© 2019 by Reiko Yamada

PERFORMANCE WORKS

OPERA

“Mask Your Sonic Story” – experimental opera for 9 female singers and percussion ensemble 

Commissioned by Lorelei Ensemble and Boston Percussion Group

Supported by Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

April 20, 2016, The Knafel Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

May 13 and 14, 2016, Ipswich Hall, Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA, USA

DANCE

“You Took a Part of Me” for flute, alto flute, shinobue, ryuteki, shamisen and electronics (solo performer)

Commissioned by Armitage Gone! Dance (Karole Armitage, choreographer)

Supported by New Music USA and the Japan Society of New York

April 12-13, 2019, the Japan Society, New York, New York, USA

“7:8” for solo dancer and electronics

Collaborative work with Christina Leederhaas

Commissioned by the Zentrum für Orgelforschung der Kunstuniversität Graz

Supported by Styria-Artist-in-Residence (St.A.i.R.) des Landes Steiermark

June 6, 2018, Palais Schwarzenberg, Graz, Austria

“Cycle” for dancer, video projection, cello and electronics 

Collaborative work with choreographer Eva Kolarova 

April 9, 2015, Festival Vue sur la Relève, Quebec, Canada

September 13, 2014, Quartiers Danses, Amphithéâtre du Gesù, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

May 3, 2014, Pollack Hall, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

• “Kage-E” for two dancers, percussion and live electronics (8.0 surround)

Collaborative work with choreographer Mark Lorimer for Ircam maniFeste-2013

June 2013, Grande Salle, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

• “Untitled ballet II for JYUGOYA” for soprano, violin, cello, piano and flamenco dancer  

February 2009, Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA, USA

September 2008, Kyoto City International Foundation, Kyoto, Japan

August 2008, Curian Hall, Tokyo, Japan

August 2008, Aster Plaza, Hiroshima, Japan

June 2008, French Library and Cultural Center, Boston, MA, USA

• “Untitled ballet for JYUGOYA” for alto saxophone, violin, cello, piano and flamenco dancer

April 2008, the Hi-hut, Providence, RI, presented by Japan America Society of RI, USA

January 2007, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA, USA

ORCHESTRA

 

• “Ocean” for jazz orchestra and live electronics 

for Orchestra Jazz de Matosinhos 

13th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR2017)

September 27, 2017, Real Vinicola, Matosinhos, Portugal

• “Mask and Shadow” for symphony orchestra 

Commissioned by McGill Symphony Orchestra

March 1, 2, 2013, Pollack Hall, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

• “Cantos” for soloist orchestra (revised version)

Performed by McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble

November 2011, Pollack Hall, Montreal, QC, Canada

“New Shadows in Raw Light of Darkness” for string orchestra

for A FAR CRY string orchestra and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico

May 2009, Hancock Meeting House, Hancock, NH, USA

May 2009, Jordan Hall, Boston, MA, USA

May 2009, WGBH Radio, Boston, MA (Aired live), USA

• “Ocean” for Bigband

for McGill Jazz Orchestra

November 2010, Polluck Hall, Montreal, QC (Aired live, Radio Canada), Canada

• “When a Cardinal Fell from the Sky” for large orchestra

May 2009, American Composers Orchestra, New York, NY, USA

• “Afterfeathers, Quiver” for large orchestra

Based on ”When a Cardinal Fell from the Sky” 

• “Cantos for 15 Players” for soloist orchestra

February 2005, ALEA III Young Composers Workshop, Tsai Performance Center, 

Boston, MA, USA

CHAMBER

“Nun kommen die Momente im Dämmerlicht” for soprano and 360 hybrid organ

Commissioned by Orgelfrühling Steiermark

June 12, 2019, Palais Schwarzenberg, Graz, Austria

“Omeri-buki” for flute and piano

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

May 16, 2019, Festival Accès Asie, Montréal, Québec, Canada

“524288=531441” for violin and E-organ 

Commissioned by the Zentrum für Orgelforschung der Kunstuniversität Graz

Supported by Styria-Artist-in-Residence (St.A.i.R.) des Landes Steiermark

June 6, 2018, Palais Schwarzenberg, Graz, Austria

“Utter” for piano trio

for Triple Forte 

Created with CALQ, programme de bourses studios et ateliers-résidences at Banff Centre for the Arts

September 23, 2015, Sallle de concert Bourgie, Musée des Beaux-Arts Montréal, Canada

• Tsuki (Princesse  de  la  Lune, conte musical japonais) two musical compositions;    

school performances and publication of children’s book  (La Nef)

for shinobue, koto, accordion and percussions (2013)

May 2013, Salle de Concert Bourgie, Musée des beaux-arts 

de Montréal, QC (and other performances), Canada

• “A Field Guide to Pilgrim Tracks” for women’s choir, video projection and electronics 

Collaborative work with visual artist Sibylle Irma 

Commissioned by Lorelei Ensemble (Boston)

May 2013, Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA, USA

• “Gasp and Release” for trumpet, tuba and electronics

March 2010, Tanna Schulich Hall, Montreal, QC, Canada

• “Prayer” for string quartet and recorded voices of hibakusya

for Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony  

Commissioned by City of Montreal

August 2011, Japanese Pavilion of the Botanical Garden, Montreal, QC, Canada

• “Taches d’encre” for oboe and piano

for Kyoko Hashimoto and Normand Forget

March 2011, Pollack Hall, Montreal, QC, Canada

• “Silver Eddy and Sparkle” for viola and cello

for Roger Tapping (Takacs Quartet) and Natasha Brofsky

February 2010, Jordan Hall, Boton, MA, USA

• “Anna Akhmatova Songs” for soprano and piano

November 2009, First Parish Church in Malden, Malden, MA, USA

September 2008, Kyoto City International Foundation, Kyoto, Japan

August 2008, Curian Hall, Tokyo, Japan

August 2008, Aster Plaza, Hiroshima, Japan

June 2008, French Library and Cultural Center, Boston, MA, USA

April 2008, the Hi-hut, Providence, RI, presented by Japan America Society of RI, USA

November 2007, Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, Melrose, MA, USA

October 2007, Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA, USA

September 2007, St. Paul’s Church, Brookline, MA, USA

• “The Groove for Three” for violin, cello and jazz double bass

March 2007, UMASS, Lowell, MA, USA

• “Impressions of Gagaku” for oboe, bassoon, violin/viola, percussion and jazz drum set

April 2012, Ron Barnett Recital Hall, Vancouver, BC, Canada

May 2006, Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA, USA 

• “Music for Soprano and Tenor Saxophones, Piano, Violin, Contrabass  (Cello) and Flamenco Dancer”

October 2005, Boston University Concert Hall, Boston, MA, USA

• “Woodwind Trio”

April 2005, Boston University Concert Hall, Boston, MA, USA

• “Spring’s Dream” for violin and piano

September 2008, Kyoto City International Foundation, Kyoto, Japan

August 2008, Curian Hall, Tokyo, Japan

August 2008, Aster Plaza, Hiroshima, Japan

June 2008, French Library and Cultural Center, Boston, MA, USA

April 2008, the Hi-hut, Providence, RI, presented by Japan America Society of Rhode Island

October 2007, Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA, USA

May 2005, First Parish Church in Malden, Malden, MA, USA

April 2005, Boston University Concert Hall, Boston, MA, USA

March 2005, Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA, USA

• “Music for Improvised Piano and String Quartet”

February 2005, Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA, USA

April 2005, Boston University Concert Hall, Boston, MA, USA

• “Lizard on Mondays” for string quartet and jazz drums

December 2004, Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, MA, USA

September 2004, Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA, USA

• “Seven Songs from Midare-gami” for soprano and string quartet, words by Akiko Yosano

March 2007, St. Paul’s Church, Brookline, MA, USA

April 2005, Boston University Concert Hall, Boston, MA, USA

May 2004, Boston University Concert Hall, Boston, MA, USA

March 2004, First Parish Church in Malden, Malden, MA, USA

SOLO INSTRIMENT

“1/12 of comma” for solo E-organ​

Commissioned by the Zentrum für Orgelforschung der Kunstuniversität Graz

Supported by Styria-Artist-in-Residence (St.A.i.R.) des Landes Steiermark

June 6, 2018, Palais Schwarzenberg, Graz, Austria

• “Dream of the Golden Turtle” for clarinet solo

April 2012, Kyochiku-kan, Takehara, Japan

December 2011, Chifusu, Hiroshima, Japan

• ”Distantly Fading...“ for violin and live electronics (7.1 surround)

Commissioned by Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology

April 2013, Tanna Schulich Hall, Montreal, QC, Canada

“Rain.kmi” for shinobue and live electronics (7.1 surround)

March 2011, Tanna Schulich Hall, Montreal, QC, Canada

April 2011, Sala Rosa, Montreal, QC (stereo version), Canada

July 2011, Kawara-ya, Hiroshima, Japan (stereo version)

• “Cloud Sketches” for piano solo

November 2012, Jeunesses Musicales Canada, Montreal, QC, Canada 

May 2011, Tanna Schulich Hall, Montreal, QC, Canada

Performance by David Jalbert: May 2012, Place des arts, Montreal, QC, Canada

(Aired in June 2012, Radio Canada)

