Commissioned by Kotaro Fukuma, premiered by him at 1st June 2018 in Kyoto.
Born in Osaka in l958, Tokuyama Minoko received degrees from both the Tokyo University ot Fine Arts and Music and the Universitat der Kunste Be studied composing under lkenouchi Tomoiiro, Yashiro Akio, Noda Teruyuki and lsang Yung.
In 1984 she was bestowed the JSCM’s First New Artist award, and in l990 she represented japan at the First Pacific Composers Conference at the Pacific Music Festival as well as earning a diploma at the Valentino Bucchi International Competition in Composition in Italy. She was invited to compose Spring Festival at Contemporary Music, Seattle consecutively in 1991 and 1992, and in i992 she took the First prize in the 5th Prix de Fukui de Musique Harpe. She was invited to judge that same contest in 1995. In October of i997 her piece commemorating the Namihaya Japan Sports Association was first performed by the Century Orchestra Osaka, and she also won first place that year in the International Wiener Komposition as well. The piece she wrote tor that competition, “Mement Mori”, was performed tor the on stage at the Wien Modern Festival by the Winer Staatsopernballett in November 1997. She has been judging Composition in the japan Music Competition since 2003.