Contemporary Music Seminar and Concert Akiyoshidai’s Summer 2018Akiyoshidai’s Summer

– Weave the world of “Sence of Never Heard” in Akiyoshidai–

Still tracing back the possibility of musical expression fundamentally, continuing to challenge to new possibilities beyond the routine.
 ”Akiyoshidai’s Summer” is the Contemporary Music Seminar&Concert based on the viewpoint to such ambiguous creativity. As one of the important staying type contemporary music seminar in Japan, over a quarter of a century has passed since the first seminar had been held in 1989.
 As a special plan of this year, the special lecture will be held by the composer Mr. Joji YUASA who had been the art director of the seminar for many years. Main concert 1 will also feature his works.
 We will welcome the composer Mr. Jo KONDO who represents Japan to a composition class, the main course of the seminar, for the first time this year. The 5-day exhaustive lesson will be started with thriving lecturers.

※Recruitment acceptance of the class has ended.


Composition and Conducting class by Mr. Yoichi SUGIYAMA, the composer/conductor who is living in Italy, has received a great response as the first attempt in Japan. That is a small but elect one-to-one lesson for composers who have a chance to conduct his/her own compositions.
 In addition, we will play in the world premiere of a commissioned work by Mr. Osamu KAWAKAMI who will be invited as a lecturer of composition class for the first time.
 community participation type music workshop will be the 3rd time since the 3rd term of the seminar starts as new development in 2016. Also ad‐lib workshop for seminar’s students is planed anew. Mr. Tomoni ADACHI, the composer/performer who actives internationally, creates the place to “Broaden Music” from the previous year.
 In the instruments’ class and concert, special players line up who are field of contemporary music not only in Japan but also all of the world.
 Would you like to have the dense time to realize “Sence of Never Heard” = “Seed of New Creation” at AIAV?



18th – 23rd August, 2018
*Composition 2 (Composition/Conducting) class starts on 17th.


Akiyoshidai International Art Village (50 Akiyoshi, Shuho-cho, Mine-city, Yamaguchi)


Jo KONDO, Osamu KAWAKAMI, Akiko YAMANE, Yoshifumi TANAKA(Composition)
Joji YUASA(Composition) *special lecture
Yoichi SUGIYAMA(Composition/Conducting)
Tomomi ADACHI (Performance/Composition)
Kazue NAKAMURA, Akiko FUJITA, Yuiko YASUDA(Piano)
Keiko MURAKAMI(Flute)
Shinya HASHIMOTO(Tuba)
Maiko MATSUOKA(Violin)
Yoshiko HAN-NYA(Viola)


Organizer: Akiyoshidai Contemporary Music Study Group
Planner: Terumichi TANAKA, Shinya HASHIMOTO, Yoshifumi TANAKA, Keiko MURAKAMI
Co-organizer: Yamaguchi Kirameki Foundation Akiyoshidai International Art Village
Supporter: Yamaguchi Prefecture, Yamaguchi Board of Education, Mine City, Mine City Board of Education, Yamaguchi Music Association
Grant: Japan Arts Council, Nomura Foundation, Rohm Music Foundation, The Kao Founfation For Arts and Sciences
Cooperator: Ayako Fukunaga(naya collective)


8/17 (fri)
  • 19:00 – 21:00  Composition 2 [Composition/Conducting] Pre-lecture (Only for students. No for attendance)
8/18 (sat)
  • 14:15 – 15:00 Opening Ceremony
  • 15:00 – 16:00 Orientation
  • 16:00 – 17:30 Jo KONDO’s Lecture17:30 – 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 – 19:20 Mini Concert 1 (Akiko FUJITA)
  • 19:40 – 21:00 Composition 2 (Composition/Conducting)(1)
8/19 (sun)
  • 09:30 – 11:00  Composition 1 (1)
  • 11:20 – 12:40  Special Lecture by Joji YUASA
  • 12:40 – 14:00  Lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:30  Main Concert 1
  • 16:10 – 17:30  Composition 2 (Composition/Conducting) (2)
  • 17:30 – 19:00  Dinner
  • 19:00 – 20:30  Composition 1 (2)
8/20 (mon)
  • 09:30 – 11:00  Composition 1 (3)
  • 11:20 – 12:40  Composition 2 (Composition/Conducting)(3)
  • 12:40 – 14:00  Lunch/Break
  • 14:00 – 16:00  Experimental music workshop for children (Open program)
  • 17:00 – 17:20  Mini Concert 2 (Tomomi ADACHI)
  • 17:30 – 19:00   Dinner/Break
  • 19:00 – 20:30  Composition 1 (4)
8/21 (tue)
  • 09:30 – 11:00  Composition 1 (5)
  • 11:20 – 12:40  Akiko YAMANE’s Lecture: Talk about own work
  • 12:40 – 14:00  Lunch
  • 14:00 – 16:00  Composition 2 (Composition/Conducting)(4)
  • 16:00 – 17:30  (Preparatory)
  • 17:30 – 19:00  Dinner
  • 19:00 – 19:20  Mini Concert 3(Keiko MURAKAMI)
  • 19:30 – 20:30  Student Concert (Composition/Conducting)
8/22 (wed)
  • 09:30 – 11:00  Composition 1 (6)
  • 11:20 – 12:40  Osamu KAWAKAMI’s Lecture:Talk about own work
  • 12:40 – 14:00  Lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:20  Yoshifumi TANAKA’s Lecture:Talk about own work
  • 15:30 – 17:30  Ad-lib Workshop by Tomomi ADACHI (For students)
  • 17:30 – 18:30  Dinner
  • 18:30 – 20:30  Main Concert 2   
  • 20:30 -      Reception
8/23 (thr)
  • 09:30-11:00  Student Concert (Instrumental class)
  • The “Student Concert 2” from 9:30 on August 23 (Thursday) has been integrated into the “Student Concert 1” from 19:30 on August 21 (Tue), so the performance on the 23rd has disappeared The
  • 11:00-11:30  Closing Ceremory

