2013 – ISCM Young Composer Award – Yasunoshin Morita

Yasunoshin Morita

Yasunoshin Morita wins ISCM Young Composer Award 2013. The Japanese composer Yasunoshin Morita has won the ISCM Young Composer Award 2013 for The History of Songs & Words. The work for choir was performed as part of the 2013 ISCM World Music Days on November 13 in the Mittlerer Saal of the Urania Observatory in Vienna by Camerata Silesia Katowice conducted by Anna Szostak. The jury, consisting of Stephen Lias, Alper Maral and David Pay, appreciated the witty and colorful writing, in which fragmented gestures of kinetic energy coalesced into forceful rhythmic patterns. Extended techniques and layered textures created an inherent velocity, and the power of the piece was reflected in the audience’s enthusiastic response. For the first time, Music on Main from Vancouver, Canada, has teamed up with ISCM to present a commissioning award to a young composer.

Composer’s info in Catalogue: Morita, Yasunoshin