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Festival Ars Musica 2016

Concert information. World premier of my piece « Impromptu » for soprano saxophone by Carl-Emmanuel Fisbach at the Festival Ars Musica 2016 in Brussels November 12.


Toshiro Mayuzumi : Bunraku for cello
Kenji Sakai : Initial S for alto saxophone
Akira Nishimura : GakaIV Heterophony for violin and cello
Keita Matsumiya : Impromptu for soprano saxophone (world premier)
Ryohei Hirose : Hymn for flute

Ensemble Musica Universalis
Carl-Emmanuel Fisbach, saxophone
Matthew Lejeune, cello
Mihi Kim, flute

Kanako Abe

Dates and time
Saturday, November 12 at 16:00 – 18:00

10€ / 8€. Pass conference + concert: 12 €

Event location
LE SENGHOR, 366, chaussée de Wavre 1040 Etterbeek

Le Senghor & Ars Musica

Information : Ars Musica 2016

Analysis and conference Vol.3 – Keita Matsumiya @ AFJMC, Tokyo

Ad for a conference organized by the Franco-Japanese Association of contemporary music !

Opening ceremony of Charity concert for Japan in Unesco, April 2011

Date and time
September 4 Sunday 17:00-20:00

STUDIO1619 Green Studio (a minute walk from Shinsakuradai on Seibu Yurakucho-Line)
1-27-1 Sakuradai, Nerima 176-0002, Tokyo

Keita Matsumiya


  • Bells sound representation in writing for keyboards of French music
  • Analysis of Tristan Murail’s work , Pour adoucir le cours du temps
  • Presentation of recent works by Keita Matsumiya

¥ 2000 Booking (without reservation ¥ 2.500) (Place 30 people)

Office AFJMC
+81 80 22 57 75 95

Casa de Velázquez

Composer in residence at the Casa de Velázquez !!! I’m selected to the member of France Academy in Madrid for 2016-2017 !

And also, I got the prix of analysis at the class of Claude Ledoux !!! Finally, I got out of the Conservatoire de Paris. The life of eight years … Thanks Conservatoire !!!


“Regard-Mixed” is the discovery of the world of a generation of composers that the concern of cross-cultural integration of contemporary musical legacy approaches. Between parts of Juan Arroyo, Frédéric Durieux, Keita Matsumiya and Vincent Trollet, interleave is short sketches, written by composers who have been selected by the reading committee MIXTUR Festival (Oren Boneh, Manolis Ekmektsoglou Sergio Núñez Meneses, Fernando Rosales Sandoval).

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 :
Festival MIXTUR: href=”” / programacion-2016 /

International Colloquium France-Japon @CNSMDP

Concert information. French premier of my pieces « Silence, instant, récurrence » for piano and « La glace s’étoile, s’enchaine » for flute and electronics at the Paris Conservatoire Salon Vinteuil February 5, 2016. The Colloquium will be held in the morning at 10 am in the same room. Please Come to see !!!

hall : CNSMDP – Salon Vinteuil
time : February 5, 2016 at 19h

✪ Concert Friday February 5, CNSMDP, Salon Vinteuil, 19:00 ✪

Toru Takemitsu : Les yeux clos
Antoine Ouvrard, piano

Keita Matsumiya : La glace s’étoile, s’enchaine
Takahiro Uchiyama, flute

Susumu Yoshida : Kodama I
You Kyung Kim, violin

Susumu Yoshida : Kodama II
Justine Leroux, piano

Susumu Yoshida : Kodama III
Ludivine Moreau, flute

Justine Leroux, piano
Susumu Yoshida : Kodama IV
Evgeni Novikov, saxophone alto

Florent C. Darras : Chute des êtres du ciel (Première Mondiale)
Annabelle Jarre, harp

Keita Matsumiya : Silence, instant, récurrence
Josquin Otal, piano

Keita Matsumiya : « Silence, instant, récurrence » pour piano
Musician : Josquin Otal

    International Colloquium France-Japan

At the opening of the Meiji era in the late nineteenth century, the training of Japanese musicians was subjected to cultural and political constraints in Western countries. Given a choice between European education, dominated by French and German schools, or teaching influenced by the US, the Japanese musician has sometimes been formed at the peril of their own cultural identity. However, Japanese artists seem to have preserved the ontology of their music while having assimilated some features of Western cultures. Conversely, early in the twentieth century European musicians found in Japanese culture sources of inspiration that could regenerate a musical discourse that seemed to wither between dogmatic struggles and exhaustion of their society. The relationships between Japanese musicians and France in this context are the focus of these first days of studies.
A second conference will be held at the Kunitachi College of Music, on May 2017.

hall : CNSMDP – Salon Vinteuil
time : February 5, 2016 at 10h



Concert information of Japanese premier of my piece, Deviation for baritone saxophone and guitar in Megro Persimmon Hall in Tokyo 2015 December 21th. Haruka Inoue who created this piece in France at the Concert Hyper Regards in 2015 June in Paris and the young guitarist Tsunehito Tsuchihashi will play this piece at the first concert of Camerata Stravaganza, the chamber music group of young generation. Please Come to see the program of duo pieces !

