is a Japanese composer
of contemporary music
Born in Tokyo
, Japan in 1967, He studied piano
from age 7. He left the Senzoku-Gakuen College of Music in 1993 before graduating. He studied composition and music theory with Tatsuhiko Nishioka, Yori-Aki Matsudaira and Chaya Czernowin
He has received several awards and prizes, including the Sixth Akiyoshidai International Composition Award (1996, II prize and the Governor's Prize of Yamaguchi Prefecture
), the 13th JSCM (ISCM Japan Division) Composition Award (1996, finalist), the 20th IRINO Prize (1999, I prize), ISCM
World Music Days 2001 Yokohama
(2001, selection) and the 72nd Japan Music Competition (2003, finalist).
In July 2001, He came to the USA
under a grant from the Asian Cultural Council
and remained in New York
until June 2002.
In April 2006 He matriculated in the Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University
(science of sound culture studies in acoustic design program) and studied with Shigenobu Nakamura
. He received a M.A.
in Design, Kyushu University in March 2008.