A Japanese composer born July 16, 1971 in Japan.
With a degree in law from the Doshisha University of Kyoto, Malika Kishino studied composition in France, notably at the École Normale de Musique in Paris in the class of Yoshihisa Taïra and at the Lyons Conservatory in the class of Robert Pascal. She also followed the composition and computer music course at Ircam (2004-2005), subsequently settling in Germany.
Kishino draws inspiration from nature and both physical and psychic phenomena. She has composed for solo instrument: Épanouissement for cello (first performed at the biennial Musique en Scène in Lyons in 2004), Qualia for koto and electronics (premiered at the GRM’s Multiphonies festival in 2009); for instrumental chamber groups and ensembles: Himmelsleiter for flute, clarinet, trumpet, piano, violin and cello (first performed at the Takefu International Music Festival by the Ensemble MusikFabrik in 2006), Sensitive Chaos for electric guitar, trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano and cello (2010), Sange for 6 percussionists (premiered by the Percussions de Strasbourg in 2016). She has also written music for orchestra: Du firmament (first performed by the Orchestre National de Lyon in 2002), Rayons crépusculaires (first performed by the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain in 2008), Concerto for Koto (premiered by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in 2013); vocal music: Prayer/Inori for a cappella chorus (2011, to a text of Rabîndranâth Tagore), Chant for mixed chorus and orchestra (2015).
Her works have been programmed in many European and Japanese festivals.