Born in Chiba/Japan, I am a heavily classical trained violinist (on modern and baroque) and a viola player for chamber music, performing and broadcasting on stage and media across the world. After achieving several prizes nationally and internationally in the classical music world with my J.B.Guadagnini1766,I started combining different musical fields into my world.
Now my performing arts' repertoire and activity ranges are Medieval, Baroque, Classical, Contemporary,
Experimental music/theatre, Improvisation, Noise, and Sound art. Since 2018, my structural/compositional sounds work has officially intensified.
I chose especially music and violin as a tool for exploring human potentials, and using the tool to connect
people, space, time and sounds.
Why music? Because it is a fascinating multi tool, so as violin is.
Music is the oldest communication tool for humans, that has been with us from the very beginning.
By this tool, we think we can communicate with the others, and change a perspective of the whole existence.
By being actively dedicated to music, you can learn and discover many things about human, mysteries and yourself, more than you imagine. One of the most enjoyable mysteries for me is seeing shapes and colours
when I hear music. I call it "being in the music".
Why do crossover in music, and fascinated with field sounds?
I am very obsessed with sounds, e.g. shape of the note/s and direction of the phrase. This obsession comes
from being a chamber musician for all my life. It is kind of a nightmare, but wonderful one. Also creating
music, or making noise means a life form needs to express something with soul, to the others.
I want to understand it.
I began my musical journey at the age of 8 months with copying violin playing with two chopsticks before
I could even walk/talk. At the age of 9, I wrote "I want to master Music". As my first name Chihiro's "智尋"
meaning is "searching for wisdom", I am on that journey since.
Sounds are vocabularies, and Music is a language, which has various types. It is for all of us, without any boundaries. And, Sounds itself exists with us since the beginning of our life form history on this Earth...........Fascinating, isn't it??