KAKINUMA Toshie

KAKINUMA Toshie

KAKINUMA Toshie

  • Professor
  • Musicology

Professor Kakinuma received her Ph.D. in music from University of California, San Diego with her dissertation on the musical instruments of Harry Partch in 1989. Her research interests are: American experimental music, twentieth-century music, folksong, and organology. She is the author of American Experimental Music as an Ethnic Music (Filmart, 2005). Her publications include “Composing for an Ancient Instrument That Has Lost Its ‘Tradition’: Lou Harrison’s Set for Four Haisho,” Perspectives of New Music, vol. 49, no. 2 (2011) and “Sneezing Toward the Sun: The Human Voice in the Concrete Music of Toru Takemitsu,” Contemporary Music Review (forthcoming) among others. She has translated and published Japanese versions of the following books: John Cage’s Silence, Lou Harrison’s Music Primer, and Alan Lomax’s Writings. She won Music Pen Club Prize for the translation of Alex Ross’s The Rest is Noise in 2010.

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