Watch my interview with Yumi Kurosawa. She is a performer, who specialises in playing the Japanese traditional instrument Koto, and is a contemporary music composer. She was born in Japan but now lives in New York City. In her music, She blends Japanese taste, classic contemporary, ethnic, jazz and others. Kurosawa has been based in New York since 2002. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2006. In 2015 she premiered the Ballet Tsuru for which she was commissioned by Houston Ballet and Asia Society Texas both as a soloist and composer. She has played music all over the world.

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Selection of musical pieces composed by Yumi Kurosawa:

Link to the online installation “Mind over matter”: click here

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Photo by @gail_hadani

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Watch my interview with the contemporary music composer Tristan Coelho who lives in Sydney (Australia). He writes music largely inspired by nature or our digital, data-driven world. Tristan graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2006 with the University Medal and then went on to study at the Royal College of Music from 2007–2008 on a full scholarship. He has studied composition formally with Michael Smetanin, Damien Ricketson, Mary Finsterer, Trevor Pearce and David Sawer, and piano with Stephanie McCallum. As a music educator, Tristan has taught the full spectrum of ages and abilities, writes works for student ensembles and runs creative music workshops.

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Selection of musical pieces composed by Tristian Coelho:

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Photo: Keith Saunders
Photo: Keith Saunders

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Watch my interview with an Egyptian new music composer Kholoud Adal Stbsa. She is an Egyptian artist who is working as a composer, singer, actress, dancer, dubbing actress and director. She is studying composition at the High Arabic Music Institute, Academic of Arts. Also, she won CGC (Cairo Collective Guitar) competition for young Egyptian composers at American University Cairo in May 2018. She likes to merge several genres like Jazz, Egyptian scales and moods, and oriental.

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Selection of music composed by Kholoud Adal Stbsa:

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source: Kholoud Adal Stbsa

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Watch my interview with contemporary music composer Toru Iwatake, who lives in Japan. He is a cyber-media composer and Professor Emeritus of Computer Music at Keio University. He has composed music for various ensembles all over the world, e.g. US, Japan, Sweden, Greece, etc. He is the author of numerous books and research papers on computer music.

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Selection of musical pieces composed by Toru Iwatake:

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source: Toru Iwatake

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Watch my interview with Amir Khalaf. He is a contemporary music composer from Cairo, Egypt. In his music, Amir explores the notion of deficiency and decay as well as the limited sonorities of musical instruments. He is interested to transform motion into sound objects by creating ephemeral and insufficient acoustic environments inspired by nature, folk music, and electronic music. He also works as a film composer and teaches film music at the British University in Cairo.

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Listen to music composed by Amir Khalaf:

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Source: Amir Khalaf

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Watch my interview with Hongshuo Fan 范弘硕. He is a Chinese cross-disciplinary composer, new media artist and creative programmer. His work has involved various real-time interactive multimedia contents, such as acoustic instruments, live electronics, generative visuals, light, and body movements. His research and creative interest focus on the fusion of traditional culture and cutting-edge technology in the form of contemporary music. His output spans chamber music, live interactive electronics, installations, and audio-visual works. His works have been presented at many international events and festivals (ICMC, AIMC, NIME, etc.). He was a faculty of the Electronic Music Department at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music and a member of the Sichuan Key Laboratory of Digital Media Arts.

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Selected musical pieces composed by Hongshuo Fan:

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Source: Hongshuo Fan

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