I have premiered Valerio Sannicandro's "Last Words" and played Noriko Baba's "hagormo suite" at Umberto Agnelli Hall, Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo on 15 December!!
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2018.12.15 [Sat] 16:00 start / 15:30 open 
Umberto Agnelli Hall, Italian Cultural Institute Tokyo 
2-1-30 Kudan Minami, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0074 

PROLOGO (Foyer) 
Luciano BERIO (1925-2003) Sequenza V (1966) for solo trombone 

FIRST PART (Noh and string quartet - Sala Agnelli) 
Noriko BABA Hagoromo Suite (2017) for voice Noh and string quartet 
Valerio SANNICANDRO Last Words (2018) for voice Noh and four spatialized string players (World Premiere) 

SECOND PART (ensemble - Sala Agnelli) 
Federico GARDELLA Nebbiae (2009) for flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello  
Tomoko FUKUI Sinfonia Concertant da Camera II for piccolo-flute, trombone, violin and piano 
Valerio SANNICANDRO Constructa (2007) for flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, viola, cello and piano (Premiere JP)

Ensemble ARCIPELAGO 
Ryoko AOKI (Noh voice) 
Jun-ichiro TAKU (flute) 
Hideo KIKUCHI (clarinet) 
Kosei MURATA (trombone) 
Kazue NAKAMURA (piano) 
Yasutaka HEMMI (violin) 
Yoshu KAMEI (violin)
Takahiro YASUDA (viola) 
Tomoki TAI (cello) 
Valerio SANNICANDRO (conductor)

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After the concert!!
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I appear on T JAPAN magazine (The New York Times Style Magazine) 2018 vol.19 issue!! I wear TASAKI jewelry and Giorgio Armani top.

Photo : Masanori Akao 
Hair & Makeup : Keita Iijima 
Text : Masanobu Matsumoto 
Thanks to Fumiko Yamaki!

You can read it online

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I premiered José M. Sánchez-Verdú's and Bruno Dozza's new pieces at Hakuju Hall in Tokyo on 3 November!!

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3 November 2018 [Sat] 15:00 start / 14:00 open *Pretalk 14:15 start 
Hakuju Hall 

【Programme】 
Toru Takemitsu:Between Tides 
Cassadó:Suite for solo cello 
Sánchez-Verdú:"Far Water" for noh voice and violin (World premiere) 
Toshio Hosokawa:Duo for violin and cello 
Granados:Sonata for violin and piano 
Granados(arr. Kleisler):Andalusia 
Falla(arr. Kleisler):"Spanish Dance" from Opera "La vida breve" 
Dozza: "Euridice" for noh voice and violoncello(World premiere) 
Turina:Círcle op.91(Trio) 

【Musicians】 
Ryoko Aoki (noh voice) 
Lina Tur Bonet (violin) 
Aldo Mata (violoncello) 
Qi Shen (piano)

Photo : Hakuju Hall
  
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With José M. Sánchez-Verdú's and Bruno Dozza!! Thank you very much for your writing wonderful pieces for me!!!

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Thank you very much for your playing with me!! 

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After the concert, nice Japanese food!!!

Thank you very much, the Embassy of Spain, Cultural Counsellor, Mr. José A. DE ORY!! Thank you very much, Hakuju Hall!!
On 14 October, I performed Noriko Baba's Nopera AOI at Toyoo Ito's new park!! IMG_9078.JPGIMG_9076.JPG 
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2018/10/14 14:00- 
IINA Park KAWAGUCHI, Saitama
Noriko Baba "Nopera AOI" (Costume : Yoshikazu Yamagata) 
 Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Kazushi Saito (flute) Asuka Hatanaka (percussion)

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On the way to the venue!

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Thank you very much for mini-bonsai!!
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I will appear on J-WAVE radio program "RINREI CLASSY LIVING" at 20:00 on 22 September!! The navigator is the classic guitarist, Kaori Muraji!! 
 
