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Concert of Electroacoustic Music Vol.3

Date: January 15, 2021 (Friday) 6:00 p.m. start (5:30 p.m. open)
Location: Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture Music Hall

Programme :
《Sound of bells and spirited away》 Composition / performance: Momo Arimura
《Five》 Composition / Performance: Mai Irie
《Combination》 Composition / Performance: Miyu Fujisaki
《Sigh》 Composition / Performance: Urara Mori
《Beginning》 Composition / Performance: Ichika Haseba
《Somehow there is a taste of poetry》 Composition / Performance: Junichi Kidera
《Stray》 Composition / Performance: Kanon Nishigaki
《Drowning Dream》 Composition / Performance: Itsuki Uchida
《B.A.B.U.N.》 Composition / Performance: Miyu Okada
《Playful Fairy》 Composition / Performance: Yumi Yamamoto
《C’est bon》 Composition / Performance: Yumi Sasaki
《Underwater Bridge》 For hybrid violin Composition: Keita Matsumiya
Performance: Mayumi Kawase

Duo’s Attempt | Saxophone Haruka Inoue ✖︎ Percussion Mariko Nishioka

[Kyoto performance]
January 16, 2021 (Sat) 18:30 start (18:00 open)
Kyoto Art Center 2F Auditorium 546-2 Yamabushiyama-cho, Muromachi-dori Takoyakushi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8156
5 minutes walk from Exits 22 and 24 of “Shijo Station” on the Subway Karasuma Line and “Karasuma Station” on the Hankyu Kyoto Line.

[Tokyo performance]
January 22, 2021 (Friday) 18:00 start (17:30 opening)
Tokyo Concerts Lab 2-3-18 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0051
6 minutes walk from “Waseda Station” on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line (from Exits 2 and 3b toward Anahachiman Shrine)
10 minutes walk from “Nishi-Waseda Station” on the Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line (Exit 2)


・ Luis Naon / ALTO VOLTANGO (2001)
・ Simon Steen-Andersen / Study (1998)
・ Philippe Leroux / AIRS (1992)
・ Astor Piazzolla / History of Tango (1982)
・ Gene Koshinski / Get it! (2011)
・ Keita Matsumiya / dialogos pour saxophone baryton (2010)
・ Kazutomo Yamamoto / “Smiling Density” for Percussion Solo (2017)

11/7/2020 Composers exhibition, Geitan Music Comprehensive Course

Date: November 7th (Sat) 16:30 start (15:30 open)

Location: Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture Music Hall

(1st year of junior college) Ichika Haseba
«Weathercock» for violin and piano (2020)
Performance: Kain Kabata (violin), Urara Mori (piano)

(2nd year of junior college) Yumi Yamamoto
«Moon in the water, light illuminating the lake» for trumpet and piano (2020)
Performance: Kanon Nishigaki (trumpet, flugelhorn), Yukie Ito (piano)

(2nd year of junior college) Miyu Okada
«Sepia-style pendulum» for violin, cello and piano (2020)
Performance: Sayuri Sakamoto (violin), Rina Kawano (cello), Yuka Kajiwara (piano)

(2nd year of junior college) Itsuki Uchida
«Circus» for mixed chorus and piano (2020)
Performance: Yuna Tsukamoto, Hinata Maki, Yumi Sasaki, Tomoe Sugio
Yu Harayama, Yamato Masuda, Gun Takakura, Hikaru Ito (chorus)
Ami Akamine (piano), Keita Matsumiya (conductor)

(Professor) Keita Matsumiya
«Underwater Bridge» for Violin and Electronic Acoustics (2020)
Performance: Mayumi Kawase (violin), Keita Matsumiya (electronics)

New York : The Aspect of Minimalism

Philip Glass Concerto for Harpsichord

Harpsichord: Akemi Karashima
Clarinet: Sayo Matsubayashi, Miho Sato, Kaho Goto, Etsuko Yamaguchi
Arrangement and Direction: Keita Matsumiya

@Oita City Museum January 26, 2010
Organized by Oita City Citizen Collaboration Promotion Section

