Kota Nakamura (b. 1979 in Japan) attended Berklee College of Music in Boston where he received his B.M degree in composition. Awhile at Berklee, he studied privately with composers Vuk Kulenović, and Tibor Pusztai. He is currently in the process of completing his M.A in composition in Boston, as well as being the vice-chairman of the international composer’s collective, Nova- Composers association. Nakamura’s music has been performed in the numerous occasions in the United States and abroad. He is currently working on various projects that will be premiered in 2008 and 2009, among them: Music for String Quartet, and a work for Chamber Orchestra.

A piece for mezzo soprano and string trio

A piece for mezzo soprano and string trio was written in 2008. The shape of the piece is punctuated subtly by the different rhythmic gestures, while both harmonic structure and the texture remain without any dramatic shift. And it created an ephemeral quality of the piece.

A piece for Violin, Clarinet and Harp

A piece for Violin, Clarinet and Harp was also written in 2008. The characteristic of the piece is not very dissimilar to the other piece, but the piece contains more linear gesture within the perpetual harmonic frame and stillness in dynamic range.