Toshi Ichiyanagi ( is a Japanese composer of 一柳 慧 Ichiyanagi Toshi, born 4 February 1933) avant-garde music. He studied with Tomojiro Ikenouchi, Kishio Hirao and John Cage.
Ichiyanagi was born in
Kobe, Japan. One of his most notable works is the 1960 composition, Kaiki, which combined Japanese instruments, and shō koto, and western instruments, harmonica and saxophone. Another work Distance (1961) requires the performers to play from a distance of three meters from their instruments. Anima 7 (1964) states that chosen action should be performed "as slowly as possible."
Ichiyanagi was married to
Yoko Ono from 1956 to 1963. [1 ]
Ichiyanagi is the recipient of the 33rd
Suntory Music Award (2001). He has been honored with Japan's Order of Culture. [2 ]
From the Works of Tadanori Yokoo (electronic music) 1989
Hiraizumi Enjo 1995
The Last Will of Fire 1995/98
Orchestral works [ edit ]
Asma for piano and orchestra 1964
The Field for koto and orchestra 1965
Life Music for modulators, tape and orchestra 1968
Up To Date Applause for orchestra, rock band and tape 1973
Chi for noh flute and orchestra 1980
In the Reflection of Lighting Image for percussion and orchestra 1981 Piano Concerto No. 1 "Reminiscences of Space"
Engen for koto and orchestra 1983 Violin Concerto "Circulating Scenery"
Paganini Personal for marimba and orchestra 1984
Time Surrounding for percussion and orchestra 1986
Symphony for Chamber Orchestra "Time Current" 1987
Interspace for string orchestra 1987 Piano Concerto No. 2 "Winter Portrait"
1988 Symphony "Berlin Renshi" for soprano, tenor, orchestra
Voices from the Environment 1989
Symphonic Movement "Kyoto" 1989 Concerto for Koto and Chamber Orchestra "The Origin"
Existence for organ and orchestra 1991 Piano Concerto No. 3 "Cross Water Roads"
Luminous Space for sho, ondes martonot and orchestra 1992
Interplay for flute and string orchestra 1993 Symphony for Chamber Orchestra No. 2 "Undercurrent"
Cosmos Ceremony for ryuteki, sho and orchestra 1994 Symphony No. 4 "Recollection of Reminiscence Beyond"
"Coexistence" for shakuhachi and string orchestra 1995
Symphony No. 3 "Inner Communications" 1996
Coexistence for ondes martenot and orchestra 1997 Symphony No. 5 "Time Perspective" - on the theme of opera
Momo 1997 Symphony No. 2 "Undercurrent"
Coexistence for orchestra 2001
Bridging 2001 Symphony No. 6 "A Hundred Years From Now"
Between Space and Time for chamber orchestra 2002
Returning to Sounds Environment for shakuhachi and orchestra 2003
To the Memory of Nugshead for wind orchestra
Chamber works [ edit ]
1954 Sonata for violin and piano
1956 Trio for 2 flutes and harp
1957 String Quartet
Stanzas for string instrument(s) 1961
For Strings 1961 Duet for piano and string instrument(s)
Sapporo for 3–15 players and conductor 1962
Activities for brass instruments 1964 String Quartet No. 1
Modulator for Japanese instruments, string instruments, piano and modulator 1967
Appearance for 3 players and 2 operators 1978
Distance for noh flute, noh performer and ensemble 1978
Perspective for noh dancer, flute, violin, viola, cello, percussion and electric music 1978
Scenes I for violin and piano 1979
Scenes II for violin and piano 1979
Recurrence for flute, clarinet, percussion, harp, piano, violin and cello 1981
Time in Tree, Time in Water for percussion and piano 1981
Scenes IV for violin and piano 1981
Before Darkness Appears for accordion and piano 1982
Scenes V for violin and piano 1982
Paganini Personal for marimba and piano 1982
Flowers Blooming in summer for harp and piano 1984
Wind trace for three keyboard percussion (marimba, vibraphone and antique cymbal) 1985 Piano Quintet "Prāna"
