Fujikura: Glacier Program Notes

Dai Fujikura (b. 1977) is a Japanese-born composer living in the UK. His list of mentors includes  such contemporary classical music giants as Pierre Boulez, George Benjamin, and Péter Eötvös. Though he was born in Osaka, his music lacks a distinctly-Japanese aesthetic— rather, his works represent a convergence of international influences.

Fujikura composed Glacier (2010) for solo bass flute with close friend and collaborator Claire Chase in mind. Chase released the world premiere recording of the work on her second solo album album Terrestre (2012); regarding her decision to include the work on the album, she remarked: