Born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1957, percussionist, drummer, Seijiro Murayama works in France since 1999 after almost 20 years of improvised music experiences, during which he encountered with Fred Frith, Tom Cora, Keiji Haino, KK Null.
His artistic principal is especially to seek for the plural-disciplinity between music and other disciplines of art: danse, video, paintings, photos, litterature etc.
Murayama collaborates with philosopher, Jean-Luc Nancy, video artist, Olivier Gallon, choregrapher, Catherine Diverrès, painter, François Bidault, writer, Nicolas Vatimbella etc.
Otherwise he collaborates with a lot of musicians, composers, and sound artists: Jean-Luc Guionnet, Eric La Casa, Eric Cordier, Lionel Marchetti, Michael Northam, Klaus Filip, Axel Tim blechmann, Toshiya Tsunoda, Pascale Criton, Soundworm etc.
His aproach is based on a lot of attention to the space and the place, to the energy of the audience and the quality of silence in various ways.He is interested in making continuum, microscopic sounds and in how we can 'vitalise delicately' the space with the sound.
For his solo that has been innovated in a past few years, only with the snare drum, he uses air and contact microphones, which enlarge the possibility to circulate between the acoustic sound and the amplified one, with a clear intention of making sounds sometimes on the edge of perceptions.
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