|Categories||Contemporary, Experimental Music|
Studied music composition with Prof. Narongrit Dhamabutra then his long time advisor, Prof. Weerachat Premananda in Bangkok.
Beside study with his advisor, he mainly self taught in contemporary music in which he interested since he was 15 years of age. Moreover, extensive experiences from informal lessons and talking with many composers such as Jack Body, Chinary Ung and Peter Eötvös become significant part as well as inspiration in his compositional life.
His several awards in music composition such as. 2002, The 23rd Irino Prize for Orchestra in Japan, as the first composer from southeast Asian country, with his first orchestral piece, Chromosphere (poem of the sun) for 65 musicians. In 2004-2006, The Young Thai Artist Award in music composition 3 times consecutively. In 2006, Finalist in the Thailand International Composition Competition for Saxophone. In 2014, his composition “Awakening/Serenity” for orchestra has been selected by Peter Eötvös to be a finalist in the Takemitsu composition award in Japan. In 2015 awarded as the first prize winner in the Asia Pacific saxophone composition competition for his “Pulse II” for saxophone quartet
Moreover, he had been supported by Fund for classical music promotion under patronage HRH Princess Galyanivadhana of Thailand to participated the Stockhausen course for composition in Kurten, Germany in the year of 2004. 2007, received scholarship from Tongyeong International Festival Academy to participate the composition class with Sidney Corbett. Recently, Peter Eötvös nominated him for being a composer in resident at the Herrenhaus Edenkoben, Germany for 5 months in 2016.
Searching for new consonant materials, The composer blended noise, extended instrumental techniques and complicated rhythm to Thai traditional music. To notate an improvisation of highly decorated melodic line from Thai traditional singing technique in strict pulse and superimpose them in many layer. Heterophonic texture as reminiscence of eastern music ensemble is one of significant compositional option where each other share the same melody but transform into different ways.
In recent works his pieces shown an influence of Buddhist and Zen mindfulness practicing and meditation. As first exploration in his “Awakening/serenity” for orchestra which is less complicate than before.
His works have been performed in International society of contemporary music, Asian composer league’s Asian music festival, Yogyakarta contemporary music festival, Tongyeong international music festival, Thailand international composition festival, New music festival phnom Penh, Singapore saxophone symposium, Ryogoku Art Festival, etc. by various ensemble e.g. New Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Kochi, Ensemble TIMF, Luxembourg Sinfonietta, Amigo saxophone quartet, etc. musicians and conductor e.g. Isao Matsushita, Peter Veale, Yoichi Sugiyama, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Keri Mccarthy, Christian Arming, Bundit Ungrangsee, Satoko Inoue, Takeo Tchinai, Akiko Fujita, Jamorn Supapol, Shyen Lee,etc. In Asia, Europe and America