Music Industry News Network [11-18-2012]

"TOWER RECORDOMMUNE SHIBUYA" Announces Its Special Opening Program!

Tower Records Japan Inc. and DOMMUNE ELE-KING MOM/D/DAD PROCUCTIONS Co., LTD. proudly announced on November 16 that under their business alliance deal, a new cultural platform, "TOWER RECORDOMMUNE SHIBUYA" (hereinafter referred to as "TRDS"), will launch on Friday, November 23 (national holiday), enabling the stream broadcast of original programs and/or information on "SHIBUYA" pop culture, from the well-known Tower Records' flagship store in Shibuya.

To celebrate the launch of this new form media, TRDS will be broadcasting live from 15:15 on Friday, November 23, 2012, the very day of the launch, the world first performance of "Billboard Classics presents Symphony Ihatov," the heart-and-soul masterpiece of the worldwide known composer and synthesizer guru, Isao Tomita. A talk show with the appearance of the artist himself is also scheduled to be broadcast from 21:00 the same day.

Tomita who enters his eighties this year leads a full orchestra, "Japan Philharmonic Orchestra" and a choir, bringing on a spectacular musical experience with this "Symphony Ihatov," portraying the utopia that the well-known author, Kenji Miyazawa, so famously dreamt of. Added to this, the joining of the topical virtual singer, Miku Hatsune, as a soloist has drawn enough public attention to cause a stir on and off line globally, resulting in instant sold-outs of tickets of the performances.

Following the live streaming broadcast from TRDS of this historical performance, also scheduled is the live stream broadcast of the talk show "Perspective of Symphony Ihatov - Isao Tomita & Kenji Miyazawa & Miku Hatsune." The show will be broadcast from 21:00 the same day, delivered from TOWER RECORODOMMUNE SHIBUYA STUDIO, the new studio opening at the basement of Tower Records' Shibuya store.

Appearances will be made by Tomita himself, joined by Hiroyuki Ito, the president of Crypton Future Media that produced Miku Hatsune, as well as Motokazu Shinoda, the synthesizer artist who will be performing on the stage, and the team will be looking back on their just-finished first performance, eventually progressing their talks to dig deeper into the whole picture of the masterpiece symphony.


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