Yasuhiro Morinaga

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Yasuhiro Morinaga
森永 泰弘
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Yasuhiro Morinaga in August 2012
Background information
Born (1980-08-01) August 1, 1980 (age 42)
Tokyo
GenresField recording, experimental music, ethnographic film
Occupation(s)Sound designer, composer of musique concrète, ethnographic filmmaker
Years active2007-present
LabelsConcrete
WebsiteConcrete

Yasuhiro Morinaga (森永 泰弘, Morinaga Yasuhiro, born August 1, 1980) is a sound artist, sound designer, and indepedent filmmaker. He is a director of the ethnographic media production label Concrete.[1] Morinaga specializes in recording and documenting the music of different parts of the world and has published number of recordings. By using the recording materials, Morinaga creates and produces installations, audiovisual works and the performances.

Morinaga works as a sound designer and music director for the feature films, documentaries, performing arts, cooperate installations, collaborating with artists and the companies around the world. Morinaga often gives workshop and series of lecture for sound in different disciplines at different institutions, universities and the public spaces.

Media Performances[edit]

  • Setan Jawa (2019)
  • Gong ex Machina (2018)
  • Marginal gongs (2016)
  • Message from a Medicine Man (2016)
  • A Widow in Batavia (2015)
  • Irpinia Soundscape Italy (2011)
  • Invisible Cities Italy (2011)

Installations[edit]

Filmography (sound designer and music director)[edit]

  • 2020: Edge of Daybreak (Dir: Taiki Sakipisit, Thailand) FIPRESCI Award, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2021
  • 2019: Science of Fictions (Dir: Yosep Anggi Noen, Indonesia) Special Mention Award, Locarno Film Festival 2019
  • 2018: The Seen and Unseen (Dir: Kamila Andini, Indonesia) Grand Prix of the Generation KPlus International Jury - Berlinale 2018
  • 2017: Mawari Kagura (Dir: Mirai Osawa, Japan)
  • 2016: Uzu (Dir: Gaspard Kuentz, France&Japan)
  • 2016: Anastasis (Dir: Faozan Rizal, Tony Broer, Indonesia)
  • 2016: Yamato (California) (Dir: Daisuke Miyazaki, Japan)
  • 2015: Discovery of the Film - Toshio Matsumoto (Dir: Takefumi Tsutsui, Japan)
  • 2014: 9/5 (Omnibus Films with Japan, Thailand, Singapore and China)
  • 2013: The One (Dir: Ichiro Yamamoto, Japan)
  • 2011: Guilty of Romance (Dir: Sion Sono, Japan)
  • 2011: A Boy inside the Boy (Dir:Saburo Teshigawara, Japan)
  • 2010: A Lonely Planet (Dir: Takefumi Tsutsui, Japan)
  • 2009: Earth (Dir: Ho Tzu Nyen, Singapore)
  • 2009: Karaoke (Dir: Chris Chong Chan Fui, Malaysia)
  • 2008: Block B (Dir: Chris Chong Chan Fui, Malaysia)
  • 2007: A Bao A Qu(Dir: Naoki Kato, Japan)

Contemporary dance and theater (Music Director)[edit]

  • 2021: A Hai (with Kenta Kojiri)
  • 2021: Dialogue(with Kenta Kojiri)
  • 2021: The Threshold (with Kenta Kojiri)
  • 2020: UrFear as a part of Multitude of Peer Gynts (with Theater GARASI)
  • 2019: Peer Gynts (with Theater GARASI)
  • 2019: The Seen and Unseen (with Kamila Andini)
  • 2018: The extremities of a Surface (with Mandeep Raikhy)
  • 2018: Medium (with Rianto)
  • 2017: Self-Portrait ( with Kenta Kojiri)
  • 2017: Surface & Destroy (with Kenta Kojiri / Yoko Seyama)
  • 2016: Queen-Size (with Mandeep Raikhy/India)
  • 2014: To belong -Suwung- (with Akiko Kitamura/Japan and Indonesia)
  • 2014: Shell (with Kana Ote/Japan)
  • 2014: 10000 Tigers (with Ho Tzu Nyen/Singapore)
  • 2014: Utérus (Foofwa D'Imobilité/Switzerland)
  • 2013: To belong -cyclonicdream- (with Akiko Kitamura/Japan and Indonesia)
  • 2013: Male and has a straight antenna (with Mandeep Reikhy/India)
  • 2012: To belong -dialogue- (with Akiko Kitamura/Japan and Indonesia)

