Shigeru FUJITA

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Shigeru FUJITA
Tokyo College of Music
Job title
Associate professor
Doctorate(Tokyo University of the Arts), DEA en musicologie(Universte de Paris IV - Sorbonne)
Other affiliation
Meiji Gakuin UniversityTokyo University of the Arts

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2013
Associate Professor, Musicology, Tokyo College of Music
Apr 2008
Mar 2014
Lecturer, Tokyo University of the Arts
Apr 2008
Mar 2013
Lecturer with tenure, Musicology, Tokyo College of Music
Apr 2008
Lecturer, Meiji Gakuin University
Apr 2007
Mar 2008
Lecturer, Tokyo College of Music
Apr 2006
Mar 2008
Assistant, Tokyo University of the Arts


Apr 2000
Mar 2006
Musicology, Doctor course, Tokyo University of the Arts
Sep 2001
Oct 2003
Musicology, Troisième Cycle, Université de Paris IV Sorbonne
Apr 1997
Mar 2000
Musicology, Master course, Tokyo University of the Arts
Apr 1993
Mar 1997
Musicology, Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts

Published Papers

Dutilleux's integration of the dodecaphonism: a sketch study and an analysis of Metaboles and Tout un monde lointain
Shigeru FUJITA
The bulletin of Tokyo College of Music   42 131-150   Nov 2018
Shigeru FUJITA
Bulletin of Tokyo College of Music   40 75-97   2016
Shigeru FUJITA
Bulletin of the Tokyo College of Music   37 1-23   2013
Shigeru FUJITA
Quaderni dell’Istituto Liszt   12 63-89   2013   [Refereed]
Setting the question of the narrativity aside, many musicologists have paid attention to the characteristic structures in Chopin’s ballades. Their general common strategy was to highlight the differences from the classical norm, referring to the m...
FUJITA, Shigeru
Bulletin of Tokyo College of Music   34(0) 25-47   2010
FUJITA, Shigeru
Bulletin of Tokyo College of Music   32(0) 27-39   2008
FUJITA, Shigeru
Journal of the Musicological Society of Japan   51(2) 122-139   2006   [Refereed]


Shigeru FUJITA
Orchestra(Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra)   20-23   Jun 2017   [Invited]
Shigeru FUJITA
Mostly Classic      Dec 2016   [Invited]
ブーレーズ ピエール, 野平 一郎, 藤田 茂
ベルク年報   0(0) 35-48   2009   [Invited]
FUJITA, Shigeru
ベルク年報   56-62   2006   [Invited]
FUJITA, Shigeru
ベルク年報   77-87   2004

Books etc

La musique de chambre au milieu du 20e siècle
Shigeru FUJITA (Part:Contributor, Le Quatuor pour la fin du Temps d’Olivier Messiaen ou la naissance de la narrativité tournante)
Presses universitaires François-Rabelais (PUFR)   Jul 2017   ISBN:978-2-86906-489-8
Le Quatuor pour la fin du Temps d’Olivier Messiaen constitue un jalon important de la musique de chambre au xxe siècle . Or sa signification première demeure difficile à cerner en raison de diverses légendes dont l’œuvre est toujours entourée . Po...
Introduction à la musique tonale
Gonnard, Henri (Part:Single Translation)
Aug 2015   ISBN:9784276101623
Olivier Messiaen: The Centenary Papers
FUJITA, Shigeru (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 6, Messiaen's rational thinking in his designing of the musical form)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing   2010   ISBN:978-1443824989
Pourquoi Les Oiseaux Chantent
Jaques Delamain, Yu Ishikawa, Shigeru Fujita (Part:Joint Translation, Translation of Messiaen's preface)
Shin-Shisaku-Sya, Tokyo   2008   
Nakaya, Kazuyoshi; Fujita, Shigeru; Mukai, Daisaku (Part:Joint Translation)
Kaisei-Publishing, Tokyo   2007   

