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Reembodied Sound 2024

Transducer Concert
Reembodied Sound 2024
Reembodied Sound 2024 concludes with a concert of transducer-based works which span performance practices and genres, showcasing the breadth of musical possibilities for the technology.

Matthew Goodheart
Assemblage No. 1 is an interactive work for transducer-actuated metal percussion and solo improviser. Assembled from bits of code, mapping techniques, generative algorithms, and performer-generated samples taken from reembodied sound compositions of the last decade, the work reshapes, recontextualizes, and reframes this history within a new and unpredictable improvisational environment.
Stuart Jackson
Coefficient is an electronic work, the product of electroacoustic transducers and special microphones. A variable feedback system between the two elements is influenced and changed by the performance of frictional sounds by a percussionist. A distinction is made between those sounds produced by friction, and those produced by impact.
Seth Cluett
the interior of objects explores the drum as a site-specific acoustic space. In this work, a tactile transducer is placed on the underside of the drum head opposite a piezo microphone. Tones derived from the physical acoustics of the membrane set the head in motion, these tones are joined by feedback frequencies whose amplitude is restrained by a limiter. The nodes and antinodes of the drum head become a performable topography the performer can explore through the compositional form.
James O’Callaghan
Sara Constant, Flute
Doubt is a way of knowing, co-commissioned by Jeffrey Stonehouse and Mark McGregor, is part of a series of pieces for soloists where electronics are diffused through a double of the soloist’s instrument. The piece is an examination of counterfactuals and simultaneous emotional reactions where one experiences a split self.
Keita Matsumiya
This composition is a mixed music piece created by orchestrating the sound of water droplets recorded in the field. It involves using transducers to resonate the piano soundboard and live modulation of the piano and electronic acoustics through a pickup microphone, resulting in a live electronics/chamber music composition, aiming to integrate the strengths of both descriptive, recording, and improvisational elements.
Moon Ha
reciprocal response is a musical system based on the (re)cycling idea, which has been my inspiration for creative works for over a decade. This is designed to be executed by my students at new_LOrk, New York University’s Laptop Orchestra, to utilize the tactile transformation of energy into signals and sounds. The members of new_LOrk include Ahmir Phillips, Chloe Yang, Jerry Huang, Devin Park, and Jailen Mitchell.
Gadi Sassoon
Bionico was originally created as an installation at Sónar in Barcelona, and later developed into a quadraphonic piece at Elektron Musik Studion in Stockholm, where Gadi used a prepared metal plate with a large transducer to create feedback loops for physical models and strings. The live performance of Bionico uses four resonating sculptures attached to transducers that augment Gadi’s live electric violin. The cuts on the plates change the resonating modes of each sculpture.
Alyssa Wixson
June Cummings, Percussion
The sounding objects used in this piece are connected in a web of resonance and feedback analogous to the intricate ecosystems present in tide pools. It took shape over many hours of sonic exploration with percussionist June Cummings; creating the piece with her has been a joy.
Main Image: Studio 1—Goodman at EMPAC. Photo: Kris Qua.

Festival Sonomundo, Paris 2023/11/23, 24, 25

Drawing their strength from a taste for experimentation and sharing, Omar Nicho and Iñaki Bermudez are two young musicians who are complicit and eager to discover all the riches of the combination of the guitar and the saxophone.

Their creativity will be expressed through an escape to Asia and the interpretation of works by Japanese composers of our time: Fuminori Tanada, Tōru Takemitsu and Keita Matsumiya.

This evening putting transcultural dialogue at the center of the program, they also asked Imsu Choi, young composer of South Korean origin in residence, to compose a new musical work for their duo.

