Sohichiroh Shigematsu

Born in 1973, in Osaka, he grew up in Yokohama, Japan. Travelling around the country playing only his own original compositions, Soso touches the hearts of young and old with his unique sound. He’s an independent artist playing about a hundred concerts a year, but hasn't signed to any major record label, which is quite rare for a professional musician in Japan. His music is the sound of love for every life form, however small. It's “symbiotic music” for people and nature, and all living things. When Soso plays it’s as if the hearts of every single person in the audience are reflected in his sound, which resonates through to the depths of our modern day minds. He also organizes ecology and peace events in borderless collaboration with other artists from genres such as art, literature and food. He toured the U.S.A. several times(New York, Iowa) and also played in Melbourne, Australia. He co-produced the soundtrack for the documentary about the Dalai Lama’s visit to Japan in April 2005. He assisted in the recording of “The Flight of the Hummingbird”, a song inspired by the famous tale from South America, by Anja Light, the singer song writer and environmentalist from Australia. After the Great East Japan Earthquake he organized charity concerts, and also toured the stricken areas. Soso also appeared in several radio and TV shows, and as he continues to travel the world his musical expression extends further.

ALBUM

tsumugi

tsumugi

2012/10/28 - 9 Songs

  • 1
    Where the Wind Goes
    Sohichiroh Shigematsu
    12:35
  • 2
    YAMBARU (Woodlands of Northern Okinawa)
    Sohichiroh Shigematsu
    05:08
  • 3
    O Water, Forever
    Sohichiroh Shigematsu
    07:44
  • 4
    Dance of the Raindrops
    Sohichiroh Shigematsu
    10:13
  • 5
    Planet Earth Lullaby
    Sohichiroh Shigematsu
    05:45
  • 6
    Black Forest, Black Bird
    Sohichiroh Shigematsu
    04:49
  • 7
    One Second Of A Lifetime
    Sohichiroh Shigematsu
    08:28
  • 8
    tsumugi (Weaving Life)
    Sohichiroh Shigematsu
    11:18
  • 9
    Road To The Forest
    Sohichiroh Shigematsu
    05:46

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LABEL : mizunoe

GENRE : New Age / Instrumental / World

Sohichiroh Shigematsu is a pianist and composer in Japan. Travelling around the country playing only his own original compositions, he touches the hearts of young and old with his unique sound. He's an independent artist playing about a hundred concerts a year, but hasn't signed to any major record label, which is quite rare for a professional musician in Japan.
His music is the sound of love for every life form, however small. It's “symbiotic music” for people and nature, and all living things.
When he plays it's as if the hearts of every single person in the audience are reflected in his sound, which resonates through to the depths of our modern day minds.
The music on this album was recorded in a confused Japan, facing up to radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear power plants, after the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the giant tsunami it spawned.
Is there anything I can possibly do? Everybody was asking themselves this question. At this time more than ever, he just sought to get close to the hearts of everyone, and continued performing.
Some of the tracks on this album refer to the earthquake and nuclear disaster, and it is against this backdrop that all of the music, all sound was recorded. It is hard to imagine a bright future at a time like this, but even now, this very moment is becoming part of the past, and whether we like it or not, the future is being woven.
We are born with the power to weave this life, and we have the power to create the future. In this he put his trust, and he's going to keep on weaving sounds.
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SINGLE

Unforgettable Memories

Canola Flowers

Unforgettable Memories

2017/09/12 - 1 Song

  • 1
    Unforgettable Memories
    Sohichiroh Shigematsu
    08:34

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LABEL : mizunoe

GENRE : Instrumental / New Age / World

Peace song for Unforgettable memories of Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki In August 1945. This track was live recording in Taranto, Italy on Sep 21, 2015.

Canola Flowers

2016/10/25 - 1 Song

  • 1
    Canola Flowers
    Sohichiroh Shigematsu
    04:15

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LABEL : mizunoe

GENRE : New Age / Instrumental / World

This pretty song is composed by Sohichiroh Shigematsu who is a pianist, a composer. This wonderful music recalls the spring scenery.