Shin-ichiro Kanda (b. 1976) is a Tokyo-based composer, pianist and modular synthesizer player.  He studied piano with Yuko Umemura and Kiyoshi Miyata and composition with Akiko Kami.  His composition is influenced by Yuji Takahashi and Ryuichi Sakamoto.  Mr. Kanda started performing jazz piano and composing while studying at Tokyo Gakugei University and now hosts a free jazz avant garde concert series called "Ongaku-Bigaku."  He has released 4 CDs as a performer and has composed 10 musicals.  "Four Mai" is Mr. Kanda's U.S. premier.

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"Mai" means dance in Japanese