Fuminori Tanada : Mysterious morning for saxophone soprano
Imsu Choi : Allure for saxophone and guitare
Tōru Takemitsu : In the woods for guitare
Keita Matsumiya : Déviation for saxophone and guitare

Iñaki Bermudez, saxophone
Omar Nicho, guitare

AFJMC 10th Anniversary Concert 2023, 11/28

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 19:00 start (doors open at 18:30)
Suginami Public Hall Small Hall (get off at Ogikubo Station on JR Chuo Line )

Masayuki Nagatomi: Three essences
Emi Maeda: L’endroit et L’envers (world premiere)
Alain Gausaint: Eau-forte
Wataru Miyagawa: En Spirale (World Premiere)
Akira Tamba: Sonata for flute and piano
Yumiko Yokoi: You were not there, not there, you (Japan premiere)

Benjamin Ataire: De l’obscurité II
Keita Matsumiya: Sagittaria trifolia (world premiere)
Florent Caron-Dallas: Rives (Japan premiere)
Masakazu Natsuda: Beau soir (world premiere)
Ryo Dainobu: The Hearing Hand (World Premiere)

Kanako Abe, Masakazu Natsuda (conductor) / Mari Kobayashi (mezzo-soprano)
Takahiro Uchiyama (flute) / Ikuko Suzuki (clarinet) / Masaki Oishi (saxophone) / Mai Fukui (harp)
Ayane Kawamura (violin) / Fumiko Kai (violin, viola) / Michiko Fukuda (viola) / Takui Matsumoto (cello)
Yumi Oikawa, Kaori Osuga, Tomoya Okamoto, Masanobu Shinoda (piano)

General: 3,000 yen Association members: 2,500 yen Students: 2,000 yen (500 yen each on the day)

Japan-French Contemporary Music Association Secretariat:

Sponsored by: Japan-French Contemporary Music Association
Grant: Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Arts Council Tokyo [Tokyo Arts and Culture Creation Dissemination Grant]

Dairakudakan Kochuten Butoh Performance “ASURA” 2023, 10/27-10/29

Dance: Naomi Muku, Azusa Fujimoto, Yang Jongye, Yuna Saimon, Mai Taniguchi, Misako Taniguchi, Kenta Sakazume, Keita Arai, Erika Ishii

Supervisor: Akaji Maro
Music: Keita Matsumiya
Stage Director: Kazuhiko Nakahara
Lighting: Genta Iwamura (GLW)
Naoki Kinoshita (Factor)
Sound: Norimasa Ushikawa
Costumes: Mika Tominaga
Advertising photo: Jean Couturier / Arawa Inoue
Advertising art: Taiga Koshiyama
Production: Yoshihiro Kim
Producer: Yoko Niifune
Organizer: Camel Arts Co., Ltd.
Affiliation: NPO Theater Creation Network/Za Koenji
Production cooperation: Dairakudakan
Cooperation: I-NET Co., Ltd.
Inquiries: Dairakudakan 0422-21-4984
Za-Koenji 1
TEL 03-3223-7500
5 minutes walk from JR Koenji Station North Exit

Ticket release date
August 25, 2023 (Friday) 10:00~
Ticket price Preschool children not available
All seats reserved/tax included; advance/same day
General : 4,000 yen
U24: 2,500 yen *Certificate must be presented on the day *Dairakudakan only available

Ticket handling
・TEL 0422-21-4984 (Weekdays 11:00-18:00)
●Za/Koenji Ticket Box (closed on Mondays)
・TEL 03-3223-7300 (10:00-18:00)/window (10:00-19:00)
・ (24 days open every day)
* You can also use the theater ticket “Namichike” at Za Koenji.

Recital of Mamiko Someda Vol4, 8/31, 9/8

Nao Kukiyama: Falling Water Flowing Flowers
(harpsichord solo) commissioned work

Dai Fujikura: Jack
(harpsichord solo) commissioned work

Keita Matsumiya: One up
(hybrid harpsichord + electronics) commissioned work

Tristan -Patrice Challulau: Camarette fermentations…
(harpsichord + recorder) Japan premiere

Kaija Saariaho: Jardin Secret II
(harpsichord + electronics)

Organized by Clariis Project
Grants The Nomura Foundation
Recorder Hideki Morimoto

Electronics Juntoshi Arima Keita Matsumiya

Harpsichord Mamiko Someda

Sales period
2023/3/5 (Sun) 00:00 – 2023/8/30 (Wed) 20:00

contact information
*Parking available
Parking fee: Free Capable of accommodating 170 cars

*If you have a student ticket, please present your student ID card at the reception.

*Please refrain from entering preschool children.