Seminar Application Guideline

【Composition1】“Jo KONDO’s Class”

(Capacity:12/in the order of apply)

  • – Student brings 1 or 2 works. 45 mins for each person.
  • – Please prepare reference material (4 or 5 copies of score and sound source) as much as possible.
  • – Lecturers give advice mainly by Mr. Jo KONDO, and have discussion with other students.
【Composition2(Composition/Conducting)】”Yoichi SUGIYAMA Classs”

(Capacity:4/in the order of apply)

  • *Note: The class starts one day before other classes.
  • – First day: 17th August, 2018(Fri.) 19:00
  • – 3 open lessons for each student will be planed with about 2 mins own composed piece on music instrumental compositions below with conducting by oneself.
  • – Student will be had a lesson by Yoichi SUGIYAMA and advice by players. Moreover other composition lecturers will give advice as much as possible.
  • – – A student concert of an accomplishment with lecturers’ ensemble is on 21st August(Student concert 1).

Music instrumental composition: Quartet or Quintet made from 1 Violin, 1 Viola, 1 Cello, 1 Flute (switch to Piccolo, Alto, Bass is available), 1 Piano (String piano is not available)

How to sendPDF file or posting
Submit toAkiyoshidai’s Summer 2018 Office (same as the contact info below)
Sending deadline1st August, 2018 (Wed.)

* Students in composition 1,2 classes can attend both of them.

【Instrumental Class】

Piano “Kazue NAKAMURA, Akiko FUJITA, Yuiko YASUDA Class” (Capacity: a few)
Woodwind “Keiko MURAKAMI’s Class” (Capacity: a few)
Brass “Shinya HASHIMOTO’s Class” (Capacity: a few)*Closed

  • – Only contemporary pieces are available in the instrumental classes. We will coordinate about selected pieces with lecturers when one applies.
  • – It would be possible to be outside of the above schedule because the time schedule and a method of the instrumental class depend on the schedule of lecturers.
  • – A student concert of an accomplishment is on 23rd August(Student concert 2).
【Special Lecture by Joji YUASA】

The special lecture will be held by the composer Mr. Joji YUASA who had been the art director of the seminar for many years.

【Lecture “Talk about own work” by Yoshifumi TANAKA, Akiko YAMANE, Osamu KAWAKAMI】
【Ad-lib workshop by Tomomi ADACHI】

The workshop of “Ad-lib” and “Composition/Conducting” that are now being more important at the field of contemporary music by the first philosopher who is active internationally. Please bring the music instruments.(Simple instrument or voice are also available.) Please wear comfortable clothes on the day.


Capacity is unlimited. But capacity will be 15 people if with accommodation.
Free to attend all of class, lecture and workshop. If with lodging, applicants who participate in complete schedule is given priority.


●Application Form(Only in Japanese)→We closed recruitment
●E-mail (Please send with information below)
 1.Name 2.Age(student/adult) 3.Sex 4.Address 5.Phone number 6.E-mail address 7.Class you’d like participate or attendance

  • Akiyoshidai’s Summer 2018 Office
  •  E-mail:akiyoshidaissummer@gmail.com
  •  Tel:050-5532-5022 (Naya Collective) 15:00 – 19:00 on weekday
  •  Sending score to:C/O Tanaka  4-2-3, Madokoro, Shunan-city, Yamaguchi, 746-0012

Application Deadline: 27th July, 2018(JST)

Participation Fee

Participate in complete schedule
LectureAdult 27,000yen/ Student 17,000yen
AttendanceAdult 8,000yen/ Student 4,000yen

*Total cost should be lecture/attendance fee + accommodation & meals fee.
*If applicants take in the parts of schedule, but the price of lecture fees is the same as complete schedule. Accommodation and meals fee should be calculated with the number of your participation days.
*Lecture, concert, workshop and reception fees are all included.
*If apply to composition 2 (Composition/Conducting) class, fees of accommodation on 17th and breakfast on 18th are included.(Price does not change.)

