Murakumo, Ayako, Japanese composer;, b. Gifu Prefecture, Feb. 25, 1949. She graduated from the Graduate School of Aichi Prefecture Univ. of the Arts (degree, 1982). She received the Nagoya City Cultural Promotion Prize (1985), the Incentive Prize for Original Theatrical Art from the Agency of Cultural Affairs (1986), and an award from the Kyushu competition (1988).
orch.:Hishō (1980); Chronos (1982); Wave (1982). chamber:Reflection for Flute, Clarinet, Cello, and Percussion (1982); Fuha for Flute, Cello, and Piano (1984); Chiku-in Sd-Sho for Shakuhachi and Koto (1985); Interspersion for Viola, Cello, and Contrabass (1988); Polymorph II for Recorder and Guitar (1989). vocal:Projection for Mezzo-soprano, Cello, and Piano (1984); Ondine for Chorus (1985).
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