Locrian Masaoka’s Website <English Version>
― created on 17.9.2010
Composer of Japanese nationality
1945: born in
1974: graduated from Department of
Composition, Faculty of Music,
While attending the above university, I studied composition under Akira Miyoshi and Teizo Matsumura and écriture under Akio Yashiro.
1985: graduated from Department of
Composition, Hochschule der Künste (
While attending the above university, I studied composition under Isang Yun.
1980: published “The power of the tail of a young lizard who wants to be a dragon – with oboe solo" (Die Macht des Schwanzes einer yungen Eidechse,die zum Drachen werden will －mit Solo-Oboe vorzutragen) with EDITION PETERS・LEIPZIG.
1981: 2nd place at the Mönchengladbach International Composition Competition held by Mönchengladbach City.
I am currently a member of the following societies:
Japan Society for Contemporary Music (JSCM)
The Conference of Music and Dance Japan (CMDJ)
Japan Schopenhauer Society
Japan Creativity society
The following is a list of my works currently available on CD:
Collected Works of Locrian MASAOKA・Ⅰ
Collected Works of Locrian MASAOKA・Ⅱ
Collected Works of Locrian MASAOKA・Ⅲ
Collected Works of Locrian MASAOKA・Ⅳ
Symphonic Documentary “Oh no, a War in the Gulf”
I only create pure and spontaneous compositions while leading a leisurely life.
That is to say that I always adopt the method mediated by the heavens of following the musical demands that each individual work is trying to fulfill, receiving waves from the macrocosmos and translating them into specific musical works (melodies).
Consequently, the sound is always clear and I achieve music with a distinctive tenderness that may serve as a mirror for the self-recognition of each individual listener.
are available at many libraries all over