About "unbroken music-box"
I recorded the piano part at my home, and almost every sound in this work has been processed from the sound of the piano. I imagined that the
warm light of "hope" is shining in the sky, whilst someone's abandoned music-box is lying on the ground together with the fragments of buildings washed away by the tsunami.
“Stream State” for orchestra (2005), the premiere of which was conducted by Pierre Boulez, was performed seven times in Switzerland, Germany, Austria,Italy and Japan in the subsequent twelve months. In 2005. In 2006 Fujikura made his BBC Proms debut with “Crushing Twister” and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra presented the first of two feature programmes of his music in the Music Now series. Between 2007 and 2009 Fujikura had three major commissions
in France – “Swarming Essence” for the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and IRCAM, “prism spectra” for viola and electronics (also created in IRCAM) and “…as I am…” for Lore Lixenberg and Ensemble Intercontemporain. In 2009 Noriko Ogawa premiered a piano concerto, “AMPERE,” which was a co-commission from the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Nagoya Philharmonic.
During the same month as the world premiere of “flare”, an international co-commission for the Arditti Quartet from the Wigmore Hall, Edinburgh Festival and the Ishibashi Memorial Hall, Gustavo Dudamel conducted the world premiere of “Tocar y Luchar” for the Simon Bolivár Youth Orchestra in Caracas, Venezuela. Future projects include a bassoon concerto for Pascal
Gallois, a new work for the Munich Chamber Orchestra, Fujikura’s first opera (directed by Saburo Teshigawara), and collaboration projects with David Sylvian. Also preparing two portrait CDs from NMC label and Samadhisound label.