Masakatsu Takagi

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Masakatsu Takagi at a Nuit Blanche for Toyota in Paris, France.

Masakatsu Takagi (高木 正勝, Takagi Masakatsu, born 1979) is a musician and filmmaker from Kameoka, Kyoto, Japan.[1] He attended Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, graduating with English.

His work has been noticed by Apple Inc., and a 3-minute promotional video for the company was made about how Takagi creates his videos on a Macintosh system, and Apple Pro software, including Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro. He also uses Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop in his videos.[2] On the studio album's Coieda (2004) track "Exit / Delete" he collaborated with David Sylvian.

He wrote the score for Mamoru Hosoda's films Wolf Children (2012), The Boy and the Beast (2015) and Mirai of the Future (2018).[3] He also wrote the music for the Studio Ghibli documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013).

Takagi has lived in Hyogo, Japan since 2013.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • pia (2001)
  • opus pia (2002)
  • eating (2002)
  • JOURNAL FOR PEOPLE (2002)
  • eating 2 (2003)
  • rehome (2003)
  • sail (2003)
  • world is so beautiful (2003)
  • COIEDA (2004)
  • JOURNAL FOR PEOPLE (2006)
  • world is so beautiful (2006)
  • AIR'S NOTE (2006)
  • BLOOMY GIRLS (2006)
  • Private/Public (2007)
  • Tai Rei Tei Rio (2009)
  • Ymene (2010)
  • Niyodo (2011)
  • Tama Tama (2011)
  • Wolf Children (2012)
  • The Boy and the Beast (2015)
  • Mirai of the Future (2018)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 柴, 那典 (October 28, 2014). "山奥で暮らす高木正勝が届ける、人生を変える「感じ方」の授業". Cinra.net (in Japanese). Retrieved August 20, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Pro: Takagi Masakatsu". Apple Inc. Archived from the original on January 20, 2007. Retrieved August 20, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "映画「未来のミライ」劇中曲を高木正勝が生演奏、上白石萌歌&細田守のリクエストで". Natalie (in Japanese). July 16, 2018. Retrieved August 20, 2018. 
  4. ^ 中津, 海麻子 (April 14, 2017). "「おおかみこども」の音楽が生まれるまで模索10年 高木正勝(前編)". Asahi Shimbun (in Japanese). Retrieved August 20, 2018. 

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