Electroacoustic music concert vol.2

Electroacoustic music concert vol.2
2020.1.17 (Fri) early 6:00 p.m. / open 5:30 p.m.
Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture Music, Music Hall

Uchida Itsuki / Wide from Ceramics (2020) 1st year of college, electroacoustic music
Miyu Okada / P.A.F.U.N. (2020) 1st year of college, electroacoustic music
Reon Sueshita / Sleep (2020) 2nd year junior college Electroacoustic music
Keita Matsumiya / Shitari (2019) professor, mixed music
Luc Ferrari / Study of accidents (1958)
Luc Ferrari / Study with tense sounds (1958)
Christian Zanési / Arkheion, the voices of Pierre Schaeffer (1996)
Piano: Yukiko Miyazaki
Acousmonium: Hiromi Watanabe

12/3/2019 Gen-on Music of Our Time 2019

Pegasus Concert Series Vol.I
Mamiko Someda (harpsichord) Wander Pearl
2019/12/3 Tuesday 18:30 Open 19:00 Concert

(1) Hiromi Kaneko : A gears by Greek folk songs (2006)
(2) Kikuko Masumoto : The daily transition (2018)
(3) Jean-Patrick Besingrand : Escape the Shadows (2019) world premiere
(4) Hiromi Kaneko : B Gears by Greek folk songs (2006)
(5) Giles Farnaby : Toy Giles Farnaby’s Dream
(6) Hibiki Mukai : Bisyojo Kakumei: Tensei (2019) world premiere
(7) György Ligeti : Passacaglia ungherese (1978)
(8) Jean = Henri D’Anglebert : Prelude in G minor (1689)
(9) Keita Matsumiya : Tribute to D’Anglebert (2011/2019) Japanese creation

(1) – (6) Temperate range (7) mesotonic (8) Kirnberger
(9) Mesotonic and Kirnberger (6) (9) Harpsichord and electronics

Mamiko Someda (Harpsichord)
Yukihiro Shimamura (Electronics)

11/2/2019 Composers exhibition, Geitan Festa Music Comprehensive Course

(first year) Itsuki Uchida: “duel time” for horn, violin and piano (2019) world premier
Riona Inoue (horn) Yukimi Tomomatsu (violin) Yuka Kajiwara (piano)

(first year) Miyu Okada: “A-un” for two pianos (2019) world premier
Kiyoka Kazama (piano), Maria Hashimoto (piano)

(first year) Yumi Yamamoto: “To the next seed” for saxophone quintet (2019) world premier
Taisei Kubo, Yuria Otsuka, Rika Iwamoto, Natsumi Sakamoto, Akira Tokunaga

(second year) Arisa Kaida: “Kaleidoscope” for clarinet and piano (2018) world premier
Wakana Fukui (clarinet), Ayaka Yanase (piano)

(second year) Ayaka Yanase: “Masquerade” for four hands (2019) world premier
Natsumi Tamura (piano), Nana Murakami (piano)

(alumni) Yukina Ebata: “Seni” for Choir, piano and video (2019) world premier
Mayu Yamaguchi, Natsumi Ogo, Haruna Sakai, Tika Yamashita, Furuya Subaru, Toshinori Matsumoto, Gun Takakura, Shingo Yoshino (Chorus), Aoi Yukizaki (piano)

(junior associate professor) Keita Matsumiya
“Pentacle” for piano (2018) Japanese premier
Kosuke Kita (piano)

8/17/2019 Village Sound Concert 2019, Atsushi Kitazumi Piano Concert

J.S.Bach : French Suites No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (1723)
Robert Schumann : Novellettes opus 8 eighth piece (1838)
Claude Debussy : L’Isle joyeuse (1904)
Keita Matsumiya : Shitatari (2019)

Atsushi Kitazumi : Piano
Keita Matsumiya : Electronic

Organization : Hida City
Support : School Board of Hida City
Planning : Kanda Laboratory, Department of Sculpture, Aichi University of Prefectural Arts

