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Masayoshi Fujita : Apologues

Masayoshi Fujita is a Japanese vibraphonist and composer based in Berlin. Masayoshi first learned how to play the drums, followed by extensive vibraphone training to craft and play his own compositions. Determined not to stick to traditional vibraphone styles or techniques and theory of composition, he seeks his own sound with the vibraphone, exploring the new possibilities with it. Masayoshi also prepares or interferes with his instrument with strings of beads, strips of foil and similar objects, to develop unique sounds. The results are akin to distortions, expanding the vibraphone spectrum without eroding the instrument’s intrinsic character or even abandoning it altogether. Inspired by the silence and deepness of the fog, the mountains and the gravity within, his music evokes images, atmospheres, sceneries and stories in the listener, the images that have accumulated in himself. At the same time he explores the unexplored beauty of the vibraphone, and pursues the charm of the instrumentation and the music itself. (Original text from Masayoshifujita.com) Masayoshi Fujita’s new album is called ‘Apologues’ – an apologue or apolog (from the Greek ἀπόλογος, a “statement” or “account”) is a brief fable or allegorical story with pointed or exaggerated details, …