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Spotted: Hideyuki Hashimoto – Saki

Today I’m introducing you to composer and piano player Hideyuki Hashimoto from Osaka, Japan; now located in Kagawa Prefecture. Hideyuki’s main focus is improvised performances and composition.

The track Saki is taken from the soundtrack for the movie Itadiki Girl which was released the 20th of may 2019. The movie have a “family love” theme according to Hideyuki.

Tell us something about your track Saki!
This song was recorded in my room. I set two microphones to the upright piano. As it was music for the film, I tried to record improvisation while watching the film. This is the film’s first demo tape, and it was the for the opening scene. It is hard to replace the moment when a song is born, and I think it is special. The opening scene of the movie kind of reminds of the cover art; the girl’s grandmother rides a bike and takes the sleeping baby. The mechanical noise of the piano is reminiscent of the sound of a pedal pedaling a bicycle.

Thank you Hideyuki for this wonderful soundtrack! It’s wonderful even without the movie!

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