Junko Ueda

Concert repertoire for biwa & voice

Heike-Monogatari: Satsuma-Biwa traditional story-telling music

  • Yoshitsune
  • Dan-no-Ura
  • Gion-Shôja
  • Nasu-no-Yoichi
  • Atsumori
  • Shunkan
  • Ohara-Gokô

Tendai-Shomyo: Tendai-school Buddhist chanting
  • Shichi-Bongo-san 四智梵語讃
  • Shichi-Kango-san 四智漢語讃
  • Sange (exsoteric)  散華(顕教用)乙様
  • Sange (esoteric) 散華(密教用)甲用
  • Taiyô 対揚
  • Kuyômon 供養文
  • Shoôrei 唱礼
  • Kuhôben 九方便
  • Godaigan 五大願
  • Daisan 大讃
  • Bussan 仏讃
  • Hyakujisan 百字讃
  • Hyakuhachisan 百八讃
  • Shaten-kango-san 諸天漢語讃
  • Sanrai 三礼
  • Nyaraibai 如来唄
  • Agekanjô 揚勧請
  • rokushuekô六種回向
  • Gonenmon 五念門(十二礼)
  • Sankunenbutsu 三句念仏
  • Rokudô-Kôshiki 六道講式


Genji-Monogatari (The Tale of Genji) & Federico García Lorca ‘Gacela, Del Amor Desesperado’
Composed by Junko Ueda & Wil Offermans (2008) for voice, biwa, flute and computer sound design. It contains nine songs from Genji-Monogatari and three poems by F. G. Lorca.

Compositions by Tôru Takemitsu

  • November Steps (1967) biwa, shakuhachi & orchestra
  • November Steps Cadenza (1967) biwa & flute version
  • Eclipse (1966)
  • Voyage (1973) biwa & tape

Compositions by other composers
  • How to Survive in Paradise II (1992; composed by Wil Offermans) biwa/voice & flute, bass-flute, live-electronics
  • Passacaglia (1998; composed by Keiko Harada) biwa & cello
  • Months - Spaceship for Zodiac (2005; composed by Akemi Naito) biwa & electronics
  • Erkos (1990/91; composed by Jean-Claude Eloy) biwa/voice & tape
  • Galaxies (1996; composed by Jean-Claude Eloy) voice & tape
  • Ito-no-Michi (1999; composed by Yuka Takechi) biwa & koto
  • The valley of Kato Zakros (1996; composed by Junko Ueda) biwa & voice
  • Stairs - Two Angels (2003; composed by Junko Ueda, text by kayoko Yamazaki) voice solo
  • Madre Vieja (2006; composed by Junko Ueda, text by Sankichi Tôge) biwa & voice
  • Dawn Prayers (2011; composed by Daryl Jamieson) biwa, koto & viol
  • Inter-Continent II (2011; composed by Hideaki Haginomori) biwa & viol
  • Ame-nimo-Makezu (2012: composed by Junko Ueda, text by Kenji Miyazawa) biwa & voice
  • Love to be Endured (2013; composed by Daryl Jamieson) biwa & voice

Improvisation
  • both as a soloist as well as with other musicians / artists.

Announcement

  • CD Meditative Flowers:
    Junko Ueda performing repertoire from the 1200 year-old Japanese traditional Shomyo Buddhist chant.
    CD Meditative Flowers:
    Junko Ueda interpretando canciones budista tradicional japonés de Shomyo, un repertorio del siglo VIII.
    CD Meditative Flowers:
    上田純子の新しいソロCD1200年の歴史を持つ天台声明の中から4曲を収録。

  • CD Satsuma-Biwa:
    solo CD by Junko Ueda performing traditional biwa music as well as a modern-style composition by Toru Takemitsu.
    CD Satsuma-Biwa:
    CD solo de Junko Ueda interpretando música biwa tradicional así como una composición moderno de Toru Takemitsu.
    CD 薩摩琵琶:
    上田純子のソロCD。薩摩琵琶古典弾き語りと武満徹の作品。

  • CD Japon - L'épopé des Heike:
    Junko Ueda with traditional satsuma-biwa repertoire from the Hieke Monogatari, recorded at Hiei-zan Temple, Japan.
    CD Japon - L'épopé des Heike:
    Junko Ueda interpretando canciones budista tradicional japonés de Shomyo, un repertorio del siglo VIII.
    CD Japon - L'épopé des Heike:
    上田純子によるソロCD。平家物語の中から3曲を収録。比叡山延暦寺にて録音。

  • The Biwa Vocab is a vocabulary catalogue and sound library of the satsuma-biwa by Junko Ueda.