Author Archives: Yasuharu Nagura

About Yasuharu Nagura

Born in 1989. Musician. Hideout Records Founder & CEO.

New Album “The Market Had A One Bad Blip” (2020)

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Yasuharu Nagura has performed a new live recording entitled『The Market Had One Bad Blip』that is released on June 1, 2020.

“Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.” – Samuel Ullman (1840-1924)

The work is based on the idea of ​​“poetic computing.” He sketches by programming as if to write a poem every day, not for a huge project but his expression.

The tendency for huge companies with huge data and huge computational resources to solve problems using machine learning will increase more and more in the future.

The role of individual programmers is getting smaller and smaller, and they may replace AI.

Still, the program as a means of expressing the inside of the individual never loses its role.

Through creative activities by coding, he brings back his creativity.

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releases June 1, 2020

Yasuharu Nagura – music & coding

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All Rights Reserved

 

Being productive

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Here, the word productive does not refer to the ability of a painter or scientist to create something new or original, as in the case of being creative.

Also, it does not refer to the product of activeness, but the attributes of active life. Even pictures and scientific papers may be unproductive, or barren.

On the other hand, people who are deeply aware of themselves, or who not only look at a tree, but also who see it, or read poetry, experience the emotional movements expressed by the poet in their own words.

The process that is going on in a person, the process that produces nothing, can be very productive.

It is not necessarily tied to the creation of works of art, scientific creation, or creation of something useful.

Productive people animate everything they touch. They create their abilities and give life to other people and things.

Being active

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Being active does not mean busy external activity, but an internal activity that makes one’s human power productive.

Being active means expressing one’s abilities and talents, and the abundant human genius that is given to all humans to varying degrees.

It means renewing yourself, growing up, overflowing, loving, transcending the prison of an isolated ego, being interested, and giving.

However, none of these experiences can be fully described in words.

It cannot be described in words and can only be communicated by sharing experiences.

Being active is a living, productive thinking.

What you can and cannot describe

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Things are fixed and can be described.

Experience cannot be described in principle.

All we can describe is our persona (a mask worn by each person, an ego to be shown to others). Originally this persona is a thing.

Living humans, by contrast, are not dead figures and cannot be described as things.

Living humans cannot be described at all.

Monochrome Photography

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Yasuharu Nagura |『Seascape』Guam

 Monochrome photographs show the composition captured by the photographer and emphasize the contrast, tone, and pattern.

 This gives a more vivid impression of the one-turn reality captured by the photographer.

 Previously, youu had to load monochrome film into your camera, but digital photography is easy because you can convert the color images you take with your computer.

 Many cameras also have a monochrome mode, so you can set it to shoot.

 This is practical but not the best quality.

p.s.  The photograph was taken on January 2, 2016

Functionalism and Organic Architecture

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Antoni Gaudí i Cornet [Sagrada Família]|1883 − | Barcelona  photo : Yasuharu Nagura

 The 20th-century architecture, which shows an extremely diverse richness both technically and in terms of modeling, is divided into two: intellectual and rationalist functionalism architecture, and sensory and expressionist organic architecture.

Functional architecture has a very modern character in that it is connected with the possibility of mass production by standardization and fabrication (manufacturing of assembled house parts) as well as rational form, but there are mechanical. Some things make you feel cold.

On the other hand, the trend of seeking more sensory and human architecture is called organic architecture.

German expressionist architecture after the First World War and Antonio Gaudi, a unique Spanish architect with a rich, end-of-the-century feel, can enter the tide in a broad sense.

Photographic Art “Pictorialism”

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Yasuharu Nagura『Kinkaku-Ji』(2020)

 From the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century, photographic art called “pictorialism” spreads from London to continental cities such as Paris and New America.

Although it reflected the movements in Japan, it showed unique developments different from those of the continent and formed the mother body of the 20th-century photographic art innovation movement.

 This work was influenced by that idea.

Amish and Literature

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Matrys Mirror

 『Martyrs Mirror』, along with Ausbund, is a book recording the intense persecution of Anabaptists. It is over 100 pages thick and is found in most Amish homes. The sermon at worship quotes stories of persecution from this book.

Reference

Martyrs Mirror: The Story of Sevevteen Centuries of Christian Martyrdom, from the Time of Christ to A.D. 1660

 

 

 

Amish and Music

Sample-text The Ausbund

 The Ausbund is a collection of hymns written by Amish with only the lyrics.  Persecution of the Anabaptist has been clarified.

 Written a lot by the Anabbapt who was persecuted in the 16th century.

 It was first published in 1564, centered on a collection of 51 hymns written by the Swiss Anabaptist. After that, it became a collection of 140 songs.

 Mennonite is no longer using Ausbund.

 In worship, the lyrics are memorized, unaccompanied, and sung in unison. The selected conductor on the spot takes the lead.

Reference

Amish Hymn Singing by Jan Drexler