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As a contemporary composer he has written music for classical musicians, such as chamber music, symphony orchestra etc. His works have been performed by Bochumer Symfoniker, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, Tomoko Mukaiyama, Yuji Takahashi, Mie Miki, Aki Takahashi, Tomomi Ota, Grzegorz Stopa, Mari Fujiwara, Katsuya Matsubara in a number of countries including Germany, UK, France, USA, Russia, Bulgaria, Korea, Indonesia, Belgium, Netherland, Malaysia. Some of his pieces as a contemporary composer are published by the Mother Earth Publishing, eg. “Away From Home With Eggs” for piano commissioned by Tomoko Mukaiyama, “How Many Spinatch Amen!” for accoridon, violin and violoncello,which was commissioned by Mie Miki etc.

Nomura has composed chamber and symphonic works in western notation. Most of his pieces are rhythmic, performative, and enjoyable.

For 5[2017] dedicated to English Bell-Ringing
Duration: flexible
Instrumentation: 5 performers (any instruments)
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Enrico Bertelli, Makoto Nomura, Akiko Igaki, Takashi Katsuno and Beni Weedon

For 6[2017] dedicated to English Bell-Ringing
Duration: flexible
Instrumentation: 6 performers (any instruments or a piano)
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Enrico Bertelli, Makoto Nomura, Ryo Yamada, Akiko Ushijima, Moe Ikeda and Momoko Noguchi

Play-Yades[2017] dedicated to Iannis Xenakis
Duration: flexible
Instrumentation: percussions
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Enrico Bertelli, Yusuke Kataoka and Makoto Nomura

I Am Shitting in a Loo[2017] dedicated to Alvin Lucier
Duration: flexible
Instrumentation: mobile phones, recording equipments, loud speaker, etc.
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Enrico Bertelli, Yusuke Kataoka and Makoto Nomura

Sonata for 2 Toy Pianos and Percussion[2017] dedicated to Bartok Bela
Duration: flexible
Instrumentation: 2 toy pf, percussions
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Enrico Bertelli, Yusuke Kataoka and Makoto Nomura

The Great Earning[2017] dedicated to Cornelius Cardew
Duration: flexible
Instrumentation: any number of untrained voices, triangles, recorders, newspaper, coins etc.
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Enrico Bertelli, Yusuke Kataoka, Makoto Nomura +audience participation

Sweets for Toy Piano[2017] dedicated to John Cage
Duration: 5 minutes
Instrumentation: toy pf, pitched and unpitched instruments and sweets
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Enrico Bertelli, Yusuke Kataoka and Makoto Nomura

Ostinato Fortissimo[2017] dedicated to Henry Cowell
Duration: 4 minutes
Instrumentation: toy pf, pf, wood block, xylophone, gongs, cups etc.
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Enrico Bertelli, Yusuke Kataoka and Makoto Nomura

Slapping Music[2017] dedicated to Steve Reich
Duration: 3 minutes
Instrumentation: 2 body-percussions
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Enrico Bertelli, Makoto Nomura

Sumo Notation[2017] dedicated to Yusuke Kataoka
Duration: flexible
Instrumentation: 2 pianos
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Yusuke, Makoto Nomura +audience participation

Cello Concerto “Miwamokiho Apupo Gun Kamane”[2017]
Duration: 18 minutes
Instrumentation: cello, violin, viola, double bass, 2 trombones, piano
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Daisuke Kitaguchi, Kazuyo Ogawa, Akiko Mori, Kazuyuki Murata, Takashi Kondo, Tsuyoshi Mikubo and Makoto Nomura

Overture for Sumo Hearing[2017]
Duration: 4 minutes
Instrumentation: piano for 4 hands or 2 pianos
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Sachiyo Tsurumi and Kaori Osuga

Seed of Text [2017]
Duration: 2 minutes
Instrumentation: 2 pf
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Kenichi Nakagawa, Makoto Nomura

Tennen Onsen [2017]
Duration: 5 minutes
Instrumentation: 2 pf
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Kenichi Nakagawa, Makoto Nomura

Theme for Japan Century Symphony Orchestra 6 “home” [2017]
Duration: 26 minutes
Instrumentation: 2vn, va, cb, cla, tb, pf, perc, koto, shamisen, shakuhachi, sitar
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Japan Century Symphony Orchestra, students and teachers of Osaka College of Music, and workshop participants

Tradition – Extra Addition [2015]
Duration: 10 minutes
Instrumentation: koto, piano, accordion
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Naoko Kikuchi(koto), Tomomi Ota(accordion), Shuri Tomita(piano)

Japan Century Symphony Orchestra [2014]
Duration: 15 minutes
Instrumentation: 2 pianos
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Makoto Yoshimori and Makoto Nomura at Ryogoku Monten Hall (Tokyo) on 21st August 2015

7 pieces for piano “Arts Maebashi” [2013]
Duration: 10 minutes
Instrumentation: piano
Score: available from the composer

11 pieces for piano “Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art” [2012]

Duration: 20 minutes
Instrumentation: piano
Score: available at the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, or from the composer

Changing Costumes [2011] double concerto for viola, melodica and percussions
Duration: 4 minutes
Instrumentation: viola, melodica, percussions
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Kumi Nakajima(violin), Yusuke Kataoka(percussion), Chika Suruta(percussion), Makoto Nomura(melodica) at Xebec Hall (Kobe) on 21st January 2012

