🎂 Happy birthday to composer @daifujikura, born on this day in 1977, Dai was 15 when he moved to the UK to study at Dover College. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
Dai’s initial ambition was to compose music for cinema and his extensive knowledge of cinematography gives his music a fresh, individual voice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
Last weekend, guest conductor Karina Canellakis led Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in a program featuring the U.S. premiere of Dai’s “Secret Forest.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
Having received numerous international co-commissions, Dai’s music has been performed in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. He recently held the composer-in-residence position at Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra. He has received two @bbc_proms commissions, his “Double Bass Concerto” was premiered by the @london.sinfonietta, and in 2013 the @bbcsymphonyorchestra gave the UK premiere of his "Atom.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
Dai also has strong connections to the experimental pop/jazz/improvisation world. His co-composition with @skmtgram, peripheral movement for electronics, premiered in Hakuju Hall in Japan in 2013, and his collaborative works with David Sylvian were recorded for Sylvian's album Died in the Wool. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
Dai Fujikura is published by Ricordi Berlin.