“Southern Island” – Tales of Palawan Island Atsuya Okuda : Hocchiku (Jinashi-nobe Shakuhachi), Mick Sawaguchi by iTunes

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SOUTHERN ISLAND 96kHz/24bit surround
Southern Island – Tales of Palawan Island
Atsuya Okuda & Mick Sawaguchi

Artists:

Mick Sawaguchi (Surround Scape Design)
Atsuya Okuda (jinashi-nobe-syakuhachi)

Song Title:

1. Sun Rise(20:00)

Performance name of music by Atsuya Okuda Hocchiku

“Shin Getsu”

2. Sun Shine(20:00)
Performance name of music by Atsuya Okuda Hocchiku

“Shin seki”

“Jyaku Nen”

3. Sun Set(20:00)
Performance name of music by Atsuya Okuda Hocchiku

“Shin Ya Rei Bo Kudari Ha”


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“Southern Island”Special Booklet English

 

Recording Scene
Recording Scene Southern Island Atsuya Okuda Recording

Southern Island – Tales of Palawan Island
Atsuya Okuda & Mick Sawaguchi

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“Tales of Bamboo” Atsuya Okuda : Hocchiku (Jinashi-nobe Shakuhachi), Mick Sawaguchi by iTunes

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UmitakeYamatake 96kHz/24bit surround
Tales of Bamboo
Atsuya Okuda & Mick Sawaguchi

Artists:
Atsuya Okuda

Atsuya Okuda
Born in 1945, Atsuya Okuda was active as jazz trumpet player for 20 years since 1965, and thereafter has he studied“ hocchiku”, an authentic Japanese bamboo flute, with the inspiration of its infinite potential in forming his original world of music.
In 1985, he set up Zen-Sabo in Kokubunji, Tokyo as the foundation of teaching“ hocchiku” as wellas focal training of himself, and started workshop activities and tours to such countries as Switzerland, Austria, England, Canada, USA and Finland since 2003. He has received many foreign country students who aspire to master hocchiku at Zen-Sabo.
The instrument is plainly natural like a bare bone bamboo tree, and in order to play it, not only the high level of skills but also the spirit to resonate only with essentials among excesses are required, similar to Zen’s spirit. Okuda is the single only player of Hocchiku inheriting the spirituality of Watazumi Doso who died in 1992. His CD album“ Sound of Zen” released in 2002 was a participating work in Japan Arts Festival by Agency for Cultural Affairs.
Okuda had ceased his recordings because the sound quality did not meet his expectations, but the concept of“ Surround Scape” promoted by Mick Sawaguchi convinced him with its totally new aspect of presentation as well as its sound quality. Hence, this collaboration resulted.

Comment from Atsuya Okuda
As attributed as the most natural form of instrument, Hocchiku is gifted with the tone of distance that we Japanese continued to be traditionally particular with. Interestingly, the slower rise of notes and extremely fine, subtle sounds are rather powerful to be heard. I was fully delighted and astonished to have triggered mutual stimulations and realized the “tone of distance” in collaborating my Hocchiku with Mick Sawaguchi who works for Producer & engineer on it promotes as the new technological format of artistic expression.

Mick Sawaguchi, UNAMAS HUG
In this recording, we captured “Hocchiku” in surround with 192kHz/24 bit .Finally it was mix down with surround scape as 96KHz-24bit resolution as release format. This instrument is the original form of Shakuhachi, dened as Jinashi-nobekan, with no additional treatment of inner pipe surface for ne pitch-tuning. The sound that Atsuya Okuda generates at some times was almost indicational, and the dynamic range of its air burst was hugely broad particularly when he concealed his breath, therefore the subject was a tough challenge for the recording engineer. The highest priority was focused to realize the ultimate environment for playing in the studio room, and we asked Nittobo prepare a modied version of AGS the day before that managed to equalize the wave motion. The rest was the equipment as usual, and the following microphones of Microtech and Royer’s ribbon were chosen for the main, and CO-100K for surround that went in to Pyramix DAW. Please see the line-up below for your reference.
Microphone Microtech Gefell UM-900 Royer R-122, Sanken CO-100K
Mic Pre-amp SSL 9000j
Audio Interface RME Fireface UC
DAW PYRAMIX Native+MacBook Pro
Power-supply Isolation Soundnite
Studio Acoustic Treatment Nittobo AGS Sound Diffusing Absorber


