Somei Satoh

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Somei Satoh
佐藤 聰明
Born(1947-01-19)January 19, 1947
Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

Somei Satoh (佐藤 聰明, Satō Sōmei, born January 19, 1947) is a Japanese composer of contemporary traditional music (gendai hōgaku). His compositions mix Japanese court music with European romanticism and electronic music.[1]

He studied at Nihon University of Art in the early 1970s[2] and is primarily self-taught in composition.

He wrote his violin concerto for Anne Akiko Meyers.

He currently[when?] lives in Tokyo.


  1. ^ Lebrecht, Norman (1996). The Companion to 20th-century Music. Da Capo Press. p. 301. ISBN 9780306807343.
  2. ^ "Somei Satoh Profile". Mode Records. Retrieved 25 March 2014.

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