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commmons: schola (commmons Schola)


2010/09/17 UP DATE Extra edition

Chapter 1 Once again, what is commmons: schola?

Music school under the full supervision of Ryuichi Sakamoto

A project established by artists such as Ryuichi Sakamoto with the Avex Group" commmons (commmons)."(*1).. Therefore, the encyclopedia of music that is scheduled for all 30 volumes is the "commmons: schola" series.

One theme for each volume (Bach(*2), jazz(*3), Drum & bass(※Four), Etc.) is set, and a 120-page booklet boasting substantial content is set on a CD containing songs that you can experience the charm of that theme, and it is ¥ 8,500 (excluding tax). The responsible editor of this book is Ryuichi Sakamoto 's trusted editor/creative director. Shigeo Goto(※Five).. Art direction & design is known for art direction such as "CUT", "H", "Rocking on Japan" Nakajima Hideki(*6) Is also attractive. Adults can collect it as collector's items and learn music again, or it can be useful for emotional education of children at school and at home. Because it's a systematic music school like no other in the world!

And "commmons: schola" invites you to the world of music through all media. For example, in "commmons art" Web lecture by Professor Ryuichi Sakamoto"(*7).. Ryuichi Sakamoto will dress up as a “emeritus professor Ryuichi Sakamoto” in a white robe and give a humorous lecture that delves into CDs and books from a different perspective.

Also, Ryuichi Sakamoto, the first crown program, "Schola / Ryuichi Sakamoto School of Music] (*8) Was aired as a popular program on NHK educational television from April to June 2010 (concentrated rebroadcast in August as well). Ryuichi Sakamoto and his guests showed a friendly conversation about the history and transition of each theme through “practical training” with junior high and high school students who learned music, culture, and music, which became a big topic among music fans. It was.

In addition to this, NHK-FM radio programs and large featured pages in the Yomiuri Shimbun have been set up, and "commmons: schola" continues to gain support not only from the music industry but from all over the world.

commmons:schola Short discussion with stakeholders

Seigen Ono(*9): Did you hear from Mr. Onuma first? When did Schola?

Junichi Konuma(※Ten): Was that so? Here.

Hiroaki Kadomatsu(*11) (Edited by commmons: schola): The first volume of JSBach was released in September 2008, but since the latter half of 2007, information has already been published by professors in newspapers and other sources. Sakamoto's music label commmons will start on November 6, 2006.

Ono: Since that time, Mr. Yokoi?

Shuko Yokoi (Asahi Culture Center (*12)):Yes. I read it in the newspaper and I wish I could have given a public lecture on this kind of thing.

Kadomatsu: In today's world where a huge amount of music information is flooded, there must be some kind of "guide" or "trigger" for what kind of music to start listening to. .. At the same time, however, it is not an inorganic teaching by an anonymous editor, but Mr. Sakamoto (or Yosuke Yamashita(※13) Sanya, Haruomi Hosono(※14) Mr. Yukihiro Takahashi(*15) It can be, in a sense, dogmatic and prejudicial, through a single person (such as Mr.) (rather, at schola). I think there is such an aspect.

(※ 1) Ryuichi Sakamoto artists and music projects Avex was co-founded, including, also a record label to release the CD by the project. Artists and creators, the music industry, in the user's "common lands (commons)", the hope of the so that there is a "music (music)", in the "commons" but, m is three "commmons It named ".

(*2) Johann Sebastian Bach (March 21, 1685 – July 28, 1750) is a German composer active in the 18th century. It is sometimes called the "father of music" because of its existence in music history. Together with Beethoven and Brahms, it is called "Germany Three Big B".
commmons: schola started from this bach.
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(*3) A music format developed mainly in cities in the southern United States from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. Its free form of expression attracted attention not only to black musicians but also to white musicians, and in the middle of the 20th century, he created an advanced system that included contemporary music theory as a genre of music that transcends races. As a result, it has become one of the modern styles of music art that transcends race, nationality, and narrowly defined genres, and is considered to have formed the origin of modern music that is developing in various directions.
commmons: schola, Yosuke Yamashita is in charge of song selection.
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(※Four) An instrument that is responsible for the rhythm and beat that are the core of the music in the band and other ensembles.
commmons: schola, Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi are in charge of song selection.
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(※Five) Editor, creative director, professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design. Born in Osaka in 1954.
Representative works include "Sightseeing" (Haruomi Hosono + Shinichi Nakazawa) and "TOKYO LOVE" (Nan Goldin + Nobuyoshi Araki). He also worked as a member of the creative unit "code" with Ryuichi Sakamoto and as a committee member of KIRIN PLAZA OSAKA.

(*6) Art director and graphic designer. Born in 1961, from Saitama prefecture. After rocking on, Nakajima Design Co., Ltd. was established in 1995. In 1999, he participated in the unit "code" with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Shigeo Goto, and Rika Sora.

(*7) One of the popular contents of commmonsmart. Ryuichi Sakamoto is a gorgeous content that gives a unique lecture about the commmons: schola before and after.

(*8) A popular program that aired on NHK Educational TV from April to June 2010. Bach, jazz, drums & bass from commmons: schola
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(*9) With Masahiko Ono. Composer, recording engineer, spatial sound consultant. As stylish environmental music, we produced stage music by Comme des Garcons and commercial music such as Kanebo. The sound is excellent and the attention to sound is excellent, and some consider it the highest peak of contemporary classical music, but many people consider it the final evolution of the avant-garde.

(※Ten) Professor of Music Culture, Faculty of Letters, Waseda University. Born in Tokyo in 1959. In 1998, won the 8th Idemitsu Music Award (Academic and Research). In addition to creating and writing activities in various fields such as music/literary criticism, translation, and poetry, he also produces concerts and events.

(*11) Editor of commmons:schola. Born in 1975. In 2008 Yoshio Ootani co-authored "Otani ability students of the French Revolution," the publication of the (以文Sha). After that, at the invitation of the editor, Shigeo Goto, he joined the schola production from Volume 1 "JS Bach".

(*12) As a pioneer in lifelong education, the Culture Center offers a wide range of genres such as culture, arts, languages, crafts, and health with welcoming first-class instructors.

(※13) Japanese jazz pianist, composer, essayist and writer. Born in Tokyo 1942. Graduated from Azabu High School, Kunitachi College of Music. Perform with a unique playing method that uses the elbows to play the keyboard.

(※14) Japanese bassist, music producer, lyricist, composer and arranger. Visiting professor at Tama Art University. Born in Tokyo 1947. He made his major debut as a bassist for April Fools in 1969, when he started playing bass while attending Rikkyo University and after passing numerous bands. After that, he formed Happy End with Eiichi Otaki, Takashi Matsumoto and Shigeru Suzuki to lay the foundation for Japanese rock. Needless to say, the bassist of Yellow Magic Orchestra.

(*15) Singer-songwriter, drummer, lyricist, composer, arranger, music producer. He also has a face as a fashion designer and writer. Born in Tokyo 1952. Active as a studio musician while still in high school. He is widely known for his career as a member of "Sadistic Mika Band" and "Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO)".