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SHIGENOBU NAKAMURA Last modified date:2014.5.16

Professor / Sound Culture, Art Management
Department of Communication Design Science
Faculty of Design


Graduate School
Undergraduate School
Other Organization
Other


Academic Degree
Master of Arts
Field of Specialization
Composition, Media Art
Outline Activities

Works and Studies on Contemporary Music:
  Composing "contemporary music" within the style of european classical music. Analyzing many "contemporary music" compositions.
Works and Studies on Computer Music:
  Producing and performing "original computer music/ music-based Media Art"; (These works are created and or performed by the use of multi-media character of computers.)
Works and Studies on Image Art:
Producing video-art formatted original music works which adapt visual elements.
Studies on Sound of Motion Picture:
Analyzing and studying motion pictures by perspective of film score, composer and sound designer.


Conducting teaching activities on above categories.
Encouraging students who attend seminars to produce and study artwork which adapt engineering technologies.


Producing and promoting concerts, workshops and lectures which related above research and education.
Research
Research Interests
  • KON Shiro, the Composer who lived in the Contemporary Music History: For Re-Evaluation of his Works
    keyword : Contemporary Music, Composer, Re-Evaluation
    2012.04~2015.03.
  • Usage of Sound and Music in the Talkies of Yasujiro Ozu
    keyword : Ozu, Talkie, Sound, Music,
    2011.04~2013.09.
  • Composition for Chamber Ensemble
    keyword : Epic "Ramayana", Restoration of the tonal music
    2006.10.
  • Studies on Sound of Motion Picture
    keyword : Soundtrack, Constituent of Motion Picture, Sense of Picture and sense of sound, Metamorphosis of Moving Image
    2001.04.
  • Composition for Symphonic Orchestra
    keyword : Reliefs of Angkor Ruins, Ramayana, Western Classical Music and Asia, Olivier Messean, Toru Takemitsu
    2001.04.
  • Sound and Music as the pivot of Design Education for the Multimedia.
    keyword : Design Practice, Multimedia, Sound Design, Programing.
    2002.04.
  • Production for Music-based Media Art.
    keyword : Computer Music, Digital Image, Interactive System, Multimedia.
    2001.01.
  • Production for Music-based Media Art on Canbodian Traditional Art.
    keyword : Sbaek Thom, Computer Music, Digital Image, Interactive System, Multimedia.
    2005.04.
Academic Activities
Books
1. The Sorrowful Island
NAKAMURA Shigenobu String Quartets (Audio CD).
2. Field of Reserach in Music Expression.
3. Shigenobu Nakamura: Golden Deer (Tone Poem for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon)
[URL].
4. Shigenobu Nakamura: Portraits of Gods for Piano for four Hands
[URL].
5. Shigenobu Nakamura: Hanuman, your courage deserves praise (Tone Poem for four Percussion Players)
[URL].
6. Shigenobu Nakamura: Hanuman's merry Pranks (Four Tone Poems for Marimba solo)
[URL].
7. Shigenobu Nakamura: Sovanmatcha (Tone Poem for String Quartet)
[URL].
8. Shigenobu Nakamura: Reap's End (Tone Poem for String Quartet)
[URL].
9. Shigenobu Nakamura: Elegy of Seda (Three Songs for Soprano and Piano)
[URL].
10. Shigenobu Nakamura: Ramayana Love and Death (Symphony No.4).
11. Shigenobu Nakamura: Chinkon-Fu(Requiem) for Soprano, Koto and Cello.
12. Shigenobu Nakamura: Piano Trio "Turning Points".
13. Shigenobu Nakamura: "Cyclic Variations" for Saxophon Quartet.
14. Shigenobu Nakamura: "Cyclic Variations".
15. Shigenobu Nakamura: "Ponhakay in the shape of Seda" (Tone Poem for Strings).
16. Shigenobu Nakamura: Suite on B-A-C-H for Piano.
17. Creation Characteristic and Possibilities of Image Expression
Kadokawa Shoten, May 2000, Tokyo
Toshio Matsumoto(Nihon University), Keiichi Tanami(Kyoto University of Art and Design), Masaki Fujihata(Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music), Shigenobu Nakamura, etc..
Reports
1. From Applicayion of the Structure to Creation of the Structure:
Rendition Software Art as Computer Music.
2. Sound as a Composition Ekement for the Muvie JUDOU Directed by Zhang Yimou.
3. Report:Freq08 Workshop Concert: New Horizon of Visual Music.
4. Sound Design for Open Commercial Spaces: A Casw Study of Fukuoka Shintencho-Sundome.
5. Sadamu Fujioka, Shigenobu Nakamura
Music composition by construction and collapse of loops.
