KOSAKA Sakiko(Japan)
She received Doctor degree from Tokyo University of the Arts. Her pieces were performed in Italy, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Hong-Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan by Sinfonica Siciliana, Malmö symphony orchestra, Basel chamber orchestra, The Geidai Philharmonia Orchestra,Tokyo and a lot of chamber ensemble groups etc.
Her main activities are based on Japanese ancient traditional music theory Gagaku that has peculiar glissando, radiant mass and distinctive structure. Her Hichiriki, (Japanese instrument of Gagaku) concerto "Ka-chou-ran", premier on ACL Music Festival in Tokyo 2003, was reperformed in Brandenburg by Brandenburger Symphoniker in 2017. Her chamber orchestra piece "zh
ī j
ī (Vega)" will be performed by Alvarez chamber orchestra UK in 2022, Harmonica concerto "The paulownia flowers" will be performed Hong Kong in 2022. 
award:1999/Gino Contilli Italy,  2009/ISCM WMD Sweden,  2016/Biennale FBS Germany,  2017/Karol Lipinski Wrocław Poland,  2003/2011/2018 ACL Asian Music Festival,  2019/Basel Composition Competition Switzerland,  2020/Please Yourself Composition Competition UK 1st prize etc.
website: https://soundcloud.com/user-881531670


Xiāng Lú for violoncello
Xiāng Lú means an incense burner. Pale, white smoke endlessly rising from & colorful tiny pot - the sleek ascendance reminds us of the unfathomable time that passes by... What I depict in this work is the "in between" sound existing in the middle of "natural tones" and "noise". It feels almost fading but lingers on… it remains transparent. The smoke from the burner, unintentionally drawing a single stroke in the air once in a while, dreamily delays the lapse of time... These sounds, however, have been considered "vulnerable" and treated as "derivatives", haven't they? Stressing what you want to see in the way you like - this is the workstyle inspired by Katsushika Kokusai, the ukiyo-e  painter. What is time? What dose "lapse of time" mean?... The piece attempts to answer such a fundamental question.