Shiori Usui & 薄井史織

COMPOSER, IMPROVISER, MUSIC ANIMATEUR & COLLABORATOR

The Silent Forest

I am really excited to start working on a new piece “The Silent Forest”, commission by BCMG (Birmingham Contemporary Music Group) and AYM (Aldeburgh Young Musicians). It will be premiered in Birmingham, UK on 17th November 2019.  🙂

Sound theater work in collaboration with young people with autistic spectrum

I spent a really brilliant and fun week in the last week of November, working with wonderful Ellie Griffiths (Upfront Performance Network), Greg Sinclair and Joe Wright, creating a new sound theater work in collaboration with young people with autistic spectrum. Watch this space for more news! 🙂

Talk on “Deep” at the University of Edinburgh

It was a great pleasure to give a talk on “Deep” at the “Ways of Listening” course, the University of Edinburgh, UK on 21st November 2018.
You can listen to “Deep” here.

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Article on “from scratch”

A lovely article published on British Music Collection by a researcher and writer, Sam Mackay on “from scratch” performed at Tectonics Glasgow in 2017.
You can read the article from HERE.

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Music inspired by new exhibitions by Antony Gormley

It was so fascinating and inspiring to visit the studio of Antony Gormley yesterday for writing a new music for his exhibitions at the Kettle’s Yard Music!

The concert will be on 28th June and the details can be found HERE 🙂

“from scratch” receives a Scottish Award for New Music for large ensemble!

A happy night at the Scottish Awards for New Music where “from scratch” for large ensemble, vocal and percussion improvisation and live-electronics, performed at last year’s Tectonics Glasgow received an award for large ensemble!  Thank you! 🙂

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“Deep” for large ensemble and live electronics performed by Collegium Novum Zürich, and Peter Rundel.

I had a wonderful time performing the vocal part of my piece, “Deep” for large ensemble and live electronics with Collegium Novum Zurich and a brilliant conductor, Peter Rundel on Saturday 3rd March at Tonhalle Maag in Zürich, Switzerland. We also received a very good review from Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

You can read the review HERE!

Three year publishing deal with Ricordi Berlin!

I recently won the Ricordi Lab competition and will now start a three year publishing deal with Ricordi Berlin.

For more information, please click HERE.

リコルディ・ベルリンから、三年契約で曲が出版される事になりました。

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Performed at Bitches Brew in Glasgow Jazz Festival

Absolutely amazing time performing at Bitches Brew in Glasgow Jazz Festival on 23rd June. Thank you so much for the invite!

グラスゴージャズフェスティバルで、即興演奏しました!とっても、楽しかった。他のゲストの方々も素晴らしかった!!お招き、ありがとうございました!

Bitches Brew at Glasgow Jazz Festival!

I am performing a set at Bitches Brew at Glasgow Jazz Festival on 23rd June 2016! (Glad Cafe, Glasgow from 19:30pm!) Tickets from HERE!