Contact information

Tokyo23 3D Sound & Art Festival, 2023/5/12, 5/13

Gregory’s garden
“Tokyo23 3D Sound & Art Festival”
Date: from 12 (Friday) to 13 (Saturday) May 2023

Participating artists:

Guest composer: Stéphane de Gerlando

Composers: Keita Matsumiya, Maay Yamazaki, Yuzu Katane, tomozuin-h, Yoshihiro Kawagoe, Kaori Tsutsui

Artists: Satoshi Mizuno, Ikuko Fukui, Chikako Tachibana (coordinator)
Performers: Masato Morris (bassoon), Kazumi Suzuki (flute), Yuzu Katane (guitar), Kaoru Nishimura (clarinet)

Performers (recording help for the master classes): Takako Imai (flute), Aiki Kitajima (cello), Yoko Ishikawa (harpsichord), Maya Nozaki (flauto traverso), Kaori Tsutsui (recorder, dragon flute), Mikifumi Kuno (lute).

6 speakers are installed in the hall, performers are equipped with micro sensors, and 3D sound art is achieved through a 3D sound program and art festival, a concert in a virtual space where sound can be seen with the naked eye, and a new artistic creation aimed at sound installations on street corners.

Tajimi City Disaster Prevention Radio “From Here”, 2023/4/1-4/30

・Name: Tajimi City Broadcasting System, 60MHz Band Digital Disaster Prevention Administration Radio Equipment
・Rumbling time: April 2023
・Speaker: TOA disaster prevention reflex x 2, right x 2
・Mast: Ace mast green paint
・Antenna: 3-element Yagi
・Control box: OKI Digital
・Identification name: Kouhou Tajimi
・Radio/Frequency: Digital Broadcast System
・Ring time: 18:00 + 3 seconds
・In commemoration of the creation of a 30-minute choral suite set in the city, it will be performed in a music box-style arrangement for a limited time until April 30 for publicity purposes.

Choral Suite for Mixed Voices, 2 Pianos, Percussion and electronics “Soil and Fire”

TAJIMI CHOIR JAPAN 49th “Earth and Fire” Subscription Concert
event date
January 29, 2023 (Sunday) 6:00 p.m. start (5:30 p.m. open)

Great Hall, Valor Culture Hall

Choral Suite for Mixed Choir, 2 Pianos and Percussion 《Earth and Fire》
Lyric: Yoshihiro Ito
Composition: Keita Matsumiya

Conductor / Yoko Tsuge
Chorus / TAJIMI CHOIR JAPAN Tajimi Boys and Girls Choir and Senior Core
Piano / Atsushi Kitazumi, Tomoya Furuta
Percussion / Yumi Mizuma
Electronic Sound / Keita Matsumiya


Composers exhibition 2021

Date: November 6th (Sat) 16:30 start (15:30 open)
Place: Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture Music Hall
Reservation / Inquiries: Music Department Assistant Room 097-545-8758

«Leucojum» For flute, cello, piano and percussion (2021)
Composer: Ichika Haseba
Flute: Yoto Sakuma Cello: Miyu Okada Percussion: Yamato Tajima Piano: Hiromi Kise

«Goose» For Piano (2021)
Composer: Miyu Okada
Piano: Mori Urara

«Nyon-nyo» for flute, oboe, bassoon, trombone, contrabass (2020)
Composer: Miyu Okada
Flute: Ayuna Nishioka Oboe: Erika Tanaka Bassoon: Nozomi Kawabata Trombone: Remi Takahashi Contrabass: Sayo Yoshihara

«Presto» for Piano (2013)
Composer: Takashi Haga
Piano: Yui Fushiki

«TOYO» For flute, bassoon, piano (2010)
Composer: Hirohiko Tamura
Flute: Asuka Matsui Bassoon: Kana Fujita Piano: Kiyoka Kazama

«Samidare» for snare drums and electronic sound (2021)
Composition / Electronic Sound: Keita Matsumiya
Snare drum: Ryuji Kaku


for mezzo soprano and piano (2016)

Premier : Recital of Marie Kobayashi

Dates and time: Friday January 6, 2017 at 7 pm
Address of the venue: Ongaku No Tomo Hall (2 minutes walk from the Kagurazaka station of Tokyo Metro)
Program :
1st stage : Path to contemporary music
 Gustav Mahler : Des Knaben Wunderhorn (excerpt)
 Alban Berg : 4 Lieder, Op. 2