6. Hiroshi Matoba, Shigenobu Nakamura
Music composition by construction and collapse of loops.
7. FUJIOKA Sadamu, NAKAMURA Shigenobu, and KURIHARA Utako, "Cubie: A Musical Software Instrument Played by Thinking as Though it were a Puzzle Game" IPSJ SIG Technical Reports, 2007-MUS-72, 2007, pp.73-77..
8. FUJIOKA Sadamu, NAKAMURA Shigenobu, and KURIHARA Utako, "Code and Cubie: the Real-time Audio-Visual Performance Software with Keyboard Typing" Design Research, No.45, 2007, pp.74-75..
9. KAJIWARA Shohei, NAKAMURA Shigenobu, and KURIHARA Utako, "Design for the Support System of Playing the Hip Hop Music: Through the Creation of the Hip Hop Solitary Machine Player with Two Turntables" Design Research, No.45, 2007, pp.72-73..
10. FURUTA Nobuhiko, NAKAMURA Shigenobu, KURIHARA Utako, "Media Art as a Form of Affordance: Working on 'push' Series" Design Research, No.45, pp.104-105..
11. LEE KyoungMi, NAKAMURA Shigenobu, KURIHARA Utako, "Possibility of the media art performance with the South Korean traditional percussions" Design Research, No. 45, 2007, pp.66-67..
12. Shigenobu Nakamura: Media-art as musical work: practical approach on its characteristic features of creativt and its possibility;
2004, pp1-98.
13. Shigenobu Nakamura/Utako Kurihara; Class Report:The Practice of Sound for Image Art
Media Design Education, 2004, pp13-29,
Faculty of Design Kyushu University, 2005.
14. Audio Visual Poem: Synthesis of Image and Music;
Proceedings of Computer Music Workshop 2004, pp1-4, ICMC(International Computer Music Association) Asia/Oceania Region, 2004.
15. Basic Exersise of Making Sound and Music for Multimedeia Expression
Note for Media Design Education 2004; Faculty of Design, Kyushu University;
pp1-9.
16. DVD Video review;
Note for Media Design Education 2004; Faculty of Design, Kyushu University;
pp29-34.
17. Shigenobu Nakamura/Keisuke Watanabe: Description of The IP IG System of Shadow of Rama;
IPSJ SIG Technical Reports 2004-MUS-54, pp29-34, Information Processing Society of Japan 2004.
18. Media Art standing on a musical basis --- Music composition with some visual elements ---
Proceeding of the Research Group of the Musical Acoustics, pp.39-44, Acoustical Society of Japan, Sept.2003.
19. Sound and Image --- How to make music for Image Art
Proceedings of the Workshop for computer music in Keihanna, pp11-12, Keihanna Media Festival, Aug 2003.
20. Commentary on the Music Based Media Art
Belletin of Information Processing Center Kyushu Institute of Design, pp20-27, March 2002.
Papers
1. Tone Plexus in Kon’s “Textural Composition”
Cluster Chords in “Polarization” by Shiro Kon

The composer Shiro Kon worked creatively in Fukuoka from the 1940s until his death in 1977. After 1967, Kon composed works with “textural composition,” a style for musical compositions. An example is his “Polarization for Plexus of Strings” for strings and vibraphone, composed in 1972. Kon referred to the sound mass as the “tone plexus.” The tone plexus characterizes the textural composition of Shiro Kon, which can be described as follows: (1) instead of using quarter-tone clusters, a combination of whole-tone and semitone clusters is used; (2) musical instrument groups, such as violins, violas and cellos, are treated as a cluster unit; (3) the entire cluster is structured as a combination of cluster units; (4) the metrical rhythmic structure, which is not commonly found in other textural compositions, is employed in the work; and (5) the work incorporates elements characteristic of minimal music, as observed in the simple reiteration of small units, such as phrases, figures, and motifs..
2. Usage of Sound in Yasujiro Ozu's Second Talkie What Did the Lady Forget?.
3. Usage of Sound and Music in the first Talkie The Only Son of Yasujiro Ozu.
4. 中村滋延,Audiovisual Poem: Synthesis of Image and Music,芸術工学研究,2010.08.
5. Software Art as a Rendition Tool: Its Creaton Features and Possibilities.
6. Ramayana as the Thema for Musical Composition: Based on the Reserch in Sbaek Thom.
7. KAJIWARA Shohei, NAKAMURA Shigenobu,Design for the sound installation of 'solitarism': through the creation of "The Solitary Machine Player Series",International Journal of Asia Digital Art and Design,Vol.5, pp.32-37.,2006.12.
