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Harue KUNIEDA

Season's Greetings from Harue KUNIEDA

Some updates on my recent activities:
My piece 'Jiyuwansama no Shima for Mixed Chorus and Organ’will have its second performance at the 25th concert of the Chamber Chorus NISSHO in Toyosu Civic Center on the 14th of June 2019. (Conductor:Shinichi Nakadate, Organ:Kaori Omori) 'Floral Tributes II for Four Flutes' had a lovely first performance at the 16th concert of the 21st Century Composer's Association on the 8th of May 2019 (Flutes: Junichiro Taku, and other flutists).

the 16th concert of the 21st Century Composer's Association

'Music for Strings, Percussion and Shakuhachi : Floral Tributes III' had a wonderful premier on the 17th of November 2017 performed by the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.
(Conductor: Yoichi SUGIYAMA; Shakuhachi: Seizan SAKATA; Percussion: Mizuki AITA).
It was a part of the Orchestra Project Concert 2017 at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall.
This piece was selected for ISCM World New Music Days in Beijing. It had its second performance at the Clothing Concert, ISCM Festival on the 26th of May 2018.

On the 13th of March 2018 an international conference was held at L'Istituto Giapponese di Cultura in Roma /The Japan Foundation/ Kumamoto University.
I performed my piece 'Passacaglia for Piano Solo' from the folksong 'Yo-he-ho' of the Yamaga Lantern Dance Festival at the Japan Foundation Hall in Rome.

You-tube videos with Harue Kunieda's Works for Chamber Music.

  • 'Corridors of Light III'
    Youtube
  • 'Floral Tributes'
    Youtube
Please check out this recent work of mine.
I hope to continue to write more new pieces for contemporary music.
Thank you for coming to my homepage.
Harue Kunieda

The Earthquake in Kumamoto

In the recent Kumamoto Earthquake in April 2016, we were affected and a significant amount of infrastructure and facilities were damaged.
Since then we have been focusing on repair work in order to resume various normal functions and activities.
Thank you very much for sending us donations and heartfelt words.

Harue KUNIEDA { Profile }

Born in Tokyo, she began learning the piano and solfège at the age of four at the Toho Music School for Children.
She entered the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and majored in composition, graduating in1983.
Her works have been performed at ISCM-ACL in Hong Kong, Philippines, Australia and Israel, at Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival etc.
In 2000, 'Serenade' for Soprano and Harp was selected for ISCM World Music Days in Luxemburg.
In 2003, she was an artist of the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program in London.
In 2005, 'Peace on Earth' for Soprano, Harp and Orchestra was commissioned and first performed by the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo.
In 2009, 'Peace on Earth' was selected for ISCM World New Music Days in Sweden.
In 2010, 'Recitation III' for Seven Players was commissioned and first performed by Ensemble MD7 at UNICUM Festival in Slovenia.
In 2018, 'Music for Strings, Percussion and Shakuhachi 〜Floral Tributes III' was selected for ISCM World New Music Days in Beijing.
She is now a professor at Kumamoto University and a member of the Japan Society for Contemporary Music and the 21st Century Composer's Association.

Harue KUNIEDA { Main Works }

"Ode" for Mixed Chorus (1981)

Mixed Chor. Hr. Trp.Pf (18')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : May,12, 1982, Tokyo

"3 Preludes" for Piano (1983)

Pf (13')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Oct,28, 1983, Tokyo

"Trio" for Violin,Clarinet in B♭and Piano (1981/84)

Vn.Cl. in B♭,Pf (13')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Dec,20, 1984, Tokyo
Special Prize at the 33rd Viotti International Competition

"Élévatiton"pour Violon Solo (1985)

Vn. (12')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Jun,12, 1985, Tokyo
CD:Seraphim/CAMERATA TOKYO, Inc.
Release: Mother Earth Company Ltd.

"Toi Aki" for Female Chorus(1985)

Female Chor.Pf.(17')
Date&place of the 1st Performance : Sep,6, 1985, Kamakura
Release: Edition KAWAI

"Élévatiton II"pour Cinq Exécutants (1985)

Fl, Cl. Marib. Perc. Cb (10')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Dec.20. 1985, Tokyo
Release: JFC LP Japanese Composers 1988

"Élévatiton III"pour Orgue (1986)

Pipe Org. (12')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : May,19, 1986, Tokyo
Selected for ISCM-ACL 1988 in Hong Kong

"Field" for Piano Solo (1988)

Pf (10')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Apr,14, 1988, Tokyo
Release: CD Good Coposeres Extra/BRAIN Company Ltd.
Release: Da Vinci Publishing

"Yube no Niji" for Mixed Chorus (1988)

