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Yasuharu Nagura「bright & solmen」MV

This is a music video for Yasuharu Nagura. He has released 『bright & solemn』that is released June 1, 2019. From now on, free viewing started on bandcamp’s official site. We are disclosing part of the production process until the song『bright & solemn』is completed on official website.

Special Site https://yasuharunagura.bandcamp.com/album/bright-solemn

 

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New Single – bright & solemn

by Yasuharu Nagura

URL https://yasuharunagura.bandcamp.com/album/bright-solemn

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Yasuharu Nagura has performed a new live recording entitled 『bright & solemn』that is released June 1, 2019.

I know the importance of choices. I will make a lot of effort in exploring and creating options. As with the “options” in the financial world, long-lived options (=options) are more valuable. Similarr to financial options, the higher the uncertainty, the higher the value.

For generations who live a long life and face great uncertainity, having options can have immeasurable value. So, I delayed marriage, delayed making children, and delayed buying homes and cars. I postoponed the decison to narrow the choice.

“I chose music.”

credits

releases June 1, 2019

Yasuharu Nagura – music & coding

license

all rights reserved

The important thing in making sound source is track down.

 The process of producing music is basically the process of composition → arrangement → recording → track down. Once you have recorded the performance of each part on the MTR(An equipment called a multitrack recorder.), you have to work down the track. Ordinary, CD is 2 tracks of left and right stereo like cassette tape. For this reason, it is necessary to reduce the number of tracks and combine them into two tracks and dubbing to two-track media. This is called track down. You will not need a mixer for track down. There are various specialized books on how to track down, so let’s refer to them.

Copyright issues of works produced by AI

 The issue of the work produced by AI is the issue of copyrightThe copyright law defines a work as “creative expression of thought or emotion”. At the stage of 2017, the government’s Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters concluded that “the work produced by AI will not be written.” However, I concluded that AI can not be a human creation. But we concluded that AI is not a human creation. However, AI is a human creation, and sometimes AI programs can be patented to produce art. I think that this problem will surface around 2020.

The mission of modern musicians is to pass on traditional music theory.

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Japanese Apricots “Ume”

 Another important role for modern musicians such as professional musicians and conductors is to preserve the tradition of music theory and to convey it to future generations. It is not good enough to change the music theory established by the great geniuses of the past without permission, just because they are talented. The fact that traditional music theory is not properly inherited is a great loss for humanity.

 It would be easy to understand if you imagine the world of traditional performing arts in Japan such as Noh, Kyogen, and Kabuki. Modern Noh artists and Kabuki actors first learn about the “form” that has been passed down for generations. After mastering the form perfectly, you put your own interpretation and expression on the stage. The form that has been inherited is an acting theory that has been refined through the research and practice of the generations of actors, and each movement has a profound meaning. Without studying the type of tradition at all, it would be awkward to get me to do it myself, saying, “This is a new Kabuki that I think.” It is their main business to protect and communicate the type that has been passed down from the old days, and creating a selfish style is just “play”. People involved in traditional arts must inherit such traditional culture. It’s a museum-like job, but that’s the mission.

 Today’s musicians should play classical music that has made music theory exactly, in order to pass it on to future generations.

Reference

Classical Music

EPK (Electronic Press Kit)

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EPK for Yasuharu Nagura

What’s Electronic Press Kit?

An electronic press kit (EPK) is a press kit equivalent in electronic form. An EPK usually takes the form of a website or e-mail, though they are also known to exist in CD and DVD form.

Many companies make their electronic press kits available via the corporate website, where kits are offered in PDF format. An electronic press kit can be provided in any of the following formats:

  • CD
  • DVD
  • Video or audio cassette
  • The Internet (e.g. E-mail, WWW, newsgroups, etc.)
  • USB flash drive

The contents of an EPK media kit are similar to other types of media kit, but are likely to include a range of audio-visual material. Decisions about what to include in the EPK media kit will depend on the industry and target audience. As a general guide, an EPK in the music industry might contain the following:

  • Biography
  • Music clips (audio files, CD or DVD)
  • High resolution press photos
  • Forthcoming tour dates
  • Promotional videos
  • Offline website or website links,especially links to relevant social media and music websites
  • Media reviews and interviews
  • “RIYL” or “recommended if you like” list (list of artists in similar styles or genres)
  • Contact information
  • High resolution, colour photos or images of key executives, the company logo, products, etc.

Reference

EPK  http://www.yasuharunagura.bandzoogle.com

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The difference between New Wave, New-Age, and New Music.

 New wave is a genre of rock music  popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.  New wave moved away from blues and rock and roll sounds to create rock music (early new wave) or pop music (later) that incorporated disco, mod, and electronic music. Initially new wave was similar to punk rock, before becoming a distinct genre. It subsequently engendered subgenres and fusions, including synth-pop.

 New-age music is a genre of music intended to create artistic inspiration, relaxation, and optimism. It is used by listeners for yoga, massage, meditation, reading as a method of stress management to bring about a state of ecstasy rather than trance, or to create a peaceful atmosphere in their home or other environments, and is associated with environmentalism and New Age spirituality. New-age music includes both acoustic forms, featuring instruments such as flutes, piano, acoustic guitar and a wide variety of non-Western acoustic instruments, and electronic forms, frequently relying on sustained synth pads or long sequencer-based runs. Vocal arrangements were initially rare in the genre, but as it has evolved vocals have become more common, especially those featuring Native American-, Sanskrit-, or Tibetan-influenced chants, or lyrics based on mythology such as Celtic legends.

 New music is one of the genres of Japanese popular music that became popular from the 1970’s to the 1980’s. In composing aspect, we added elements such as rock to the folk song, and in the lyrics side it was a new music that excluded the political and lifestyle feeling that was characteristic of the previous folk songs. However, there are deviations in definitions, etc.

 

What is Crossover?

 Crossover is a musical term that refers to a style that fuses musicality by overcoming genres of genres. It is a type of performance style of jazz that incorporates electric musical instruments and electronic musical instruments popular in the early 1970’s. From the late 1960s, it is a new style of music that incorporates electric instruments and rock style rendition style. Jazz rock and electric jazz were born, and some musicians such as Miles Davies and others tried to expand the possibilities of the style of performance. And, with the advent of electronic musical instruments such as synthesizers, performance expressions such as tone color became rich. In addition to jazz performance as a work, it also influenced mutual influence through pop music and rock. From the studio musicians in New York and Los Angeles, “crossover” music that overcomes the genre’s fence. It has been created in a more mixed form.