Ezaki, Kenjiro

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Ezaki, Kenjiro

Ezaki, Kenjiro, Formosan-born Japanese composer; b. Tainan, Oct. 27, 1926. He studied at the Nihon Univ. in Tokyo (1953–57), at the Univ. of 111. Experimental Music Studio, and with Ussachevsky at the Columbia- Princeton Electronic Music Center. Returning to Japan, he operated his own electronic music studio in Tokyo. In 1971 he was appointed to the faculty of the Univ. of Tokyo. He uses electronic sound in many of his works.


Discretion for Woman’s Voice (1961); Concretion for String Trio (1962); Dim Light for Chorus and 6 Instruments (1962); Contention for Soprano and Guitar (1963); Presage for Orch., in mobile configuration (1964); Omen for Modified Orch. (1964); Piano Trio (1964); Pharos No. 1 and No. 2 for Chorus, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, and Piano (1965); Music I and II for Guitar and Tape (1967, 1971); Ensemble for Piano and 2 Playback Devices (1967); Composition 5 for Flute, 2 Guitars, Cello, Percussion, and Soprano (1968); Musicronics No. 1 for Piano, Percussion, and Tape (1968); Zamuzara, ballet music for Tape (1968); Requiem 1970 for Soprano and Tape (1969); Computer Music No. 1 (1969; composed on the FACOM 270–30 computer); Liaison for 12-channel Tape (1971).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire