“Water Cycle” for orchestra (2017)

In Recordings on October 30, 2017 at 2:32 pm

This is a cyclic work which is motivated by the harmonic series.
The first movement is based on “String Sextet” composed in 2013.
As this sextet is composed with only natural harmonics, to this orchestration, I applied the winds at a one octave lower series of strings.
The second movement is based on an excerpt from “Trio for violin, cello and piano” (2015).
The materials of this movement are natural harmonic arpeggio and tremolo, and the roar of accord which is applied to the inversion of harmonic series.
The conclusion of the movement and the third movement (Finale) are based on “Brass Quintet” (2011) and the piece for wind instruments (2013) which is a revision of “Brass Quintet”.

Sydney Contemporary Orchestra
conducted by Dr Brian Chatpo Koo


Sydney International Composers Concert 2017

In Latest News on October 1, 2017 at 2:09 pm


Supported by the SCO Foundation and the composers themselves,
the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra (SCO) proudly presents
the Sydney International Composers Concerts 2017.

with 60 passionate and dedicated musicians of the SCO, and directed by Dr Brian Chatpo Koo, the Contemporary Orchestral Music concert is an amazing opportunity to hear absolutely new orchestral music of contemporary composers from Japan, USA, Italy, Colombia, Brazil, and Australia. These composers will attend the concert and share their musical ideas, philosophies and creativity with each other and the Sydney audience.

Friday 6th October 2017, 8:00PM
Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Sydney Australia

The programme includes
“Water Cycle” for orchestra [world premiere] /
Satoru Ikeda
Sydney Contemporary Orchestra
conducted by Dr Brian Chatpo Koo

Standard: $80
Concession: $60
Under 30: $40

Contact: Dianne Batcheldor – Orchestra Manager
Ph: 0427 347 989  Email:



‘Möbius Loop’ for vibraphone solo (eBook-music)

In Publishings on July 17, 2016 at 8:46 am


The musical loop produced by the vibraphone… as if a contemporary version of “En blanc et noir”.
Sounds which laugh, sob, from clashing to floating as a phantasm.

This eBook is now available (digital audio file attached).
If you would like to make a purchase, be aware that the site is only in Japanese.
→ translation guide