Chatori Shimizu (b. 1990) is a New York City based composer, shō performer, and sound artist, who constructs his works for a wide range of mediums concerning the time identity in sound. Ranging from orchestral works to sound installations, all of his works engage in repetitive patterns of sound motifs, which aims for the slightest change in the pattern to act as an accent. As the First Prize Winner of Malta International Composition Competition, Shimizu’s works have been performed and exhibited throughout Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, and the United States. Shimizu has been awarded fellowships from Columbia University School of the Arts, Institute of Medieval Japanese Studies, the Mitsubishi Foundation, Omi International Arts Center, Soundstreams, Toshiba Foundation, Yaddo, among others. His music scores are published from United Music & Media Publishing, Belgium. Shimizu was born in Osaka, Japan, and spent his formative years in Singapore. He obtained his MFA in Sound Arts from Columbia University, New York City, and received his BA in Computer Music from Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo, as a recipient of the Arima Prize; the highest honor bestowed upon the graduating class. He is currently studying composition with Mark Andre at the Hochschule für Musik Dresden.
To learn more about Shimizu’s music, visit http://www.chatorishimizu.com