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Abe Kyoko

Allgemeine Information

Geburtsjahr:  1950
Geburtsdatum:  26. Februar 1950
Geburtsland: 
Nationalität: 

 

Since 1972 Abe is living in Austria. 

Ausbildung

ZeitraumAusbildungInstrumentAusbildnerInOrganisationOrt
1956 - 1962

private piano lessons during elementary school

1962 - 1972

studies at the Kineya School

1962 - 1972

studies at the Kunitachi College of Music

1962 - 1972

composition arrangement course for popular music

1968 - 1972

studies in composition at the Kunitachi College of Music (Takata Saburo)

1972 - 1976

electro acoustics

1972 - 1976

composition

1980 - 1984

further studies

Tätigkeiten

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1983

lectures at the Anton Webern Conference

1983

cooperation with O.Univ.-Prof. (senior professor) Dr. Walter Pass

1983

lectures at the Kunitachi College of Music

1988

collaboration

2003

honorary member

lectures "EXPAN" (International Working Place for Contemporary Music)

Aufführungen (Auswahl)

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concerts in Austria and abroad

performances in Austria, Japan and other countries

Aufträge (Auswahl)

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1986

Austrian Association for Economic and Cultural Relations with Japan

1989
1991

Ensemble Tokyo Virtuoso

1991

Asahikawa Women's Choir

1993

Hashimoto Machiko

1993
1997

Nimmerrichter Noriko

1999

Japanese Embassy in Bulgaria

1999
2001

Nango Jazzfestival

2001

Auszeichnungen

Time PeriodAuszeichnungWerkAuszeichnende Organisation
1972

Takeoka Tsuruyo Award, awarded by the Kunitachi College of Music

1977

award at the International Contest G. B. Viotti, Italy

1988

Ernst Krenek Award

1990

appreciation prize in the category of interactive art

1992

MIDI-GO-AWARD, first prize in the category of "Das Beste Notat" (best notation)

Stilbeschreibung

"Since the beginning of my studies, I have been working with all kinds of styles and notations. This was my way to find my own style of composing. An old music academy professor once told me, "Music is a game!" I understood this as "to play music", as well as "to play a game." After that I was free of normal styles and notes. I didn't feel committed to composing in a rigid style anymore. Only tone and sound colour still play an important role in my compositions. Sometimes it is the combination of instruments assuming the role as the colour palette, or it is the chords, rhythms, the dynamic, pitch etc. Occasionally I leave the musicians room to play music and games ..."

 

(Kyoko Abe, 1997)

Pressestimmen

1979

Kyoko Abe (Japan) moved with her "Metamorphose I" towards a more traditional area and showed an according mastery of form and sound fantasy.

Volksstimme

 

1981

The Pro Arte Choir from Graz with for vocal pieces was quite a big success [...] Kyoko Abe presented herself as a real talent with the four-set choir piece "Die Jahreszeiten" based on old Japanese texts. Employing what she learnt in Europe, she seemed to draw little miniatures of nature with a brush

Lübecker Nachrichten (Klaus Gruber)

Diskografie, Projekte

Discography:

  • Trio for three (for flute, viola and harp; CD, IGNM Austria)
  • Das rote Objekt (electro acoustic music; from TA-MA-MU)
  • Die Zeitfalte (for oboe, violin, contrabass and harpsichord; CD, King Records)

Kontakt, Links

Sprache:  Deutsch, Englisch
Website:  Homepage Abe Kyoko