Shiki to Unkai V


Shiki to Unkai V (2017)


for Bass Clarinet and Double Bass

Written for Université d'Altitude (France)

ca. 6 min.​

Awards and Honors

27th International Review of Composers Call for Scores (Belgrade, Serbia)

Program Note

"Shiki to Unkai V" for bass clarinet and double bass was composed by Chatori Shimizu while in residency at the Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY in May and June 2017. Inspirations for Shiki to Unkai V came on the summit of Mt. Fuji, overlooking small thunderstorms in the vast sea of clouds below the sight. Repetition of delicate and subtle musical phrases in the lower registers meddle through the work, which makes a slight change in the pattern, or the sudden silence, act as an accent. This piece was premiered in Saint Martin Vésubie, France, on July 15, 2017, by Alain Billard and Nicolas Crosse.

Past Performances

July 15, 2017 (World Premiere)

Université d'Altitude

Espace Jean Grinda, Saint-Martin-Vésubie, France

Ensemble Multilatérale: Alain Billard (B. Cl.), Nicolas Crosse (Cb.)


August 6, 2017 (Japan Premiere)

OTO-Asobi 2017: Tokyo Concert

NextSunday Asagaya

Tsubasa Kaneda (B. Cl.), Rion Kidokoro (Cb.)

January 13, 2018 (US Premiere)

Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival and Symposium

University of Pittsburgh Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, Pittsburgh, PA

Emily Cook (B. Cl.), Ryan McMasters (Cb.)

August 3, 2018


Mita Hall, Osaka, Japan

Ivan Solano (B. Cl.), Rintaro Kojima (Cb.)​

October 7, 2018 (Serbia Premiere)

27th International Review of Composers

Composers' Association of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia

Predrag Nedeljković (B. Cl.), Goran Kostić (Cb.)