Composition


Major Music

 Music TitleRemarks
20002000Suite "The 20th Century In Moving Images"Premiere: The Symphony Hall
Takashi Kako (Pf.)
Conductor: Seikyo Kim
Osaka Century Symphony Orchestra
Waltz in the Evening Glow
19991999White plum blossomsPremiere: Sumida Triphony Hall
Takashi Kako (Pf.)
19981998Aria in the Desolated FieldPremiere: Kioi Hall
Takashi Kako (Pf.)
Oleg Riabets (male soprano)
19971997Layers of the ColorPremiere: Park Tower Hall
Takashi Kako (Pf.)
Space composition: Ushio Amagatsu
19931993Plélude de l'eauPremiere: Le Temple De L'eau (Hokkaido, Tomamu)
Takashi Kako (Pf.)
19931993Is Paris BurningPremiere: Kioi Hall
Takashi Kako (Pf.)
19921992El Viento De GibraltarPremiere: Casals Hall
Takashi Kako (Pf.)
19911991Piano Suite "Estampe Sonore"Premiere: Spiral Hall
Takashi Kako (Pf.)
19891989ApocalypsePremiere: Spiral Hall, Theatre Odeon (Vienna)
Takashi Kako (Pf.)
Izmael Ivo (Dancer)
Director: Ushio Amagatsu
19881988Kenji Kara Kikoeru OngakuOriginal: Kenji Miyazawa
Composition: Nachi Nozawa, Takashi Kako
Symphonic Poem "Spring" ∼ Homage To FlowersPremiere: The International Garden and Greenery Exposition in Osaka
Takashi Kako (Pf.)
Conductor: Naoto Otomo
CD by Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
19871987White NilePremiere: Montpellier Music Festival
19861986KleePremiere: Ohara Museum
19851985Poésie ∼ GreensleevesPremiere: Parco Theater
Takashi Kako (Pf.)
19821982Sea StormPremiere: Toho Seimei Hall
1978197811 Rue TitonPremiere: TOK
Takashi Kako (Pf.)
Oliver Johnson (Drs.)
Kent Carter (B.)
El AlPremiere: Toshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd
19741974Quartet for flute, clarinet, marimba, and percussionPremiere: Paris National Radio Broadcasting Station
19721972Night Song of a TravellerPremiere: Paris International Universty Hall
Movement for OrchestraPremiere: Salle Gaveau
Paris Concervatoire Orchestra
19711971Construction for OrchestraPremiere: Hibiya Kokaido
Tokyo hilharmonic Orchestra by Hiroshi Wakasugi

Film Music

 Film TitleDirectorProduction, DistributionRemarks
20222022Touge Saigo no Samurai (Touge: The Last Samurai)Takashi KoizumiProduction: Touge Saigo no Samurai (Touge: The Last Samurai) Production committee
Distribution: Shochiku, Asmik Ace
20182018Chiri Tsubaki (Samurai's Promise)Daisaku KimuraProduction: Chiri Tsubaki (Samurai's Promise) Production committee
Distribution: Toho
Received the 42nd Montreal World Film Festival Judge's Special Grand Prix
Received the 42nd Japan Academy Award for Outstanding Music
20162016Warau 101sai × 2 (Two Journalists: One Century)Atsunori KawamuraProduction: PICTURESNETWORK
Distribution: MAGIC HOUR, LUXES
29th Tokyo International Film Festival Special Screening
Everest: Goddess of the SkyHideyuki HirayamaProduction: KADOKAWA
Distribution: Toho、Asmik Ace
Received the 26th Japanese Movie Critics Award for Film Music
20152015HatashiaiShigemichi SugitaProduction: Nihon Eiga Broadcasting CorporationNew York Festivals World ’s Best TV & Films Drama Special Category Gold Award
20142014Higurashi no Ki (A Samurai Chronicle)Takashi KoizumiTohoReceived the 38th Japan Academy Award for Outstanding Music
Ieji (Homeland)Nao KubotaProduction: Solid-Jam
Distribution: BITTERS END
Official exhibition at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival
20112011Taiheiyou no Kiseki (Oba: The Last Samurai)Hideyuki HirayamaToho
20102010Saigo no Chushingura (The Last Ronin)Shigemichi SugitaWarner Bros.Received the 35th Japan Academy Award for Outstanding Music
20092009SatoyamaTetsunori KikuchiGAGA CorporationNHK documentary
20082008Ashita e no yuigon (Best Wishes for Tomorrow)Takashi KoizumiCinema Investment Corporation
20062006Hakase no Aishita Sushiki (The Housekeeper and the Professor)Takashi KoizumiAsmik Ace Entertainment‎Received the 61st Mainichi Film Awards Music Award
20022002Shiroi Inu to Waltz o (To Dance with the White Dog)Takashi TsukinokiToeiMain theme
Amidado Dayori (Letter from the Mountain)Takashi KoizumiAsmik Ace Entertainment‎Received the 57th Mainichi Film Awards Music Award
Received the 26th Japan Academy Award for Outstanding Music
20012001Taiga no Itteki (A Single Drop of Water in a Mighty River)Seijiro KouyamaToho
20002000ritualHideaki AnnoSTUDIO KAJINOReceived the Tokyo International Film Festival Excellence Award
Choi Seung-Hee and Kim Mae-JaTomoko FujiwaraDistribution: Iwanami Hall
19981998The QuarryMarion HanselDistribution: RenaissanceBelgian cinema
1998 Montreal World Film Festival Grand Prix Winner
Received the Best Artistic Contribution Award for Music
19971997Ano Hi Kono Kosha DeToru YoshikawaIwanami Audio-Visual Media Inc.
19931993ArakawaYoshihiro hagiwaraShiguro
19921992Mirai No OmoideYoshimitsu MoritaToho
On the Earth In HeavenMarion HanselBelgium, Spain, France collaboration
Winner of the 1992 Arcachon Film Festival Grand Prix
19901990Kazantou - OshimaHisaya IwasaIzu Ooshima Volcano Museum
19861986KeshinYoichi HigashiToei

