Tetsuya Hori [Jp/De]
Tetsuya Hori (Composer, Laptop and objects player)
Born in Sapporo, Japan, Tetsuya Hori started playing the organ at the age of four and started composing soon afterwards. At the age of 12 he began studying the piano and two years later started playing in various jazz ensembles.
He started studying composition in Sapporo at the age of 16 and later continued with composition studies at the Showa University of Music in Tokyo. He graduated in 2001 (at the age of 21), winning a special prize from the university.
From 2000 to 2003 he was a lecturer for piano, vocal, chorus and orchestra.

After studying at Showa University of Music, he moved to Berlin in 2003 where he lives, composes and improvises with various artists.

My compositions have no concept.
That’s my concept.
I just see them as a tool that stirs up the minds or consciousness of the people listening.
I’ve never felt that a performer did injustice to my pieces, for a composition only comes to life in the particular context, the combination of the performer and the atmosphere of the public.
I like to compose not only for instruments, but for “things” as well.
Sound of things can be surprising, especially their artificial sound.
For example, without looking, one would never guess that my tapping and dragging fingers across the surface of a cigar box that is connected to a laptop for what it is.


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