born in Tokyo in 1953, and studied at Keio University (Department
of Technology). He taught himself composition, joining a jazz and rock
group, although he has studied under Teizo Matsumura
for a short while.
He argues "new liricism" and objects to unmusical "modern music". He has published many works. He made his debut with "Threnody to Toki" in 1981. Since then, he presented 6 symphonies, 10 Concertos, and many orchestra pieces. Other works include many stage works ,a series of chamber music related with birds, piano and guitar works, and some works for japanese traditional instruments.
Many of his works are recorded on CD, including "The Age of Birds / Works by Takashi Yoshimatsu" (Camerata Tokyo). And since 1998, he is "composer-in-residence" of CHANDOS.
As well as composing, he does a lot of writing, including article for publications such as Music review and Essays. and published some books.
Sachio FUJIOKA(cond) ,Takashi YOSHIMATSU, Isao TOMITA, Keith EMERSON.
Japan Arts Corporation --- MAIL
Chandos Records Ltd,
Chandos House,Commerce Way,Colchester, Essex,CO2 8HQ,UK
Links --- Publisher etc
score : Symphony no.3/no.4/no.5/no.6
saxophone concerto, piano concerto, cello concerto, marimba concerto
Atom Hearts Club Quartet, White Landscape, Rainbow colored mobile etc
Ongaku no Tomo Edition
Threnody to Toki, The Age of Birds,Guitar Concerto
Digital Bird Suite, 4 pieces in Bird Shape, RandomBird Variations
Piano Works:Pleiades Dances I~IX, Works for piano left hand etc
guitar works:Tender toys, water colred scalor etc
CD : Orchestra Works "The Age of Birds" "Orion Machine"
Works for Japanese Instruments, Piano Works etc
CD : TARKUS"classic meets Rock", Symphony no.6 & Marimba Concerto
Sound Track "Taira-no-Kiyomori" etc