Mixed Chor.Pf.(19')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Dec,19, 1989, Toyko
Release: Edition KAWAI

"Coloring" For Madolin Orchestra (1988)

Mand. Orch. (18')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : May,26, 1988, Tokyo

"Field III" for Chamber Orchestra (1990)

Chamber Orch. (9')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Sep,1, 1990, Tokyo
Release: Da Vinci Publishing
Cond. by Daniel Harding at TMC Contemporary Musc Festival1993

"Elegy" for Violoncello Solo (1990)

Vc. (8')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Dec,7 1990, Tokyo
Release: JFC CD Japanese Composers 1996

"Reflection" for Piano Solo (1990)

Pf (5')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Mar,3. 1990, Tokyo

"Blends" For Madolin Orchestra (1991)

Mand. Orch. (13')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Sep,22, 1991, Tokyo
Release: CD Rainbow-colored Mobile

"Lead,Leed,Read, Reed" for 2High Sopranos,
2Clarinets, Percussion and Piano (1991)

2Sop. 2.Cl. in B♭,Perc.Pf (11')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Jun, 3. 1992, Sendai

"Serenade" for Soprano and Harp (1992)

Sop, Hrp (10')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Aug,20. 1992, Fukui
Release: JFC Inc.,CD Seraphim,
Selected for ISCM-WMD 2000 inLuxemburg

"Distance" for Organ and Percussion (1992)

Org. Perc. (13'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Oct,5,1992, Tokyo

"Distance II" for Sho and Organ (1993)

Sho, Org. (12')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Oct,16,1993, Tokyo

"Aki no Michi" for Female Chorus

Female Chor. (17'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Nov,9. 1993, Tokyo
Release: Edition KAWAI

"Reflection II" for Percussion and Piano (1993)

Perc. Pf (12')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Dec,16. 1993, Tokyo

"Eight Sumo Wrestlers" for Tuba Ensemble (1995)

8Tuba. (9')
Date: Dec. 18, 1995

"Futari" for Female Chorus and Marimba (1996)

Female Chor. Marib. (14')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Nov, 7. 1996, Tokyo
Release: ONGAKU-NO-TOMO EDITION

"Weather" "Chestnut Leaves"for Soprano and Piano

Sop. Pf (6')
Date: Feb. 12, 1997

"Reflection III" for Orchestra (1996)

Orch.(The 2 Winds) (10')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Apr,5. 1997, Hamilton,U.S.A.
Music of Japan Today III Festival 1997

"Four Songs" for Soprano,Clarinet and Piano from'Ambarvalia' by Junzaburo Nishiwaki (1997-98)

Sop. Cl. inB♭, Pf (12')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Sep,7,1998, Tokyo
Release: CD Seraphim/CAMERATA TOKYO, Inc.

"Scenograhpy" for Percussion Solo (1998)

Perc. (13'20")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Sep,7.1998, Tokyo
Release: Mother Earth Company Ltd.

"For the Repose of Floral Souls" Suite for Mixed Choir (1998)

Mixed Chor. (19'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Oct,3,1998, Tokyo
Release: ONGAKU-NO-TOMO EDITION

"3 Pieces for Piano Solo"based on Greek folk Songs

Pf (9')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : July,16,1999, Tokyo
Release: Edition KAWAI

"Towa no Hikari" for Mixed Chorus

Mixed Chor. (16'00")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Oct,24,1999, Ehime
Release: ONGAKU-NO-TOMO EDITION

"Seraphim" for Violin and Orchestra(1997,1999)

Vn. Orch. (14'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Mar,2,2000, Tokyo
Release: CD Seraphim/CAMERATA, ONGAKU-NO-TOMO EDITION
Selected for ISCM-ACL 2004 in Israel

"The Bird" for Mixed Chorus (2000)

Mixed Chor. .Pf (4'40")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Jun,5,2005, Kumamoto
Release: ONGAKU-NO-TOMO EDITION

"Etude, Jeux d'enfants"

Pf
Release: ONGAKU-NO-TOMO EDITION

"Three Songs" for Soprano,Clarinet and Piano from'Ambarvalia' by Junzaburo Nishiwaki (2001)

Sop. Cl. inB♭, Pf (11'20")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Sep,8,2001, Tokyo

"Articulation" for Contrabass (2001)

Cb. (8'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Oct,7,2001, Yokohama
Release: Mother Earth Company Ltd.

"Breathing" for Flute and Piano (2002)

Fl. Pf (6')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Apr,28, 2002, Tokyo
Release: Mother Earth Company Ltd.

