I accompanied with voice and stage actress, Chiaki Omigawa on her event.

Hi I wrote I will update this blog more frequently but cannot. I’m a liar. m(._.)m

Already 3 months have passed this year. ^_^;

Already 4 days have passed from this event.

My excuse is because my tax declaration didn’t finish. This often happens on any sole proprietor.

No. This is just an excuse. Very sorry. m(._.)m

OK, now I’m ready. I did join to the event.

Continuing with Satomi Arai, this is also a very beautiful voice and stage actress, Chiaki Omigawa’s event.

Chiaki is ready to perform

How to say about this luck, recently I’ve been joining to the beautiful ladies’ events and perform. I may receive divine punishment…

Chiaki, Aruhi and me. Hey KAZ where are you looking at?

The reason why I didn’t announce about this was because the tickets had been already sold out. Chiaki was anxious to have small event for small numbers of audience. The former part was Chiaki’s recitation. The latter was the music live which I joined together.

The former recitation was also excellent. Aruhi improvised her piano according to Chiaki’s performance and she controlled piano’s dynamics in realtime with Chiaki’s dynamics. This is very excellent live performance.

As for the latter part, 5 songs were performed involving the song ‘Promise for Someday’ which I wrote for Chiaki. (The lyrics was written by Chiaki. I’m looking forward to release this song on streaming service.) Aruhi’s piano and my acoustic guitar accompanied with Chiaki’s vocal. What is called as ‘Duo Accompaniment’.


This was my first live performance to play only the acoustic guitar but I didn’t make serious mistakes. In the rehearsal, my performance was the worst and problematic, the day before the event I did exercise so much and I believe this contributed to reduce the mistakes.

For twenty years (!) I have never performed other person’s songs in live and almost songs have so frequent chord change and these made me very serious.

Because on duo accompaniment audience can be aware of mistakes more than solo performance or band ensemble. ^_^; If some notes conflict, audience recognizes ‘ah, he makes mistakes’. And if I didn’t pay attention to play acoustic guitar, the sound will be dirty and mad. Aruhi plays the piano very beautifully so that if I’m blunt, relatively sounding more dirty and I needed to avoid that. ^_^;

Ah, really acoustic guitar live is high risk. BTW, I took Martin D-35 which can sound very clean and beautiful according to the drift of this event. I’m not sure if it really sounded good in the event or not.

In addition, I was impressed with Chiaki’s idea for half an hour ‘tea-break’. When I saw the time table and felt strange. ‘Why half an hour tea-break? Why so long?’ Finally I understood. Chiaki doesn’t talk a lot about her ideas so even for me many things are not clear in advance.

After finishing her recitation, soon Chiaki declared ‘From now on I will be in the counter!!’ And she was in charge of selling drinks called ‘Honey-Lemon’ and ‘OMI-Cranberry-Rounge’. …this must be the ultimate service for her fans. Even very shy boys can align to the line and necessarily he can talk with Chiaki. Very fair, fan service. This is ‘Kami-Taio’. Because the numbers of the audience are small, she can do. Nice idea.

Chiaki at the bar-counter.
Her hand-maded Honey-Lemon was immediately sold out.

Audience was getting excited the most at this bar-counter. Everybody seemed very happy. (^_^)

I forgot to say about the very important thing. The result of the live performance was great because Chiaki’s vocal was very stable and excellent. Also Aruhi created the good vibration for rhythm. I’m much, much older than them but I just followed them. Very sorry, Chiaki and Aruhi…

Aruhi’s close-up photo.
She’s a pianist who is very beautiful as Chiaki.

But I enjoyed everything. I was satisfied with the dynamics which I can feel in the live performance. Around twenty years later I joined to Satomi’s live event again and I felt comfortable. Especially this time all of the performance was live and not accompanied with Karaoke track, so it was great to enjoy perfect timing in our collaboration. When Aruhi playing strongly, then I play strongly as well. Aruhi playing sensitively, then I play softly, Chiaki singing loud, Aruhi and I align to her. This is live.

I concentrated not to make mistakes and tracked scores so seriously…

How to say, somebody told about this but essentially I must be a musician rather than a composer so that still it’s my fun to play in live.

After so long, I confirmed I talked with ‘musician’ in music, not as a composer. I cannot get this feeling from other opportunities. In that moment I can feel so lucky to work for music.

Aruhi is also an enthusiast. She tried Triton which was available in the venue and asked ‘May I use Ivory Bösendorfer (Piano virtual instruments)?’. Aruhi really loves Bösendorfer (^_^). I love such emotion of players.

She preferred both Bösendorfer and Fazioli sounds but finally she chose Bösendorfer according to the tune of songs.

And these are special service for you. Chiaki’s extra photos! fan service!!

BTW, Chiaki gave her mic to me without any confirmation before and I introduced myself and cheer went up. (^_^)

They know game titles which I was in charge of composing well so I didn’t feel alone in the event. Thanks audience for your warm applause to unsuitable middle age man.

Later on I was invited to the Generalprobe for the stage event called Alice in project Mar, 2017 ‘Imagical Material’ which Chiaki joined. It was my side benefit.

In Generalprobe basically taking photos are prohibit so I don’t have any photos but Chiaki was very excellent of course. She looks bigger in the stage. I was impressed again.

Well, this is Chiaki’s last picture. Enjoy.

