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  • Date:
    2011.12.09(Fri) - 2011.12.17(Sat)
    to be announced
    Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site
    TWS Shibuya / TWS Aoyama:Creator-in-Residence / Tokyo Women's Plaza Hall

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● Instrument / Composition Course
● Production Course

About the program
This program, presented in conjunction with the Ensemble Modern(EM), leaders in the world of modern music, draws on the thirty years of experience the multinational members of EM have gathered since their formation in 1980 to nurture the next generation of young musicians. As a Japan lacks the number of places where modern music may be studied that we find in the West, there was a need for a place where the latest compositional methods, performance technology and technique, performance interpretation and special performance methods could be studied. By focusing on the creation of a single modern music together with composers and performers on the global stage, we aim to provide a place where participants can be exposed to the viewpoints and lifestyles of top-tier musicians, and grasp the essential nature of music. The program also includes a series on "EAST×WEST TOWARDS NEW TRADITIONS" where we take a fresh look at traditional Asian music from a modern viewpoint.

Ensemble Modern X Emerging Musicians X Visual Artists
Pre-Concert, December 16(Fri.)18:00-20:00
Concert,       December 17 (Sat.) 14:00-18:00

Venue: Tokyo Women's Plaza Hall
Admission: Free (Reservation required:

<Program on December 17 (Sat.) > *
■Pierre Boulez: "Incises" (1994)
Performance: Ueli Wiget (Ensemble Modern) / piano solo
■Frederic Rzewski: "To the earth" (1985)
Performance: Rainer Roemer (Ensemble Modern) / percussion solo
■Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Sonata For Solo Viola "an den Gesang eines Engels" (1955)
Performance: Megumi Kasakawa (Ensemble Modern) / viola solo
■Giacinto Scelsi: "Pwyll" for Solo Flute (1954)
Performance: Dietmar Wiesner (Ensemble Modern) / flute solo

■"INORI" on the form of Renga
Visual image contribution: Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries (visual art / Korea / USA), Dinh Q. Le (visual art / Vietnam), Wit Pimkanchanapong (visual art / Thailand)

■Premiere of the pieces by the winners of TWS composition competition
Akiko Yamane "p/b twin" (2011), Yukiko Watanabe "Merry go round for my lady" (2011)

【Application Outline】 


●Instrument Course *closed
The members of Ensemble Modern will give performance lessons on the piece which participants want to take at least one piece per parson, and the ones which tutors will select for each participant. Final concert by participants and tutors will be held on December 17 (Sat.).

●Composition Course  *closed
After each participant makes a presentation on his/her piece (one piece / within 20 minutes), tutors will give advices through the discussion with them.

●Production Course  *closed
Workshops on stage productions through the research and discussions under the theme with the tutors. All the programs are open to the public.
*We welcome applications from not only musicians or composers, but also artists, curators and producers.

[Lecture program for all courses]
Along with the course programs, there will be lectures on organology and performance practices, an original educational program for teenagers by Ensemble Modern and so on. These programs are open to all participants in this academy.

*The program by Ensemble Modern will be conducted in English.
*Tutors and TWS will settle the schedule of lessons.
* A person of any career, age and nationality is eligible to apply.
* All programs are open to the public.
*There will be some sessions before the academy starts. (From September to December)
*All participants must attend all the classes they have been appointed. Please fill in the date and time if there are any days you cannot attend during the academy period.
*Program contents are subject to change.

Participation fee

●Instrumental Course: 10,000 yen  (tax included / per participant) *closed
●Composition Course: 8,000 yen  (tax included / per participant) *closed
●Production Course: 5,000 yen  (tax included / per participant) *closed

Auditing fee

1,000yen (per day)

All programs are open to the public. Please email to Auditing students are accepted at any time. The application will be closed as soon as the seats are fully reserved.

How to apply

Please download the Application form and send the materials by post.
Application form≫ application_form_em.doc

Application fee

1,000 yen (tax included)

*Please remit the application fee (JPY 1,000/remittance charges excluded) to the following account. Remittance charge must be covered by the applicants.
* Please make sure that you put all the letters of Account name, otherwise the bank cannot accept your payment.
*Please put "music" before your name in Payment slip.
e.g.) music Taro(first name) Tokyo(Last name)
*N.B. Application fee will be non-refundable.

Paying Bank Mizuho Bank, Ltd. Aoyama Branch
Branch Code 211
Address 3-6-12 Kita-aoyama, Minato-ku Tokyo
Account No. 1719589
Swift Code   MHBKJPJT
A/C holder address 5-53-67 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Tokyo JAPAN
A/C holder tel +81-(0)3-5766-3732

Application from

Please send two sets of following materials.
*You can send just one copy of bank receipt.

●Application form  *Please download the form from TWS' website.
●CV (approximately one page of A4 paper / free form)
●copy of bank receipt
●Following materials

a.Instrumental Course
- CD-R: Recordings of one classical solo piece and one contemporary solo piece
*Please include recordings of the pieces you want to take lessons if available.

b. Composition Course *closed
- Two scores of the pieces you composed in 2 years *Please include recordings if available (CD-R only).

c. Production Course  *closed
- Covering letter (free form) *Please explain your works or activities within one page of A4 paper.
- Additional materials *Please send any materials/references of your activities you have done before such as recordings (CD-R / within 5 minutes per one project), videos (DVD / within 5 minutes per one project), flyers and so on.

* Please send only CD-R or DVD when you attach recordings or videos, and write your name clearly on the disc. Only .WMA, .WAV, .ACC, .AIFF, .MP3, .MOV, .MP4, .WMV format are acceptable.

Applications should be sent to:

Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama: Creator-in-Residence
COSMOS Aoyama SOUTH 3F, 5-53-67 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo 150-0001
TEL: +81-(0)3-5766-3732 / FAX: +81-(0)3-5766-3742


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