Makoto Nomura, born in Nagoya in 1968, is one of the most active Japanese composers. He has worked not only in the field of music but also in the fields of visual art, performing arts, community arts, and whatever he likes. His works are also diverse, and include concert music, exhibitions, site-specific projects, theatre pieces, historical research, etc. He loves collaborations and has collaborated with animals, children, dancers, and vegetables. He is the director of creative participation for the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra, the director of Senju Pun-filled Music Festival, and co-founder of Japan Association of Composers for Sumo Hearing Arts.
His works have been performed by Japan Century Symphony Orchestra, Bochumer Symfoniker, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, Tomoko Mukaiyama, Yuji Takahashi, Mie Miki, Aki Takahashi, Tomomi Ota, Grzegorz Stopa, Mari Fujiwara, Katsuya Matsubara, Yoshiko Kanda, Kenichi Nakagawa, Enrico Bertelli, and Yusuke Kataoka; and in a number of countries including the UK, Germany, France, Italy, USA, Russia, Bulgaria, Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Belgium, Netherland, Malaysia. He has played with Charles Hayward, Otomo Yoshihide, Makoto Yoshimori, Kazutoki Umezu, Hugh Nankivell, Anant Narkkong etc. He is also known as a pioneer of melodica performance.