Born 1972 in Japan.
Noriko Baba studied composition at the National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo/Japan, at the Conservatoire National Supérieure de Musique et de Danse de Paris/France and computer music at IRCAM, Paris.
She was awarded numerous prizes eg. the NHK-Mainichi prize for composition, a residency fellowship of the Akiyoshidai International Art Village, in Voix Nouvelle at Royaumont, a grant of the SACEM and the fellowship “Casa de Velázquez” of the French government.
Her compositions were frequently performed and ordered, eg. by the Yamaha Foundation, Ensemble 2e2m, Ensemble Instant Donné, Orchestre Pas de loup, and the Ensemble Intercontemporain. Selected works: “En haut et en bas” for harp and string quartett (Val d’Oise (Royaumont) at Voix Nouvelle, 2001), “Seconde souffle” for 35 instruments (Prix de Composition in Paris, 2002), “Mira” for solo tuba and six instruments (for the Ensemble 2e2m in Paris, 2004), “Ou” for clarinet and electronics (Resonance at IRCAM, 2004), “Triple Pendulum” for drums, flute and soprano (for the Ensemble 2e2m in Paris, 2005), “Pseudoscope III” (Ensemble ascolta, ISCM World New Music Festival, 2006).