30 December, 2007


I was doing sound edit for coming concert of Naomi in Tokyo during the day.

In the evening, I went to the gathering at Eiji's house.
We enjoyed doing "Doubt", a drinking game
caviling each other's behavior.
Person recognized as the problem (as a joke) has to drink more.
We talked till the late hours of the night.

28 December, 2007


John, Kei and I got together to see the movie
by Kurosawa on DVD at John's house.
We watched "Dreams", a omnibus film based on dreams of director,
Akira Kurosawa.
Actually, it was the first time for me to see his movie.

I thought the way actors speak sounds like something strange,
because of they spoke in a literary style.
Due to a great performance of Mr. Terao,
an episode "The Tunnel" was the best.
I would also like to see other works.

27 December, 2007

Another Party

I went out for a Christmas party at Maria's house.
There was 7 people. We ate fish and rice and sandwiches with beer and wine.
After the dinner, we sang Christmas songs in each language.
Dasha and Maria, and I also accompanied on the piano.
It's true that music is international.
What is interesting for me was two of them had learn Nin-jutzu, ninja art,
and one of them believes in Buddhism, and another believes in cycle of rebirth.
It seems Asian culture is popular in Netherlands.
We talked about differences in personalities, cultures and languages.

26 December, 2007

Christmas Party

Fujiwara family invited Japanese students to a Christmas party at home.
This is the second time for me to visit their place.
We had various foods from hors d'oeuvre to cakes,
especially roasted chicken was so nice and very Christmas like.
At the end of the party, we had present exchange just like a game.
We sit in a circle to pass gifts to next person during music play.
I got a pretty toothpick holder which Michiyo bought in Brussels.

25 December, 2007

Curry Party

I invited Yota and Akane to my house.
I cooked the curry and rice.
We ate it with hamburger Akane brought.
It was a nice evening which we talked about many things
from music to housing conditions.
I used a new rice cooker tonight for the first time.

18 December, 2007

Happy Tuesday

We had a last session of the Composer's Workshop in this year.
After playing several pieces, Ezequiel summarized the results of first term.
Then we talked about the plan for next term.

This activity offers me a good chance to learn how to proceed a rehearsal
as well as English practically.

And then, I went to the percussion concert at the music hall in school.
Four ensemble pieces and one solo piece were performed.
Solo piece was a great improvisation using the turntable.
The best was the first piece by Philip glass for four percussionist with a table.

I talked with Aldo, percussionist who invited me after the concert
I'm glad I've had more and more opportunities to meet a percussionist recently.
I need some collaborators on my project.

12 December, 2007

Aesthetic Class

For the first time in a long while,
I went to the class of Joel.
We talked about the performance.

11 December, 2007


I come to the conclusion that I cancel next concert at Korzo, finally.
Because of I couldn't finish the piece,
players told me that we don't have enough time to practice.
I hope I can make it with next KC LAB.

10 December, 2007

Half Way Still

I stayed at home to complete the piece.
I wrote until a half way of all in original plan.
But I decided to change the size,
so that I'll be able to make it up.