The Fukushima project for child composers: an interview with Dai Fujikura at Muschildren’17

  • Sara Carvalho Universidade de Aveiro
  • Filipe Lopes Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design do Instituto Politécnico do Porto
  • Aoife Hiney Universidade de Aveiro


In November 2017, the international conference Musichildren’17, which took place at the Department of Communication and Art of the University of Aveiro (UA), organised by members of the University of Aveiro’s branch of the research centre INET-md (Instituto de Etnomusicologia – Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança), welcomed the Japanese composer and educator Dai Fujikura as a keynote speaker. Dai Fujikura was interviewed by Sara Carvalho and Filipe Lopes in relation to the project with which he is involved in Japan, namely a composition project for children in Fukushima, Japan. The following interview discusses Dai Fujikura’s own work as a composer and his experiences with the Fukushima project for child composers.