Noriko Hisada Portrait

The Japanese composer Noriko Hisada is a quite extraordinary voice of Japan, whose music is unjustly performed far too rarely. The “ensemble für neue musik zürich” has been promoted the music of this composer, who was still unknown in Europe at the time, for over 30 years and premiered her quintet “Prognostication” in Boswil in 1991 with Jürg Henneberger at the piano. EPhB now presents this work together with the seven-part ensemble piece “Led by the Yellow Bricks”, written 25 years later and inspired by Lyman Frank Baum’s children’s book “The Wizard of Oz”.


Noriko Hisada (*1963) “Prognostication” for 5 instruments (1990) – 15’ Noriko Hisada (*1963) “Led by the Yellow Bricks” for piano and 5 instruments (2015) – 55’
Jürg Henneberger
piano solo
Sebastian Gottschick