Discography[edit]

Archival albums[edit]

Field Recordings[edit]

Outland Ethnologies[edit]

  • 2017: "Lonely Lodger" by Li Jianhong (China)
  • 2018: "Thang Mo" by Ngoc Dai (Vietnam)
  • 2021: "Lijiang With/Out & Hokkaido [we are all great parents]" Compilation CD [3CDs + booklets]

Teaching/Workshop/Seminars[edit]

Morinaga has delivered public lectures, workshops and mentorships at universities and organizations.

  • 2021: Lecture for musical archive - Tama Art University, Tokyo Japan
  • 2020: Lecture for field recording & sound design - Master Program in Experimental Workshop, Tama Art University, Tokyo Japan
  • 2019: Mentorship for the Workshop - Documentary Dojo, Yamagata Prefectue, Japan (Organized by Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival)
  • 2018: Workshop and Artist in Residence for field-work - Uymam Project, Hokkaido, Japan (Organized by Tobiu Art community)
  • 2018: Lecture for sound design - Mumbai Assembly, Mumbai, India (Organized by Japan Foundation India)
  • 2018: Lecture for sound design - Srishti IInstitute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India (Organized by Japan Foundation India)
  • 2018: Lecture for sound design - Satyajit Ray Film & TV Institute, Kolkata, India (Organized by Japan Foundation India)
  • 2017: DJ- "Light and Voice of the Planet" with Naoki Ishikawa - Niigata City Art Museum, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
  • 2017: Lecture for the field recording and sound design - Japan Foundation Hanoi, Vietnam (Organized by Japan Foundation Asia Center)
  • 2017: DJ- "WYST Collective" - Ensembles Asia Orchestra with Yoshihide Otomo - Yogyakarta, Indonesia (Organized by Japan Foundation Asia Center)
  • 2017: DJ- "Light and Voice of the Planet" with Naoki Ishikawa - Mito Art Museum - ACM Theater, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
  • 2017: Lecture for field recording and sound design - Gunma Prefectural Women's University, Gunma Prefecture, Japan
  • 2016: Lecture for sound representation - Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo Japan
  • 2016: Seminar: Field Recording - Sound & City Festival, Ark-Hills Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan (Organized by WIRED Magazine)
  • 2016: DJ- World Music Night with Keiji Haino and Keiichi Tahara - Ginza Music Bar, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2016: Lecture for sound representation - Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo Japan
  • 2015: Workshop for field recording and sonic ethnology - Aomori Museum of Art
  • 2015: Workshop: Miyakojima Collective - Ensembles Asia Orchestra with Yoshihide Otomo, Naoki Ishikawa, Keiko Arima (Organized by Japan Foundation Asia Center)
  • 2014: Lecture for sound design - Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • 2013: Workshop for field recording and sound design - Academia di Belle Art di Napoli, Naples, Italy
  • 2013: Workshop for sound design - Chino Cultural Complex, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
  • 2013: Lecture for sound design - Tokyo Polytechnic University, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2012: Workshop for sound design - International Web-Art Festival, Pescara, Italy
  • 2012: Workshop for sound design - Shinshu University, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
  • 2012: Workshop for sound design - GATI dance forum, New Delhi, India (Organized by Japan Foundation India)
  • 2012: Lecture for sound design - Tokyo Polytechnic University, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2009: Initiator for the International Conference for the sound and moving images "SOUND CONTINUUM" (funded by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Concrete | CONCRETE". www.the-concrete.org. Archived from the original on 2016-04-22.

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