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Akira Nishimura

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Name  Akira Nishimura

Role  Composer
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Education  Tokyo University of the Arts
Albums  Mantra of the Light, The Navel of the Sun, Tapas
Similar People  Shunsuke Sato, Toru Takemitsu, Shin’ichiro Ikebe, Joji Yuasa, Akira Miyoshi

Akira Nishimura - Mirror of stars (1977)

Akira Nishimura (西村 朗, Nishimura Akira, born September 8, 1953) is a Japanese composer from Osaka.


Nishimura studied composition and musical theory on a graduate course at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He also studied Asian traditional music, religion, aesthetics, cosmology and the heterophonic concepts, all of which have a lasting influence on his music.

He has won several national and international awards, including the 36th Suntory Music Award (2004) and has been commissioned by many overseas music festivals.

Nishimura was the judge at the 2007 Toru Takemitsu composition award.

akira nishimura threnody

Other activities

  • Tokyo College of Music: professor (composition)
  • References

    Akira Nishimura Wikipedia

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