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Kousei MURATA solo performance "Motion"

  • Organization : Kousei Murata
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single Individual
  • Art Forms : Music


The aim of this concert was to present a new relationship between electronics (computer-generated music) and the act of performing. Using a sensor module, the sounds and movements of performers come back in real time as sound, video and laser system effects.
The creative focus of this project was to present the real-time relationship between a performer’s movement and sound; and given the event’s emphasis on visual expression, a record of the performance has been released as a video.

Andreas Eduardo Frank: Between Me & Myself I (2015-2016) for trombone, electronics and video
Kousei Murata = Hideaki Isobe: Fall for trombone & laser-rangefinder (2022)
Takumi Ikeda: par fumée for trombone and 9-axis motion sensor (2020)
Suguru Gotoh: Collidebone (2022) for trombone. live electronics and visual media
Ko Sahara: Renga II for Trombone and Electronics (2022)

trombone: Kousei Murata
electronics: Koh Sahara
technique: Hideaki Isobe
video: Tohru Yokoyama
laser: Daichi Akiyama
cooperation: Tei U


Kousei Murata
Murata performs at contemporary music festivals in Japan and overseas as a specialist in modern trombone music. His recital series focusing on motion sensors and real-time effects as well as works by Vinko Globokar is ongoing.
He graduated from Toho Gakuen College of Music. He also graduated from Berlin University of the Arts under a scholarship from DAAD (The German Academic Exchange Service).
Murata is a part-time lecturer at Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music.


Kousei Murata
Trombone Player


Suginami Public Hall (Small Hall), Suginami City, Tokyo