the Kyoto Music Grand Prize (1995), the Suntory Music Prize (1996), the Medal with Purple Ribbon (1997), Education Minister’s Art Encouragement Prize (1997), the Imperial Prize (1999) and the Japan Art Academy Prize (1999), etc. Yuasa has received a number of scholarships at home and abroad: a Japan Society Fellowship (1968–69), Composer-in-Residence at the Center for Music Experiment UCSD (1976), Berlin Artist Program by DAAD (1976–77), the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music in Sydney (1980), University of Toronto (1981) and IRCAM (1987), Civitella Ranieri Foundation (2002), among others.

He has won numerous commissions for his orchestral, chamber, chorus and electronic compositions including commissions for orchestral works from the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Saarländischer Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Canada Council, Suntory Music Foundation, IRCAM and National Endowment for the Arts of the U.S.A., among others.

As a guest composer, lecturer and judge, Yuasa has contributed to the Festival of Arts In This Century in Hawaii (1970), New Music Concerts in Toronto (1980), the Asian Composers League in Hong Kong (1981), a concert tour for Contemporary Music Network by the British Arts Council (1981), the Asia Pacific Festival in New Zealand (1984), Composers Workshop in Amsterdam (1984, ’87), Internationale Ferienkurse Für Neue Musik in Darmstadt (1988), Lerchenborg Music Tage (1986, ’88) and Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo (1990), COMPOSIUM 2002 in Tokyo, Romania Contemporary Music Festival (2009), Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie (2009), Stanford University (2009) among others. In 2005 his Responsorium from Requiem of Reconciliation, commissioned by Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart as a commemorate the anniversary of the end of World War II, was premiered.

His music has been widely performed throughout the world at such festivals as the ISCM World Music Days (1971, ’74, ’78, ’79, ’81, ’83–’86, ’91, ’93, ’95, 2005, ’08), Warsaw Autumn (1969, ’76, ’78, ’81, ’84, ’86), Horizon ’84, ULTIMA Oslo Contemporary Music Festival (1995, 2005) and Venice Biennale (2005).

From 1981 to 1994, Yuasa was actively engaged in music research and education at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Presently, he is professer emeritus at UCSD and Nihon University and a honorary menber of ISCM.

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  1. Waltz

    Waltz

    from Ballet Circus Variation
    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : piano
    Édition : Edition séparée
    N° Réf. : SJ 10032 Q11181
    1,99 €  *
  2. Chronoplastic

    Chronoplastic

    Between Stasis and Kinesis
    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : orchestre
    Édition : Partition d'étude
    N° Réf. : ED 6347
    16,00 €  *
  3. My Blue Sky No. 3

    My Blue Sky No. 3

    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : violon
    N° Réf. : SJ 1001
    16,00 €  *
  4. Domain

    Domain

    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : flûte
    N° Réf. : SJ 1002
    12,00 €  *
  5. Clarinet Solitude

    Clarinet Solitude

    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : clarinette
    N° Réf. : SJ 1015
    18,00 €  *
  6. Interpenetration No. 2

    Interpenetration No. 2

    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : 2 batteries
    Édition : Partition
    N° Réf. : SJ 1021
    23,00 €  *
  7. A Winter Day

    A Winter Day

    Homage to Bashô
    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : flûte, clarinette (B), batterie, harpe et piano
    Édition : Partition
    N° Réf. : SJ 1028
    16,50 €  *

    Épuisé

  8. Observations on weather forecasts

    Observations on weather forecasts

    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : baryton et trompette
    N° Réf. : SJ 1029
    14,50 €  *
  9. Cosmos Haptic II

    Cosmos Haptic II

    Transfiguration
    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : piano
    N° Réf. : SJ 1034
    12,00 €  *
  10. Mai-Bataraki II

    Mai-Bataraki II

    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : altoflûte
    N° Réf. : SJ 1043
    12,00 €  *

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Profil

Joji Yuasa, born on August 12, 1929, in Koriyama, Japan, is a self taught composer. He first became interested in music while a pre medical student at Keio University, and in 1952 turned to music full time when he joined a young artists’ group, the Experimental Workshop in Tokyo. Since then, Yuasa has been actively engaged in a wide range of musical composition, including orchestral, choral and chamber music, music for theater, and intermedia, electronic and computer music.

