Abe Kyoko

(Tokyo 1950, resident in Austria since 1972).

Graduated in composition from the Kunitachi College Music in Tokyo and the Vienna Academy of Music, where she studied composition with Eric Urbanner  and electronic music with Dieter Kaufmann. She completed  further studies with Roman Hauben-stock-Ramati. Since 1988, she has collaborated with the TA-MA-MU ( Tanz- Malerei-Musik )
(dance painting music) Ensemble in Vienna. She has given over 50 performances with the ensemble in Europe and Japan. Abe has given lectures in the Musicology Department and the University of Vienna, at the Anton Webern Congress, at the Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, at “EXPAN”, the international new music workshop, and elsewhere. She has received commissions from the Walter Buchebner Society for steirischer herbst, IGNM, the Japanese Embassy in Bulgaria, the Nango Jazz Festival in Japan, international ensembles and others. Her works have been published by Ariadne in Vienna as well as by herself.
Discography: Trio for three for Fl.,Va and harp (CD, Ignm Austria)  Die Zeitfalte for Ob., VI., Kb. and harpsichord (CD, King Records)  Das rote Objekt (electro-acoustic music) by TA-MA-MU   
Premieres: Die Jahreszeiten for mixed choir, 1979, musikprotokoll steirischer herbst (Graz 1981);
Soundscape for piano and chamber orchestra ( Sofia 1999)
Kassai Aomori for jazz trio, string trio and Japanese instruments, Nango Jazz Festival (Japan, 2001)
Awards: Ernst Krenek Award of the City of Vienna


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