A Japanese composer born July 19, 1979 in Nagasaki (Japan).
Sanae Ishida has diplomas from both the Tokyo University of the Fine Arts and Music and the Paris Conservatory.
She has received commissions, notably from the French state (Lettres invisibles for soprano, contralto and ensemble, first performed by the ensemble Le Balcon in 2012), Radio France (Cinq doigts for ensemble, Alla breve 2014) and she won the André Jolivet Composition Prize in 2015 for Quatre feuilles et une branche, first performed by the Est Ensemble at the Rencontres Inouïes of Montreuil.
Invited for a residency by the ensemble Linéa, the ensemble Atlas of Amsterdam and also by the Ferme du Buisson, Ishida has turned her investigations towards noise sounds and the percussive poetry of instrumental and vocal sounds. Ever since her earliest works, she has sought to provoke an interaction and balance between silence and sound (Trace n’est pas trace, 2007; Piece for shô and 11 instruments, 2011). She also creates an individual, supple expressivity through research into rhythm and dynamics (Akitsuno-no-May, 2013; Poèmes enchaînés, first performance by the ensemble Accroche Note at the Présences festival 2017).