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As an experimental composer he directs site-specific concerts in a swimming pool, zoo, public bath, campsite, and so on.

Nomura conducted for the concert in a swimming pool

Nomura is conducting for the concert in a swimming pool. photo: UEDA Kazunori, Courtesy of Aichi Triennale 2010

Root Music (2012)

Root Music (2012), photo: YAMAMOTO Tadasu, courtesy of Aomori Contemporary Art Centre(ACAC), Aomori Public University

Makoto Nomura grew vegetables on his composition "Field of Music".

Concert in a swimming pool
commissioned by Aichi Triennnale 2010

Concert of hot water
commissioned by Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2009

Music with Pets

Makoto NOMURA improvises with various animals and Yukihiro NOMURA filmed and edited the improvisation to produce DVD works.

Yukihiro NOMURA(video artist)

ducks, pigs, horses, Lion-tailed macaques, duc-langurs, oran-hutans, lions, an ant-eater

Japan Foundation
Ikon Gallery
The Grundy Art Gallery
Yokohama Triennale 2005


The Mongens is a cross-genre performing arts band of a dancer, a musician, an actor, and an arts administrator. It explores and creates new relationship between dance and music, music and drama etc.

Junko Kurashina(actor)
Makoto Enda(dancer)
Satsuki Yoshino(workshop coordinator)

Hugh Nankivell

Asahi Brewery Company
Japan Foundation

Bed & Breakfast 3 – Part Two – Breakfast from Bob Lockwood on Vimeo.