Works performed by Earplay:

Vertical Time Study III

Toshio Hosokawa (b. 1955) was born in Hiroshima. He went to West Berlin to study composition with Isang Yun at the Hochschule der K√ľnste in 1976. From 1983 to 1986, he studied with Klaus Huber at the Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg. In 1980, he participated for the first time in the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, where his work was performed. Since then, Hosokawa has presented his works in Europe and Japan, gaining an international reputation and winning numerous awards and prizes. In 2001, Hosokawa became a member of Akademie der Künste, Berlin. He has been invited to nearly all of the major contemporary music festivals in Europe as composer in residence, guest composer or lecturer, including the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt (1990- ) and the La Biennale di Venezia (1995, 2001).

Since 1998, Hosokawa has served as Composer-in-Residence at the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. He is also Composer-in-Residence with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin (2006/2007) and with the WDR Rundfunkchor, Köln (2006- 2008). Since 2001, he has served as Music Director for the Takefu International Music Festival. In 2004, he was appointed a guest professor at Tokyo College of Music.

[from program for March 2, 2009 concert]