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<English Below>
今日は中川奈美さん歌う「ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)」の演奏者についてお話しようと思います





Hi there,
Today I’d like to talk ‘bout a player on Nami Nakagawa’s ‘ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)’

Although I played and programmed almost basic tracks, the solo violin which can be heard from a bit left of Nami’s vocal is played as ad-lib by Yuri Endo, really active violinist
She is genuine and plays on the string quartet concert and so on. Before COVID-19, I was invited to her concert and her play was really amazing

She was born in Uwajima as same as Nami and that’s the reason why she joined to the project

Her violin tone has gentle and great sound. I feel her violin contributed to the quality up of the song

Before recording her violin, I prepared another strings track for this song, but after the recording, I muted the strings track and stop on using ‘cause I don’t want to disturb her violin with another strings sound

This track is improvisation so I didn’t direct her at all. Nami and Yuri Endo’s ability is excellent so just recording and then it’s oK. It was an easy recording session for me.

I did something for all the other tracks so I will talk ‘bout this later.
Have fun!

You can access with your favorite streaming service from the URL below.
<English Below>

中川奈美さんが歌う「ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)」ですが、Spotifyにて曲をスマホで再生すると短い動画が出てくるCANVASに対応しました!



Hi there,
I have an update for Nami Nakagawa’s ‘ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)’. 
This song now supports Spotify CANVAS, which is the short video for Spotify. 
It appears when the song is played on Spotify of your smartphone!

And I added Nami’s detailed information to her Artist Page on Spotify as well!
Have fun, Spotify users!
<English Below>







Hi guys! 
Today I’m gonna talking ‘bout Nami Nakagawa’s vocal!

She’s professional and has been working for backyard jobs and backing vocals and have many careers so her vocal is always stable.
No need direction.

I have no experience to direct her vocal.
This time she sings softly and gently but on the very famous animation, Demon Slayer, she sings with very characteristic style like ‘Asian Bulgarian Voice???’

In Japan very few singers can do it. 
The reason why Nami can do it is she has background of Minnyo, Japanese traditional folk song.

Yes, she’s a Japanese traditional folk singer.

Actually she sings one Uwajima folk song in her produced CD called ‘West Japan Torrential Rain Charity CD 'AI’’

When I accompanied her the guitar at her live event, she was too great and I was very impressed.

I’m lucky. Nami and many excellent singers I worked with.

I appreciate all of them.
<English Below>
中川奈美「ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)」のMVが公開されました!





Music Video of Nami Nakagawa’s ‘ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)’

I played the guitar aside her.

Everyone can watch it!

And now URL link works but just for 4 streaming services.

But these are available now.


This is just the announcement of music video and URL likes available.

Have fun!
<English Below>
中川奈美さん「ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)リリース日です!


Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/jp/album/%E3%81%A1%E3%81%8D%E3%82%85%E3%81%86%E3%81%AE%E3%81%93%E3%81%A9%E3%82%82/1646274807?i=1646274817

iTunes Store (ダウンロード販売) - 上記リンクから画面右丸3つのアイコンをクリックしてメニューを開き、「iTunes Storeで表示」を選択すると購入できます。

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/track/4TwkxzE0LiaAEkFw11iV8q?si=483f406756b141b8

YouTube Music - https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr-rYgJUcn4&feature=share

現在なぜかAmazon Musicで配信されてません。上記リンクからお楽しみ下さい。

Today is the release day of Nami Nakagawa’s ‘ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)’!

But trouble happens on URL Link called Artist Hub. Now URL for each shop doesn’t appear on the web page.
So please jump from the links below.
Sorry for inconvenience. Once solving this problem, I will announce.

Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/jp/album/%E3%81%A1%E3%81%8D%E3%82%85%E3%81%86%E3%81%AE%E3%81%93%E3%81%A9%E3%82%82/1646274807?i=1646274817

iTunes Store (purchase) - From Apple Music link above, click 3 dots icon in the right side of the window and open the menu and choose ‘show in the iTunes Store’ then you can purchase this song.

Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/track/4TwkxzE0LiaAEkFw11iV8q?si=483f406756b141b8

YouTube Music - https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=Gr-rYgJUcn4&feature=share
<English Below>
明日22.10.07はいよいよ中川奈美「ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)」のリリース日です!
アレンジについては、奈美さんの頭の中で漠然と超有名チャリティソング「We’re the World」のイメージがあったそうなので、オリジナル版はThe 80’sという感じのアレンジでした。今回奈美さんのソロ作品として配信するにあたって、もっとパーソナルな印象になるよう楽器を差し替えたり、ミックスを変えたりしました。アレンジの話はまた後日もっとディープな話をしようかと思います。



Tomorrow, on Oct 7th, 2022, Nami Nakagawa’s ‘ちきゅうのこども (Children of the Earth)’ will be released! Hurrah!
So I will talk about the details that I wrote this song though some are mentioned in the interview video with Nami. (Interview video is here: https://youtu.be/NakSE5vYKgE)
The original ‘Children of the Earth’ was one of two songs which I wrote for her produced ‘West Japan Torrential Rain Charity CD 'AI (Love)’. Nami requested this song to be the center which expresses the purpose of the CD and according to the request, I wrote this song. The song is assumed to be sung by various artists and to be charity song so I didn’t add too technical elements and intended to be the melody repeatedly, which anyone can remember easily, once listening to. And chord progression is very classic style, standard vocal song as well.
About song arrangement, Nami’s request was the similar style with super famous charity song, ‘We’re the World’, so the original version based on the 80’s style arrangement. This time the song will be delivered as Nami’s solo song, to be more personal, I replaced some instruments and changed mix style (more vintage style!). Later on I will talk more and deeper about arrangement.
Wait till tomorrow’s song release!

You can access with your favorite streaming service from the URL below.