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Masayoshi Fujita

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Masayoshi Fujita is a Japanese vibraphone, marimba player and composer. He first learned how to play the drums, followed by extensive vibraphone training to craft and play his own compositions. Determined not to stick to traditional vibraphone styles or techniques and theory of composition, he sought his own sound of the vibraphone and the possibilities surrounding it. Masayoshi also prepares his instrument with strings of beads, foil strips, and similar objects. The resulting new sounds, akin to distortions, help to expand the vibraphone spectrum without eroding the instrument’s intrinsic character or even abandoning it altogether.

Inspired by the silence and deepness of the fog, the mountains and the gravity within, His music evokes images, atmospheres, sceneries and stories in the listener; the images that have accumulated in himself. At the same time, he explores the unexplored beauty of the vibraphone and pursues the charm of the instrumentation and the music itself.

After 13 years in Berlin, Masayoshi recently relocated to a new home and studio in the rural Japanese mountain village of Kami-cho, Hyogo, following his life-long dream of creating music in nature. He creates new music at a studio in a small village on the mountain with great inspiration from the surroundings and disseminates it to the world.

Masayoshi Fujita is a Japanese vibraphone, marimba player and composer. He first learned how to play the drums, followed by extensive vibraphone training to craft and play his own compositions. Determined not to stick to traditional vibraphone styles or techniques and theory of composition, he sought his own sound of the vibraphone and the possibilities surrounding it. Masayoshi also prepares his instrument with strings of beads, foil strips, and similar objects. The resulting new sounds, akin to distortions, help to expand the vibraphone spectrum without eroding the instrument’s intrinsic character or even abandoning it altogether.

Inspired by the silence and deepness of the fog, the mountains and the gravity within, His music evokes images, atmospheres, sceneries and stories in the listener; the images that have accumulated in himself. At the same time, he explores the unexplored beauty of the vibraphone and pursues the charm of the instrumentation and the music itself.

After 13 years in Berlin, Masayoshi recently relocated to a new home and studio in the rural Japanese mountain village of Kami-cho, Hyogo, following his life-long dream of creating music in nature. He creates new music at a studio in a small village on the mountain with great inspiration from the surroundings and disseminates it to the world.