Katsuhiro Tsubonou Official Website. Act 2001~

Author: Katsuhiro Tsubonou

Happy New Year!

This year I will continue my activities of composing music and supporting
cultural institutions throughout the country.

On January 9, I will play the role of Music(or Musical) Director and present the Third World
Collaboration Concert at KIOI Hall, and on March 5, the same program will
be presented at Tokyo Tower.

The exchange between the cultures of five countries ( Lithuania・ Iran・
Argentina・Uzbekistan・ Romania) and Japan will be presented in a new work.

I wish you all a very happy New Year.

World Collaboration Concert 3

To be held under the musical direction of Katsuhiro Tsubonou
’23 9 Jan Kioi Hall. 1pm~

Artists/performers from Lithuania, Uzbekistan, Iran, Argentina, Romania, and Japan
Using instruments and style from different countries, and adding Japanese instruments to create new music together.
Tokyo-Tower Festival 4
‘23 Mar Club 333

Soundscapes of Japan (the Edo Period) & Buddhist Music( Sho-myo), New contemporary music for the Shamisen.
New Song Competition Honorable Mentions Announced.

( Songs for everyone to sing are newly opened to the public ~ mother-earth-publishing.com)

State of emergency

World Collaboration Concert II has been postponed.
The performance will also be delivered on the Web at the same time on the day of our concert.
It will be held next year with a redesigned program.
As soon as the details of the concert are confirmed, we will inform you on this blog.

Concert Announcement

Katsuhiro Tsubonou will hold a music director’s concert.
We are interacting with artists from many different countries around the world with Folk music and Contemporary music.

3 highlight sessions of the World Collaboration Concert II will be held at The Tokyo Tower.

  1. 4 th July 16:00~17:00
  2. 25th July 16:00~17:00 
  3. 25th July 18:30~19:30

Venue: TOKYO TOWER Club333

Organizer: CSPC. TEL +81-03-3455-6881


 This work was composed in 1992 for Japanese and Percussion instruments.

 The title is Kaleidoscore, which is a compound word of kaleidoscope and score.

 Perform improvisation poetry by selecting one figure from A to D on all four sides.

 Performance time is 3 to 5 minutes.

  1. Two players start at the same time.
     They don’t have to finish at the same time.
  2. he shortest time for each block is 2 seconds and the maximum is 10 seconds.
    Mix short, medium and long, and play 4 sides continuously.
    Don’t change the tempo of one side during the performance.
  3. The tempo of the faces selected from the 4 faces (for example, A, C, B, C, D, A, etc) must not be the same. 
  4. Your volume strength should not be the same as your partner.
    Be sure to set the volume opposite or amplify it more. 
  5. You can play the figure as many times as you like from the four sides, but be sure to select it only once. 
  6. You can write the figure yourself and compose a new Kaleidoscore and play it.

Sign in figures (Six types from the top)

Short sound
Phrase (connected song)
Ornament (by ad lib)
Special sound ( sounds by new instruments)
Changing sound ( glissand, vibrato, etc)
Animal voice/sound

Octopus Dance

Katsuhiro Tsubonou

  [music score]

  Keep moving all parts of your body (eyes, head, face, mouth, hands, fingers, neck, shoulder, lower back, waist, knees, both legs, feet, toes, ankles) slowly and without stopping. Make sure that no part has the same movement.
 When you dance alone keep dancing so the body does not move in the same patterns as it shakes in the atmosphere. 
 When two or more people dance, each person should have time to perform themselves in different movements, to imitate the movements of the other person, and to ”dialogue” with each other. Start in a space where you won’t hit your partner. 
 The performance ends when all the participants have stopped moving whether it is within 5 minutes or more than a few hours later. 
 You can make a breathing sound or noise from your body, or wear something that makes a sound. 
 Participants may add rules such as a sharp movement every now and then or once in a while. 

© Katsuhiro Tsubonou 1998
from the Workshop of Creative Music Making at Koshigaya


  In this blog section, I will write about my musical works.

  From works 50 years ago to my latest works, I will describe the concept and structure of the works.  

 However, it only relates to contemporary music and does not exclude

 children’s songs, pop music, TV and movie works.