This concert is supported by the Franco-Japanese Association of Contemporary Music.
There is an interview to Takahiro Uchiyama, founder-flautist Camerata Stravaganza on the association’s website.

« KYO-EN, DUO », the first concert de CAMERATA STRAVAGANZA

Date and time: December 21, 2015 Monday 18h45-
Location: Meguro Persimmon Hall small hall
Address: 1-1-1, Yagumo, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-0023
Tel: 03-5701-2924
Entrance ticket: 2,000yen / 2,500yen

Camerata stravaganza / DUO
@Meguro Persimmon Hall, Tokyo

camerata stravaganza2015-1                   camerata stravaganza2015-2

Program :
André Jolivet : Extract of Sonatine
Ko Sahara : Ranma for trumpet and violin
Keita Matsumiya : Extract of Déviation for baryton saxophone and guitar
Norio Fukushi : Silica for piano and vibraphone
Luis Naón : Duel1 for clarinet and soprano saxophone
Arnold Schönberg : Phantasy op.47 for violin and piano
Einojuhani Rautavaara : Sonata for flute and guitar
André Jolivet : Heptade for trumpet and percussion
Darius Mihaud : Duo for two violins op.258

Musicians :
Flute : Takahiro Uchiyama
Clarinet : Soshi Nakadate
Saxophone : Haruka Inoue
Trumpet : Maki Tsuruta
Guitar : Tsunehito Tsuchihashi
Piano : Shun Oi
Percussion : Tomoyuki Akiu
Violin : Yuki Ishihara
Violin : Ryota Kuratomi

Support : Franco-Japanese Association of Contemporary Music

Silence, instant, recurrence

I updated my piece commissioned by Yuiko Yasuda, the pianist created this piece in Kyoto. Listen to “Silence, instant recurrence” with commentary !

“Silence, instant, recurrence” for piano is a ricercar composed under consideration of the eternal return. So, “The die is cast” or “God does not play dice”?

In Buddhist thought, it is said that the dead child before his parents will be brought to the riverbank “Sai”. “Sai” means the dice in Japanese. This child could enter the Buddha paradise after he fulfilled raising a round cairn. But the devil comes to destroy the tower each time the child will complete his work, and his efforts will not be rewarded forever. Also in Greek mythology, one is near episode. As Zeus’s eternal punishment, Sisyphus was forced to keep pushing a rock in the mountain Tartarus. When arriving to the summit, the rock falls to roll and this penance is repeated in eons.

On the other hand, in the thermodynamic point of view, a similar situation is not the same as another, even if it appears, because the universe continue to broadcast and diversify its state by the law of entropy. Furthermore, in chaos theory, a simple regularity seems sometimes very difficult to predict a result, and in quantum theory, the uncertainty principle states that the position and moment of the particles in the microscopic area cannot both be measured, exactly.

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

Destellos Competition 2015

I got a mention, the third rank without the first, at the Destellos Composition Competition 2015 in the category “electroacoustic mixed” with my piece, Soliton for chamber orchestra and electronics.
This is the work which I feel inadequate at present, but I am happy to have an appreciation for this compilation of the end of study at the composition class of Paris Conservatoire and thanks a lot for the organizer Elsa Justel and for the jury Pete Stollery, Panayiotis Kokoras, Ingrid Drese, Jens Hedman and Mario Mary.




La ros(é)e des vents for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano and string trio

affiche regards CONCERT n°1(2015 version) 10’00″

premier: 20:00- February 7th, 2015
Place: Le Studio Regards de Cygne, 210 Rue de Belleville, 75020 Paris, France.

Ensemble Regards
Conductor : Julien Bénéteau
Flute : Amélie Feihl
Clarinet : Juliette Adam
Piano : Maria-Paz Santibanez
Violin : Aya Kono
Viola : Elodie GAUDET
Cello : Myrtille Hetzel

Infomation of concert :

Déviation for bassoon and guitar

flyer_150117Concert with the support of Aoyama Foundation
Recital of Hidetaka Nakagawa

January 17th 2015, saturday 15:00-
Place : Barocksaal, Kyoto

Musicians :

Bassoon : Hidetaka Nakagawa
Guitar : Gaku Yamada
Piano : Ayako Houki

Program :

Charles Koechlin : Sonate for bassoon Op.71
Tristan Murail : Transsahara Express for bassoon and piano
Naoki Sakata : ANNTENA for fagotto solo
Keita Matsumiya : Déviation for fagotto and guitar
Gérard Grisey : Anubis, Nout – contrebassoon version

Infomation of concert :

La porte ouverte

At the church “Eglise de la Billette” in Paris, the concert “La porte ouverte” organized by Ensemble Regards and musique et poésie, an attempt of collaborations between composers and poets had finished on September 2Oth. I had premiere of my pieces for sound installation made from voice’s materials of reading poems, and from the same source, for electroacoustic version in the concert of soirée.