Works performed by Earplay:

La Lutte Bleue

Shintaro Imai was born in Nagano, Japan in 1974. He studied composition and computer music with Takayuki Rai, Erik O–a, and Cort Lippe, and composition with Philippe Hurel. After finishing a masters degree at the Sonology Department of the Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, he also completed the Course of Composition and Computer Music at the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in Paris.

Mr. Imai won "Residence" prize at the 26th International Concours of Music Electroacoustic in Bourges in France, Honorable Mention at the 3rd International Contest of Music Electroacoustic of Sao Paulo in Brazil, the First Prize and Special Prize for Young Composer at MUSICA NOVA 2000 International Electroacoustic Music Competition in Czech Republic. His works have been selected and performed at numerous festivals, such as the International Computer Musci Conference (ICMC) in Asia, America, and Europe.

[from program for February 4, 2002 concert]