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Noriko Koide

Country of origin: Japan
Birthday: April 26, 1982

About Noriko Koide

Noriko KOIDE (b.1982, Chiba) obtained her master’s degree in composition from Tokyo College of Music (2008), Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2011), and Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag (2014) with the grants from the Rohm Music Foundation (2009-13), Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag (2012-2013), and the Overseas Study Program for Artists provided by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan (2013-14). She studied under Shin-ichiro Ikebe, Sunao Isaji, Masao Endo, Shin Satoh, Yutaka Fujiwara, Akira Fukuda, Toshio Hosokawa, Wim Henderickx, Martijn Padding, and Yannis Kyriakides. She has been interested in the methods of note decoration used in traditional Javanese Gamelan music, and studied Gamelan performance and its theory at the Institut Seni Indonesia Surakarta, with the grants given by the Darmasiswa Indonesian Scholarship Program, and the Nomura Foundation in 2014-15. She has won the Akutagawa Award for Music Composition (2007) with her Keselanpatharan for orchestra. She has also received: the Audience Award, and placed second in the 76th Music Competition of Japan, 18th Idemitsu Music Award, and Arion Prize. Her works have been performed and picked up by: the New Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Asko|Schönberg Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus, Vox humana, Ensemble Genesis, Hiroaki Ooi, Yasuji Ohagi, Kousei Murata, Sumire Yoshihara, Takefu International Music Festival, International Gaudeamus Music Week (Utrecht), Shanghai New Music Week, Music From Japan Festival (New York), Toonzetters (Amsterdam), TV programs for TV Asahi, and NHK Educational, and NHK-FM Gendai no Ongaku (Music of today). She is currently a member of an avant-garde pop duo, Kishibojin Fumin Girls, and a multi-dimensional art group project that focuses on eroticism, Sukebeningen. Though she uses various compositional styles depending on the theme of each work, her works can be characterized by the textures and colours formed by the resonance of innovative orchestration, fine musical shapes, and extended techniques. (as of 6 August 2015)


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