new album 'Olreilion' releasing February 28
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I’m incredibly pleased to announce the first of 2 imminent special releases of music of my own that I've been working on since September last year - this one is a little scrapbook of sounds, sensations and warm textures named "Olreilion", and I've been eagerly waiting to release into the wild.
The album is being released through Michiru Aoyama's fresh new label Bullflat3.8, and both CD and digital copies are up now for pre-order through the label's Bandcamp.
It was mastered by one of my favourite ambient musicians, Chihei Hatakeyama, and the artwork design was done by Ryo Fujimoto.
The record drops on February 28th. Give it a listen in a quiet place on your favourite armchair, go ahead and tell your friends about it, or let me know what you thought.

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Composition for short animated film "House Rattler" | 副島しのぶアニメ作品『鬼とやなり』の音楽提供

Following on from her acclaimed previous work “The Spirits of Cairn”, Shinobu Soejima returns with a new animated short titled “House Rattler”.

I had the opportunity to write the score to the film, which will be premiered at Tokyo University of the Arts’ animation faculty graduation exhibition GEIDAI ANIMATION 10 SKIN, beginning this Saturday February 9 in Yokohama, and Saturday March 2 in Tokyo.
For times and further details, check the website below.


東京藝術大学映像研究科アニメーション専攻の卒業制作上映会、「GEIDAI ANIMATION 10 SKIN」にて初上映されます。開催期間は2つありまして、最初の開催の横浜会場での上映は2月9日(土)から始まります。

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Sound installation work for NGV Friday Nights, December 7 - April 5 2019

Super excited to be premiering a sound installation work as part of the Bach X Reimagined series by anon. for NGV's Friday Nights, beginning Friday December 7 and running until April.
The multi-channel sound work will be playing in the new Gallery Kitchen to bookend the live performances that will happen there as part of the night as well.
The project is interlinked with the Escher x nendo exhibition, which will also be open for the duration of the evening.

December 7 - April 5 2019
6pm - 10pm
Gallery Kitchen, National Gallery of Victoria

Book tickets / more info:

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SONO Vol. 4|出演決定

Super stoked to be featured alongside an amazing lineup that includes LLLL : フォーエルNoahDaisuke Tanabe and submerse for the 4th installment of SONO. 
Hope to see you down at Omotesando Polygon on August 11, from 5pm!

大好きなイベントSONOの第4回目、出演させていただくことになりました。他にLLLL、noah、daisuke tanabe、Submerseなども出演予定でマジで豪華なラインアップ。どうかお見逃しなく。

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Shinobu Soejima's incredibly beautiful animation "The Spirits of Cairn" is currently on display at the Heisei Memorial Museum of Art until the 7th of July. 
The music I wrote for it is also available for purchase on a homemade CD soundtrack, for sale only at the exhibition.

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ピアニストMarty HicksとヴォーカリストGeorgie Darvidis、豪メルボルン発の音楽ユニット「MOONCALF」はついに来日!
(english below)


今回、メルボルン出身の作曲家・サウンドアーティストTilman Robinsonによるゲスト演奏もあります。

19:30 開場 ・ 20:00 開演


MOONCALF has finally landed in Tokyo, for a one night performance on Thursday May 24th, at Shicho-shitsu in Jimbocho!
A project I have been pouring my heart into since the release of our first album in 2013, I'm beyond excited to welcome vocalist Georgie Darvidis to Tokyo and perform this music with her.
Featuring as guest performer, a special set by musician & sound artist Tilman Robinson.

About the project:
"Mooncalf" is a 45-minute work for piano and voice. A treatise on the beauty of imperfection, impermanence and fragility, the work draws on a multitude of influences spanning literature, film and history. 

Revelling in the moments in music that would normally be discreetly shifted aside - such as audible breaths, extraneous noises, cracks in the voice, and the rustling of material and machine inside the piano - "Mooncalf" heralds these as sounds sharing the same value and beauty as the notes that are a product of them, celebrating the inescapable humanity, and inherent imperfection, in making music. 

doors at 7:30pm - music starts at 8:00pm
¥2000 + 1 drink
ticket bookings through the Shicho-shitsu website:

or email/pm me and I'll book for you!!

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SENJU LAB 作品上演会「美術と音楽をアートする」にて出品

Notate with Nerve, a project I've been involved with centered around the coming together of artists, designers and musicians to create graphic scores inspired by the circulatory system, will present a program of works at the Senju Lab concert at Keyaki Hall on Wednesday March 21. The program will feature 'acoustic' versions of pieces composed as part of the project - for this concert I've arranged my work "Concerning the Ordinariness of Our Circumvolutions" for piano and string quartet - plus a new, exclusive work by workshop leader Akira Senju (the composer of FMA: Brotherhood, amongst other things). 
Doors open at 3:30pm, it's a public holiday, and it's free - what could possibly go wrong?

僕が去年から参加させていただいてる企画「Notate with Nerve」は、3/21の千住ラボ上演会にて11曲を発表します。
去年のと違って今回は作曲家たちが大勢の奏者を活かして豊かなパフォーマンスを披露する予定です。僕の作品「Concerning the Ordinariness of Our Circumvolutions」は、ピアノと弦楽四重奏に編曲しています。

時間:15:30展示開始・開場 16:00上演開始

会場:けやきホール 古賀政男音楽博物館
〒151-0064 東京都渋谷区上原3丁目6−12


Notate with Nerve 曲目

1. Notate with Nerve Part 1
for Fl,Hp
作曲:芳澤 奏

2. Reflection 〜Close your eyes and Listen to your heartbeats〜
for Vn, Va, Vc
作曲:中島 直樹

3. Kororokoro
for Hp, Fl, Vn
作曲:久保 哲朗

4. Cycle
for Fl, Fg, Female Chorus, Male Chorus
作曲:八木 遼太郎

5. Notate with Nerve Part 2
for Uilliean Pipes, Hp
作曲:芳澤 奏

6. My Bipolar Disorder
for Fl,Pf
作曲:永井 秀和

7. 22年と188日
for 口笛
作曲:青柳 呂武

8. Concerning the Ordinariness of Our Circumvolutions
for Pf, Vn, Va, Vc, Cb

9. CUE
for Pf, Fl, Vn,Perc
作曲:辻田 絢菜

10. そして海へ、星へ
for 笙、Vn、Vc、十七絃箏
作曲:足立 美緒

11. Notate with Nerve 13
for Pf,Fl, Fg, Cho [(2)Sop, (2)Alt, (2)Ten, (2)Bass], Hp, Pf, Vn, Va, Vc, Cb
作曲:千住 明

指揮:湯川 紘恵

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