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Kenichi Nakagawa Contemporary Music Lecture Concert

Kenichi Nakagawa Contemporary Music Lecture Concert


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Plans related to the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Cage

"Welcome to the labyrinth of contemporary music."

Venue: Salon Tessera

Price: All seats free ¥2000

Inquiries: Setagaya Public Theater Ticket Center 03-5432-1515


John Cage: 4'33" 1st Movement
Toru Takemitsu: "Rain Tree Sketch III - In Memoriam of Olivier Messiaen -"


Ken'ichi Nakagawa [Pianist/Conductor]

Majored in piano at the Toho Gakuen University Music Department, and also learned conducting at the same time. After graduating, he went to Europe and completed the piano course at the Antwerp Conservatory in Belgium with excellent results and top honors. He also learned fortepiano and harpsichord while in school. 1997 (Heisei 9) 3rd prize at the Gaudeamus International Contemporary Music Competition in the Netherlands. In addition to performing at music festivals in Belgium, Paris, England, Holland, Canada, Venezuela, Mexico, South Korea, etc., he has performed around the world including Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Holland, USA, China, New Caledonia. I do. In Japan, he has participated in the Suntory Summer Festival, the Tokyo Summer Music Festival, and the Takefu International Music Festival. After returning to Japan in 1998, he has been active as a soloist, chamber musician, and conductor. There are also many premieres of new works. He has appeared in numerous music festivals and NHK-FM "Recital of Masterpieces" and "Contemporary Music", and has performed with various orchestras. In addition to working as a pianist and conductor for the contemporary music ensemble Ensemble Nomad, he has collaborated extensively with dance and other fields. Consecutive appearances in Mari Natsuki's "Impressionist" series, and also as music director. He collaborated with the late Mitsuko Yorichika, Hiroko Ito, and Aya Hirano on recitations and music, and directed and produced the ``Just Composed in Yokohama 2003'' (Yokohama) in 2003, and the ``Super Difficult Music Festival'' (Sendai) in 2004. conduct. Olivier Messiaen "Twenty Gazes on the Child Jesus" (2 hours) Performed all songs in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 3.5 hours in 2009 Catalog of Birds (3.5 hours), complete performance, John Cage's "Sonatas and Interludes" (1 hour), Rzevsky's "Indomitable Folk Variations", and other major contemporary works. As a conductor, he has conducted contemporary operas such as Philip Glass's "Penal Colony", Paul Hindemith's "Coming and Returning", and Michael Nyman's "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" at the Tokyo Chamber Opera. He also performed with the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra in the opera "Hiroshima no Orpheus" composed by Yasushi Akutagawa. Recently, he conducted the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra with tap dancer Kazunori Kumagai. In December 2011, he conducted Mahler's "Symphony No. 9" (arranged by Kazunori Seo) at Shirakawa Hall. Under the name of "Doctor Nakagawa", the Tokyo Philharmonic performs analyzes of various songs live and on the web (search for "Doctor Nakagawa" on Youtube). , the Asahi Culture Center, and the Japan-France Cultural Association Ballet Seminar. In addition, we collaborated with animation director Takashi Ui to have participants draw an image of the picture while listening to music and turn it into an animation. Currently, Mussorgsky's composition: Suite "Pictures at an Exhibition" and Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" have been published. Since 2002, he has been a registered artist of regional creation and a cooperating artist, performing outreach activities, workshops and concerts in various parts of the country. Town), "Ai no Uta" (Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture) and other local participatory stage productions as a conductor and arranger. He also holds lecture concerts and workshops in Tokyo, Sapporo, Sendai, Nagoya, Hiroshima, etc. for those who hear contemporary music for the first time, and works to popularize contemporary music. There are many projects for children, and there are many concerts that preschoolers can participate in, and many concerts for young children. Part-time lecturer at Ochanomizu University and Toho Gakuen University.