Yami o Irodoru Mono for 2 violins and piano 1986
Présage for 6 ondes martonots 1986 String Quartet No. 2 "Interspace"
Interspace for sho and harp 1988
Transfiguration of the Moon for sho and violin 1988
Ten, Zui, Ho, Gyaku for shakuhachi and ondes martonot 1990
Troposphere for ondes martonot and marimba 1991
Interrelation I for cello and piano 1990
Trio Interlink for violin, piano and percussion 1992
Aquascape for marimba, flute, piano and 2 percussions 1992
Cosmos of Coexistence for marimba and piano 1992
Reflection for 9 players 1993
Intercross for violin and piano 1994 String Quartet No. 3 "Inner-landscape"
Trio Fantasy for piano, violin and cello 1995
Cosmic Harmony for cello and piano 1995
Music for Violin, Shô and Piano 1997
Existence −In Memory of Kuniharu Akiyama− for clarinet and piano 1998
Interrelation II for violin and piano 1998
Mirage for English horn and double bass 1998
Mirage for accordion and harpsichord 1999 String Quartet No. 4 "In the Forest"
Metamorphosis for bassoon quartet 2001 Piano Quintet "Bridging"
Ballade for cello and marimba
Works for keyboard [ edit ]
Music for Piano No. 1 – No. 7 1972
Piano Media for piano 1975
Bi no Bi for piano 1976
Multiple Spaces for organ 1976
Time Sequence for piano 1980
Two Existence for 2 pianos 1985–99
Cloud Atlas I–X for piano 1987
Inter Konzert for piano 1989
Piano Nature for piano 1990
Inexhaustible Fountain for piano 1990
Dimensions for organ 1992 Fantasy for organ
Farewell to... -To the Memory of Luigi Nono- for piano 1992
In Memory of John Cage for piano 1995
Imaginary Scenes for piano 2001
Piano Space for piano 2003
Piano Poem for piano
Works for other instruments [ edit ]
Music for Electric Metronomes 1969
Expansions for rock band and modulators 1972
Vein of Sounds for harp 1972
Arrangements for percussion 1980
Scenes III for solo violin 1980
Wind Nuance for flute 1983
Portrait of Forest for solo marimba 1984
Cloud Figures for solo oboe 1984
Wind Trace for 3 keyboard perccusion players 1986
Perspectives for solo violin 1987
Still Time III for harp 1989
Wind Stream for flute 1989
The Source for marimba 1990
Friends for violin 1991
Aki o Utu Oto for marimba 1991
Intoxicant Moon for ondes martenot 1993
Rhythm Gradation for timpani 1993
Omniscape for violin 1995
Generation of Space for double bass 1996
Still Time IV for flute 1996
Perspectives II for percussion 2000
In a Living Memory for flute solo 2001
"Innervoice" on the theme of Gagaku for marimba
Vocal works [ edit ]
Voice Field for children's chorus and percussion 1983
Kinderkreuzzug for mixed chorus 1989
Music for Art Kites for soprano and flute 1991
Song of Morning for female chorus and sho 1994
Scenes of Poems I for mixed chorus and cello 1994
My Song for mezzo soprano and marimba 2008
Coexistence for male chorus and traditional Japanese instrumental ensemble
Japanese instrumental works [ edit ]
Still Time II for solo kugo (ancient harp) 1990
The Way for Japanese instruments 1998
Still Time V for solo hōkyō (similar to Chinese ) fangxiang
Electronic music [ edit ]
Parallel Music 1969
Tokyo 1969 for various modulators, street sounds and rock band 1966
Life Music for various modulators, magnetic tape and orchestra
Theater piece [ edit ]
Event and Musique Concrète happening 1963–73
Pratyāhārā Event 1966
Chair Event happening
Film score [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Japan, An Illustrated Encyclopedia, Kodansha International, Tokyo, 1993, p. 1155 mentions that she married him in 1956, but does not say until when they were married.
^ "Donald Keene, 7 others win Order of Culture," Yomiuri Shimbun. October 29, 2008.
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