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ReikoYamada
 
Artistic project :

The project I present here, entitled Suggesting Imperfection in Sound Art (working title), is a sound art installation, expressing imperfection in human life by emphasizing the relationship of decisions, actions and their results.
www.reikoyamada.com
 

EDUCATION
• McGill University, Montreal, Canada (May 2014 –expected) D.Mus. Music Composition Advisor: Professor Brian Cherney, Dissertation Second Reader: Philipp Leroux
• Boston University, Boston, MA (2006) M.A. Music Composition Composition Mentor: Lukas Foss
• Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA (2003) B.A. Jazz Composition

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES
• Ircam maniFeste-2013 the Academy, Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustic/Musique, Paris (2013)
• Schulich Scholarship, McGill University (2013, 2012, 2010)
• Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University (2012, 2011)
• Bernard Issenman Award, McGill University (2010)
• Composer-in-Residence, The McGill University Symphony Orchestra (2009)
• ASCAPLUS Award, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (2010, 2009)
• Finalist, American Composers Orchestra Underwood Orchestral Reading (2009)
• Provost Scholarship, McGill University (2009)
• Hiroshima Scholarship - Nakamura Music Scholarship (2009)
• Artist-in-Residence (James and Stephania Mclennen Fellowship), Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, New York (Winter 2008)
• Artist-in-Residence, The Helene Wulitzer Foundation, Taos, New Mexico (Spring 2008)
• Artist-in-Residence, Wildacres, Little Switzerland, North Carolina (Summer 2007) openstudio5

MEDIA, INVITED TALKS AND WORKSHOPS
• Hiroshima City International Committee Hiroshima International Youth House, Hiroshima, Japan Workshop on International Artists’ Collaboration (June, 2011 and August, 2008)
• No Extra Notes podcast, Featured Composer (September, 2009)
• WGBH Boston Radio Live Performance and Interview (May, 2009)
• Yildiz Technical University (Vedat Kosal Music Application and Research Center), Istanbul, Turkey Seminar and Master Class on Interdisciplinary Compositions (March, 2009)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Lecturer
McGill University, Montreal, MA (September 2009-December 2012)
• MUAR 201 Basic Materials (Winter 2012, Fall 2012)
• MUTH 461 Choral and Keyboard Arranging (Fall 2010, Fall 2011)
• MUTH 462 Instrumental Arranging (Winter 2010)
Teaching Assistant
Boston University, Boston, MA (September 2003-May 2005)
• MU 101 Keyboard Skills
• MU 102 Keyboard Skills
• MU 107 Ear Training and Sight Singing
• MU 108 Ear Training and Sight Singing
• MU 111 Elements of Music Theory
• MU 425 Holocaust and Music
Composition, Theory and Piano Instructor
• Private Composition Instruction, Montreal, QC and Oxford, MS (November 2011-)
• The Musical Suite, Newburyport, MA (November 2005-January 2009)
• Private Instruction, Boston, MA (May 2005-June 2009)
• Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, Boston, MA (September 2005-May 2006)
• LexiMusic, Lexington, MA (January 2005-July 2006)
• Happy Music Studio, Wayland, MA (May 2005-July 2006)
• IRN, Watertown, MA (September 2005-December 2005) 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Research Assistant, McGill University, Music Technology Area
Montreal, Quebec, Canada (April 2010-May 2011)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Image, Text, Sound and Technology:
Research Grant “Tracing the evolution of harmonic idioms in popular music through the late
twentieth century”
 

ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE
 
• Artistic Director and Founder, JYUGOYA Ensemble, ensemble for modern music and Flamenco, MA (September 2005-2009)
• Concert Coordinator, ALEA III, contemporary music ensemble in residence at Boston University, MA (September 2003-May 2004)
• Arranger, Franz Rolls Studio, Boston, MA (January 2000-January 2002) Willows Entertainment, Boston, MA (May 2001-January 2002)
 

