Mayako Kubo

is a composer of Japanese descent who is artistically connected to the European legacy and the contemporary music movement. She has written about 130 works in almost all genres. Opera holds special significance for Mayako Kubo. The world premiere of Rashomon in Graz, Austria, 1996 and of the Japanese version in Tokyo 2002 confirmed her reputation as Japan’s most important female composer.

„My goal is to create something that can survive the 21st century. Otherwise, my music would be meaningless, and I might as well stop composing.“
Mayako Kubo


Anna Korondi, Foto: Baris Cihan

City Fox

In Berlin you will often encounter beautiful foxes with their bushy tails. The poet Synke Köhler meticulously observes the cityscape, and wrote a love poem about the fox. I was reminded of the Japanese children’s song “Little Wild Fox on the Mountain”, and so I reflected Synke Köhler’s poem in… Read More

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Foto: Kai-Uwe Wudtke

Who is Alusrursula?

Alusrurusula is the title of my solo piece for bassoon, created from the name of Ursula Mamlok. The U in the center is t… Read More

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© André Fischer/Klangwerkstatt Berlin


Composing for key instruments is not easy, especially when you are trying to combine accordion and piano. Both may have… Read More

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Not Darkened

Maybe Irene Kurka is one of those musicians who never let the Corona crisis darken them. Now she sings at the famous “Mu… Read More

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