8. A report on the field work conducted on Sbaek Thom, the traditional Cambodian shadow theaterm and its related traditional Cambodian performing arts.
9. Shigenobu: Sound Representation of Art Animation
Geijutsu Kogaku: the Journal of Design; Vol.2, pp25-36
Faculty of Design, Kyushu University.
10. Shigenobu: Analysis of the Interpretation by Glenn Gould
- through his way of playing Opus 23-5 composed by Arnold Schoenberg-;
Geijutsu Kogaku: the Journal of Design; Vol.1, pp67-76
Faculty of Design, Kyushu University.
11. Shigenobu Nakamura, The Possibility of Musical Representation with Visual Elements;
IPSJ SIG Technical Reports, 2004-MUS-54, pp.23-38, Information Processing SOciety of Japan, 2004.
12. Shigenobu Nakamura,The Possibility of Music Expression by Digital Art,International Journal of Asia Digital Art and Design Association, 2003 Vol.1,Vol.1, pp.111-117,2003.12.
Works, Software and Database
1. Shigenobu Nakamura: "Dream and Despair of Entachit" Tone Poem for four Percussion Players.
2. NAKAMURA Shigenobu, Mermaid watch the Sun from the Sea, Tone Poem for Flute and Guitar
.
3. NAKAMURA Shigenobu, The Thousand Arrows: Tone Poem for Guitar and Computer Sound
.
4. NAKAMURA Shigenobu, Songs of Kanshi (Old Chinese Poetry) for Baritone and Piano (2013)
.
5. Audio-viaual Poem "reassembly".
6. Celebration Overture for Kyushu University's 100th Anniversary.
7. "Kesin(Reincarnations)" Tone Poem for Organ.
8. "Six Laments" for soprano and orchestra.
9. "Hanuman's Metamoriphosis" for Wind Orchestra.
10. "Passion" for Violin solo and Computer assisted Sound and Video.
11. "Lament" for Soprano and Compter assisted Sound and Video.
12. "Ponhakay in the shape of Seda" Tone Poem for String Ensemble.
13. Opera "Ramayana".
14. Three Dances by Devatas for Recordr Quartet.
15. The Sorrowful Island: Tone Poem for String Quartet.
16. The Causeway to Langka for Wind Orchestra.
17. Composition:
"Passions" for Violin and Computer Sound.
18. Opera Libfretto of Ramayana.
19. Composition:
Moni Mekhala Dances for Timpani, Violin and Clarinet.
20. Composition:
"Emotions" for Violin, Computer Sound and Video.
21. Composition:
"Firework" for Violin, Computer Sound and Video.
22. Composition:
"Redenption" for Sopran, Violin, Computer Sound and Video.
23. Composition:
"Lamento" for Sopran, Computer Sound and Video.
24. Composition
Audio Visual Poem "Impatience" for Digital Sound and Image
(Computer Music with Video).
25. Composition
Audio Visual Poem "Sansara" for Digital Sound and Image
(Computer Music with Video).
26. Composition:
Divertiment "Yesterday, today and tomorrow in Fukuoka" for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon
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27. Composition:
Classical Sonata for Strings.
28. Digitak Shadow Theater "Battle of Lanka" for Korean Traditional Percussions, Computer Sound and Digital Video.
29. Shigenobu Nakamura: Hanuman, youe courage deserve oraise (Tone Poem for four Percussion players).
30. Shigenobu Nakamura: Piano Trio "Turning Points".
31. Shigenobu Nakamura
Ponhakay om the shape of Seda (Tone Poem for Strings).
32. Shigenonu Nakamura
Ramayana:Love and Death(Symphony No.4).
33. Audiovisual Poem "Another Story of Ramayana No.2".
34. Shigenobu Nakamura/Keisuke Watanabe:Digital Shadowplay "Shadow of Rama".
35. Suite on B-A-C-F for Piano No.3 "Fusion".
36. Suite on B-A-C-F for Piano No.2 "Discovery".
37. Suite on B-A-C-F for Piano No.1 "Regeneration".
38. Audiovisual Poem "Naga Variation".
39. Audiovisual Poem "Mandara Fantasy".
40. Shigenobu Nakamura/Keisuke Watanabe:Digital Shadowplay "Shadow of Rama".
41. "Duo"
Instrumentation: Flute and Viloncello
Duration: ca.13 min.
Dates of compoisition: Dec.2003
Premiere: Febr 14.2004, Alti hall(Kyoto).
42. "Voyage"
Instrumentation: Piano and computer sound
Cooperator: Kanta Horio
Duration: ca.11 min.
