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ORCHESTRA

Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Apr 5, 2023
The unyielding spirit of Ryuichi Sakamoto
The award-winning composer and member of Yellow Magic Orchestra showed a rebellious streak throughout his life, which not only influenced musicians worldwide but also effected social change.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Apr 3, 2023
Ryuichi Sakamoto, trailblazing musician and film composer, dies at 71
Ryuichi Sakamoto, an award-winning composer and member of pioneering electronic act Yellow Magic Orchestra, has died. He was 71 years old.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jan 21, 2023
Yukihiro Takahashi: Style, substance and the knack for a beat
Yellow Magic Orchestra's principal vocalist and rhythmic linchpin was a leading figure in Japan's music scene, inspiring musicians the world over with his collaborative spirit.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jan 15, 2023
Electronic music pioneer Yukihiro Takahashi of YMO dies at 70
Yukihiro Takahashi's output for Yellow Magic Orchestra would go on to influence early New York rappers and techno acts from Detroit and the U.K.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Jun 4, 2022
Mario’s 9th: How video game scores landed a date at the Proms
Video game music takes one more step toward mainstream acceptance as a legitimate art form.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Apr 26, 2022
Classical music incorporated: The Japanese CEO who also plays Chopin
Kyohei Sorita founded Japan National Orchestra Co. just a year ago, during the pandemic, as for-profit endeavor.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Sep 30, 2020
Ten Japanese albums Rolling Stone missed on its '500 Greatest' list
Rolling Stone compiled a list of the 500 greatest albums of all time but there were no Japanese entries. So we came up with a few candidates of our own.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / Sound Off
Apr 10, 2020
Orchestrating a COVID-19 stopgap for classical concerts
Facing cancellations and postponements as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra has taken to livestreaming its concerts.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Oct 23, 2019
'No Smoking': Poking the embers of Haruomi Hosono's career
Marking the 50th anniversary of Haruomi Hosono's musical career, 'No Smoking' takes a look at his life and some of his famed concerts
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Oct 10, 2019
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra pulls out all the stops for 30th anniversary
After three decades in the business, Japan's best known ska band is in the midst of a full year of celebrations, including nationwide tours, gigs overseas and an upcoming album
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jun 17, 2019
Review: Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra at Zepp DiverCity Tokyo
You know when you go to a gig, and it just exceeds all expectations? Well, my night with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra did just that and landed in my all-time top three.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Apr 24, 2019
The Cinematic Orchestra: Absence makes the fans grow fonder
Twelve years since its last studio album, The Cinematic Orchestra released 'To Believe' in March. Band-leader Jason Swinscoe talks about his writing process and The Cinematic Orchestra's long hiatus.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Feb 21, 2019
Telling the musical story of Japan's ambient era
At the time, the Japanese music scene of the 1970s felt pretty flat to Daisuke Hinata. "But (then) Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) and Plastics came out, and we thought the market would open up for more new sounds," the Los Angeles-based musician tells The Japan Times. Along with three Japanese classmates...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Feb 13, 2019
Twenty years after frontman Shinji Sato's death, Fishmans is still walking in the rhythm
In the eternal present of modern listening, when the entire history of recorded sound is just a few clicks away, some music reverberates for longer. That's been the case with Fishmans, a cult Japanese act from the 1990s whose blend of dub rhythms and dream-pop reverie continues to lure new fans 20 years...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Nov 23, 2018
YMO's Yukihiro Takahashi celebrates a pair of 40th anniversaries
The past few years have been a boom time for Japanese reissues, as labels dredge up everything from ambient obscurities to glossy disco-pop for the benefit of listeners who missed them first time around. For Yukihiro Takahashi, it's all a bit confusing.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Nov 22, 2018
Yellow Magic Orchestra go big and go home
Yellow Magic Orchestra made its 1980 debut on the legendary American dance show “Soul Train” performing a cover of “Tighten Up” by Archie Bell & the Drells, two years after the November 1978 release of the trio’s eponymous first album
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHY DID YOU LEAVE JAPAN?
Nov 3, 2018
Daichi Nakamura: In pursuit of perfection
This year marks 25 years of violin study for Daichi Nakamura. His practice has earned him a host of international accolades and the position of guest soloist at renowned symphony orchestras in Europe such as the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jul 18, 2018
Soundtracking the thrill of the climb in Jennifer Peedom's 'Mountain'
With "Mountain," director Jennifer Peedom has done for the mountaineering film what Marks & Spencer's did for food advertisements years ago: taken the concept and beautified it to such an extent that it provokes a visceral response. Salivating over the movie's visual perfection is the only appropriate...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHY DID YOU LEAVE JAPAN?
Jul 7, 2018
Tetsuji Honna picks up the tempo in Hanoi
A sense of nostalgia, fate and the national orchestra's passion enticed a Japanese maestro to settle in Vietnam
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
May 16, 2018
Violinist Aiko Goto returns to Japan with an Australian orchestra in tow
Aiko Goto is excited to be going home. The violinist has been a member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra since 1998 and it has been a while since she and her fellow musicians have visited Japan.

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