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Composer and producer Masato Tani released a musical piece produced entirely online with displaced Ukrainian musicians. His diverse professional activities include songwriting/production (ads/commercials, stage, and singers), concert pianist, and graphic design and video production. He has recently put his skills to work by:
- Casting artists worldwide via a crowdsourcing site
- Having them record his compositions on tape and send the data
- Editing the data in Tokyo and releasing the music and video worldwide
His recent works include an English-language pop song based on Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in collaboration with 25 musicians and dancers from 13 countries, and a Spanish-language song on environmental issues with a Spanish rock singer and Japanese soprano.
Having worked in the past with Ukrainian violinist Olga Ilyashenko (originally from Donetsk, living in Kharkiv since 2014, displaced again in 2022), he decided to compose this piece to support Ukrainian musicians like her and deliver his eternal wish for peace to the Ukrainian people. He learned fortunately that she was safe and asked her and her cellist friend Polina Faustova to play the piece via a crowdsourcing site. Those talented players kindly agreed to join this meaningful project and moved to tears at the final work. He also asked another Ukrainian, sound engineer Andrii Yavorivskyi (living in Lviv suffering from the occasional impact of the missiles), to do the audio mastering.
The music is for violin, cello, piano and string ensemble. Starting with a peaceful melody, it gradually becomes melancholic. After reacheing the emotional climax, the first melody is reprised as a prayer for peace and ends quietly. Part of the proceeds will be donated to support the Ukraine.

Past Rank In

Blue & Yellow

iTunes Store • Instrumental TOP SONGS • Japan • TOP 3 • 19 Jul 2022

Artist Profile

  • Masato Tani

    Music creator - composer, producer, pianist and art director. Based in Tokyo, Japan. Graduated from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and joined an international advertising agency. Restarted the classic piano after a long blank while working in the company and won several piano competitions and became a top amateur. Retired due to health problems after 12 years and won First Prize at Amateur Piano Competition in Paris in 2000 and was scouted as a professional pianist. Now a seasoned classical performer, he has since branched out as well into music composition and arrangement for singers, commercials and stages, creating music based on classical themes in various genres covering POP, R&B, funk, jazz, and EDM. He is also active in graphic and video production.

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