Keiko Fujiie is a Japanese composer born in Kyoto, Japan. She is the daughter of a professor of mathematics in the University of Kyoto and completed postgraduate studies at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Fujiie won the Otaka Prize in 1995 and in 2000 for best symphonic piece of the year. In 1996, her opera Nina de Cera won the Kenzo Nakajima award. Fujiie is a prolific writer of music for guitar and since recording extensively with the Kazuhito Yamashita Family Quintet, she has been present on their visits to the Cordoba Guitar Festival, Romer International Guitar Festival and the Open Guitar Festival in the Czech Republic. She is married to Kazuhito Yamashita.
Composition timpani and percussion requirements
No Timpani + 3 percussion
1) glockenspiel, vibraphone, sistrum, suspended cymbal, marimba, small Chinese gong, wooden board, binasara 2) antique cyms, large Chinese gong, suspended cymbal, orchestral bass drum, steel drum, vibraphone, 3) 4 x timpani, glass wind chimes, orchestral bass drum, suspended cymbal