Marihiko Hara (b. 1983) is a composer residing in Kyoto, Japan. Graduated from the Department of Education, Kyoto University. His main interest is to compose serene silence in music and to pursue his own texture of sounds, through electric/acoustic sounds and field recordings. He was invited for an improvised session with Ryuichi Sakamoto on the radio.
He produces music for theatre performances and people involved in many fields, such as “VESSEL” by Damien Jalet and Kohei Nawa, Hideki Noda’s works, Paris Fashion Week and Kabuki, a classical Japanese dance-drama.
Hara also participates in Dumb Type Exhibition at CentrePompidou-Metz and Shiro Takatani’s projects : “CHROMA”, “ST/LL”.
I composed this album "nostalghia" after being inspired
by several transparency films my
grandmother had left me. The films were taken in 1967 during her travels in Britain, France,
Italy, Denmark, Germany, the Soviet Union, USA and so on. She had rarely told me about
her travels, (I am not sure why), except for a few funny
stories. Nostalghia is the process of
my efforts through composition in approaching a memory embraced in those film.
Some of tunes within this album have been used in contemporary dance performance.
Artist : Marihiko Hara
Photography : Etsuko Hara
AB043 | Jan 2013