Dai Fujikura, from Japan, has established himself as an important voice in orchestral music with a number of commissions from across Europe and Asia.
Both composers embrace improvisatory styles, with Norman describing his own music as a representation of ‘how we manipulate stuff on our computers... cutting things up and pausing them and freezing them’.
Fujikura's flute concerto, written for soloist Claire Chase, employs techniques including beat-boxing, multiphonic glissandos, harmonics and pitch bends.
PerformersPlayers from the Philharmonia Orchestra
RepertoireDai Fujikura: Concerto for flute & ensemble (UK premiere)