Born in 1959 in Tokyo, Japan. Pisces, type A. Graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Music, Composition Department. He studied composition under Teizo Matsumura, Mareio Ishigaki, Masayuki Nagatomi and Kenji Kunikoshi. After working as an orchestrator for Ryuichi Sakamoto, he has arranged many pieces for the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra Members Ensemble, etc. He has also worked as an arranger for new composers such as Bunka-za and Bungaku-za. He has composed music for new plays at the Bunka Theater and the Bungakuza Theater, children's plays at the Tampopo and the ACO Okinawa, and large theatres such as the Meidi-za and Shin-Kabuki-za. In addition, he has been working on works for Japanese instruments, chamber music, vocal music, choral music, orchestral compositions, and computer music production. He is a member of the Japan Federation of Composers. He is a member of the Japan Music Group. Author of Junior High School Instrumental Music Textbook, Kyoiku Publishing Co.
Awards and others
The musical “Ponta” was designated a national cultural asset for children, and the TV documentary “The Man Who Built America in Russia” (with music) won the Special Jury Prize at the 14th World TV & Film Festival and the Age of the Earth Award Competition.
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The Musical (Ponta)
Kayanoki Art and Dance Academy (designated as a national cultural asset for children in 1998)
New National Theatre
New National Theatre
Kyoto Hanatouro: The Radiance of Love
Etsuo Kawasaki: Hogaku Works Hanaori / God's Wind Sound / Dream of the Aoki Wolf
Etsuo Kawasaki: Children's Chorus Works
(Universal Music Junior Chorus 21/Vol. 14)
Piano Concertos for Children “Adventures in Wonderland”
Fantasia, for the future and for our children
[Japanese instrumental version and brass band version]
Playing the Orchestra
[Ryuichi Sakamoto + Tokyo Symphony Orchestra](Arrangement)
School Mouse Concert
ONGAKU NO TOMO SHA CORP.
Zen-On Music Company Limited
Blue Moon/ Shureinofu/ Haru-urara/ Autumnal Dance
flower weave(Hogaku Ensemble)
The Dream of the Blue Wolf(Hogaku Ensemble)
Poem of the murmur Sumida River(Hogaku Ensemble)
The Last Emperor (arranged) Super Kabuki (Ennosuke Ichikawa) Arrangement and composition of a large ensemble of Japanese music broadcasting, movies, videos, commercials and arrangements etc.