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From left to right, JDubiel, a Java program for algorithmic composition, and Ambient Tide 2

JDubiel: Application software for pc-set analysis

Pythagorean tuning for Gagaku instruments: Tables of frequencies in the Pythagorean system

Sound examples:
Jeanne Bamberger and
Howard Brofsky. The Art of Listening: Developing Musical Perception. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.

Chesnokov Project (2020- ): An ongoing project on the RTcmix realization and automated production of Pavel Chesnokov's music by Java programs that implement rules of transformations of pc-sets and melodic contours employed in his Russian Orthodox hymns.

Violin Concertino (2019) is selected for performance at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), which will take place from June 14 to 21, 2020 in New York, USA. The festival has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak in New York.

Violin Concertino (2019) was premiered by Ms. Kiko Matsuhashi 松橋輝子 at the ACMP (Asia Computer Music Project) 2019 / Japan-Korea Computer Music Festival 2019 concert in Tokyo, Japan on July 21, 2019.

Piano Sinfonia (2018) was selected for performance at the 16th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2019), performed by Prof. Victor López Rodríguez of Conservatorio Superior de Música de Málaga at Sala María Cristina in Malaga, Spain on May 29, 2019, and won the Music Audience Award (Thanks a lot for your brilliant performance, Victor!!).

Vanishing Trajectories (2015) was selected for the International Computer Music Conference 2019 (ICMC 2019) / New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2019 (NYCEMF 2019) and presented at the Loreto Theater at the Sheen Center in New York on June 21, 2019.


Responsorium (2009) was invited for performance at the Salamanca Music Festival in Gifu, Japan.

Aeolian Variations (2014)

Five Movements on Modulations (2014)

Twelfth Aitake II: Beyond Eleven for the Gagaku Sho (2013)

Twelfth Aitake I: Beyond Eleven for the Gagaku Sho (2012).

Leonard Meyer's Critique of Contemporary Music (レナード・マイヤーによる現代音楽批判) (2011): position paper (in Japanese) for a forum organized by the Japanese Society for Sonic Arts

Metaphor and Methodological Foundations of Atonal Theory (2011): music-theoretical paper in Studies in the Arts 3 (Tokyo, Japan)

Twelve-Tone Composition in a Bayesian Framework (2011): music-theoretical paper in Studies in the Arts 3 (Tokyo, Japan)

Ambient Tide 2 (2007): collaborative, multimedia work

Ambient Tide 1 (2006, 2007): collaborative, multimedia work

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Akira Takaoka

Updated on 09/21/2021

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