Hiroshi Yoshimura

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Hiroshi Yoshimura
Birth name Hiroshi Yoshimura (Japanese:吉村弘)
Born (1940-10-22)October 22, 1940
Yokohama, Japan
Origin Yokohama, Japan
Died (2003-10-23)October 23, 2003
  • Composer
  • songwriter
Instruments Piano
Years active 1972–2003

Hiroshi Yoshimura (吉村弘, Yoshimura Hiroshi, 22 October 1940 – 23 October 2003) was a Japanese musician and composer. He is considered a pioneer of ambient music in Japan.[1]


Hiroshi Yoshimura was born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1940. In 1964 he graduated from Waseda School of Letters, Arts and Sciences II. He performed production performance and sound objects, environmental music containing graphic design and sound design, visual poetry, and worked on sound design business a lot of construction in collaboration with TOA in particular.[2] He started the computer music group "Anonyme" in 1972. In addition to the activities of solo performance and improvisational music, made music production for galleries, museums, building space, train stations. He was at the forefront of environmental music.[3] He served on the Faculty of Engineering, Chiba University industrial design department as a part-time lecturer and at the Kunitachi College of Music Design Department as a part-time lecturer, and also focused on the workshop of citizen participation in the museums. He died due to skin cancer in 2003.


  • Music For Nine Post Cards (1982)
  • Pier & Loft (1983)
  • A・I・R (Air In Resort) (1984)
  • Green (1986)
  • Soundscape 1: Surround (1986)
  • 静けさの本 (Static) (1986)
  • Flora (1987)
  • Wet Land (1993)
  • Face Music (1994)
  • Quiet Forest (クワイエット・フォレスト) (1998)
  • Four Post Cards (2004)
  • Soft Wave For Automatic Music Box (2005)