Words have their own unique histories and cultural traditions. The reason why poems and songs cannot be translated accurately is that behind the words are the meanings that come from the history and traditions of each different nation and tribe. And the sounds and rhythms of each different language create the basis for the music of each particular culture. Rumi’s poetry and stories, Zeami’s Noh plays, the traditions in English literature all have their own unique meanings and sounds.
Ayuo (Vocals, Guitar, Bouzouki, lyrics and music)
Akikazu Nakamura (Shakuhachi, compositions)
Junzo Tateiwa (Percussion)
Mizuyo Komiya (25-string Koto)
Yoko Ueno (Vocals, Accordion, Bass)
Amin (Vocalist, Persian Classical Singer)
Morgan Fisher (Keyboards, Electronics)
The group Dream Pillow (Yumemakura) was formed in 2015 to perform “Carl Jung’s Dream Journals”, composed with a text written by Ayuo. The Shakuhachi player, Akikazu Nakamura is also influenced by Carl Jung’s philosophy, and thus played an important role in organizing this new group consisting of traditional Japanese instruments, Asian percussion and Western instruments including guitar, accordion, ukulele, and bass. Ayuo’s compositions are a reflection of the fact that he grew up in an environment filled with different languages, customs, cultures, and races in his own family members and school mates. This ensemble consists of some of the best musicians in their respective fields and brings together these influences in a natural way to create a new style of truly global world music.
1-6-3 B1F Minamikarasuyama, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, 157-0062 Japan
Meguro Persimmon Hall’s Small Hall, Meguro City, Tokyo