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date: 22 September 2019

Miyake, Haruna [Shibata, Haruna]locked

  • J. Michele Edwards


[Shibata, Haruna]

(b Tokyo, Sept 20, 1942). Japanese composer and pianist. She made her piano début with the Tokyo SO playing Mozart. At the Juilliard School, where she studied composition with Persichetti, she received the Edward Benjamin Prize for Gengaku ōkesutora no shikyoku (1964). After her return to Japan she produced an experimental concert series ‘Contemporary Music as Myself’ (1977–85) at Club Jean Jean in Tokyo which mixed Japanese enka (a nostalgic style of pop music) with European avant-garde idioms. She has collaborated in improvisatory work with artists from contemporary, jazz, pop and traditional Japanese backgrounds including Kazuo Ohno, Hideo Kanze, Frederic Rzewski, Wayne Shorter, Sergei Kuryokhin, Yuji Takahashi and John Zorn. She has received commissions from institutions including Lincoln Center (Roku-gatsu no muttsu no koe, for the opening of Alice Tully Hall, 1970), the Tokyo Summer Music Festival (Yuki no koe, 1996...

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