CATALOGUE and PERFORMANCE HISTORY
2014
• “Resurrection” for broken accordion, Annette (work in progress) Collaborative work with photographers Carolyn Drake and Andres Gonzales Forthcoming: February 2014, Bozarts Gallery, Water Valley, MS
• “Travelers” for broken accordion, Elvis (work in progress) Collaborative work with photographer Andres Gonzales Forthcoming: February 2014, Bozarts Gallery, Water Valley, MS
• “A Field Guide to Pilgrim Tracks” – multimedia art installation (work in progress) Collaborative work with visual artist Sibylle Irma
• New work for dancer, video projection, cello and electronics (work in progress) Collaborative work with choreographer Eva Kolarova Forthcoming: May 2014, Pollack Hall, Montreal, Quebec
• “Plants in Charge” (working title) – multimedia art installation (forthcoming) Collaborative work with visual artist Sibylle Irma To be realized during the Artist-In-Residency at Elsewhere Studios (Oct-Dec 2014) Forthcoming: December 2014, Blue Sage Center for the Arts (tentative), Paonia, Colorado
2013
• “Kage-E” for two dancers, percussion and live electronics (8.0 surround) Collaborative work with choreographer Mark Lorimer for Ircam maniFeste-2013 June 2013, Grande Salle, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
• “Mask and Shadow” for symphony orchestra Commissioned by McGill Symphony Orchestra March 2013, Pollack Hall, Montreal, Quebec (1st movement only)
• Tsuki (Princesse de la Lune, conte musical japonais) two musical compositions; school performances and publication of children’s book (La Nef) for shinobue, koto, accordion and percussions (2013) May 2013, Salle de Concert Bourgie, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, QC (and other performances)
2012
• “A Field Guide to Pilgrim Tracks” for women’s choir, video projection and electronics Collaborative work with visual artist Sibylle Irma Commissioned by Lorelei Ensemble (Boston) May 2013, Marsh Chapel, Boston, MA
• “100% Water Valley” for electronics September 2013, Art Crawl Festival, Water Valley, MS April 2013, Bozarts Gallery, Water Valley, MS April 2013, Fiddlin’ Roster’s Loft, Water Valley, MS
• “By the Secret Sun of the Night” for piano quintet March 2012, Private Concert, Montreal, QC
2011
• “Cantos” for soloist orchestra (revised version) Performed by McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble November 2011, Pollack Hall, Montreal, QC
• “Dream of the Golden Turtle” for clarinet solo April 2012, Kyochiku-kan, Takehara, Japan December 2011, Chifusu, Hiroshima, Japan • “Prayer” for string quartet and recorded voices of hibakusya for Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony Commissioned by City of Montreal August 2011, Japanese Pavilion of the Botanical Garden, Montreal, QC
• ”Distantly Fading...“ for violin and live electronics (7.1 surround) Commissioned by Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology April 2013, Tanna Schulich Hall, Montreal, QC
• “Rain.kmi” for shinobue and live electronics (7.1 surround) March 2011, Tanna Schulich Hall, Montreal, QC April 2011, Sala Rosa, Montreal, QC (stereo version) July 2011, Kawara-ya, Hiroshima, Japan (stereo version)
• “Taches d’encre” for oboe and piano for Kyoko Hashimoto and Normand Forget March 2011, Pollack Hall, Montreal, QC
2010
• “Gasp and Release” for trumpet, tuba and electronics March 2010, Tanna Schulich Hall, Montreal, QC
• “Silver Eddy and Sparkle” for viola and cello for Roger Tapping (Takacs Quartet) and Natasha Brofsky February 2010, Jordan Hall, Boton, MA
• “Cloud Sketches” for piano solo November 2012, Jeunesses Musicales Canada, Montreal, QC May 2011, Tanna Schulich Hall, Montreal, QC Performance by David Jalbert: May 2012, Place des arts, Montreal, QC (Aired in June 2012, Radio Canada)
• “Ocean” for Bigband for McGill Jazz Orchestra November 2010, Polluck Hall, Montreal, QC (Aired live, Radio Canada)
2009
• “Afterfeathers, Quiver” for large orchestra Based on ”When a Cardinal Fell from the Sky”
2008
• “Untitled Studies” for electronics and drawings Collaborative with visual artist Sibylle Muff
• “Untitled ballet II for JYUGOYA” for soprano, violin, cello, piano and flamenco dancer February 2009, Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA September 2008, Kyoto City International Foundation, Kyoto, Japan August 2008, Curian Hall, Tokyo, Japan August 2008, Aster Plaza, Hiroshima, Japan June 2008, French Library and Cultural Center, Boston, MA