TV, Radio

 Program TitleBroadcasterRemarks
20182018Kenji Miyazawa, Journey to the GalaxyNHK BS4KDirector: Tsutomu Konno
20152015NHK Special " The Century in Moving Images"NHK2015–2016
NHK Special " The 20th Century in Moving Images Digital Remaster"NHK BS12015–2016
Shuuhei Fujisawa Drama Series "Hatashiai"SKY PerfecTV! Basic Service
20132013Joui-uchi Hairyoutsuma-shimatsu TV Asahi
20122012Sprint! Soma Nomaoi ∼ Beyond the Great East Japan EarthquakeNHK
A Quilt HouseNHK
20112011NHK Special "Whether the Japanese Why Headed to War"NHK
20102010NHK Special "Japan-US Security Treaty 50 Years"NHK
20092009NHK Special "Takashi Tachibana Thinking Document, The Mystery of Cancer Life and Death"NHK
NHK Special "Japanese Navy 400 Hours Testimony"NHK
NHK Special "End of the War Drama, Judgment of The Soul"NHK
PROJECT JAPAN SeriesNHKEnding Theme
20082008Satoyama IIINHK
20052005NHK Special "Nippon no Gunzo, 20 Years for the Revival"NHK
20032003NHK Special "Battle of Wealth ∼ The Global Market"NHK
NHK Special "War and Peace of Showa"NHK
Shiroi Kyotou (The Great White Tower)Fuji TVOctober 2003–March 2004
Fuji TV 45th Anniversary Program
20012001Hiroyuki Itsuki "Heart of The Japanese"TBS BS-iTheme
20002000Ningen DocumentNHKFebruary 2000–March 2003
Theme
19971997NHK Special "Masyu-ko"NHKDirector: Masaru Ikeo
Document NipponNHK1997–2000
Theme
19961996Keiji Ou!TV TokyoDirector: Kon Ichikawa, Koreyoshi Kurahara, etc
Kenji Miyazawa, Traveler of the GalaxyNHKDirector: Yasuaki Tsuji
19951995NHK Special "The 20th Century In Moving Images"NHK1995–1996
NHK Special "Kingdom of the Heart ∼ Misuzu Kaneko"NHKDirector: Ben Konno
NHK Broadcast 70th Anniversary Program
Received the Mainichi Art Award
19931993Chichibu Yo-matsuri Satsujin-jikenTV AsahiDirector: Koreyoshi Kurahara
19901990RaijuTBSDirector: Toshimasa Suzuki
Written by Wahei Tatematsu
19891989HDTV "Flowers, The Mystery of Life"NHKThe 2nd Electronic Cinema Festival Documentary Division Best Film Award
19881988Shimanto River ∼ Atsuyoshi no NatsuTBSDirector: Shin-ichi Kamoshita
DiaryNippon TVDirector: Shintaro Sofue
Screenplay: Ben Konno
19871987The Walnut's HouseTBSDirector: Akira Sakazaki
19861986Love ∼ Like a Wind ...TBSDirector: Osamu Naganuma
The Tender ButtonFuji TVDirector: Ben Konno
Walk The Tibetan PlateauFuji TVDirector: Shuji Miyamae
19811981Shiroyama Saburo Series "Price Destruction"NHKDirector: Ben Wada
19771977Matsumoto Seicho Series "The Missing Person"NHKDirector: Akihiko Shigemitsu
Matsumoto Seicho Series "The Client"NHKDirector: Kiyoshi Takano
Matsumoto Seicho Series "The Habitat Distribution", "The Last Self-Portrait"NHKDirector: Ben Wada

Commissioned Music

 Music TitleRemarks
20102010Vermilion ScapeCommission: Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa
Premiere: Ishikawa Ongakudo
Conductor: Michiyoshi Inoue
Performance: Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa
20062006Suite "Kumano Kodo"Commissin: Mie Cultural Promotion Foundation
Premiere: Mie Center For the Arts
Conduct & Piano: Takashi kako
Performance: Mariko Aikawa Chamber Orchestra
20012001Wind in Water ∼ Empty Trans "for 25 String Koto"Commission & Premiere: Keiko Nosaka
Ave MariaCommission & Premiere: Slava
19931993The legend of lakeCommissin: The 6th World Lake Conference
Kasumigaura Image Music
19901990Ocean RoadCommissin: Kesen Numa City Conference
19851985DivertimentoCommission & Premiere: Sumire Yoshihara
19841984Concerto for Koto and OrchestraCommission & Premiere: Kazue Sawai & New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Michiyoshi Inoue
19831983Genka NisoCommission & Premiere: Kazue Sawai
19811981HoroscopeCommission & Premiere: Sumire Yoshihara