Conference Activities & Talks

Quatuor pour la fin du Temps: Messiaen Collection of the French National Library and a new perspective on the composer
The 69th annual congress of the musicological society of Japan   3 Nov 2018   The Musicological Society of Japan
Olivier Messiaen and his opera Saint François d'Assise
Shigeru FUJITA
Asahi Culture Center   12 Nov 2017   
Beyond "la technique de douze sons": Dutilleux’s free writing inTout un monde lointain and Timbres, Espace, Mouvement
Shigeru FUJITA
Tracking the Creative Process of Music   14 Sep 2017   
This presentation aims to reveal the compositional thinking that was developed in the course of the composition of Tout un monde lontain and Timbres, Espace, Mouvement by examining their drafts and other related documents kept at the Paul Sacher F...
Shigeru FUJITA
9th European Music Analysis Conference   28 Jun 2017   
Not a serialist, but a dodecaphonist: A sketch study of Henri Dutilleux’s Second Symphony, Métaboles, and Tout un monde lointain.
Shigeru FUJITA
International Musicological Society, 20th Quinquennial Congress in Tokyo   21 Mar 2017   
centennial celebration for Henri Dutilleux: Images résonantes [Invited]
Shigeru FUJITA
Music Bird (Radio)   31 Jan 2016   
Shigeru FUJITA
8th European Music Analysis Conference   18 Sep 2014   
It is true that Dutilleux was independent of any modern music movements, notably of the serialism in the 1950s and 1960s. However, this independence was not synonymous with a detachment from contemporary interests. In hindsight, it is evident that...
Le Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps d'Olivier Messiaen, ou la naissance de la ‘narrativité tournante’ [Invited]
Shigeru FUJITA
La musique de chambre en Espagne et en France au milieu du XXe siècle : une tradition en crise ?   25 Sep 2013   
Olivier Messiaen's Saint François d'Assis [Invited]
FUJITA, Shigeru
Catholic institute, Sendai Shirayuri Women's college   Mar 2012   
Divinity in Messiaen's rhythm
Shigeru FUJITA
63th congress of the Musicological Society of Japan   Nov 2012   
Primauté du rythme: Une nouvelle conception du rythme chez Messiaen dans son traité posthume, et l’évolution de son style de composition depuis les années 1950.
Shigeru FUJITA
19th Congress of the International Musicological Society   2012   
De Chopin à Liszt: L'évolution du principe architectonique dans leurs Ballades
Shigeru FUJITA
European Music Analysis Conference   Sep 2011   
Reveil des Oiseaux, Messiaen [Invited]
Shigeru FUJITA
Messiaen Project, Tokyo University of the Arts   2008   
First international conference of Messiaen studies
FUJITA, Shigeru
First international conference of Messiaen studies   2008   
Des canyons aux étoiles...: Messiaen's rational thinking in the designing of musical form
First international conference of Messiaen studies   2008   
Messiaen's Birds
FUJITA, Shigeru
Messiaen's Sept Haikai, A study of the form, the signification, and their articulation
FUJITA, Shigeru
54th congress of the Musicological Society of Japan   2003   

Teaching Experience



Program Notes, Opera, Saito Kinen Festival
Shigeru FUJITA   Artistic Activity   2011 - Today
Programm Notes, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
FUJITA, Shigeru   Artistic Activity   2007 - Today
Program Notes, NHK Symphony Orchestra
FUJITA, Shigeru   Artistic Activity   2006 - Today
Messiaen Project, Tokyo University of the Arts
FUJITA, Shigeru   Artistic Activity   2008

Research Grants & Projects

The Ministry of Education,Culture,Sports,Science and Technology (MEXT): KAKENHI(Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research)
Project Year: 2015 - 2017    Investigator(s): FUJITA, Shigeru
De Chopin à Liszt
Murata Science Foundation: 
Project Year: 2011 - 2011    Investigator(s): FUJITA, Shigeru
Study of the music of Olivier Messiaen
Le gouvernement français: Boursier étranger du gouvernement français
Project Year: 2002 - 2003    Investigator(s): Shigeru FUJITA