Scene 2 : Song of Minao Shibata
 Minao Shibata : La bonne chanson

3rd stage : from the contemporary to the future
 John Cage : The Wonderful Widow Of 18 Springs
 Charles Ives : Song
Olivier Messiaen : Harawi (excerpt)
 Philippe Leroux : Ma belle si tu voulais
Isabelle Aboulker : Les mots et les notes
 Keita Matsumiya : HIFUMI
Musicians :
Marie Kobayashi (Mezzo Soprano), Fuminori Tanada (Piano)

Organization : Executive Committee of the Recital for the 100th Anniversary of Minao Shibata
Sponsorship : Shinjuku Town, AFJMC, The Federation of Woman Composers in Japan
Support: Nomura Foundation


for soprano saxophone (2016)

Premier : Festival Ars Musica 2016


Price: 10€ / 8€. Pass conference + concert: 12 €
Co-production: The Senghor & Ars Musica

Musicians : Musica Universalis
Carl-Emmanuel Fisbach, saxophone
Matthew Lejeune, cello
Mihi Kim, flute
Kanako Abe, piano

Dates and time:
Saturday, November 12 at 16:00

Event location:
Festival Ars Musica – Brussel

Information : Ars Musica 2016

Déviation II

for tenor saxophone, quarter-tones accordion, cello (2016)

Premier : Festival MIXTUR 2016, Barcelona.

Ensemble Regards with:
Accordion and quarter-tone accordion | Fanny VICENS
Tenor Saxophone | Mai TOYAMA
Cello | Jeanne MAISONHAUTE

Dates and time:
Friday, April 22 at 22:00

Event location:
MIXTUR Festival – Barcelona

Address of the place of the event:
Creació Fabrica DE BARCELONA
Carrer Sant Adrià, 20
Barcelona 08030

Program :
works for tenor saxophone, accordion and quarter-tones accordion, Cello and Tana Cello:

Vincent TROLLET Noite oscura – Part I for tenor saxophone, quarter-tones accordion, cello
Fernando SANDOVAL ROSALES, B.C. for tenor saxophone, accordion, cello
Frédéric DURIEUX Ubersicht saxophone
Sergio Núñez MENESES …si j’ai des ailes pour voler for tenor saxophone quarter-tones accordion, cello
Oren BONEH, L’attente du visage for tenor saxophone, accordion, cello
Juan ARROYO Saynatasqa Tana Cello
Manolis EKMEKTSOGLOU, Little Mass No. 2 for tenor saxophone, accordion, cello
Keita MATSUMIYA Deviation II for tenor saxophone, quarter-tones accordion, cello

Ensemble Regards with:
Accordion and quarter-tone accordion | Fanny VICENS
Tenor Saxophone | Mai TOYAMA
Cello and Tana Cello | Jeanne MAISONHAUTE

Audio-Visual Board : Keita MATSUMIYA, Hiromi WATANABE

Ensemble Regards :
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la glace s’étoile, s’enchaîne

pour flûte et électronique (2016)

Premier: 19:00 2016 February 5th
Musician: Takahiro Uchiyama (Flute)

Place: France-Japan International Colloquium, Salon Vinteuil @CNSMDP, Paris


for viola and electronics (2012)

World Premier at the Atelier concert of Cursus 1 IRCAM : Noémie Bialobroda (viola) Keita Matsumiya (electronic) Mikhail Malt (technic assistant)

When I write a piece for solo instrument or small size of chamber music, I always start by looking for the “nature” of each instrument. Reading of the treaties of instrumentation, reading scores, and exchanges with musicians involved in the construction of my work. What inspired me this time is the 24 Caprices of Paganini. As Brahms and Schumann, I am interested in his musical figures, body gestures of the musician and his instrument research. In relation to music perception, the proportions of envelopes or non-linear linear existed in various musical events have been particularly involved in the development of this study. As compositional technics, OpenMusic allowed me to generate certain proportions of envelope curve of three dimensions. This visualization has allowed me to create musical figures in the score and the electronics in real time and offline.


adaptation for hybride viola (2015)

