Sunday, October 12, 2014


I launch into the 26th year of my life (meaning I am now 25) listening to the Keio Light Music Society play the first movement of my composition “Hope”, off of their new record, which they've also titled “Hope”.

Tokyo – what a place...

What a shock of culture, of music, jazz, politeness, respect, attention to detail, so much... I'm afraid of seeming reductive in trying to write about it, so I won't, other than to say THANK YOU to KLMS and Jun for the incredible experience. For the music, the food, the people, the izakayas... 

Jun, Hiro, Rui, Mickey, Keisuke, Shun, Reo, Ike-Chan, Maboo, YY, Shorty, Yasui, Yutaro, Nayu, Mai Mai, Kanako, Maho, Tacti, Ogawa, Ryosuke, Takehiro, Mr. Ohwada, Kana, Arthur of course, and to all that came out on the 28th of September. Domo arigato gozaimasu! Here is my favourite section of music from the concert – part of “If Your Wisdom Was My Pride”, written for KLMS this year (Jun Umegaki is taking the solo).

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