Yesterday I was searching for our Music Passion Theme for the month of June.
is just around the corner, so I thought
will be the perfect Music Passion Prompt for this month.
And up to this moment, I still have that hangover for drinking too much Japanese Coffee in our last Cafe Siesta
So I bring you
Mamoru Fujisawa (藤澤 守 Fujisawa Mamoru?), known professionally as Joe Hisaishi (久石 譲 Hisaishi Jō?, born December 6, 1950), is a composer and director known for over 100 film scores and solo albums dating back to 1981.
While possessing a stylistically distinct sound, Hisaishi’s music has been known to explore and incorporate different genres, including minimalist, experimental electronic, European classical, and Japanese classical. Lesser known are the other musical roles he plays; he is also a typesetter, author, arranger, and conductor.
He is best known for his work with animator Hayao Miyazaki, having composed scores for many of his films, including Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Laputa aka Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989), Porco Rosso (1992), Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001), Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008). He is also recognized for the soundtracks he has provided for filmmaker ‘Beat’ Takeshi Kitano, including A Scene at the Sea (1991), Dolls (2002), Kikujiro (1999),Hana-bi (1997), Kids Return (1996), and Sonatine (1993). He was a student of legendary anime composer Takeo Watanabe.
Combine his music while drinking one of these Super Yummy Looking and Tasty Japanese Coffees…
You will really get drunk afterwards… Promise! hahaha 🙂
Seriously, you will truly love his music… Enjoy! xoxo
Joe Hisaishi Live – Summer ( from Kikujiro )
久石 譲 / Joe Hisaishi — One Summer’s Day
I invite everyone to join us in our Music Passion Fun…
Our theme for this month of June is
“No restrictions on genres or decades – if it has Summer in the title, it’s good to go.”
Thanks to all Music lovers last May for the “PLEASE” theme 🙂 click here to check it out!
- Traded Jaded Summer (iushewe.wordpress.com)
- Joe Hisaishi – Ghibli’s Musical Mastermind (catsmuse.wordpress.com)
- #2: Band! (sagasalim.wordpress.com)
- autoreiji/takeshi kitano (onderhond.com)
- Review: LASALLE College of the Arts presents Composer-Performer Concert (arbitrarious.wordpress.com)
- autoreiji: biyondo/takeshi kitano (onderhond.com)
- Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (rpgdevourer.wordpress.com)
- Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review (neekcentral.wordpress.com)
- An Ode To Hayao Miyazaki… my favourite storyteller ♥ (pocketsizedobserver.wordpress.com)
- War by Edwin Starr (didweactuallystartthefire.wordpress.com)