Shigeru Umebayashi

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Shigeru Umebayashi
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Background information
Birth name Shigeru Umebayashi
Born (1951-02-19) February 19, 1951 (age 63)
Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Genres Rock, film scores
Occupations composer, musician
Years active 1984–present
Website www.shigeru-umebayashi.com

Shigeru Umebayashi (梅林茂 Umebayashi Shigeru?, [umebajaɕi ɕiɡeɽɯᵝ]) (born February 19, 1951 in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka) is a Japanese composer.

Once the leader of Japan's new-wave rock band EX, composer Shigeru Umebayashi began scoring films in 1985 when the band broke up. He has more than 40 Japanese and Chinese films to his credit and is perhaps best known in the West for his score for director Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love (2000). Umebayashi also scored House of Flying Daggers, and Wong Kar-wai's long-awaited 2046 (2004). He is also the composer for the music of the first Serbian spectacle, Charleston & Vendetta. Umebayashi received the special "Tomislav Pinter Award" at Avvantura Festival Zadar (Croatia) in 2013 during his stay as member of the official Jury.

Filmography[edit]

1980s[edit]

  • Itsuka Darekaga Korosareru (1984)
  • Tomoyo Shizukani Nemure (1985)
  • Sorekara (1985)
  • Sorobanzuku (1986)
  • Shinshi Domei (1986)
  • Kyohu no Yacchan (1987)
  • Getting Blue in Color (1988)

1990s[edit]

  • Hong Kong Paradise (1990)
  • Tekken (1990)
  • Yumeji (1991)
  • Ote (1991)
  • Goaisatsu (1991)
  • Arihureta Ai ni Kansuru Chosa (1992)
  • Byoin he Iko 2 Yamai ha Kikara (1992)
  • Nemuranai Machi Shinjuku Zame (1992)
  • Izakaya Yurei (1994)
  • Zero Woman (1995)
  • Boxer Joe (1995)
  • Kitanai Yatsu (1995)
  • Hashirana Akan Yoake Made (1995)
  • The Christ of Nanjing (1995)
  • Shin Gokudo Kisha (1996)
  • Izakaya Yurei 2 (1996)
  • Ichigo Domei (1997)
  • Isana no Umi (1997)
  • Watashitachi ga Sukidatta Koto (1997)
  • G4 Option Zero (1997)
  • Fuyajo (1998)
  • Belle Epoch (1998)

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