Kishino, Malika International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn

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Born in 1971 in Kyoto, where she graduated in law in 1994. In 1995 she le for France to study composition with Yoshihisa Taira at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, Robert Pascal at Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse in Lyon, and electroacoustic music with Philippe Leroux at IRCAM. She has received grants from several experimental music centres, including the Groupe de Recherche Appliqué en Musique Électroacoustique (GRAME) in Lyon, SWR Experimentalstudio, ZKM Karlsruhe, and Groupe de Recherches Musicales (INAGRM) in Paris. Her numerous accolades include the 1st Prize in the 6th GRAME and Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain competition in 2006. Her music has been commissioned by the Présences Festival of Radio France, Musica (Strasbourg), Ultima (Oslo), Venezia Biennale Musica, Achtbrücken (Cologne), Suntory Summer Festival (Tokyo), French Ministry of Culture, and major German radio broadcasters, among others. Her works have been performed by such well-known new music ensembles as Les Percussions de Strasbourg as well as the best European orchestras under the baton of Pascal Rophé, Daniel Kawka, Bas Wiegers, and Peter Rundel. The CD Irisations dedicated to her works has been released by Wergo in cooperation with the Deutscher Musikrat. At present she is working on new commissions for festivals held in 2022 and 2023, including an oboe concerto for Peter Veale. 

Selected works: Du Firmament for orchestra (2001–2), Irisation Aquatique for bass clarinet, piano, cello and electronics (2002), Danse du Zephyr for 17 musicians (2002–3), Eclosion for harp and 9-channel live electronics (2005), Himmelwärts II / Vers le Ciel II for flute, percussion and 16 string instruments (2007), Rayons Crépusculaires for bass drum, large ensemble divided into three groups and 8-channel live electronics (2007–8), Fluxus ac Refluxus for great orchestra divided into seven groups (2008), Monochromer Garten, series of pieces for various instruments playing solo or in duos (2011–15), Lebensfunke, version for bass drum and 8-channel live electronics (2010), Ichimai-Kishohmon for mixed choir, voices of Buddhist monks, shō, hichiriki, 20-string koto, percussion and string trio (2011), Zur Tiefe for great orchestra (2013), Schades of Ochre for orchestra (2013), Concerto pour koto et orchestre (2013), Stratus-Altocumulus-Cirrusfor nine musicians divided into three groups (2014), Chant for orchestra and choir (2015), HELIODOR “Hymne für ein nichtexistierendes Land” for trombone and large ensemble (2015), Sange for six percussionists (2016), Ochres II for flute, oboe, clarinet and ensemble (2017).