Geinoh Yamashirogumi | Artist
Geinoh Yamashirogumi was a Japanese musical collective founded 1974 by Tsutomu Ōhashi, consisting of hundreds of people from different walks of life. They are known for re-creations of folk music from around the world, and the fusion of various traditional musical styles with modern instrumentation and synthesizers. Geinoh Yamashirogumi has reproduced over eighty different styles of traditional music and performances from around the world, but despite having performed internationally to a high degree of critical acclaim, they remain relatively unknown. Between 1976-1990 the group released 11 studio albums. Symphonic Suite Akira (1988) is a masterpiece. Other standout albums include Akira Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Ecophony Rinne and the 1994 compilation Best Selection of Geinoh Yamashirogumi. The leader of the collective Tsutomu Ōhashi is an artist and scientist. He held positions such as Professor at the National Institute of Multimedia Education, Professor at Chiba Institute of Technology, and General manager at the Department of KANSEI Brain Science, ATR Human Information Processing Research Laboratories.
Artist Website: yamashirogumi.gr.jp
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