Takashi Harada "Ondist,Composer"Biography
After graduating from The Faculty of Economics at Keio Gijuku University,and then entered the University of Paris and the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris and upon graduating in 1982,was awarded first prize.
As a prolific ondist and composer,he has premiered more than 200 new pieces(including 3 concertos and1 oratorio)for the ondes which have been written especially for him or by himself,introducing the general public to the instrument.
Harada's wide-ranging work includes the sound- track for the 20th Century Fox movie"Rising Sun"(directed by Philip Kaufman, music by Toru Takemitsu),Toei&Tohoku-Shinsha movie"D-zaka no Satsujin Jiken"(directed by Akio Jissoji,music by Shin-ichiro Ikebe), a Paramount Pictures movie" Snake Eyes"(directed by Brian De Palma,starring Nicolas Cage,music by Ryuichi Sakamoto,also for the Tokyo Ballet's "M"-depicting the life of Yukio Mishima-(choreography by Maurice Bejart,music by Toshiro Mayuzumi).
Recently he composed "Twilight,the Floating Light"for Ondes Martenot and Orchestra,
"Olive Rain"for Ondes Martenot and Strings Orchestra and symphonic scenes for a Toho’s animation movie"A Tree Of Palme".
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