Minami, Satoshi

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Minami, Satoshi

Minami, Satoshi, Japanese composer; b. Tokyo, July 17, 1955. He was a student of Teruyuki Noda and Toshirõ Mayazumi at the Tokyo National Univ. of Fine Arts and Music (degree, 1983). He won 2nd prize in the Japan Music Competition (1983) and at the World Buddhist Music Festival (1986). His concept of “music on the pluralistic structure” is exemplified in his UTA no KAGE yori (1990).


Reliquiae for Cello and Piano (1976–79); Plants II for 2 Violins and 3 Harps (1977–79); Fresco for Orch. (1980; rev. 1985); Francesco Parmigiamino’s Hand for Piano, Glockenspiel, Tubular Bells, and Tape (1984); Tatoereba. ..for Viola and Piano (1986); Coloration Project I for Piano (1989), II for Electric Organ (1989), III for Niju-gen (1989), IV for Organ (1989), V for Orch. (1990), VI for Mandolin Orch. (1991), VII for Percussion (1992), and VIII for Viola, Cello, and Double Bass (1992); The Window by the Metaphor for Piano (1989); UTA no KAGE yori for Voice, Harp, Violin, Cello, and Piano (1990); The Autobiography for Moon for Cello and Piano (1990); Latticed Eye for Violin and Piano (1991); The Garden of Joyful Intellection for Flute, Violin, Piano, and Chamber Orch. (1991); The Night of the Milky Way Railroad for Narrator, Clarinet, Cello, and Piano (1991); Window, the Coming Florescence, Prelude I for Orch. (1992).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire