Writing blogs is, for me, like yapping away with someone. It is storytelling. It is sometimes recording of my own critical thinking, but more often than not, it is a good distraction from unwanted thoughts. It had been procrastination. I just went through a phase where I needed to face those unwanted thoughts and do… Read More I’m back.
The people in my circle think that I’m opinionated. Well, my circle is very small— it really means something when someone tells you in your face that you are opinionated. Not good. I may seem like a dogmatic, inflexible, arrogant, pompous, stubborn and perhaps even prejudiced son of a gun. And I shouldn’t even deny… Read More I’m opinionated
In March 2005, I organized a Bach ensemble and performed 4 cantatas in a concert in Tokyo. It was a group consists of the supportive and willing members of Bach Collegium Japan and my friends from Geidai (Tokyo University of the Arts)— I can say it was an ideal ensemble in the realistic realm, or… Read More Gamut Bach Ensemble
This country, the United States of America, has given me numerous opportunities to be what I am today: a decent musician (though I do have some doubt about that). It is a blessing to be able to talk about music and occasionally make some music as part of my job, it really is. I wouldn’t… Read More Being Japanese in America
My fixation on the cello playing stems from my fascination with basso continuo. It’s not that continuo part is extremely important in baroque music — of course it is — but what fascinates me most is how continuo playing can dictate the outcome of a whole performance. The leader of the continuo group is like… Read More The Compleat Violoncellist
This blog entry isn’t really about ketchup… it’s about vibrato, the intentionally produced pitch pulsation in a musical sound. Why ketchup then? Here’s the story. Recently I saw an image post on facebook by a musician from Germany. It was a picture of a page from a magazine or something, and the page had a… Read More Ketchup Talk
So, finally I made the move from the MobileMe website to this blog-oriented content management system. Not that I’ll be blogging more often or anything, but I like the idea of being mobile and able to post a blog from anywhere, on any Internet-connected devices. And finally I’ve made my old domain name bachpeople.com more… Read More Moving complete