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Electronica producer Madegg gets warped on 'New' album

Nov 15, 2015

Electronica producer Madegg gets warped on 'New' album

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Something has gone awfully askew in the music of Madegg. The 23-year-old producer, real name Kazumichi Komatsu, used to delight in creating warm, shimmering electronica that seemed to come bathed in the lambent glow of a late summer evening. Compared to the bewitching textures ...

Asia's music cultures come together at gig

Nov 15, 2015

Asia's music cultures come together at gig

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Music director Kishiko Kawaguchi will host a concert Nov. 29 that some Japan Times readers can attend free. The show has a lengthy title — The 24th Kishiko International Music Concert Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Normalization of Diplomatic Relations Between Japan and ...

Pianist Conrad Tao on quest to revive concert experience

Nov 10, 2015

Pianist Conrad Tao on quest to revive concert experience

Pianist Conrad Tao has played top concert halls from an early age but after the release of his latest album, he chose to perform for a casual crowd in a crypt under a New York church. The 21-year-old, who has won some of classical ...

Hyogo composer wins first place in Geneva music contest

Nov 9, 2015

Hyogo composer wins first place in Geneva music contest

Composer Shoichi Yabuta took first prize in the composition division of the Geneva International Music Competition on Sunday. Four composers including Yabuta made the final stage, where professional players performed their original works for string quartet. Yabuta’s “Billow,” a seven-minute piece describing the powerful ...