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Shuko Mizuno
1934 -
S. Mizuno
Shuko Mizuno (24/02/1934), a Japanese composer. He was born in the prefecture of Tokushima, Japan. He launched his musical studies in 1958 at Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music) and completed his studies with a master's degree in music in 1963. From the beginning of his university studies, Mizuno expressed a deep interest in musical improvisation, focusing on jazz elements popularized in Western music. Encouraged by the tutelage of Shibata and Hasegawa, Mizuno's compositions embraced improvisational techniques. While at the university, he co-founded its first improvisational ensemble.
Dies irae
Composed in:1972
Dies irae for choir and electronic (1972).
Source:Robert Chase, Dies Irae: A Guide to Requiem Music, Scarecrow Press, Inc. 2003