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TAKAYUKI RAI

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Period

1954 - current

Genre

contemporary classical music

Online

Officiƫle website

Biography Takayuki Rai

Takayuki Rai was born in 1954 in Tokyo, Japan. Education He studied composition with Yoshiro Irino (Tokyo) and Helmut Lachenmann. In The Netherlands he studied computer music with Paul Berg at the Institute of Sonology. Activities From 1982 until 1990 he worked at the Institute of Sonology as a guest composer, on computer music, ...
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Biography Takayuki Rai

1954

Takayuki Rai was born in 1954 in Tokyo, Japan.


Education

He studied composition with Yoshiro Irino (Tokyo) and Helmut Lachenmann. In The Netherlands he studied computer music with Paul Berg at the Institute of Sonology.


Activities

From 1982 until 1990 he worked at the Institute of Sonology as a guest composer, on computer music, especially real-time sound synthesis techniques and interactive computer music. For fifteen years he taught computer music at the Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo. Since 2006 he is senior lecturer at the Lancaster University (UK).


Compositions

Since 1991 he realized various pieces for instruments and live computer systems using Max/ISPW and later Max/MSP. He was also involved in creating interactive multimedia art using a new, specially developed software called 'DIPS' (Digital Image Processing with Sound). His compositions have been selected for the Gaudeamus Competition, the ISCM World Music Days, the International New Music Forum (Warsaw) and the International Computer Music Conference.


Prizes

He won the Irino Composition Prize (Japan), the Mixed Electroacoustic Music Award at the 13th International Electroacoustic Music Competition in Bourges (France) and the 2nd prize (1st prize: not awarded) in the category live electroacoustic music at the 17th concours. At the Newcomp International Computer Music Competition (USA) he won the 1st prize.

2006

In the discography you will find all recordings that have been released listed chronologically. We restrict ourselves to the title, the type of audio, year of publication or recording, label, list of guest musicians, plus any comments on the issue.

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