Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai. Electronic Music Studio

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Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai. Electronic Music Studio

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The Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai (Japanese Radio, NHK) electronic music studio was completed in 1954 and opened in 1955. It was modelled after that of the Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk (NWDR) in Cologne, Germany. Composers who worked at this studio include Makoto Moroi, Toru Takemitsu, Jean-Claude Eloy, Ishii Maki, Joji Yuasa, Mario Lavista, and Ezra Sims.


Tokyo, Japan

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Created March 27, 2020.




Emmanuelle Loubet, Curtis Roads, Brigitte Robindoré, "The Beginnings of Electronic Music in Japan, with a Focus on the NHK Studio: The 1950s and 1960s," Computer Music Journal 21, no. 4 (Winter 1997): 11-22.

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