A debut album by Japanese percussionist Kazuya Matsumoto entitled "Mizu no katachi" meaning "Shape of Water".
This is an archive of his 5 years spending time within the nature, performing with water which he describes as below.
"When I go into the nature and focus on particular sounds as if I were the conductor, I find there are numerous accidentally composed music playing here and there. And my idea was to join this nature orchestra providing sounds to them to form another different world which would enable myself to listen to them from a completely different angle.
I decided to use water as the main theme as I'm somehow attracted to them maybe as I grew up in a place where it's cloudy and raining all year around. Sounds evolved accidentally from different places of different period and times, and that very moment I played / not played to them. To me, it was full of excitement to join the nature. Some sounds were able to record upon countless visits, and some just happen to be lying there. I tried different approaches so that people can enjoy and face each and every sounds. It would be my pleasure if you can listen to the happenings and the inevitable, and also conscious and the subconscious. "
- Kazuya Matsumoto PROFILE:
Kazuya Matsumoto is a drummer / percussionist from Tokyo (Japan), born and grew up in the city of Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture where famous for it's traditional arts and beautiful crafts. He is inspired by the great scale of nature, and the daily traditions there, which he filters through himself to create original sounds with an awareness of tradition and progression. His focus is more into the sound and the resonance itself rather than the musical scales and melodies, mainly using harmonic percussions such as hamon, gong and singing bowl, and other non-instrument objects which makes sounds. His creation starts by performing and recording in the nature which he sees as his life work. In 2013, he received the grad prix award in the Otokuchi project which was held as the related project of Setouchi International Art Festival. He is also active in the non-music industry field such as being in charge of producing music for Primitive Sense Art Festival (2014), and taking part in the Busstrio‘s play "ALice, where are you going?"as the drummer and percussionist. In 2015, he releases his 1st solo album "Mizu no katachi" from SPEKK label. He has also previously shared stages with musicians such as Ametsub, kyoka, sawako, Chihei Hatakeyama, Takashi Tsuda, Keiji Haino, Haruka Nakamura, FourColor, Minamo, 34423, Mergrim and Yui Onodera. As a drummer, he plays in bands like FilFla (with Keiichi Sugimoto), Mergrim x Kazuya Matsumoto and Itoken with Speakers.
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