Adaptation premier for hybride viola and Belgian premier at the Ars Musica 2015 : Maxime Dessert (viola) Keita Matsumiya (electronic) Hiromi Watanabe (technic assistant)

Program :
Penderecki : Cadenza
Elliott Carter : Fragment 4
C.Thoulen : ἐπαıνέω (épaïnéô), (world premier)
Philippe Hersant : La Pavane
G.Ligeti : Hora Lungà, premier mouvement la sonate
Keita Matsumiya : Caprice (adapation for hybrid viola and premier in Belgian)

ASURA – Dairakudakan

I had a chance to compose a series of electroacoustic music for stage at the spectacle of “ASURA” directed by Naomi Muku in Butoh dance company, Dairakudakan at Kochu-ten. The dancers continued to develop and refine the organization of all scenes under the direction of Muku and supervising of Akaji Maro until the first performance day, and I tried to rearrange the music following the stage production, and the result has become a very satisfactory execution. Every ten days of shows are complete crowd of spectators, and I am pleased to have developed my musical ideas for stage working with such a wonderful group of dancers. Thank you!


From 2015 September 10th to 19th
Dairakudakan Kochuten “Asura” @ Kichijoji, Tokyo

Artistic Direction : Akaji Maro
Choreography, Direction and Stage Art:Naomi Muku

Cast : Naomi Muku, Azusa Fujimoto, Yang Jongye, Oran Ito, Yuna Saimon, Aya Okamoto, Yuka Mita, Sakura Kashiwamura, Mai Taniguchi

Music : Keita Matsumiya, Costume:Mika Tominaga, Stage manager:Naoya Oda, Sound:Atsushi Matsuda, Lighting:Kohei Wakaba, Photo:Kahori Kurihara, Graphic design:Takahiro Ueda

Organisation et Production:Camel Arts (Ltd), Cooperation:481engine

Extract of music.

Photo Copyright ©Kahori Kurihara


Orchestration of Vitali’s piece

Premier : January 28th, 2015 15:00 at the Auditorium Descartes – Festival “la Folle Journée” in Nantes
Violin : Virgil Boutellis
Orchestra : le Sinfonia Varsovia
Conductor : Maxim Emelyanychev



5 pieces for bassoon and guitar (2014) 17’30”

1. Prélude – Modéré 3’40”
2. Gavotte – Assez vif 1’50”
3. Menuet – Assez animé 3’20”
4. Interlude – Assez expressif 3’30”
5. Techno – Vif 5’10”

Premier : Recital of Hidetaka Nakagawa, January 17th, 2015 15:00 @Barocksaal, Aoyama Memorial Hall, Kyoto

Bassoon : Hidetaka Nakagawa
Guitar : Gaku Yamada

Les flots s’élèvent


La porte ouverte

création musicale et poétique

Samedi 20 septembre, Eglise des Billettes

Concert à 18h30, dans l’église

Installation sonore de Keita Matsumiya, Les flots s’élèvent en collaboration avec Hiromi Watanabe dans le cloître à partir de 11h

Entrée libre (participation aux frais)

dans le cadre des Journées européennes du patrimoine

Eglise des Billettes, 24 rue des Archives 75004 Paris

Accès : M1, M11 Hôtel de Ville / Bus 75

Quatre créations musique et poésie, fruit de collaborations entre compositeurs et poètes.

Vincent Trollet / Gabrielle Althen : Revival (soprano, clarinette et violoncelle)

Carlos de Castellarnau / Etel Adnan : Tamalpais (soprano, clarinette et violoncelle et électronique)

Grégoire Lorieux /Lionel Jung-Allégret : L’autre côté du ciel (quatuor vocal et électronique)

Keita Matsumiya : Les flots s’élèvent (électroacoustique)

improvisations avec Irène Lecoq, violon et le poète Zéno Bianu.

avec les instrumentistes et chanteurs de l’Ensemble Regards

direction : Julien Bénéteau

Un projet de l’association Musique et Poésie

une coproduction Musique et Poésie et Ensemble Regards

Ce projet reçoit le soutien de l’Eglise des Billettes

Carlos de Castellarnau reçoit le soutien du Gouvernement de Catalogne