'Deaf' composer Samuragochi says he's sorry for deceiving

National Mar 7, 2014

'Deaf' composer Samuragochi says he's sorry for deceiving

by Mizuho Aoki

A month after the shocking revelation by his ghostwriter, the supposedly "deaf" composer Mamoru Samuragochi apologized Friday for deceiving people with his lies. However, the 50-year-old from Hiroshima Prefecture flatly denied composer Takashi Niigaki's claim that he is not deaf, saying he is preparing to ...

Noted deaf composer admits his music was ghostwritten

National Feb 5, 2014

Noted deaf composer admits his music was ghostwritten

Mamoru Samuragochi, a deaf composer of classical music and soundtracks for video games, had someone else write his pieces for more than 10 years, including his best-known score, "Hiroshima Symphony," a lawyer representing him said Wednesday. Samuragochi, 50, dubbed a modern Beethoven by the media ...