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Toshiro Mayuzumi

Toshiro Mayuzumi was the first Japan composer to produce functions of musique concrète and electronic music. In 1951, he graduated from a Tokyo university or college and enjoyed an effective premiere of his structure, “Sphenogrammes,” in the ISCM event. While spending another year learning in Paris, Mayuzumi uncovered the musique concrète picture. He came back to Tokyo and produced the composer group Sannin no Kai (“Band of Three”) and composed the initial musique concrète function (“X, Y, Z” [1955]) and initial digital piece (“Shusaku I” [1955]) in Japan. His experimentations likewise incorporate the usage of ready piano and uncommon instrumentations. In the past due ’50s on, Mayuzumi’s music was more and more inspired by traditional Japanese music and Buddhism, and was honored the Otaka Award twice (in 1958 and 1967) for function in this vein. He also constructed for movie theater (including his collaborations with Mishima) as well as for film, including his award-winning digital rating for Tokyo Olympic in the middle-’60s. Afterwards in his profession, Mayuzumi also hosted a tv program and offered as the Leader from the Japan Federation of Composers.

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