Dec 18 2023
Tradition and Innovation (Toyosu Civic Center, Tokyo, Japan)
"Starlight and FrostⅠ” [World Premiere]
(Naoyuki Manabe Gagaku Ensemble)
Oct 14 2023
New Music Festival (First Christian Church, Eugene, OR, US)
"Zero (1st aria)”
(Eugene Difficult Music Ensemble)
Apr 12 2023
Ikebana and Contemporary Music (The Okura Tokyo, Japan)
(Ikebana Performance by Seihou Okudaira)
"Contemplation” [Japanese Premiere]
"Adieu” [Japanese Premiere]
(Soprano:Jessica[Ngatari], Electronics Kaito Nakahori)
+Talk show - Seihou Okudaira, Hitomi Kitayama, Kaito Nakahori
Mar 11 and Mar 16 2023
Osaka Asian Film Festival (Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan)
"After Winter, the Tamaki Family…” [World Premiere]
(Film Music, Director: Huang Yin-yu)
Kaito Nakahori was born in Chiba, Japan in 1989. He began composing at the age of 14 when Toru Takemitsu's music made a great impression on him. He has won numerous prizes, including Brian M. Israel Prize (2016) and 1st Prize at Impronta Ensemble Composition Competition (2019). In 2015, his portrait concert was held at the United Nations in New York, when he conducted and presented his pieces including Summit of Mt. Fuji. Since then, Hotarubi commissioned by Goethe Institut in 2017, Samon commissioned by Kyoto Art Center in 2018, Two Different Paintings commissioned by Tokyo Bunka Kaikan at the 150th anniversary concert of Japan and Hungary diplomatic relations in 2019, Theater Opera Zero (the original text and staging by Oriza Hirata) commissioned by Toyooka Theater Festival in 2020, Electronics Opera Countless Wells (Co-production with IRCAM) commissioned by Fondation Royaumont in 2021, Abyss (dedicated to Arditti Quartet) commissioned by Takefu International Music Festival in 2022 and many other pieces have been gained a good reputation internationally as a contemporary composer, and his unique meditative style of composition is called Timeless Music. He has given composition lectures at The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome, National University of Colombia, Takefu International Music Festival, Tokyo College of Music and Hiroshima City University. His wide range activities also include releasing the ambient music album Mythologies in 2017, and the collaboration concert with Ikebana Sekiso-ryu Iemoto Seihou Okudaira at the Okura Tokyo in 2023. He is currently based in New York and Tokyo.
Theater Opera Zero (2020)
World premiere 13/09/2020 at Toyooka Theater Festival
Text/Staging: Oriza Hirata
Composer/Conductor: Kaito Nakahori
"The journey back to the roots of existence"
Electronics Opera Countless Wells (2021)
World premiere 28/08/2021 at Royaumont Abbey
Festival de Royaumont "Carré magique"
Co-production with IRCAM
For String Quartet
World premiere 09/09/2022 at Takefu International Music Festival
Dedicated to Arditti Quartet
Yaeyama Hirugi (2014)
For Clarinet and String Quartet
World premiere 13/06/2014 at Middlebury Town Hall Theater
1st Prize at Impronta Ensemble Composition Competition
New record album "Mythologies" part of IIKKI's series was released on Nov 21st on Bandcamp. It is an electronic ambient music work composed by Kaito Nakahori and Masaya Ozaki. Art work is by Erwan Morère.
Khemia Ensemble's debut album "Voyage" was released on May 14th on Bandcamp. It is a collection of the works that were commissioned and/or performed during the inaugural tour of South America. Nakahori's piece "Zero Ⅰ" is collected to the album.