About the JFC
The Japan Federation of Composers Inc.@(Since 1962)
ACL Japanese Branch / ISCM Japan Associate Member
The Japan Federation of Composers Inc., which has a membership of about 430, is the leading composers organization in Japan.
Board of Directors
President: Isao Matsushita
Vice-president: Masao Endo, Osamu Katsuki
Executive director: Toshio Nakagawa
Directors: Toshio Akaishi, Reiko Arima,Mikio Ito,Ryuichi Horikoshi, Akiko Kami, Motoharu Kawashima, Yoshihiro Kanno, Masahiro Miwa, Naoto Omasa ,Masahiro Yamauchi, Junnosuke Yamamoto
Auditors: Hitomi Kaneko,Keiko Nozawa
The JFC has worked actively to improve both the social conditions and creative life of composers in Japan while maintaining a friendly international relationship with fellow musicians throughout the world.
All the functions of the JFC are operated by participating members and with funding raised by them individually. The present activities of the JFC include:
The JFC celebrated its 40th year with the publication of more than 700 works composed by its members in 2014. Since 1979 the publication of symphonic works has enriched the JFC Catalogue and has received special support from the Suntory Music Foundation. The JFC Catalogue is annually delivered internationally to major musical organizations, thereby helping in the global diffusion of Japanese music. The JFC Catalogue is available upon request.
The JFC annual concert, “Japanese Composers”, started in 1974 as an introduction to the JFC publication. It has been a three-day concert since 2011. Other annual concerts are Kids Box Piano Concert “To Our Children”, begun in 1985, in which composers play their own pieces, and “JFC Independent” which started in 1996. In 2001, the JFC started “JFC Awards Competition Concert”, which is open to all Japanese composers. It is held every other year.
The new project, “International Exchange Concerts” , in collaboration with ACL Korea ,has occurred since 2002.
In 2005 and 2006, the JFC participated in exchange concerts with Singaporean composers in both Singapore and Tokyo.
Each year, the JFC releases one CD. The selections are from the JFC Catalogue (1980~).
The ADVOCATION FOR THE COMPOSERS’ RIGHT
Periodical negotiations have been held between the JFC and major broadcasting, recording and film firms in Japan, ensuring that composers are properly credited and paid for the use of their compositions.
The JFC, as an organization, belongs to the Performing Artist Health Insurance Association, Tokyo Metropolitan Branch, which in many respects offers more advantageous services than the national health insurance. Any JFC member living in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, or Saitama can become a member of it.The JFC@also belongs to the National Health Insurance Union of Artists.
THE ASIAN COMPOSERS’ LEAGUE (ACL) & INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR COMTEMPORARY MUSIC (ISCM)
As the member of the ACL, a principal activity of the JFC is its promotion of works by composers working throughout Asia. The expression of this solidarity has been particularly felt in 1974, 1990, 2000, and 2003, when the JFC hosted the ACL Conference and Festival. The JFC has been an associate member of the ISCM since 1993.
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