7/18/2019 Today’s music for piano and marimba

Tsubasa Tanaka : Alchimie Cellulaire for Piano (2017)
Philippe Hurel : LoopsIV for marimba (2005)
Toshi Ichiyanagi : Paganini Personal Marimba and Piano (1982)
Tsubasa Tanaka : Etude in Interval Scale {5,6,7} for Marimba (2013/2019)
Keita Matsumiya : Shitatari for hybrid piano (2019) world premier

Piano Yukiko Miyazaki
Marimba Akiko Shimada
Electronic Keita Matsumiya

Organization : KitaKyusyu Music Association’s 30th Anniversary Festival
Place : Kurosaki Hibishin Hall, Kitakyusyu City

Keita Matsumiya : Shitatari for hybrid piano

This piece, created during the Kitakyushu Music Association’s 30th anniversary concert in July 2019, was produced on April 2018 with a special research fund from the Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture. This work is a continuous study on hybrid instruments that I have practiced from a training in composition at IRCAM and activities at the Ensemble Regards. This mixed music was produced as an orchestration of the murmurs of water, Shitatari , obtained by recording on Oka-jo Castle in Taketa City, Oita Prefecture. It is a live-electronics work which is modulated by a microphone installed in a piano by vibrating a soundboard of this piano using exciters. And also it is a work of chamber music produced by playing the piano and electronics. Through the production of the work, I tried to explore the potential of hybrid instruments, through a desire for musical expression that integrates the advantages of two different forms of writing, instruments and electroacoustics.

5/27/2019 Concert for the opening of a new auditorium at Oita College of Arts and Culture

Keita Matsumiya : Fanfare pour le pay de fertille (2019) world premier
Johannes Brahms : Academic Festival Overture (1880)
Rentarō Taki, Arisa Kaida (orchestration) : Hana (1900/2019) world premier
Rentarō Taki, Ayaka Yanase (orchestration) : Kōjō no Tsuki (1901/2019) world premier
Akira Nakada, Yukina Ebata (orchestration) : Sōshunhu (1913/2019) world premier
Edward William Elgar : Pomp and Circumstance (1904)

Oita College of the arts and culture Orchestra, Shinji Morita (conductor), Concert for the opening of a new auditorium at Oita College of Arts and Culture, Oita

2/19/2019 Oita’s music@Heiwa Shinmin Koen Noh Theater

Keita Matsumiya: “Quatuor du sabre” for the Fighting Party (2019) world premier
Yoshihiko Shimizu: “Ryozen Sanchu Takai Tan” (2019) world premier
Yujin Izaino: “Ozai Square” (2019) world premier
Mamoru Fujieda: “Patterns of Plants” for the collection of early instruments No.29 (2019) world premier
Ryohei Kumamoto: “Thinking of Akeno” (2019) world premier

Kawase Mayumi Quartet
Mayumi Kawase (violin), Ryuko Kaida (Violin), Rin Imai (Viola), Tomohiro Tamura (Cello)

“Quatuor du sabres” is a string quartet produced for the Tsurasaki Hachimangu Spring Festival. In Hachimangu Shrine, built after the discovery of the sword of Usa Shrine, a treasure that had been missing for a long time, the so-called “Kenka Festival” has been held for over 360 years since its establishment, and a bear float made of logs Is decorated with treasure swords, samurai leaves, and bells that look like sacred bodies, and you can worship every year in the spring when you slam into your opponent’s floats. The drummer on the float will heat up the performance with the anger without stopping the performance even if the foundation tilts vertically due to a crash. This work was inspired by a drama performed on such a float. I tried to draw this sacred Tsurusaki festival, with stringed bows of stringed instruments that are likened to swords, by players who are paired together in different rhythms, rubbing with bamboo leaves, the sound of bells, and various sounds and sounds inspired by shouts.