"Meoto Zenzai" for Male Chorus

Male Chor. (14')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Feb,16,2003, Tokyo
Release: Edition KAWAI

"A Step Forward" (2003)

Picc. Pf (6')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Mar,22, 2003, Kumamoto

"3 Sketches" for Prepared Piano

Prepared Pf (10')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Aug,24,2003, Kumamoto

"Medley The Four Seasons" for Piano Four Hands

Piano for 4 Hands
Release: Edition KAWAI

"Revelation" for Orchestra (2004)

Orch.(The 3 Winds) (12'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Nov,24,2004, Tokyo

"Peace on Earth" for Soprano, Harp and Orchetra (2005)

Sop. Hrp. Orch.(The 2 Winds) (10'00")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Jun,17,2005, Tokyo
Release: ONGAKU-NO-TOMO EDITION, Music Tomorrow 2005,
Selected for ISCM-WNMD 2009 in Sweden

"Ryo-ran" for Koto and Shakuhachi (2005)

Koto, Shakuhachi (13'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Nov,5,2005, Kumamoto
Release: Mother Earth Company Ltd.

"Neko no Dodoitsu A,I,U,E,O" for Children's Chorus, Percussion and Piano (2006)

Children's Chor. Perc. Pf (25')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Nov,26.2006, Tokyo
Release: ONGAKU-NO-TOMO EDITION

"Recitation" for Piano Solo (2006)

Pf (5')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Mar,4. 2007, Tokyo

"Juwansama no Shima" for Mixed Chorus and Organ

Mixed Chor. Org. (20'00")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Nov,24,2007, Kumamoto
Release: ONGAKU-NO-TOMO EDITION

"Hikari no Michi wo for Narrator, 2Koto, Shakuhachi, Flute and Percussion

Narr. 2 Koto, Shakuhachi, Fl. Perc.(50')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : May,25, 2008, Kumamoto

"Guluriyoza" for Violin and Piano (2009)

Vn. Pf (8'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Mar,6. 2009, Tokyo
Release: Mother Earth Company Ltd.

"Recitation II" for Piano Solo (2009)

Pf (4'40")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : May,3, 2009, Tokyo

"Recitation III" for Seven Players (2010)

Fl.Cl. Trb. Perc. Vla. Vc. Pf (9')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Oct,4,2010, Ljubljana
UNICUM Festival in Slovenia, Trieate Prima Festival 2010 in Itary

"Easter Egg" for Flute and Piano (2011)

Fl,Pf (3'25")
The 1st Performance : April,10, 2012, (an on-line system)
Release: Mother Earth Company Ltd.

"Memorial Song" for Organ Solo (2012)

Org. (8')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : March,11,2012, Yokohama
The memorial service of the earthquake of the North Eastern Coast of Japan

"Easter Egg II" for Flute and Piano (2012)

Fl,Pf (2'40")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : May,12, 2012, Tokyo
Release: Mother Earth Company Ltd.

"Ai no Uta" for Mixed Chorus and Piano (2012)

Mixed Chor. Pf. (5')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : August, 7, 2012, Tokyo

"Manabinagara" for Mixed Chorus and Piano (2013)

Mixed Chor. Pf. (5')
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : March, 11, 2013, Tokyo

"Corridors of Light" for Violin and Piano (2013)

Vn, Pf. (6'20")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : May,6, 2013, Tokyo

"Hashirimizu" for Soprano, Flute and Violoncello (2013)

Sop. Fl. Vc. (15'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : January,16,2014, Tokyo
Release: Mother Earth Company Ltd.

"Azuma-ha-ya" for Solo Percussionist (2014)

Perc. (9' 40")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : February,28, 2014, Tokyo
Release: Mother Earth Company Ltd.

"Corridors of Light II" for Piano Solo (2014)

Pf. (3'30")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : May,5, 2014, Tokyo

"Corridors of Light III"for Vibraphone and Piano(2014)

Vib. Pf. (7'40")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Jan,25, 2015, Kumamoto

"Floral Tributes" for Shakuhachi, Percussion and Piano (2015)

Shakuhachi,Percussion, Pf. (8'40")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Oct, 25, 2015, Tokyo

"Music for Strings, Percussion and Shakuhachi~Floral Tributes III" (2017)

Shakuhachi, Percussion, Strings, Hp. (16'10")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : Nov,17, 2017, Tokyo

"Passacaglia for Piano Solo" from the Folksong 'Yo-He-Ho' (2018)

Pf. (5'10")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : March, 13, 2018, Roma
International conference, L' Istituto Giapponese di Cultura in Roma/ The Japan Foundation/ Kumamoto University.

"Floral Tributes II" for Four Flutes (2016, 2019)

4 Flutes (12'02")
Date & Place of the 1st Performance : May, 8, 2019, Tokyo