Shiori Usui & 薄井史織


“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! 🙂


“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.




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!


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!


Bitches Brew #3 At Jazz Bar, Edinburgh

Performed an improvisation set at Bitches Brew #3 at Jazz Bar in Edinburgh on 20th January 2016! It was a fab night, thank you Emma Smith and Sue McKenzie for organising!! Yaaaah!! 🙂
2016年1月20日、イギリスはエディンバラのジャズバーで行われたBitches Brew #3 で、即興演奏しました!

Q&A on BCMG website!

Q&A article about my works and how I work was published at BCMG website! Please click HERE to read the article.


Ophiocordyceps unilateralis s.l. at BBC Proms!

My new piece, Ophiocordyceps unilateralis s.l. will be premiered at this year’s BBC Proms by BCMG with conductor Franck Ollu at Cadogan hall, London on Saturday 25th July. The concert starts from 3pm and it will be on broadcast at BBC Radio 3.

  • Information about the concert: click here
  • Information about broadcast on BBC Radio 3: click here


新作が7月25日、BBCプロムスで演奏されます!演奏はBirmingham Contemporary Music Group、指揮はFranck Olluです。

  • コンサートの詳細はここ
  • イギリスでのラジオ放送の詳細はここです。

Gauche the Cellist Tour

Absolutely wonderful time devising and executing artistic direction and composition workshops for production ‘Gauche the Cellist’ for music and shadow puppetry. We toured  4 additional support needs schools in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, giving 8 school workshops, 4 school performances, and 2 public performances in Woodend Barn Banchory, all in one week! Here is a lovely short clip of our show (thank you Symon Macintyre!) The production was made in collaboration with SCO Connect and Vision Mechanics.

Kibe dances Inhaling/Exhaling

Poet Kibe will dance Inhaling/exhaling at Yoyogi Noa Studio, Tokyo on 1st March.