2007
• “New Shadows in Raw Light of Darkness” for string orchestra for A FAR CRY string orchestra and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico May 2009, Hancock Meeting House, Hancock, NH May 2009, Jordan Hall, Boston, MA May 2009, WGBH Radio, Boston, MA (Aired live)
• “Anna Akhmatova Songs” for soprano and piano November 2009, First Parish Church in Malden, Malden, MA September 2008, Kyoto City International Foundation, Kyoto, Japan August 2008, Curian Hall, Tokyo, Japan August 2008, Aster Plaza, Hiroshima, Japan June 2008, French Library and Cultural Center, Boston, MA April 2008, the Hi-hut, Providence, RI, presented by Japan America Society of RI November 2007, Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, Melrose, MA October 2007, Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA September 2007, St. Paul’s Church, Brookline, MA
• “When a Cardinal Fell from the Sky” for large orchestra May 2009, American Composers Orchestra, New York, NY
2006
• “Untitled ballet for JYUGOYA” for alto saxophone, violin, cello, piano and flamenco dancer April 2008, the Hi-hut, Providence, RI, presented by Japan America Society of RI January 2007, Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA
• “Force, Grandeur, Serenity” for solo violin February 2009, Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA September 2008, Kyoto City International Foundation, Kyoto, Japan August 2008, Curian Hall, Tokyo, Japan August 2008, Aster Plaza, Hiroshima, Japan November 2006, The Bermuda School of Music, Bermuda
• “The Groove for Three” for violin, cello and jazz double bass March 2007, UMASS, Lowell, MA
• “Impressions of Gagaku” for oboe, bassoon, violin/viola, percussion and jazz drum set April 2012, Ron Barnett Recital Hall, Vancouver, BC May2006, Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA
2005
• “Music for Soprano and Tenor Saxophones, Piano, Violin, Contrabass (Cello) and Flamenco Dancer” October 2005, Boston University Concert Hall, Boston, MA
• “Woodwind Trio” April 2005, Boston University Concert Hall, Boston, MA
• “Spring’s Dream” for violin and piano September 2008, Kyoto City International Foundation, Kyoto, Japan August 2008, Curian Hall, Tokyo, Japan August 2008, Aster Plaza, Hiroshima, Japan June 2008, French Library and Cultural Center, Boston, MA April 2008, the Hi-hut, Providence, RI, presented by Japan America Society of Rhode Island October 2007, Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA May 2005, First Parish Church in Malden, Malden, MA April 2005, Boston University Concert Hall, Boston, MA March 2005, Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA • “Music for Improvised Piano and String Quartet” February 2005, Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA April 2005, Boston University Concert Hall, Boston, MA
• “Cantos for 15 Players” for soloist orchestra February 2005, ALEA III Young Composers Workshop, Tsai Performance Center, Boston, MA
2004
• “Lizard on Mondays” for string quartet and jazz drums December 2004, Boston Symphony Hall, Boston, MA September 2004, Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA
• “Stops in Your Deep Weavings” for solo cello September 2008, Kyoto City International Foundation, Kyoto, Japan August 2008, Curian Hall, Tokyo, Japan August 2008, Aster Plaza, Hiroshima, Japan June 2008, French Library and Cultural Center, Boston MA April 2005, Boston University Concert Hall, Boston, MA
• “Fantasia in Two Movements” for solo harp June 2004, Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA
• “Seven Songs from Midare-gami” for soprano and string quartet, words by Akiko Yosano March 2007, St. Paul’s Church, Brookline, MA April 2005, Boston University Concert Hall, Boston, MA May 2004, Boston University Concert Hall, Boston, MA March 2004, First Parish Church in Malden, Malden, MA
2003
• “Untitled” for large orchestra April 2004, Recorded at Boston University, Boston, MA • Film Score “Doreena” (second prize winner of Redrock film festival) March 2003, Recorded in Boston
2002
• “The Whirlpool in My Sink” for orchestra • “String Quartet No.1” October 2002, David Friend Recital Hall, Boston
• “Facing the Things Unseen” for big band December 2002, Berklee Performance Center, Boston
• “Vocalise in three movements” for soprano and piano April 2002, Recorded in Boston

 

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