ASURA Performance Preview in Paris (from 1’45”)

From 23rd to 25th November 2017
Artistic direction: Akaji MARO
Choreography, Direction and stage art : Muku Naomi
Music: Keita Matsumiya

Viva Villa 2017

Saturday, 2017 September 30th

Carte Blanche at the Casa de Velázquez

12h-12h30: Presentation of the Casa de Velázquez – Academy of France in Madrid and testimonies of former residents by its director Michel Bertrand

13h30 – 15h: Lunch / meeting with the composers of Casa de Velázquez – Juan Arroyo, Lucas Fagin and Keita Matsumiya
15h – 16h: Casa de Velázquez and Spain / Casa de Velázquez and research
  16h – 17h: Concert by Juan Arroyo, Lucas Fagin and Keita Matsumiya performed by the Tana Quartet
17h – 18h: Casa de Velázquez and the Academy of Fine Arts
18h – 19h: Aperitif with Juan Arroyo and Fabien Houlès, musicologist specialized in music from the 20th century to today.
20h – 21h30: meeting with Benjamin Testa – Resident Casa de Velázquez and Simon Rouby – Resident Villa Medici / The multiple possibilities of the artistic look

Concertino for guitar and ensemble

Congratulations and a big thanks to the Ensemble Sonido Extremo and to the super soloist Shin-ichiro Tokunaga for the premiere of my Concertino for guitar and ensemble at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. I would also like to thank all my friends of Casa de Velázquez for allowing me in the adventure of this work.

Joan Alonso, Iván Siso Calvo, Alfonso Pineda, Jesus Gomez Camazon, Javier González Pereira, Beatriz Gonzalez, Sarai Aguilera and Jordi Francés.

Concert of the composers of the Casa de Velázquez – REINA SOFÍA

On 22 May, the Casa de Velázquez will present the work of its three resident composers, the Peruvian Juan ARROYO, the Argentinean Lucas FAGIN and the Japanese artist Keita MATSUMIYA at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
During this spring festival, the creations of the composers of Casa de Velázquez will share the program with the works of other great names in the repertoire. They will be interpreted by the Spanish ensemble Sonido Extremo.

In this way, the world premiere of works by Juan ARROYO (Saturnian Songs, 2017), Lucas FAGIN (psyche-damage, 2017) and Keita MATSUMIYA (Concertino, 2017), members of the Académie de France in Madrid Artistic work of the Casa de Velázquez.

These works, created by the three artist’s works in residence, will be accompanied by the works of Philippe HUREL (… à mesure, 1996) and Madrid’s José Manuel López López (Sonidos azules, 2015).

Interpretation: Sonido Extremo
Direction: Jordi FRANCÉS

Composers: Juan ARROYO, Lucas FAGIN, Philippe HUREL, José Manuel LÓPEZ LÓPEZ, Keita MATSUMIYA

Works by: Juan ARROYO, Lucas FAGIN, Philippe HUREL, José Manuel LÓPEZ LÓPEZ, Keita MATSUMIYA
Org. : Casa de Velázquez – Academy of France in Madrid and Casa de Velázquez – Academy of France in Madrid and Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical (CNDM)

+34 914 551 580

52 Calle de Santa Isabel 28012 Madrid Spain

On 22 May 2017, at 19:30


World premier of my music for stage « KARURA », for electroacoustic music, dance and light at the Festival Dance Box 2017 in Paris, March 31st! With the collaboration of dancers, Mai Ishiwata, Azusa Takeuchi and technics of Hiromi Watanabe and Margaret Olliveaux! Come and see!!!

It is a musical stage piece of an episode in the life of the god Garuda, a man-bird creature making its appearance in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Many events in mythology, such as the conflict between the Vinata and Kadru, and Vishnu’s involvement with Garuda, are represented through the dance of Mai Ishikawa and Azusa Takeuchi on the electronic music of Keita Matsumiya.

Music and concept: Keita Matsumiya
Dance: Mai Ishikawa and Azusa Takeuchi
Technic: Hiromi Watanabe
Light : Margaret Olliveaux
Production: Ensemble Regards
Support : SACEM








Price: 9 €

Reservations: +33 1 44 76 06 06 /
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Location: Espace Culturelle Bertin Poirée
Address: 8-12, rue Bertin Poirée 75001 Paris
Subway: Châtelet, Pont-Neuf
Phone: 01 44 76 06 06

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Concert information. French premier of my piece « HIFUMI » for mezzo soprano and piano by Marie Kobayashi and Fuminori Tanada in Paris in March 11th!

