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Christmas Day 2016 - 'KoNoSo' for 25 musicians to be premièred by Ensemble Muromachi

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Ensemble Muromachi will give the first performance of KoNoSo (a transliteration of the Linear B to the left), a piece for 12 Japanese and 13 Baroque and Renaissance western instruments. The piece – which takes its name and inspiration from the ancient Cretan city of Knossos and, by extension, Satie’s series of unbarred Gnossiennes – has a freefloating quality of distant lyricism, like a city viewed through the lens of 4000 years of history and myth.

The performance is on Christmas Day at 4pm (doors open at 3:30) at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan in Ueno.
Further details are available (in Japanese) on the Ensemble Muromachi website.
Tickets can be purchased directly from me.


19-20 October 2016 - 'fallings' for shō, viola, and cello to be premièred by Atelier Jaku

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‘fallings’, my latest large-scale work at about 45 minutes in length, will be premièred on Wednesday 19 October and repeated on 20 October. The performances are part of atelier jaku’s Vanitas Series vol.2 (the first was in November 2014) and will also include four Japanese premières of wandelweiser-collective composer Jürg Frey’s pieces.
Both concerts will take place in the Ōmigakudō at Tokyo Opera City.
For full information, please see atelier jaku’s website by clicking here.

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  Mari Adachiviola
  Seiko Takemotocello

Date:    19 (Wed) and 20 (Thurs) October 2016
Time:    7pm (doors open 6:30pm)

Tickets: ¥3500 (general) / ¥1500 (student) / +¥500 at the door
Tickets will be on sale starting 1 August. They will be available online via 'pia', from the Tokyo Opera City box office, or by emailing atelier jaku directly.

Location:  Ōmigakudō
      Tokyo Opera City, 3F
      3-20-2 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo

23 September 2016 - 'muons' for solo percussion and fixed media to be premièred by Shiniti Ueno

On 23 September, my new new piece muons for percussion and fixed media will be premièred by Shiniti Ueno at Ōmigakudō in Tokyo Opera City. muons was commissioned by Phonix Promote with assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts.

This piece is my first for more than five years including fixed media, so was an exciting challenge for me. I made field recordings in Canada, the UK, Korea, Kyoto, and Kamakura and assembled them to accompany a score made of delicate, natural percussion instruments.

The other composers featured on the programme are two of my heroes, Christian Wolff and Morton Feldman, as well as two Japanese composers Takehito Shimazu and Toshiro Nakagawa who will also have new pieces premièred.

For tickets, go to Confetti web or contact


Location:  Ōmigakudō
      Tokyo Opera City, 3F
      3-20-2 Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

2 April 2016 - 'ash' (2016) to be premièred in Italy

My piece 'ash' for alto flute and clarinet will be premièred on 2 April 2016 in Lucca, Italy. It was commissioned by the Cluster Association of Composers in Italy (no relationship with the Cluster Festival in Winnipeg), and will be played by members of the Etymos Ensemble (Francesco Gatti and Tony Capula) at the Auditorium della Fondazione Banca del Monte in Lucca, Italy.

'unanswered renga' (2011) : ISCM World Music Days in Korea Official Canadian selection

unanswered renga is one of the six official selections of the Canadian Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music for 2016. A recording of this solo flute piece played by Reiko Manabe is included in the Canadian Section 2016 Selected Works CD which will be distributed next week at the 2016 World Music Days festival in Tongyeong, South Korea.

Daryl will attend the festival as a secondary delegate of the Canadian Section.