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4.9
2015

NHK BS-Premium TV show “Spring songs 2015″

Arranged for NHK BS-Premium TV show “Spring songs 2015″
Air on NHK BS-Premium,
2015/4/11, at PM7:30-PM8:59
2015/4/19, at PM1:30-PM2:29

3.15
2015

TV Drama “Ren-ai Jidai”

Composing for the TV Drama “Renai Jidai”.
It will air on ytv and Nippon TV from April 2,2015 on Thursday at 23:59 for 12 episodes.

2.24
2015

Commercial movie “Rakuten Mini Insurance”

Commercial movie “Rakuten Mini Insurance” (2015/2)
Produced by PLAiT
(Animation : Kaori Onishi / Music : MICHIRU / Narration : Maiko)

1.15
2015

Commercial movie “Peace branch manager”

Commercial movie “Peace branch manager” (2015/1)
Character design and Direction : Tsuneo Gōda(dwarf)
Music : MICHIRU

12.24
2014

Album “koto-instrumental”

Arranged and produced for Maiko‘s Album“koto-instrumental”
(2014.12.24/King Records)

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1st Album “WORLD’S END VILLAGE”

MICHIRU 1st Album
“WORLD'S END VILLAGE“ is released to the world.

Disc Information

Title : WORLD’S END VILLAGE
Label : MICHIRU WORKS
No. : MICHIRU-B001
Release : 2010.12.05
Price : $14.00

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Tracklist

  1. World's End Village/Rites of Beginning(世界の果ての村/始まりの祭礼)
  2. Tin Soldier(鉛の兵隊)
  3. The Thief (盗人-Nusubito-)
  4. Shrink
  5. The Place Where We Will Be Reached (僕たちの出逢う場所)
  6. The Spinning Wheel
  7. Lethe (レテ <忘却の河>)

Comments

Michiru's music made a big impression on me from the first moment I heard it - it's rich, passionate, and incredibly inspiring. She creates unique and truly moving musical world and I'm honored that she found in it also a little place for me. Working with Michiru was a pleasure and a great learning experience and "World's End Village" is an amazing record.

Julia Marcell(Singer-songwriter)

Very assured and original first album from 28 year old female composer and pianist. Stradling the line between pop, classical and avant-garde, the album features four female vocalists, Julia Marcell from Poland, plus Japanese Ayu Okakita, Saho Terao and Mariko Otsuka. Sometimes dark and broody, sometimes light and melancholic, constantly absorbing.

(Far Side Music)

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BIOGRAPHY

MICHIRU

Michiru is a music composer and producer based in Tokyo.
She was born in 1980. She started playing the piano at an early age by first echoing natural sounds and chirping birds.
She enrolled at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music where she majored in musical composition. She initially studied the fundamentals of classical music; but her interest was not exclusively encompassed to this genre. Michiru later began to look into various other genres of music, like pop-music, electronic-music, folk-music, Jazz, rock, and contemporary music. They were endlessly interesting to her mind as she progressively began to change and improve her capability of expression.

She graduated at the top of her class, and her first orchestral work “Music for orchestra” was performed in 2004. She proceeded to continue her studies by entering the Graduate School of the University. In 2005, one of her works “Six Turkish Folk Music” was performed by “Ensemble NOMAD” , a foremost authority of contemporary music in Japan. In 2006,she took her master’s degree in composition.

From 2007, she has been working as a composer and her activities have grown to encompass every category of music. In 2009, She composed and managed the music for “Lulie the Iceberg“ at Y150 -the Exposition Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Opening of the Port of Yokohama.

In 2010, she released her debut album “World’s End Village” that is going to on sale all over the world. In this album, she made mainly vocal pieces inspired from various female voices, in which featuring some vocalists like ‘Julia Marcell’ shrewd artist in Europe, ‘Saho Terao’ a brilliant singer-songwriter in Japan, and others. These pieces notably display her originality.

After she become a mother in 2011,She composed the music for the Studio Ghibli’s short animation “Takarasagashi“, it’s showing the Ghibli Museum Mitaka.

Forward she continues to make works across genres of music with various artists. She is expected to have worldwide creation.

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CONTACT

MICHIRU WORKS

e-mail : info@michiru.jp
website:http://www.michiru.jp/