Piano + Laptop Live

Teruyuki Nobuchika (Japan)

19 January 2013, 7.30pm
Esplanade Recital Studio
(120 minutes with a 15-minute intermission)
Doublebill with Kyo Ichinose


www.nbck.jp Biography of Teruyuki Nobuchika

(World Premiere)

A renowned composer of scores for many cinematic and TV drama series in Japan, Teruyuki Nobuchika presents his premiere live performance in Singapore, featuring selections from his solo albums as well as well-loved repertoire from soundtrack compositions. While Nobuchika is most known for his compositions for TV drama series including Vacation (Kyuka) (2007), Yankee Kun to Megane Chan (2010), School!! (2011), Natsu no Koi wa Nijiiro ni Kagayaku (2010), Buzzer Beat (2009), and CHANGE (2008), his personal albums reveal a more experimental side to his music.

His debut album morceau's folktronica sampling and field recordings transports listeners to gentle, breezy summer nightscapes in the park, while his sophomore album sonorité utilises the piano and laptop to create beautifully evocative ambient songs, described by Textura magazine as “miniature soundtracks to scenes of wide-ranging emotional character.”

With reviews stating him as a peer to pianists such as Goldmund, Johann Johannsson, and Hauschka, Nobuchika's performance at the Fringe is bound to bring audiences through an emotional, evocative sonic journey.

Relationship to Art & Entertainment

First established as a composer of scores for numerous Japanese films and television drama series, Teruyuki Nobuchika has also released two solo albums morceau and sonorité to rave reviews.

His strength in compositions for the various films and drama series cannot be doubted, crafting suitable aural landscapes that complement and enhance the varying visual presentations on screen for audiences. There is therefore a clear and direct link between the composer and the entertainment world.

However, Nobuchika's work does not stop there. With his solo albums, Nobuchika has been liberated to take the listener on explorations of soundscapes free of a prescribed plot. Through his skillful manipulations of the piano via a laptop, or sampling of recordings ranging from children's laughter to optimistic birdsong, Teruyuki seeks to entertain his listeners by encouraging them to take a respite from their daily life, by exploring the worlds created in his compositions.