Kan Ishii, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Kan Ishii

Japanese composer

Date of Birth: 30-Mar-1921

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Death: 24-Nov-2009

Profession: composer

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Kan Ishii

  • Kan Ishii (?? ?, Ishii Kan, 30 March 1921 in Tokyo, Japan – 24 November 2009 in Yokohama, Japan) was a Japanese composer, and the brother of composer Maki Ishii.
  • His father, Bac Ishii (???, Ishii Baku, 1886–1962) was a prominent Japanese ballet dancer.
  • His Symphonia Ainu won a prize at the 1958 Art Festival, inspiring him to do further work inspired by nationalist primitivism.
  • His musical style appeals directly to the emotions, and shows the influence of Carl Orff.
  • In addition to orchestral and vocal music, he has written extensively for the stage, including 6 operas, 3 ballets and 9 film scores, including the 1962 science-fiction film Gorath.
  • Ishii accepted a position as professor at Showa College of Music in 1986.

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