His works, including film and television scores, have won several prizes; among them the Jury’s Special Prize of the 1961 Berlin Film Festival, the Prix Italia (1966, ’67), the San Marco Golden Lion Prize (1967), the Otaka Prize (1972, ’88, ’97, 2003), Grand Prizes at the Japan Arts Festival (1973, ’83), the Hida-Furukawa Music Grand Prize (1995), the Kyoto Music Grand Prize (1995), the Suntory Music Prize (1996), the Medal with Purple Ribbon (1997), Education Minister’s Art Encouragement Prize (1997), the Imperial Prize (1999) and the Japan Art Academy Prize (1999), etc. Yuasa has received a number of scholarships at home and abroad: a Japan Society Fellowship (1968–69), Composer-in-Residence at the Center for Music Experiment UCSD (1976), Berlin Artist Program by DAAD (1976–77), the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music in Sydney (1980), University of Toronto (1981) and IRCAM (1987), Civitella Ranieri Foundation (2002), among others.

He has won numerous commissions for his orchestral, chamber, chorus and electronic compositions including commissions for orchestral works from the Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Saarländischer Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Canada Council, Suntory Music Foundation, IRCAM and National Endowment for the Arts of the U.S.A., among others.

As a guest composer, lecturer and judge, Yuasa has contributed to the Festival of Arts In This Century in Hawaii (1970), New Music Concerts in Toronto (1980), the Asian Composers League in Hong Kong (1981), a concert tour for Contemporary Music Network by the British Arts Council (1981), the Asia Pacific Festival in New Zealand (1984), Composers Workshop in Amsterdam (1984, ’87), Internationale Ferienkurse Für Neue Musik in Darmstadt (1988), Lerchenborg Music Tage (1986, ’88) and Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo (1990), COMPOSIUM 2002 in Tokyo, Romania Contemporary Music Festival (2009), Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie (2009), Stanford University (2009) among others. In 2005 his Responsorium from Requiem of Reconciliation, commissioned by Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart as a commemorate the anniversary of the end of World War II, was premiered.

His music has been widely performed throughout the world at such festivals as the ISCM World Music Days (1971, ’74, ’78, ’79, ’81, ’83–’86, ’91, ’93, ’95, 2005, ’08), Warsaw Autumn (1969, ’76, ’78, ’81, ’84, ’86), Horizon ’84, ULTIMA Oslo Contemporary Music Festival (1995, 2005) and Venice Biennale (2005).

From 1981 to 1994, Yuasa was actively engaged in music research and education at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Presently, he is professer emeritus at UCSD and Nihon University and a honorary menber of ISCM.

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Produits

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  1. Waltz

    Waltz

    from Ballet Circus Variation
    Edition à télécharger
    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : piano
    Édition : Edition séparée
    N° Réf. : SJ 10032 Q11181
    1,99 €  *
  2. Chronoplastic

    Chronoplastic

    Between Stasis and Kinesis
    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : orchestre
    Édition : Partition d'étude
    N° Réf. : ED 6347
    16,00 €  *
  3. My Blue Sky No. 3

    My Blue Sky No. 3

    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : violon
    N° Réf. : SJ 1001
    16,00 €  *
  4. Domain

    Domain

    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : flûte
    N° Réf. : SJ 1002
    12,00 €  *
  5. Clarinet Solitude

    Clarinet Solitude

    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : clarinette
    N° Réf. : SJ 1015
    18,00 €  *
  6. Interpenetration No. 2

    Interpenetration No. 2

    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : 2 batteries
    Édition : Partition
    N° Réf. : SJ 1021
    23,00 €  *
  7. A Winter Day

    A Winter Day

    Homage to Bashô
    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : flûte, clarinette (B), batterie, harpe et piano
    Édition : Partition
    N° Réf. : SJ 1028
    16,50 €  *

    Épuisé

  8. Observations on weather forecasts

    Observations on weather forecasts

    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : baryton et trompette
    N° Réf. : SJ 1029
    14,50 €  *
  9. Cosmos Haptic II

    Cosmos Haptic II

    Transfiguration
    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : piano
    N° Réf. : SJ 1034
    12,00 €  *
  10. Mai-Bataraki II

    Mai-Bataraki II

    Compositeur : Yuasa, Joji
    Instrumentation : altoflûte
    N° Réf. : SJ 1043
    12,00 €  *

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