Kitaro is tagged as: new age, ambient, instrumental, electronic, japanese
Masanori Takahashi (高橋正則, Takahashi Masanori), better known as Kitarō (喜多郎), (February 4, 1953) is a Grammy award-winning Japanese musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist.
Kitaro’s various sound collaborations and resonant, multi-textured compositions truly defy the constraints of any genre. The Grammy and Golden Globe Award-Winning Kitaro has achieved global acclaim over a more than three decade long career with a signature sound and a pioneering fusion of cultures, techniques and spheres of consciousness that are truly his own.
Kitaro’s latest project, Impressions of the West Lake is a modern day opera conceived and directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yimou (Hero, Curse of the Golden Flower), the visionary artist behind the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The production is highlighted by music composed by Kitaro.
Perhaps the single most significant collaboration on Impressions of the West Lake is between Zhang and the opera’s composer, Kitaro. This pairing of East-meets-East is a rare combination of two artists at the peak of their creative talents. The opera also marks a reunion for Kitaro and music arranger Randy Mille...
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