Musical Director Joe Hisaishi
Costume Designer Yohji Yamamoto
Hisaishi began his career as a composer of minimal music during his student days at the Kunitachi Conservatory of Music. After graduation, in 1982, he cut his first solo album, Information. He established his style of not confining his music to any definite style. His association with film began in 1984 with Hayao Miyazaki´s Nausicaa of the Valley of Winds. Since then he has written scores for all of Miyazaki´s films, including My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki´s Delvery Service. His scores for Miyazaki´s Princess Mononoke earned him his fourth Best Music Award from the Japan Academy and other prominent awards. While releasing his solo albums, Works – I and Nostalgia, he has been active in live performance both in Japan and overseas in various styles: as a piano solo, with an ensemble or a symphonic concert with an orchestra, and has attracted wide variety of audiences.
Hisaishi´s collaboration with Kitano dates back to 1991. Beginning with A Scene at the Sea, he has provided music for Sonatine, Kids Return, Hana – bi and Kikujiro, and Brother will be his sixth film working with Kitano. Being one with full understanding of Kitano´s films, the scores he writes have become indispensable to Kitano´s cinematic world.
|Soundtrack album||Solo Album|
|1984||NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WINDS, W NO HIGEKI||1982||INFORMATION|
|1988||MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO||1986||CURVED MUSIC|
|1989||KIKI´S DELIVERY SERVICE||1988||PIANO STORIES, ILLUSION|
|1991||KOJIKA MONOGATARI, FUTARI, A SCENE AT THE SEA||1989||PRETENDER|
|1992||SEISHUN DENDEKE DEKE DEKE, KURENAI NO BUTA, HARUKA NOSTALGY||1991||I am|
|1993||SONATINE, MIZU NO TABIBITO; SAMURAI KIDS||1992||My Lost City|
|1996||KIDS RETURN, PARASITE EVE, PRINCESS MONONOKE||1994||CHIJO NO RAKUEN|
|1997||HANA-BI, SHIGURE NO KI||1995||MELODY Blvd.|
|1998||KIKUJIRO||1996||PIANO STORIES II|
|1998||NOSTALGIA-PIANO STORIES III-|
Born in Tokyo in 1943. After graduating from Keio Gijuku University in 1966 as a law major, he enrolled at the Bunkafukuso Gakuin, school of fashion, Tokyo.
In 1972, he established Y´s, Inc. and launched his own brand. In 1977, he presented his designs at the Tokyo Collections for the first time. 1981 marked his first participation at the Paris Collections. The silhouettes produced from use of monochrome tones sent shock waves in France where "black" was not yet recognized at the time. Backed up with sure sewing technique, his innovative designs won the 26th FEC (Fashion Editors´ Club) Award in 1982.
Since then he has constantly sent his works to the Paris Collections, and put forward avant-garde designs, based on black, his trademark color. By introducing his Japanese aesthetic to the Western fashion world, Yamamoto gave a new code to the context of fashion, and made his appeal to the whole world. In 1984, he established Yohji Yamamoto, Inc. With ambitious works, he has stabilized his position in the fashion world.
In 1989, Wim Wenders made a portrait of Yamomoto in Notebook on Cities and Clothes. The following year he tries under took the costume design for Opera de Lyon´s production of Puccini´s Madame Butterfly. In 1993, Yamamoto designed the costumes for Wagner´s opera Tristan and Isolde, which was performed in Bayreuth. In 1994, he was awarded the'Chevalier de l´Ordre des Arts et Lettres´ from the French Ministry of Culture. In 1997 he was awarded the 'Night of Stars' award,and recognized as a master of design by the New York Fashion Group. In 1998, he garnered a number of awards, including the 'Arte e Moda' from Pitti Immagine, Florence.
Overthrowing conventional concepts in fashion, Yamamoto continues to charm many top designers, including Giorgio Armani. At the same time, he has played an active role in the music scene. In 1988, with Yukihiro Takahashi (ex-Yellow Magic Orchestra,) he cut the album, Takahashi Yukihiro X Yamamoto Yohji Le Pence. In 1990, after releasing the album Confess: Hanzaisha no Aribai, he held his first solo concert, and since then has giver numerous concerts. He continues to be active in various areas.
|1977||Presents first collection in Tokyo|
|1981||Presents first collection in Paris|
|1982||Receives the 26th Fashion Editors Club (FEC) Award, Tokyo|
|1986||Receives the 4th Mainichi Fashion Award, Tokyo|
|1989||Wim Wenders´ film portrait of Yohji Yamamoto "Notebook on Cities and Clothes"|
|1990||Designs costumes for the Opera de Lyon production of Puccini´s "Madame Butterfly"|
|1991||Receives the 35th Fashion Editors Club (FEC) Award, Tokyo|
|1993||Designs costumes for the Wagner Opera "Tristan and Isolde" In Bayreuth|
|1994||Receives the "Chevalier de l´Ordre des Arts et Lettres" Nomination from the French Ministry of Culture|
|1994||Receives the 12th Mainichi Fashion Award, Tokyo|
|1994||Designs costumes for the Kanagawa Art Festival Opera "Susanoo"|
|1996||Presents first perfume [YOHJI]|
|1997||Receives the 40th Fashion Editors Club (FEC) Designer´s Award, Tokyo|
|1997||Receives the Night of Stars Award from Fashion Group, New York|
|1998||Receives the Award "Arte e Moda" given by Pitti Immagine, Florence|
|1998||Participates in the 25th Anniversary of the Pina Bausch Company, Wuppertal|
|1999||Receives the 18th Annual Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards´ "International Award", New York|
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