PORCON [2011] portable concerto for violin and portable percussions
Duration: 15 minutes
Instrumentation: violin, percussions
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Kumi Nakajima(violin), Yusuke Kataoka(percussion), Chika Suruta(percussion), Kumiko Yabu(percussion) at Xebec Hall (Kobe) on 21st January 2012

6 nouvelles bagatelles [2010] d’apres titres laisses par Shin-ichi Matsushita
Duration: 20 minutes
Instrumentation: piano, video projection
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Hiroaki OOI at Monnaka Tenjo Hall (Japan) on 23rd September 2010

21 pieces for piano “Fukuoka Art Museum”[2009]
duration:25 minutes
instrumentation:piano
Score:available from the composer
First Performance – by Makoto NOMURA at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Hall (Japan) on 21 November 2009

Pasqua Belhamasca [2009]
Duration: 6 minutes
Instrumentation: piano or fortepiano
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Hiroaki OOI at Kyoto Cultural Museum (Japan) on 25th March 2009

Concerto for Accordion and Strings [2008]
Duration: 20 minutes
Instrumentation: accordion, string orchestra
Score: available from the composer
First Performance – by Tomomi OTA (accordion), Christoph Schiffers (conductor), Bochumer Symphoniker (orchestra) at Aula der ehemalingen Padagogischen Hochschule (Germany) on 11th February 2009

Pasqua Belhamasca [2008]
Duration: 4 minutes
Instrumentation: 3 melodicas
Score: available on website “Melodica!”
First Performance – by Makoto NOMURA, Miki AKAHANE and Keiko MASAKI at Karasuyama Elementary School (Japan) on 25th December 2008

Music with Pigs [2005]
duration:12 minutes
instrumentation:accordion
score:available from the composer
first performance by Grzegorz Stopa(accordion) in Viena (Austira) in 2007

Animal Theatre Suite [2007]
duration:30 minutes
instrumentation:accordion, piano
score:available from the composer
first performance by Tomomi OTA(accordion), Shuri TOMITA(piano) in Iruma (Japan) in 2006

Art Circus [2006]
duration:12 minutes
instrumentation:string quartet
score:available from the composer
first performance by Katsuya MATSUBARA(violin), Rieko SUZUKI(violin), Daisuke INOBE(viola), Kentaro YASUDA(violoncello) in Minatomirai Hall (Yokohama) in 2006

Zoorasia [2006]
duration:15 minutes
instrumentation:string quartet
score:available from the composer
first performance by Katsuya MATSUBARA(violin), Rieko SUZUKI(violin), Daisuke INOBE(viola), Kentaro YASUDA(violoncello) in Minatomirai Hall (Yokohama) in 2006

Music with Horses [2005]
duration:12 minutes
instrumentation:accordion, piano
score:available from the composer
first performance by Tomomi OTA(accordion), Nobuko SATO(piano) in Essen(Germany) in 2006


performed by Tomomi OTA(accordion), Makoto NOMURA(piano)

Overturners’ Dance [2005]
duration:8 minutes
instrumentation:marimba, piano
score:available from the composer
first performance by Yusuke Kataoka(marimba), Kana OKAZAKI(piano) in Yakult Hall (Tokyo) in 2005

Improvised Music by Autistic People [2002/2004]
duration: 15 minutes
instrumentation: violin, clarinet, violoncello, piano, percussion
score: published by Mother Earth Company ltd. (English translation is available from the composer)
sound: attached CD of the Book Makoto NOMURA + Yusuke KATAOKA “How can we improvise music?” (Aozora Music Publisher)

Greenhorns in Panic(2003)
duration:11 minutes
instrumentation: 2 pianos
score:published by Mother Earth Company ltd.

Improvised Music by Autistic People [2002]
duration: 15 minutes
instrumentation: koto, clarinet, doublebass, marimba, percussion
score: available from the composer

Intermezzo for the day without domestic violence [2001]
Duration: 6 minutes
Instrumentation: piano
Score: published by Mental Service Centre
Audio: CD “INTERMEZZO” is produced by Airplanelabel
First Performance – by Makoto NOMURA at National Institution for Youth Education (Japan) on 21st October 2001

Mr. Dharma is now composing! [2001]
Duration: 25 minutes
Instrumentation: piano, orchestra
Score: published by Mother Earth Company Ltd.
First Performance – by Tomoko MUKAIYAMA (piano), Tetsuji HONNA (conductor), Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra (orchestra) at Koriyama City Cultural Center (Japan) in January 2002

F and I [1999/2001]
duration: 7 minutes
instrumentation: 2 accordions
score: available from the composer or performers
first performance by Mie MIKI and Tomomi OTA at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan(Japan) in March 2003

Away From Home With Eggs [2000]
Duration: 15 minutes
Instrumentation: piano
Score: published by Mother Earth Company Ltd.
Audio: CD Tomoko Mukaiyama “Amsterdam X Tokyo” (BVHaast)
First Performance – by Tomoko MUKAIYAMA at museum van Bommel van Dam (Netherland) on 26th March 2000

Hocket for Kobe [1996]
Duration: 7 minutes
Instrumentation: 8 melodicas (sop x2, alto x4, bass x2)
Score: published by Mother Earth Company Ltd.
Audio: attached CD of the book “Diary On the Road” (Atelier Peyotl)
First Performance – by Takuji KAWAI, Tomomi ADACHI, Tetsu SHIBA, Takako ISO, Makoto YOSHIMORI, Jun SUZUKI, Izumi OSE, and Makoto NOMURA at Shinjuku Pit Inn (Japan) on 5th October 1996

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