• “Force, Grandeur, Serenity” for solo violin

February 2009, Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA, USA

September 2008, Kyoto City International Foundation, Kyoto, Japan

August 2008, Curian Hall, Tokyo, Japan

August 2008, Aster Plaza, Hiroshima, Japan

November 2006, The Bermuda School of Music, Bermuda

• “Stops in Your Deep Weavings” for solo cello

September 2008, Kyoto City International Foundation, Kyoto, Japan

August 2008, Curian Hall, Tokyo, Japan

August 2008, Aster Plaza, Hiroshima, Japan

June 2008, French Library and Cultural Center, Boston MA, USA

April 2005, Boston University Concert Hall, Boston, MA, USA

• “Fantasia in Two Movements” for solo harp

June 2004, Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA, USA

MIXED/FIXED MEDIA

 

“Small Small Slides” – audio-visual presentation (multi-channel/ambisonics) and video installation

Supported by Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik (IEM) Artist-in-Residence

November 28, 2018, Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, USA

April 11, 2018, Netherlands Society for Evolutionary Biology Conference, Ede, Netherlands

May 23 - June 10, 2017, Misbits, Oxford, Mississippi, USA

March 28, 2017, CUBE, IEM, University of Performing Arts, Graz, Austria

March 7, 2017, 0ff4N0ff, Tresor Linz, Austria

“Small Small Installation” – interactive installation and performance for drosophila

Collaborative work with Dr. Robert Huber (drosophila behavior researcher)

Supported by Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik (IEM) Artist-in-Residence

March 23, 2017, Misbits, Oxford Mississippi, USA

March 28, 2017, CUBE, IEM, University of Performing Arts, Graz, Austria

“Resurrection” for broken accordion, Annette

Collaborative work with photographers Carolyn Drake and Andres Gonzales 

Performance: February 28, 2014, Bozarts Gallery, Water Valley, MS, USA

Installation: March 12- 20, 2016, Cluster New Music + Integrated Arts Festival, Winnipeg, Canada

“Travelers” for broken accordion, Elvis 

Collaborative work with photographer Andres Gonzales 

Performance: February 28, 2014, Bozarts Gallery, Water Valley, MS, USA 

Installation: March 12- 20, 2016, Cluster New Music + Integrated Arts Festival, Winnipeg, Canada

• “100% Water Valley” for electronics

September 2013, Art Crawl Festival, Water Valley, MS, USA

April 2013, Bozarts Gallery, Water Valley, MS, USA

April 2013, Fiddlin’ Roster’s Loft, Water Valley, MS, USA

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

“Small Small Things"

May 23 - June 10, 2017, Misbits, Oxford, Mississippi, USA

Supported by Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik (IEM) Artist-in-Residence

“Reflective” – interactive sound art installation

as a part of Vijay Iyer's residency at The Metropolitan Museum of Arts

March 2016, The Met Breuer, New York, NY, USA

Supported by Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

“Reflective” – interactive sound art installation

Collaborative work with Vijay Iyer

January 2016, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

Supported by Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

• “Time’s Own” – multi-media installation 

July 25, 2016, Old School Building, Water Valley, Mississippi, USA

• “Sleepers Breathing” – interactive sound art installation 

May 2015, Bozarts Gallery, Water Valley, Mississippi, USA

“Reflective” – interactive sound art installation 

August 2014, Concerts of Technology District of Buenos Aires (conDiT), Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

• “8X104”” – interactive sound-art objects 

Collaborative work with visual artist Sibylle Irma

December 4, 2014, Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Paonia, Colorado, USA

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts

• “8X104”” – interactive sound-art objects

Collaborative work with visual artist Sibylle Irma

December 6, 2014, Special exhibition at Radioshack, Paonia, Colorado, USA

Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts

GROUP SHOWS

• “Slow Room” - audio visual sequence

Collaborative work with Carolyn Drake, photographer 

Misbits Media Arts Exhibition/Oxford Film Festival

February 7-26, 2019, the Powerhouse, Oxford, Mississippi, USA

“The Wings That Bind” 

March 8-16, 2017, Gallerie Memphis, Linz, Austria

Supported by Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik (IEM) Artist-in-Residence and Gallerie Memphis

• “Time’s Own” – multi-media installation 

August 12, 2016, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

“Reflective” – interactive sound art installation

July 2014, Le CouveNt, Auzits, France

“Resurrection” - audio visual media

Collaborative work with photographers Carolyn Drake and Andres Gonzales 

March 12- 20, 2016, Cluster New Music + Integrated Arts Festival, Winnipeg, Canada

“Travelers” - audio visual media 

Collaborative work with photographer Andres Gonzales 

March 12- 20, 2016, Cluster New Music + Integrated Arts Festival, Winnipeg, Canada

PUBLIC EVENT

• “Let the Rain In” - audience participation composition

November 15, 2018, Ephémère series, Stduio Loos, The Hague, Netherlands

October 20, 2018, Medicine Body Studio, Amsterdam, Netherlands

November-December 2018, various locations at Colorado College, Colorado Springs

• “Sonic Procession in Woods” – public sonic-art event 

May 16, 2015, Pine Valley Music and Arts Festival, Mississippi