僕が行っていた福島県相馬市での作曲教室では、5歳から高校生までを対象に世界から新しい音楽のエキスパートの演奏家を迎えて特殊技法等をみっちり紹介し、その場で子供達が新しい音楽(現代音楽と呼ぶ人も多いかも知れない)の作曲をする。しかもすべての音や指示を楽譜にきちんと記し、自分の作曲した作品をその場でプロの演奏家に演奏してもらう。そんな演奏家は、子供達が作曲中、子供達からの様々な楽器に対する質問に答え、試し弾きをしながら小さな作曲家たちとコラボレーションする。 子供たちのアイディアを楽譜にし、時には言葉が通じない海外からの演奏家らに問題なく自分たちの音楽を演奏してもらうスペシャルな環境だった。










藤倉 大(作曲家/ボンクリ・フェス アーティスティック・ディレクター)




A message from the Artistic Director, Dai Fujikura:



It is said that ‘humans are born creative’.


“Born Creative” is a festival where anyone, including 0-year-olds, can experience and enjoy the unusual music created by today's most astonishing musicians who have not yet lost their 5-year-old creative minds. This is an opportunity for you to join, co-create, and enjoy a wide range of music, such as improvisation, traditional Japanese instruments, electronics, and contemporary ensemble music.


‘5-year-old’ creative minds’?


In Soma city, Fukushima, I held a series of music composing workshops. I worked for several years with local children ranging from 5-year-olds to some high school students. We also invited some renowned new musicians from all over the world (some will also make their appearance at Born Creative Festival) to our workshops. Through working with these guest musicians, the children were exposed to a variety of unique and distinct sounds.


In our workshops, the children created their own music. In my class, there are no rules; any sound, any music is allowed. Teachers (including myself) were just there to assist these young composers. As one 5-year-olds said “I want to make a strange music with strange sound!”, so he should!


All the music created in the workshop was notated by young composers themselves and played by professional musicians on the spot (sometimes would point out by 5-year-old "that is not how you do it". We kept trying until young composers were satisfied). Workshop participants and musicians that have never met until now nor shared the same language were able to communicate with each other through notation. It was an incredible experience for guest teachers as well.


After several years of holding these workshops, it come to my mind that all human beings love new sounds. On the journey to our adulthood, somehow the creativity we all once had inside us fades and hides away.


On October 15th and 16th, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre will be filled with our 'new sound'.


Come, join and embrace the new sounds from all over the world which will give you a year's worth, if not, a lifetime's joy of music.


Dai Fujikura, Composer / "Born Creative" Festival Artistic Director


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