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Stomu Yamashta

One of the most original and gifted composers and percussionists of modern Japan, Yamash'ta started his musical career at the young age of 16, scouted by conductor Seiji Ozawa for his Japan National Symphonic Orchestra. Besides authoring several soundtracks for Japanese and foreign movies, he played on a wide range of styles from contemporary to ... See full bio »

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Ku-Kai Composer
Phase IV Music Department
Images Music Department


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 2010 Walking on sound (Documentary) (completed)
 1984 Ku-Kai
 1982 Tempest
 1974 One by One (Documentary) (as Stomu Yamash'ta)
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 1974 One by One (Documentary) (music performer - as Stomu Yamash'ta)
 1974 Phase IV (composer: montage music - as Stomu Yamash'Ta)
 1972 Images (musician: sound sculptures)
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 1976 The Man Who Fell to Earth (performer: "Poker Dice", "Thirty-Three And A Third", "Mandala", "Wind Words", "One Way", "Memory Of Hiroshima") / (writer: "Poker Dice", "Thirty-Three And A Third", "Mandala", "Wind Words", "One Way", "Memory Of Hiroshima")
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 1972 Images (sounds - as Stomu Yamash'ta)
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 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary)
- Imagine: New Directions (1977) ... Himself (as Stomu Yamash'ta)
 1974 In Concert (TV Series)
Himself - Percussion
- Stomu Yamash'ta's East Wind (1974) ... Himself - Percussion (as Stomu Yamash'ta)
 1973 Full House (TV Series)
- Episode #1.12 (1973) ... Himself
 1972 Midi Trente (TV Series)
- Episode dated 25 March 1972 (1972) ... Himself (as Yamashta)
 1971 Review (TV Series documentary)
- The End of the Pier?/A Message of Social Change (1971) ... Himself (as Stomu Yamash'ta)
 1970 Music Now (TV Series)
- Episode #3.3 (1970) ... Himself (as Stomu Yamash'ta)

Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Raindog," at the Roadhouse Theatre in London, England with his Red Buddha Company, Aki Komaki, Andrew Bradford, and Kuniyuki Oghari.

Alternate Names:

Stomu Yamash'Ta | Stomu Yamash'ta | Tsutomu Yamashita | Yamashta

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