composer

Who Is This Japanese Pianist That Has Wowed the World Despite His Blindness?

Have you ever seen a blind pianist who plays music well? You might be surprised if you come to know Nobuyuki Tsujii – a talented Japanese pianist who plays music with sweetness, gentleness, and sincerity as if he is not visually impaired. His talent in music garnered him several awards including international ones, and his…

What Else Can This Successful Japanese Composer Wish For?

Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本龍一) is an actor-musician who is known for his musical score and soundtrack for the 1983 film entitled Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (戦場のメリークリスマス). He also took the role of a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp commandant in the same movie. As an Academy Award winner who survived throat cancer himself, he only wishes for one…

Japanese great composer: Innovative music style

Tomomi Adachi de.m.wikipedia.org/ The works of the composer Tomomi Adachi are, paradoxically (rather, they sound “baroque”!) part of a long minimalist tradition (Satie, John Cage), extended by the culture of Japanese microtonality of Gagaku music. As an alternative to the term “minimalism”, the word “microscopic” could also be used to express, in particular, the idea…