Somei Satoh

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Somei Satoh (佐藤聰明) was born in 1947 in Sendai (northern Honshu), Japan. He began his career in 1969 with "Tone Field," an experimental, mixed media group based in Tokyo. In 1972 he produced "Global Vision," a multimedia arts festival, that encompassed musical events, works by visual artists and improvisational performance groups. In one of his most interesting projects held at a hot springs resort in Tochigi Prefecture in 1981, Satoh places eight speakers approximately one kilometer apart on mountain tops overlooking a huge valley. As a man-made fog rose from below, the music from the speakers combined with laser beams and moved the clouds into various formations. Satoh has collaborated twice since 1985 with theater designer, Manuel Luetgenhorst in dramatic stagings of his music at The Arts at St. Ann's in Brooklyn, New York.

Satoh was awarded the Japan Arts Festival prize in 1980 and received a visiting artist grant from the Asian Cultural Council in 1983, enabling him to spend one year in the United States.

He has written more than thirty compositions, including works for piano, orchestra, chamber music, choral and electronic music, theater pieces and music for traditional Japanese instruments.
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Somei Satoh Discography Tracks

Albums

Somei Satoh - Hymn For The Sun (Works Of Somei Satoh) album art Somei Satoh Hymn For The Sun (Works Of Somei Satoh) (Album) ALM Records Japan 1976 Sell This Version
AL-23 Somei Satoh - Emerald Tablet album art Somei Satoh Emerald Tablet(LP) ALM Records AL-23 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
AL-26 Somei Satoh - Mandala/Sumeru album art Somei Satoh Mandala/Sumeru(LP) ALM Records AL-26 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
Somei Satoh - Litania album art Margaret Leng Tan Plays Somei Satoh Margaret Leng Tan Plays Somei Satoh - Litania (Album) New Albion US 1986 Sell This Version
Somei Satoh - Mantra / Stabat Mater album art Somei Satoh Mantra / Stabat Mater (Album) New Albion US 1988 Sell This Version
NA 036 CD Somei Satoh - Set Of Five album art Abel Steinberg Winant Trio*, Cage*, Cowell*, Harrison*, Hovhaness*, Satoh* Abel Steinberg Winant Trio*, Cage*, Cowell*, Harrison*, Hovhaness*, Satoh* - Set Of Five(CD, Album) New Albion NA 036 CD US 1991 Sell This Version
Somei Satoh - Toward The Night album art Somei Satoh Toward The Night (Album) New Albion, New Albion US 1993 Sell This Version
Somei Satoh - Sun•Moon album art Somei Satoh Sun•Moon (Album) New Albion US 1994 Sell This Version
Somei Satoh - Mandara Trilogy album art Somei Satoh Mandara Trilogy (Album) New Albion US 1998 Sell This Version
30CM-535 Somei Satoh - Glimmering Darkness–Works By Sômei Satoh album art Sômei Satoh* Glimmering Darkness–Works By Sômei Satoh(CD, Album) Camerata 30CM-535 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
28CM-628 Somei Satoh - Keshin–Works By Sômei Satoh II album art Sômei Satoh* Keshin–Works By Sômei Satoh II(CD, Album) Camerata 28CM-628 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
CMCD-28032 Somei Satoh - Kisetsu–Works By Sômei Satoh III album art Sômei Satoh* Kisetsu–Works By Sômei Satoh III(CD, Album) Camerata CMCD-28032 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
mode 135 Somei Satoh - From The Depth Of Silence album art Somei Satoh - Thomas Buckner / The Janáček Philharmonic* / Petr Kotik Somei Satoh - Thomas Buckner / The Janáček Philharmonic* / Petr Kotik - From The Depth Of Silence(CD, Album) Mode mode 135 US 2004 Sell This Version
OPA-018 Somei Satoh - Echoes album art Somei Satoh Echoes(CD, Album, Ltd) Edition Omega Point OPA-018 Japan 2013 Sell This Version