“Umitake Yamatake”Booklet-Eng

 

Tales of Bamboo
Atsuya Okuda & Mick Sawaguchi

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“Tales from Bunkuitouge Surround Scape” Shiro Murakami & Mick Sawaguchi by Apple iTunes

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SangaGenso 96kHz/24bit/surround
Tales from Bunkuitouge Surround Scape
Shiro Murakami & Mick Sawaguchi


Song Title:

[1] BUNKUI-Mountain Rustle
[2] TOGAKUSHI-Early Bird
[3] CHO-SHI-Rolling Wave

Artists:
Mick Sawaguchi (Surround Scape Design)
Shiro Murakami (Piano)

 

“Mick Sawaguchi’s three-dimensional sound sculpture is a landscape you can literally move around and relate to spatially; choose your own aural space and focus, vantage points and positions. These amazing surround sound recordings bodily move us with an emotional transition not available in stereo.”

Morten Lindberg
President 2L Norway

 

Mick Sawaguchi

Born in 1948 in Beppu city. Audio mixing engineer for dramas in NHK from 1971 through 2005, and contributed in number of productions winning such awards as Grand Prix of Japan Art Festival, Individual Prize of Hoso Bunka Foundation, Galaxy Award of Japan Council for Better Radio and Television, IBC Nombre d’Or, and Premio La Speranza of Vatican. Started developing skills of surround sound designs since 1985 and established Surround Terakoya seminar room to further pursue it along with his own music production Sawaguchi Ongaku Kobo in 2005.

Sound Scape is an artistic repertory that he developed by collecting the nature sound in surround worldwide under specific themes and combined it with music. Past activities include the concert of dance and music “Sokuten Kyoshi” at Instituto Italiano di Cultura, the contemporary music concert “Actual Entity” at Tokyo Opera City, and various stage surroundsound designs such as Sound Scape with Shakuhachi, traditional artists group “Yurabi no Kai” and other stage seminars. Received AES fellowship, IBS Fellow Award, ABU Best Paper,JAS Sound Meister, and AES Japan Award.

Invited lectures regarding surround include the workshops in such countries as Korea, China,Singapore and India being regarded as”Surround Shogun” himself in the global audio community. Teaches at Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo Technology Communication,and Nagoya University of Arts as temporary instructor.

 

Shiro Murakami: Apf

Born on March 3, 1989 and grew up in the suburbs of Kawasaki in the naturerich environment playing with insects. Showed interest in arts and theatrical plays, and started studying music professionally in Tokyo University of the Arts.

Keen about the potential of performance premises beyond concert halls and live houses, and the activity expanded widely to the stage directorship and the music workshop planning as well as composition and performance. One of the major goals in his composition is the harmony with the environment of the nature and with the traditional culture.

Recent activities and awards include:

2007-2008: Performance of BGM composition at Marui Yurakucho and Marui Shinjuku

August 2008: Composition for Vermeer Exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum

March 2009: 4th Sogetsudo Competition Grand Prix “Horror – Avant-Garde Music Tells A Story”

July 2009: Project of music workshop for children “A Composer’s Room” at Tokyo University of the Arts

February 2010: MOTUS Award in Contemporary Computer Music Concert

March 2010: Stravinsky’s “Soldier’s Tale”

May 2010: Composed music for the athletic performance at elementary schools’ festival in Yokohama

October 2010: Composed music for Tiger Dance in the Buddhist service of Natsukarisan-Shukoji Temple

 

Ami Yamazaki: Voice

Voice artist resonating with the sound all over the world. Many collaborations with various musicians, visual image composers, dancers, theatrical plays and others. Also active as movie director, creator of formative arts, and poet.

