Berlin-based Japanese vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita is performing at Silent Green on Sep 25. His latest studio album “Book Of Life” will be released by Erased Tapes on July 27.
With “Book of Life” Masayoshi continues his mission in bringing the vibraphone — a relatively new invention in the history of instruments often kept in the background in orchestras and jazz outfits — into the spotlight. Having trained as a drummer, Masayoshi began experimenting with the vibraphone, preparing its bars with kitchen foil or beads, playing it with the cello bow such as in Fog or using the other end of the mallets to create a more ambient texture of sound, as with the title track.
Focussing on the vibraphone in this way sets Masayoshi apart, dedicating his artistic life to celebrating this fascinating and often under appreciated instrument and making his take on ambient and modern compositional styles a unique one.
Masayoshi Fujita & Ensemble
Tuesday, 25th September 2018 | Doors 19:00 CET | Starts 20:00 CET
Silent Green | Gerichtstrasse 35 | 13347 Berlin
*Photo by Patricia Haas