Du passé vers le future@Auditorium du Conservatoire municipal du 5e arrondissement à Paris
le 11 mars 2017 19:30-

Keita Matsumiya HIFUMI pour mezzo soprano et piano (création française)
Marie Kobayashi (mezzo soprano)
Fuminori Tanada (piano)

Happy new year 2017

Happy New Year ! Best wishes for 2017 !

Concert info for January 6 in Tokyo.

HIFUMI 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

Outre regards

November 18, 8 pm at the Lutheran Church of the Ascension

47 rue Dulong, 75017 Paris
Price: 8/10 euros – Booking by mail:

Faced with the impression of fragmentation of our world, the production of artists today testifies to a word of which we feel an inner strife: the interrogation of one’s own identity, the search for new means of expression, the importance of Art as a social bond. Would it then be a turning point that would allow the conditions for the emergence of new forms of syncretism and hybridization? In the concert we called Outre-Regards, we tried to give some insight into some of the possible forms of hybridization. Looks, those of composers, are posed on the “hybrid”, both technologically and aesthetically.

Reservation of place ››

Programme :
Juan ARROYO, Saynatasqa, for hybrid cello  (10 minutes)
– Juan ARROYO, SOQOS (premier), for hybrid guitar (22 minutes)
Luis VELASCO ­PUFLEAU, Utopia (premier), for hybrid guitar  (10 minutes)
Carlos de CASTELLARNAU, Polyptyque (premier), for hybrid duo -hybrid guitar and hybrid cello. (7 minutes)
Keita MATSUMIYA, Déviation I (premier), for cello and guitar (20 minutes)

Duration : 1 hour 10 without intermission

Jeanne Maisonhaute, cello, hybrid-cello

Jeanne Maisonhaute

Jeanne Maisonhaute received her first cello lessons at the age of six at the Rueil-Malmaison National Conservatory in Elisabeth Ley-Chenivesse class, and continued her studies with Philippe Bary at the “Paul Dukas” Conservatory in Paris. In 2000, she received the Gold Medal of the City of Paris. After a decisive encounter with Marie Hallynck, she went to study in her class at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and in June 2005 obtained her diploma with the Greater Distinction. Admitted to the class of Raphaël Wallfisch at the Hoschchule Musik und Theater in Zürich, she graduated there in June 2007.

In 1999, she was awarded the 1st Prize of the “Kingdom of Music of Radio France” competition, in 2000 the 1st Prize of the International Competition of Woluwe St-Pierre, in 2005 the Fely Wasel Prize at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, and in 2006 the Prize “Most Promizing Participant” at the International Cello Competition Aram Katchaturian (Armenia). She is the winner of the Belgian Foundation For Young Soloists in Belgium. In 2008, she joined the Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles and in 2010, she joined the Tana quartet to devote herself fully to it.

During many master classes she received the advice of Edmond Baert, Boris Baraz, Wolfgang Boettcher, Lluis Claret, Frans Helmerson, Oleg Kogan, Philippe Muller, Martti Roussi, Jiang Wang and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. In chamber music, she has worked with André Siwy, Thomas Kakuska, Xavier Gagnepain, Olga Sitkovetsky, the Artemis Quartet … In recent years, she has been invited to perform live in Italy, Switzerland, France and Belgium.

Luis Velasco Pufleau, guitar, hybrid-guitar

Luis_Velasco-PufleauGuitarist, composer and musicologist, Luis Velasco Pufleau studied guitar, improvisation, contemporary chamber music and electroacoustic composition at the conservatories of Bordeaux, Agen and Paris XVI. Doctor of music and musicology at the University Paris-Sorbonne, he pursued the doctoral program in Music Interpretation (guitar) at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
His works and his research explore the relationship between music and politics, how sounds exist in the world and transform it, notably through mixed works. A former post-doctoral researcher at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris), he is currently a researcher at the University of Salzburg.
As a guitarist, he has worked with such composers as Leo Brouwer, Félix Ibarrondo, Jean-Yves Bosseur, Benoît Albert, Eduardo Garrido and Juan Arroyo. Passionate about improvisation and contemporary music, he developed his own language as a composer, improviser and performer.

Website of Ensemble Regard :

Financial Support for the project : SACEM