Orgelfrühling Steiermark


Reiko Yamada
Wednesday, 19.05.21 - 20:00

Composers within the Festival

As part of the project Orgelfrühling Steiermark 2020.2021.transformations, we present selected artists in this format.

Composer and sound artist Reiko Yamada is already known to the audience of Orgelfrühling Steiermark from several projects that she has premiered in Graz in recent years as part of our festival.

Most recently, she wrote a commissioned composition for the 2020 festival, which unfortunately has not yet been premiered due to the cancellation of our live concerts.

In the current portrait we talk to Reiko Yamada about her works and introduce the artist to you.

The interview is conducted by Ute Rost.


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Streaming: May 19 to June 16, 2021


Reiko Yamada is a composer and sound artist, originally from Hiroshima, Japan. She composes concert works, creates sound art installations and works with interdisciplinary collaborators. Her work explores the aesthetic concept of imperfection in a variety of contexts.

Yamada holds a D.Mus in composition from McGill University, and is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards and fellowship. She was a 2015-16 Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study of Harvard University, the 2016-17 artist-in-residence at IEM (Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik), the 2018 Innovator-in-Residence at Colorado College, and 2020-21 S+T+ARTS resident artist.

Her various projects have been commissioned and/or funded by New Music USA, the Canada Council for the Arts, IRCAM (the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music), CIRMMT (the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology), the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Armitage Gone! Dance, the Centre for Organ Research of the Graz University of Arts and the European Commission among others. Her works have been presented in venues such as the Metropolitan Museum Breuer (New York), and Centre Pompidou (Paris).

She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at ICFO (Institute for Photonic Sciences) and composer-in-residency at Phonos Foundation in Barcelona.


Official Website


Of Randomness and Imperfection

Interdisciplinary Research Project (since 2020)
in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Maciej Lewenstein, ICFO Barcelona

Adjustable Tempers

Concert Stream within Orgelfrühling Steiermark 2021