Compositions
Dai Fujikura

(b. 1977)
Although Dai Fujikura was born in Osaka, he has now spent more than 20 years in the UK where he studied composition with Edwin Roxburgh, Daryl Runswick and George Benjamin. During the last decade he has been the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Huddersfield Festival Young Composers Award and a Royal Philharmonic Society Award in this country, Internationaler Wiener Composition Prize, the Paul Hindemith Prize in Austria and Germany respectively and both the OTAKA and Akutagawa awards in 2009. In his native Japan he has been accorded the special honour of a portrait concert in Suntory Hall in October 2012. In London where he chooses to live with his wife and family, he has now received two BBC Proms commissions, his Double Bass Concerto was recently premiered by the London Sinfonietta and in 2013 the BBC Symphony Orchestra will give the UK premiere of ‘Atom’ as part of the Total Immersion: Sounds from Japan. The French music world too has taken him to its hearts with numerous commissions, culminating in his first opera – an artistic collaboration with Saburo Teshigawara, which will be co-produced by Theatre des Champs Elysées, Lausanne and Lille. In Germany the European premiere of ‘Tocar y Luchar,’ the world premiere of which was given in Venezuela by Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra, was given at the Ultraschall Festival in Berlin. His next German commission is ‘Grasping’ for the Munich Chamber Orchestra which will be premiered in Korea before being brought back to Munich. Switzerland has featured his music at the Lucerne Festival, Austria at the Klangspuren Festival and Norway at the Punkt Festival and a commission in 2013 from the Oslo Sinfonietta.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

...as I am...

No Timpani + 3 percussion
1) bass bow, maracas, 2 anvils,  temple blocks, tuned cowbells C3-C4, tuned gongs F3, Bb3, E4, 2 slit drums, large tam tam, 4 large tom toms, suspended cymbal, 2) bass bow, congas, vibraphone,  temple blocks, whip, bongos, 2 log drums, 2 medium tam tams, jawbone, tuned gongs C#4, F#4, G#4, C5, D5, 3) bass bow, small tam tam, vibraphone, tuned gongs C2, D#2, snare drum, 2 sizzle cymbals, 3 suspended cymbals, 4 tom toms, congas, lions roar
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Ampere: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Timpani + 3 percussion + toy piano
1) large sizzle cymbal, bass bow, 3 suspended cymbals, crotales E6, A, C, bongos, xylophone, tuned gongs C#4, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B, 5 tom toms, anvil, wine glasses, C#5 & G; 2) vibraphone, bass bow, medium sizzle cymbal, 6" roto tom, orchestral bass drum, wine glasses B4 & F#5; 3) snare drum, bass bow, 2 tam tams, tuned cowbells E3, G, G#, A, A#, B, F4, F#, A, steel pans C4-F6, 5 octave marimba, talking drum, wine glasses D5 & A5. Solo, toy piano
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Atom

Timpani + 3 percussion
1) 4.3 octave marimba, bass bow, snare drum, lions roar, small suspended cymbal, tuned gongs, A#3, B, C, E, F, G, G#, A, D; 2) vibraphone, bass bow, medium suspended cymbal, sizzle cymbal, tuned gongs, E3, F#, A#, A, C#, D, D#, E, F#, G, G#; 3) tam tam large, tam tam small, bass bow, B4 tuned cowbell, tuned gongs D2, D#, F#, C3, D, D#, E, F#, G, A, B, C#
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Bassoon Concerto

No Timpani + 3 percussion
1) vibraphone, orchestral bass drum, 2) sizzle cymbal, vibraphone, tuned gongs E3, Bb3, C4, E4, G#4, 3) bass bow, crotale C#5, snare drum, 5 suspended cymbals, tuned gongs G#2, F#3, C#4, F#4, G4
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Be

Solo percussion
2 bass bows, 1 octave crotales, vibraphone, marimba, 2 suspended cymbals, orchestral bass drum, bongos, 4 temple blocks, pedal bass drum, 4 tom toms, D2 low gong
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Be II

Percussion quartet
A) 1 octave crotales, bongos, marimba, 4 tom toms (smaller than percussion B's tom toms)
B) 2 suspended cymbals (high and medium high), orchestral bass drum, pedal bass drum, 4 tom toms, 1 octave crotales
C) vibraphone, 4 temple blocks, 2 suspended cymbals (low, medium low)
D) vibraphone, marimba, D2 low gong
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Code 80

No Timpani + 2 percussion
1) small suspended cymbal, large suspended cymbal, crotales 1 octave, marimba, 4 wood blocks, 2) medium suspended cymbal, tam tam, pedal bass drum, vibraphone, 4 temple blocks
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Crushing Twister

