Suzuki, Kotoka

Suzuki received four premiers this year.  “Resonans campanis” for organ was commissioned by the University of Chicago and premiered at the Rockefeller Chapel by Tom Weisflog during the 500th Convocation in October.  In the same month, “Vestigia” for string quartet, dancers, video, and electronics (real-time audio and visual processing) was premiered by the Penderecki String Quartet and the members of the Dancetheatre David Earle during the Quantum Festival at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.  The performance received a live broadcast on TV Ontario.  The work was commissioned by the Penderecki String Quartet (Canada Council for the Arts).  In March, Luccia Menze at the Telemann Festival in Magdeburg, Germany, gave a premier performance of “While Ripples Enlace..” for alto recorder and computer, a work commissioned by the Magdeburger Musikverein e.V.  Most recently, her acousmatic work “Automata” was premiered at the Inventionen Festival in Berlin.  For this performance, nearly 100 discrete channels (BEAST system from the University of Birmingham) were used for spatial sound diffusion.

Other highlights include an appearance as a guest composer/lecturer at the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, where her chamber work, “Distortion”, was performed by the members of the New Music Ensemble.  Other activities include performances of “Epiphyllum Oxypetalum” at the Sonology Den Haag (Netherlands), New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, and Electronic Music Studio at the Berlin Technical University, and a performance of “Hidden Voices” for piano by Rei Hotoda at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington.

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