Dates of composition: Febr 2002
Premiere: Nov.23.2002, Digital Music Festival 2003, Xebec Hall(Kobe).
43. "Gallery of Reliefs(Symphony no.3)"
Instrumentation: Orchestra
Duration: ca.20 min.
Dates of composition: Aug 2002
Premiere: Oct.22.2002, Orchestra Project 2002, Tokyo Art Hall.
44. Music for Robert Darrolls "Noemata No.2"
Instrumentation:(Computer Music for Video)
Duration: ca.6 min.
Dates of composition: Febr.2002
Premiere: Oct.21.2002, Medien-Kunst-Woche Kyoto 2002, Kyoto Goethe Institute
Other Performances: Oct.1.2003, ICMC2003, Singapore University Theatre: Dec.3.2003,
Busan Culture Center Hall, Busan International I&T Music Festival.
45. "Utakatano" Ballet Music
Instrumentation: Recoder, Lute, Gamba, Percussions, etc.
Commission: Higaki Ballet Company
Duration: ca. 60 min.
Dates of composition: Jan.2002
Premiere: March 15.2002, Kyoto Kaikan th 2nd Hall.
46. "Common Tragedies in Urban Life" Audio-Visual Poem
Instrumentation:(Computer Music with Video)
Duration:ca.6 min.
Dates of composition:March 2000
Premiere:April 25.2000, Gallery Iteza(kyoto)
Other Performances: Febr.10.2002, CCMC Electronic Music Concert, Nichi-Futsu
Gakkan(Tokyo).
47. "Dream of Naga"
Instrumentation: Flute, computer sound and computer graphics
Duration: ca. 10 min.
Dates of omposition: Aug.2001
Premiere: Oct, 26.2001, Keihanna Plaza Event Hall(Kyoto)
Other Performances: May 4.2002, ACL Asian Contemporary Music Festival 2002, Seoul Rodan Center.
48. "Hanagatami" Ballet Music
Instrumentation: (Tape Music)
Commission: HigakiBallet Company
Duration: ca.60 min.
Dates of composition: Dec.2000
Premiere: March 9.2001, Theatre 1200 Kyoto,.
49. Ballete Music "Women of Picasso".
50. "Scar" Music-based Media Art
Instrumentation: Viloncello, computer sound and computer graphics
Duration: ca.12 min.
Dates of composition: Aug.2000
Premiere: Oct.10.2000, Multi-Art Festival 2000, Seoul Art Sonje Center
Other Performances: Aug.4.2001, Multi Media Concert in the new century, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture(Hamamatsu).
51. "Chinkon-Fu"
Instrumentation:Sopran, Koto and Violoncello
Duration: ca.10 min.
Dates of composition:Juli 2000
Premiere: Sept.22.2000, Nagoya Denki Bunka Hall.
52. "Deja vu"
Instrumentation:Piano solo
Commission: Chie Sato Roden
Duration: ca.13 min.
Dates of composition: June 1999
Premiere: May 30.2000, Tokyo Opera City Small Hall
Other Performances: Oct.6.2001, ISCM World Music Days 2001 in Yokohama,
Yokohama Minato Mirai Small Hall.
53. "Lust" Audio-Visual Poem
Instrumentation:(Computer Music with Video)
Duration: ca.6 min.
Dates of composition:March 2000
Premiere: April 25.2000, Gallery Iteza(Kyoto)
Other Performances: Nov.5.2000, Seoul International Computer Music Festival 2000,
Seoul Art Center; Sept.19.2001, ICMC2001, Theatre Amadeo Roldan(Havana/Cuba);
Dec.9.2003, Sohyang Art Hall, Busan International I&T Music Festival.
54. "Metamorphosis of Love" Audio-Visual Poem
Instrumentation: (Computer Music with Video)
Duration: ca.6 min.
Dates of composition: March 2000
Premiere: April 25.2000, Gallery Iteza(Kyoto)
Other Performances: Oct.10.2000, Multi-Art Festival 2000, Seoul Art Sonje Center.
55. "Gendai Warabeuta Ko"
Instrumentation:children courus, piano, tape
Commission: Kashiwara city children chorus
Duration: ca.16 min.
Dates of composition:Aug.1999
Premiere:Dec.12.1999, 20th annual concert of Kashiwara city children chorus,
Kashiwara City Hall(Osaka).
56. "Hi no Utsuwa(Object of Mercy)" Music-based Media Art
Instrumentation: Performer, computer sound and computer graphics
Duration: ca.11 min.
Dates of composition: Sept. 1999
Premiere: Oct.15.1999, Medein-Kunst-Woche in Kyoto 99, Kyoto Goethe Institute.
