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Two (TOO) Beautiful Photos by Faith Wen (US) and by XieJHao (China)

Minato Sakamoto is a Japanese composer from Osaka. Ranging from classical concert music to electronic music with heavy uses of computational technologies, his compositions practice the unserious seriously, fuse spontaneous and organic qualities, and demonstrate a clear connection to the past.

 

Minato is currently studying towards his Ph.D. in composition at Duke University. He previously studied at Amherst College and graduated summa cum laude in 2018. His current and past composition teachers include Scott Lindroth, Stephen Jaffe, John McDonald, and Eric Sawyer.

 

Minato is a Japanese chess lover and Accredited Meteorologist of Japan Meteorological Agency. As a railway addict, Minato constantly wastes his time to explore unique railways in the world. Favorite composer: Johannes Brahms. Favorite locomotive: China Railway DF4 Type.

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Minato's Pacific 21 will be featured at 2021 Society of Composers National Conference. Check this site for updates.

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Minato's Climbing High for soprano and piano will be featured at New Music on the Bayou 2021 Festival. See this site for updates.

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Minato is presenting about his sound documentary PIano Is Chinese in 2021 Penn State New-Music Festival and Symposium. Please see this site for details.

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Minato is a winner of Emerging Composer Competition 2021 by the Aural Compass Projects. Click here for details. 

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Minato is the first place winner of the 8SW composition competition 2020. Minato's composer interview with the 8 Strings & a Whistle is available here

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Minato is currently a guest artist 2020-2021 of Boston New Music Initiative. Check here for details. 

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