No Timpani + 3 percussion
1) 5 temple blocks, 5 wood blocks, tuned cowbells G#3, E, G, D, Bb, tuned gongs Bb3, B, D4, E, G#, bongos, 5 tom toms, 4 slit drums, snare drum, 3 suspended cymbals, sizzle cymbal; 2) 2 octaves crotales, bass bow, vibraphone, 4 brake drums H-L; 3) 5 temple blocks, 5 wood blocks, tuned cowbells C#4, E, F#, B, F, tuned gongs F#3, C4, C#, D, F, 5 tom toms, bongos, 4 log drums, pedal bass drum, 25" & 28" timpani, 3 large suspended cymbals
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Diamond Dust

No Timpani + 1 percussion
5 suspended cymbals, vibraphone, tuned gongs Ab2, D3, F3, Ab3, B3, C4, C#4, E4, F4, F#4, G4, A#4, C5
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Double Bass Concerto

No Timpani + 2 percussion
1) Tuned gongs F3, Bb3, D#4, G#4, B4, C#5, F#5, temple bowls, G#4, A#4, D5, F5, A5, 6 timpani, tam tam, 3 suspended cymbals, vibraphone (shared with P2), 2) crotales C#5, F5, 5 octave marimba, tuned gongs C2, Ab2, C3, F3, C4, F4, A4, D5, B5, vibraphone (shared with P1), 4 bongos
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Phantom Pulse

No Timpani + 12 percussion
2 vibraphones, 2 marimbas (1 marimba with 5 octaves), 1 xylorimba (5 octaves), 1 steel drums (soprano), 1 almglocken (3 octaves C3 → C6), 2 octaves crotales (2 octaves), 2 sets tubular bells (1 x 2 octaves), gongs (1 octave – C2 → B2), bell plates (1 octave – C3 → C4), 3 tam tams (high-medium-low), 2 x 5 temple blocks, 2 snare drums, 4 bongos (2 x 2), 10 tom toms, orchestral bass drums, 1 pedal bass drum, 4 timpani, 6 suspended cymbals, (H-L), 5 ride cymbals, 4 Chinese cymbals, 2 sizzle cymbals
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Stream State

No Timpani + 3 percussion
1) orchestral bass drum, xylophone, 2 octaves crotales, conga, small tam tam, bass bow, 4 wood blocks; 2) suspended cymbal, marimba, 5 tom toms, tubular bells, glockenspiel, medium tam tam, bass bow, 4 temple blocks; 3) 4 bongos, vibraphone, 5 wood blocks, large tam tam, bass bow, lions roar
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Swarming Essence

No Timpani + 4 percussion
1 & 2) bass bow, 5 timpani, 6" roto tom, 2 small suspended cymbals, tuned gongs C2, C#2, G#2, A2, C#3, D3, F3, C4, E4, F#4, crotales F#4, A4, vibraphone 3 & 4) bass bow, orchestral bass drum, 4 large suspended cymbals, sizzle cymbal, 5 wood blocks, tubular bells F3 - F5, 5 tom toms, snare drum, vibraphone, tuned cowbells F4, Ab4, Bb4, B4, C#5, Eb5, F5, F#5, tuned gongs C#3, F#3, bongos, bell plates C3, D3, F3, Ab3, A3, Bb3, B3
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Tocar y Luchar

Timpani + 3 percussion
1) vibraphone, bass bow, large orchestral bass drum, 2 pairs bongos; 2) 5 octave marimba, bass bow, sizzle cymbal, crotales F6, A, B, C, C#, D, small orchestral bass drum; 3) vibraphone, bass bow, tam tam, medium orchestral bass drum, 5 large tom toms
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Vanishing Point

No Timpani + 4 percussion
1 & 2) 4 bass bows, 1 octave crotales, vibraphone, medium tam tam, small gong, 4 temple blocks, orchestral bass drum, xylophone, 4 tom toms, snare drum, 3 & 4) 4 bass bows, vibraphone, marimba, large tam tam, pedal bass drum, 4 wood blocks, lions roar
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Vast Ocean

No Timpani + 2 percussion
1) 2 tam tams (medium, and large), orchestra bass drum, 5 wood blocks, vibraphone, marimba, 5 bongos, 2 suspended cymbals, lions roar, snare drum, tuned gongs Gb3, D4, F4, B4 2) 2 tam tams (small, and small medium), 5 temple blocks, vibraphone, 2 congas, 2 suspended cymbals, 1 timpani (28”), tuned gongs A3, E4, C5, Eb5
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