Yasushi Takemura


クラシックギターを松居孝行、 徳武正和、佐藤紀雄に師事。ジャズギターを岩本貢に師事。イタリア ガルニャーノにてオスカー・ギリアのマスタークラスを受講。エリザベト音楽大学クラシックギター科を卒業、同大学研究課程修了。在学中はクラシックギターでの演奏活動はもとより、現代曲を中心に演奏を行うアンサンブル「TOY」の主宰や、広島とインドを結ぶ音楽大使として両都市でコンサートを行う。
Date fm[NEW Side]主催FreeTEMPOリミックスコンテストのファイナリストになった事をきっかけにforestnauts recordsへ所属、作・編曲家としての活動を開始。ダンスミュージックを中心に制作するユニットWeekendersへ参加。オリジナルアルバムを発表。blanc.(Maynard Plant/ MONKEY MAJIK )、Lori Fine(COLDFEET)等のヴォーカルを迎えた作品は音楽関係者から高い評価を受ける。
2010年よりソロ活動を開始。編曲で参加したcargo×seira「FLOWER SHOWER」はiTunes総合チャート2位を記録。他、参加作品全てがiTunesチャートの上位を記録する。NHK総合「ドラクロワ」、日本テレビ「ザ!鉄腕!ダッシュ」を始め各種メディアへの楽曲提供を積極的に行う傍ら、TOMOYUKI TANAKA(FPM)、Maynard Plant(MONKEY MAJIK)らとの共演等クラブシーンでも活躍の場を広げる。
2011年リリースのDIZCO10では全トラックの作・編曲、プログラミングを手がける。ダンスミュージックに民族音楽を始めとする多様な音楽要素を盛り込み、独特のグルーヴを生み出すスタイルは国内外で注目を集めWASABEAT EXCLUSIVE DJ PLAYLISTS & CHARTS NOV.2011に選出される。
2012年、Red Bull Music Academy B.C.へ招聘される。
I studied classical guitar under Takayuki Matsui, Masakazu Tokutake and Norio Sato (Ensemble NOMAD) and jazz guitar under Mitsugu Iwamoto. I also took a classical guitar master class from Oscar Ghiglia in Gargnano, Italy.I graduated from Elisabeth University of Music, Hiroshima as a classical guitar major and completed a research course at the same university. As a musical ambassador uniting Hiroshima and India, I performed concerts in both places.I’m usually involved in playing classical guitar music and set up the ensemble “TOY” which performs mainly modern music including free improvisation. I use a computer and guitar to compose music and as a laptop DJ I make house and techno music.
After I became a finalist of Date fm (NEW side)’s FreeTEMPO remix competition, I was signed to Forestnauts Records as a composer, arranger and guitarist. I joined a unit called “Weekenders” who create mainly dance music and released an album.This release, featuring the vocalists; blanc. (Maynard Plant/ MONKEY MAJIK) and Lori Fine (COLDFEET), was well received among the musical community and was also released in Korea.
I started my solo activities in 2010 and the song on which I was an arranger:“FLOWER SHOWER” by cargo×seira, was no 2 on the iTunes download chart. In addition all of the other tracks that I was involved with were also high up in the iTunes download chart.I currently supply music for NHK’s “Dorakurowa”. Nihon T.V’s “Za! Tetsuwan Dash” and other programs. In addition I’m expanding my activities in the club music scene by collaborating with Tomoyuki Tanaka (Fantastic Plastic Machine) and Maynard Plant (MONKEY MAJIK).My dance music incorporates a variety of different styles including traditional/folk music, and is recognized and appreciated internationally as well as in Japan.
I released “Steve Reich Guitar Works” in 2015.I performed that recording with Electric guitar. In recent years, my main activity has been playing guitar.