Participate in parts of schedule
MealsBreakfast 700yen, Lunch 900yen, Dinner 1,400yen
Admission fee for Main Concert1,500yen (FriendsNet Member:1,200yen) Free for high school and younger students
Admission fee for Mini Concert500yen

*Accommodation in AIAV: Shared-room with other students.
*Free shuttle bus is available from JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station on 18th.


Main Concert 1

19th August (Sun.) Start 14:00 (Open 13:30)

  • Program
  • – Tomomi Adachi, Hydra with Hips(2017/Japan Premier)
      Tomomi ADACHI (Cond), Keiko MURAKAMI(Flute), Shinya HASHIMOTO(Tuba), Maiko MATSUOKA(Violin)
      Yoshiko HAN-NYA(Viola), Kei YAMAZAWA(Cello), Yuiko YASUDA(Piano), Akiko FUJITA(Piano)
  • – George Benjamin, Three Miniatures(2001)
      Maiko MATSUOKA(Violin)
  • – Joji Yuasa, On the Keyboard(1972)
      Kazue NAKAMURA(Piano)
  • – Johannes Schöllhorn, musarion(1985)
      Yoshiko HAN-NYA(Viola)
    Jo KONDO, Metaphonesis(2001)
      Yuiko YASUDA(Piano)
  • – Osamu Kawakami, Luna Uonfish(2017)
      Kei YAMAZAWA(Cello)
  • – Joji Yuasa, Terms of Temporal Detailing(1989)
      Keiko MURAKAMI(Flute)
  • – Sylvain Kassap, Articulation(1997) 
      Shinya HASHIMOTO(Tuba)
  • – Joji Yuasa, Waltz(2012)
      Akiko FUJITA(Piano)
  • – Joji Yuasa, The Trial(2012)
      Maiko MATSUOKA(Violin), Yoshiko HAN-NYA(Viola), Kei YAMAZAWA(Cello), Akiko FUJITA(Piano)
Main Concert 2

22nd August (Wed.) Start 19:00 (Open 18:30)

  • Program
  • – Jo Kondo, Walk(1976)
      Keiko MURAKAMI(Flute), Yuiko YASUDA(Piano)
  • – Akiko Yamane, Plastic Babys(2011)
      Maiko MATSUOKA(Violin), Yoshiko HAN-NYA(Viola), Kazue NAKAMURA(Piano)
  • – Osamu Kawakami, Suite “Carapace”(2005-2007)
      Maiko MATSUOKA(Violin), Kei YAMAZAWA(Cello), Yuiko YASUDA(Piano)
  • – Emmanuel Nunes, Versus II(1985-1995)
      Shinya HASHIMOTO(Tuba), Kei YAMAZAWA(Cello)
    – Osamu Kawakami, Feather Star(2018/commissioned, World Premier)
      Keiko MURAKAMI(Flute), Shinya HASHIMOTO(Tuba), Maiko MATSUOKA(Violin), Yoshiko HAN-NYA(Viola), Kei YAMAZAWA(Cello), Akiko FUJITA(Piano)
    – Jo Kondo, The Shadow of a Shade(2010)
      Keiko MURAKAMI(Flute), Yoshiko HAN-NYA(Viola), Kei YAMAZAWA(Cello), Kazue NAKAMURA(Piano)
Student Concert

– 21st (Tue.) Start 19:30 (Open 19:20)
Composition 2 class students will perform by own conducting.
Performed by lecturer’s ensemble

– 23rd (Thu.) Start 9:30 (Open 9:00)
Instrumental class students will perform.
*”Student Concert 2″ from 9:30 on Thursday, August 23 has been integrated into “Student Concert 1” from 19:30 on August 21 (Tuesday).

Mini Concert

20 mins by one lecturer with the decision at one’s own discretion. It will happen somewhere in AIAV!
(Please ask at the Information Desk in the venue of mini concerts regard)

18th (Sat.) 19:00-19:20 Akiko FUJITA(Piano)
  • Program
  • – Joji Yuasa, Cosmos Haptic No.2 Transfiguration(1986)
  • – Jo KONDO, Ritornello(2005)
20th (Mon.) 17:00-17:20 Tomomi ADACHI(Voice/Electronics)
  • Program
  • – Tomomi ADACHI, Concerto for voice and audience with live score generated by misled AI(2017)
  • – Jennifer Walshe, Nature Data(2005) and more
21st (Tue.) 19:00-19:20 Keiko MURAKAMI(Flute)
  • – Klaus Huber: …Plainte… I(1990)
    and more
Admission Fee
Main Concert 1,21,500yen (FriendNet Members 1,200yen, Free for high school and younger students)
Mini Concert500yen
Special lecture, other lectures1,500yen
Student ConcertAdmission Free
Music Workshop for Childrenreservation required, admission free

*Please contact for more detail.

Main ConcertAkiyoshidai International Art Village Concert Hall

*Please ask at the Information Desk in the venue of mini concerts and lectures regard.


  • 【Akiyoshidai’s Summer 2018 Office】
  • Akiyoshidai International Art Village
  • E-mail:akiyoshidaissummer@gmail.com
  • TEL:0837-63-0020

*preschool children cannot admitted. High school and younger students need to show student ID.
*Pieces and players might be changed.