22 September, 20:00-20:54 
Kaori Muraji, Ryoko Aoki

talk & concert "Noh x Contemporary Music" vol.6 
6 September 2018 (Thurs.) 19:00- 
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Part 1 Talk by composers "Meeting with Noh" 
Nana Kamiyama (composition) 
Annachiara Gedda (composition) 
Paulo Brito (composition) 
Translater : Kayoko Inoue

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Nana Kamiyama 

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Annachiara Gedda

 
Paulo Brito 


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Nana Kamiyama "Sugarless Honey/Bitter or Spicy?" for Noh voice and violincello (commissioned by ensemble-no 2018) (World premiere) 
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Seiko Takemoto (cello)

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Annachiara Gedda "MONONOKE" for Noh voice and violincello (commissioned by ensemble-no 2018) (World premiere) 
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Seiko Takemoto (cello)

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Paulo Brito "Deadweight of Love" for Noh voice and violin (commissioned by ensemble-no 2018) (World premiere) 
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Maiko Matsuoka (violin) 


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After the concert, with Toshio Hosokawa! 


Noh × Contemporary Music 
presented by ensemble-no 
under the joint auspices of Minato City (FY2018 Minato Cooperation Project for Cultural Program) 
managed by Okamura & Company Inc 
in collaboration with SHIBAURA HOUSE 
beyond 2020 program 

Photo : Hiroaki Seo
talk & concert "Noh x Contemporary Music" vol.6
16 August 2018 (Thurs.) 19:00-
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Part 1 Talk by composers "Meeting with Noh"
Stefan Beyer (composition)  
Fabià Santcovsky (composition)  
Translater : Kayoko Inoue

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Stefan Beyer

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Fabià Santcovsky

Part 2 Concert
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Stefan Beyer "Sunset" for Noh voice and bass clarinet 
(commissioned by ensemble-no 2018) (World premiere) 
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Takashi Yamane (bass clarinet)

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Fabià Santcovsky "DE VEU EN VEU" for Noh voice and violin 
(commissioned by ensemble-no 2018) (World premiere) 
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Masamichi Yokoshima (violin)


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Noh × Contemporary Music 
presented by ensemble-no 
under the joint auspices of Minato City (FY2018 Minato Cooperation Project for Cultural Program) 
managed by Okamura & Company Inc 
in collaboration with SHIBAURA HOUSE 
beyond 2020 program 

Photo : Hiroaki Seo
IMG_7866.JPG I will appear on NHK-FM "Contemporary Music" on 5th August and 12th August. The MC is Akira Nishimura, a composer.



●5th August 2018 (Sunday) 8:10-9:00

Akira Nishimura, Guest : Ryoko Aoki

Peter Eötvös "Harakiri" (1973)
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Takashi Yamane (Cl) Satoshi Takeshima (Perc) (20:33) 
<ALM RECORDS ALCD-98> 

Valerio Sannicandro "trois chants Noh" (2011)
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Kazushi Saito (Fl) (10:45)
 <ALM RECORDS ALCD-98> 


●12th August 2018 (Sunday) 8:10-9:00

Akira Nishimura, Guest : Ryoko Aoki 

Federico Gardella "Two Souls" (2017) 
Conductor, Wolfram Christ 
Noh, Ryoko Aoki 
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (14:00) 
12 January 2018, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino 

Toshio Hosokawa "Futari Shizuka - The Maiden from the Sea" (2017) 
Libretto, Oriza Hirata 
Conductor, Matthias Pintscher 
Kerstin Avemo, Ryoko Aoki, Ensemble intercontemporain (4:00) 
1 December 2017, Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris

Federico Gardella "Voice of Wind" (2012) 
Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Kazushi Saito (Fl) (10:03) 
<ALM RECORDS ALCD-98>
On 9 May, I will perform Noriko Baba and Stefano Gervasoni's pieces with Quartet Excelsior at the Toshodaiji Temple in Nara! I am very honored to take part in René Martin's producing Via Aeterna Nara in Muskiest Nara 2018!

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Photo : Yawara Watanabe 

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Photo : Yawara Watanabe  

■9 May 2018 (Wed.) 19:30
■Toshodaiji Temple, Nara
■Herbert Norman Howells "Fantasy String Quartet"
Noriko Baba "hagoromo suite"
Stefano Gervasoni "Yoru no hibiki, yama no naka yori"
Leoš Janáček "Kreutzer Sonata"
■Ryoko Aoki (Noh) Quartet Excelsior

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After the performance, with Quartet Excelsior!
Now you can watch Toshio Hosokawa's latest opera "Futari Shizuka -The Maiden from the Sea" which we premiered at the Philharmonie de Paris last December online!!


You can watch the whole concert in the site of Live Philharmonie de Paris. It is available for 6 months.