Noriko Koide, born in 1982, is a Japanese composer whose eclectic works encompass a wide spectrum stretching from rigorous contemporary music composition on one end to pop, playful and improvisatory performance on the other. Currently she works mainly in the Netherlands and Japan, and her compositions have been internationally performed by prestigious ensembles and orchestras. In addition to expanding her burgeoning compositional outputs, Koide has co-founded two projects involving various artists beyond the narrow confines of music: the lovely avant-garde pop duo Kishibojin Fumin Girls and Skebeningen, a multidimensional art group project exploring Japanese eroticism. In these projects, she works as a performer as well as a composer. Noriko has graduated from Tokyo College of Music in 2008 and from Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2011, obtaining two master’s degrees, both with the highest distinction. Currently, she is a student in Royal Conservatory of The Hague.