Yasutaki Inamori - Something Sporadic

Workshop performance video

"Something Sporadic" is a short study with rhythmic experiments for string quartet. Many possibilities of subdivision within various durations of notes are to juxtaposed and puzzled for four voices, with polyrhythmic accents of quintaplet-subdivision. Each voice is a microtonally moving line which slowly merges into another line. Subtle, microtonally flowing lines construct the music. Once the rhythmic canon (1st violin and 2nd violin against viola and violoncello) is constructed, short pauses between lineal movements appeared. These breaks are disturbed by pizzicati, high harmonic tones, noisy overpressure bowing, etc. which provides the tension to the music sporadically.

Composer: Yasutaki Inamori

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Yasutaki Inamori (b.1978, Tokyo) studied composition at Tokyo Gakugei University with Prof. Masahiro Yamauchi and Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln with Prof. Johannes Schöllhorn and Prof. Michael Beil. He holds Master for Music Education (2009) and Master for Composition (2013). His works are internationally performed by orchestras such as WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, Bruxelles Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic, Philharmonie Orchestra Würzburg and by ensembles and musicians such as Ensemble Proton Bern, Ensemble Handwerk, Ensemble Garage, Studio Musikfabrik, Barbara Maurer, Camilla Hoitenga, Carin Levine, Mario Caroli, Dirk Rothburst, etc. 1st Prize at Japan Competiton of Music (Compositon Section) (2007), Bernd-Alois-Zimmermann-Scholorship (2011), Akutagawa Yasushi Suntroy Composition Award (2019), and more. He currently teaches at Senzoku College of Music (Kanagawa).