Recent activities include:

Dedicatory songs to Ise Shrine Surround Scape production with Mick Sawaguchi, the leading surround meister in Japan

Participation in “Stepping Stones”, a stage performance by Able Art Japan ”Knitting Orchestra”, the original music unit

Solo performance “IRIS” utilizing visual images at Gendai Heights

Hosts a program in Community FM broadcast since 2010.

http://amingerz.exblog.jp/

“Sanga Genso”Booklet-Eng

Tales from Bunkuitouge Surround Scape
Shiro Murakami & Mick Sawaguchi

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“Tales from KUMANO Surround scape” Shiro Murakami & Mick Sawaguchi by iTunes

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Tales from KUMANO Surround scape

“Tales from KUMANO Surround scape”
Shiro Murakami & Mick Sawaguchi


Song Title:

[1] KUMANO-Breeze
[2] KUMANO-Rain
[3] KUMANO- Wave

Artists:
Mick Sawaguchi (Surround Scape Design)
Shiro Murakami (Piano)

“Mick Sawaguchi’s three-dimensional sound sculpture is a landscape you can literally move around and relate to spatially; choose your own aural space and focus, vantage points and positions. These amazing surround sound recordings bodily move us with an emotional transition not available in stereo.”

Morten Lindberg
President 2L Norway

 

Mick Sawaguchi

Born in 1948 in Beppu city. Audio mixing engineer for dramas in NHK from 1971 through 2005, and contributed in number of productions winning such awards as Grand Prix of Japan Art Festival, Individual Prize of Hoso Bunka Foundation, Galaxy Award of Japan Council for Better Radio and Television, IBC Nombre d’Or, and Premio La Speranza of Vatican. Started developing skills of surround sound designs since 1985 and established Surround Terakoya seminar room to further pursue it along with his own music production Sawaguchi Ongaku Kobo in 2005.

Sound Scape is an artistic repertory that he developed by collecting the nature sound in surround worldwide under specific themes and combined it with music. Past activities include the concert of dance and music “Sokuten Kyoshi” at Instituto Italiano di Cultura, the contemporary music concert “Actual Entity” at Tokyo Opera City, and various stage surroundsound designs such as Sound Scape with Shakuhachi, traditional artists group “Yurabi no Kai” and other stage seminars. Received AES fellowship, IBS Fellow Award, ABU Best Paper,JAS Sound Meister, and AES Japan Award.

Invited lectures regarding surround include the workshops in such countries as Korea, China,Singapore and India being regarded as”Surround Shogun” himself in the global audio community. Teaches at Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo Technology Communication,and Nagoya University of Arts as temporary instructor.

 

Shiro Murakami: Apf

Born on March 3, 1989 and grew up in the suburbs of Kawasaki in the naturerich environment playing with insects. Showed interest in arts and theatrical plays, and started studying music professionally in Tokyo University of the Arts.

Keen about the potential of performance premises beyond concert halls and live houses, and the activity expanded widely to the stage directorship and the music workshop planning as well as composition and performance. One of the major goals in his composition is the harmony with the environment of the nature and with the traditional culture.

Recent activities and awards include:

2007-2008: Performance of BGM composition at Marui Yurakucho and Marui Shinjuku

August 2008: Composition for Vermeer Exhibition at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum

March 2009: 4th Sogetsudo Competition Grand Prix “Horror – Avant-Garde Music Tells A Story”

July 2009: Project of music workshop for children “A Composer’s Room” at

Tokyo University of the Arts February 2010: MOTUS Award in Contemporary Computer Music Concert

March 2010: Stravinsky’s “Soldier’s Tale”

May 2010: Composed music for the athletic performance at elementary schools’ festival in Yokohama

October 2010: Composed music for Tiger Dance in the Buddhist service of Natsukarisan-Shukoji Temple

“Tales from KUMANO Surround scape”
Shiro Murakami & Mick Sawaguchi

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