Mamoru Fujieda

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Mamoru Fujieda
Born(1955-01-01)January 1, 1955
Other names藤枝 守
WebsiteMamoru Fujieda official site

Mamoru Fujieda (藤枝 守, Fujieda Mamoru, born 1955) is a Japanese composer associated with the postminimalist movement of contemporary classical music.


He received a Ph.D. in music from the University of California, San Diego in 1988. His composition instructors have included Joji Yuasa, Morton Feldman, Gordon Mumma, and Julio Estrada.

He currently serves as a professor at Kyushu University (Faculty of Design) in Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Kyūshū, Japan.

His music has been recorded for the Tzadik Records and Pinna labels.

Major works[edit]

  • Falling Scale No. 1 - No. 7 (1975–82)
    • No. 1, 2 and 3 (piano solo)
    • No. 4 and 7 (2 pianos)
    • No. 5 (3 pianos)
    • No. 6 (prepared piano or piano)
  • Upward Falling for piano (1980)
  • Planetary Folklore I for piano (1980)
  • Begin at the Beginning, End at the End, Begin at the End, End at the Beginning for piano (1982)
  • Decorational Offering for piano (1983)
  • Night Chant No. 2 for mixed chorus (1994)
  • Patterns of Plants (1995-)
  • Antiphones Resounded for mezzo-soprano, tenor, children's chorus and instrumental ensemble (1999)

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