Kumiko Omura

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Kumiko Omura is one of the leading composers of electroacoustic music in Japan. 

Kumiko Omura was born on 1 January 1970 in the Japanese prefecture of Shizuoka, she lives and works in Germany. After graduating from the »University of Fine Arts and Music« in Tokyo, she studied composition with Prof. Nicolaus A. Huber and electronic music with Ludger Brümmer at the Folkwang-Hochschule Essen and participated in the annual composition course at the Ircam in Paris. During several guest artist residencies at the ZKM | Institute for Music and Acoustics she created numerous works with which she attracted international attention at famous festivals and concerts. Her works have been performed in Europe, America, Korea and Japan, including at the »Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik«, the »Agora« festival in Paris as well as at the »Centre Acanthes« in France and at the »International Computer Music Conference« in Berlin.

Music pieces

Tap Step Jump - Breath Song for tap dance and voice with live electronics and light (2007-2009) 5'06".

Recording of the world premiere on March 19, 2009 at the ZKM Cube with Rie Watanabe (tap dance), Kumiko Omura (voice), with the participation of HIEI Washi (interactive space design), Utsuki Nakano (Japanese paper), Götz Dipper (live electronics), Kai Hanneke (camera)

Double Contour ++ for violoncello, live electronics and interactive 3D image (2009) (documentation 2'27")

With recordings of the world premiere on 19.3.2009 at the ZKM Cube

Germination (2003) 8'35”  

Recording of the world premiere on May 25, 2003, presented by Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin) and Hiroaki Ooi (piano)

Ancient Flowers II (2016) 12'56"

Released by Collect Projekt, recording of the premiere in April 2016 at Bunkerrauschen Hamburg, presented by Frauke Aulbert (voice), Shanna Gutierrez (flute), Eva Zöllner (accordion)


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