57. "Kanae"
Instrumentation: 3 Shakuhachis
Duration: ca.12 min.
Date of composition: Jan.1999
Premiere:June 30.1999, National Theatrte(Tokyo).
58. "The Love dedicated to Minotaur" Ballet Music
Instrumentation:(Tape Music)
Commission: Higaki Ballet Company
Duration:ca.40 min.
Dates of composition:Feb.1999
Premiere:May 10.1999, Kyoto Kaikan the 2nd Hall.
59. "Trinity"
Instrumentation:3 Shakuhachis
Duration:ca.13 min.
Commission: Shichifukujin-kai
Dates of composition: Oct.1998
Premiere:Dec.17.1998, Doan Center(Osaka).
60. "Life" Audio-Visual Poem
Instrumentation:(Computer Music with Video)
Duration: ca. 6 min.
Dates of composition:Sept.1998
Premiere:Sept.17.1998, International Computer Music Festival; Sept.24.1999,
"vid@rte" Festival for video and electronic art, Mexico.
61. "Play" Audio-Visual Poem
Instrumentation:(Computer Music with Video)
Duration: ca. 6 min.
Dates of composition:Sept.1998
Premiere:Sept.17.1998, Insternational Computer Music Festival in Kobe 98k, Xbec Hall(Kobe)
Other Performances:Dec.5.1998, Seoul Computer Music Festival; Sept.24.1999,
"vid@rte" Festival for video and electronic art, Mexico.
Presentations
1. Kansai Acousmatic Art Festival 2010.
2. Audio Visual Poems: Synthesis of Image and Music
International Electro-acoustic Music Fesitival 2009
Osaka University og Arts.
3. New Horizon of Visual Music:
through the practice by students of the Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University
.
4. Sound Design for Open Commercial Spaces.
5. Music composition by construction and collapse of loops .
6. Interactive expression of "CirCle" using the South Korean tradition percussion instrument ‘Janggu’.
7. Phpnologue: A "sonor shooting" installation which uses hand-made speakers revolvable.
8. Design for the plauable microphone and microphone stand for Eikichi Yazawa freaks: Through the creation of "the instant super star maker" .
9. A Reconsiderion of Unique Attraction of Digital Representation: Through the Production of Interactive Media Art Using Keyboard Typing, 4th Annual Conference of Asia Digital Art and Design Association, 8 Dec 2006
[URL].
10. The Possibility of musical Representation with Visual Elements;
Information Processing Society of Japan, Special Interest Group on Music and Computer;
Kanagawa/Japan.
11. Description of the IP IG System of "Shadow of Rama";
Information Processing Society of Japan, Special Interest Group on Music and Computer;
Kanagawa/Japan.
12. Sound and Image --- How to make music for Image Art
The Japan Society for Image Art and Sciences, Reserch Session of Seibu Branch,
Nov.1.2003.
13. The Possibilities of Music Expression by Digital Art --- Through composiong Music-based Media Art ---
The 1st annual conference of Asia Digital Art and Design Association.
14. Media Art standing on a musical basis --- Music composition with some visual elements ---
Acoustical Society of Japan, the Research Group of the Musical Acoustics, Sep.6.2003.
15. The Invation of Sound Expression Chaplins Movie "Great Dictator"
The 27th annual conference of the Japan Society for Image Art and Sciences, June 2.2001.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japanese Society for Electronic Music
Awards
  • Fukuoka City Culture Award
Educational
Educational Activities
Educational Activities:
Instruction of music theory, media-art, computer music and sound design.
In addition to these classes, conducting lectures such as "construction of music" and "sound design for footage".
Other Educational Activities
  • 2013.03,The exhibition and the performance of a student work of Nakamura laboratory were held in Kyushu University Ohashi satellite..
  • 2012.03,The exhibition and the performance of a student work of Nakamura laboratory were held in Kyushu University Ohashi satellite..
  • 2011.03,The exhibition and the performance of a student work of Nakamura laboratory were held in Kyushu University Ohashi satellite..
  • 2010.03,The exhibition and the performance of a student work of Nakamura laboratory were held in Kyushu University Ohashi satellite..
  • 2008.08,Freq08 Workshop Concert "New Horizon of Visual Music", on 2nd Augst, at Across Fukuoka Enkei-Hall.
Social
Professional and Outreach Activities
Social Community Activities:
Presiding over the multi-media - computer music organization called "freq"; ("freq" has been performing actively since 2001 at many venues such as concerts, workshops and open public seminars.)
Conducting and planning for "Kyoto Media Art Week" : offering from Goethe Institut Kyoto.
Serving as a judge on the panel of composition category for Japan Music Contest which was held by NHK and Mainichi Shinbun.