Dai Sekiguchi - Profile

He won the Japan F.I.H. Harmonica Contest in 2014.

In September of the same year, passed the audition operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Government and accredited as “Tokyo Heaven Artist”.

In 2015, he won the third prize in the Contemporary Music Solo category of the Taiwan International Harmonica Festival ‘s Elite Competition.

In 2016, he won the second prize at the Asia Pacific Harmonica Festival Diatonic’ Diatonic Harmonica Division.

Major events that appeared in the past.

2015

・”SyoTou no Gi” featuring Daisuke Yoshimoto / Butoh and Kenryo Hara / Calligraphy Artist of Kodaimoji.

・A comtemporary dancer, Masako Fukaya’s Dance Solo “Still”.

2016

・Tokyo Creative Arts Festival Crossing Performance Square.

・Tokyo Performing Arts Festival 2016 

・”Suspense called Suspense” directed by a comtemporary dancer, Masako Fukaya.

・”Suspense called Suspense Eric Satie Version” directed by a comtemporary dancer, Masako Fukaya.

・A street performance festival, “Sancya De Daidougei 2016”.

・A street performance festival, “Kurume Tamagaru Daidougei 2016”.

・A Collaboration performance with a professional juggler, Takuya Suzuki.

 2017

・”Grave Of The Sea”, performed with Wakasa Megumi / Butoh and andré van rensburg / Syakuhachi, Cllasic Guitar.

・”緋哭 – Scream of the Red”, performed with Daisuke Yoshimoto / Butoh and Kenryo Hara / Bok-Koku.

・”Bok-Koku Special exhibition 2017″, performed with Daisuke Yoshimoto / Butoh and Kenryo Hara / Bok-Koku.

・”二人夜光 -Nininn Yakou-“, performed with Hiromi Takechi and Wakasa Megumi / Butoh and andré van rensburg / Syakuhachi, Cllasic Guitar.

・Tokyo Scene 2017, performed with a contemporary dancer, Makiko Hata.

・A street performance festival callled “Matsumoto Machinaka Daidougei”.

There are two types of playstyle

Harmonica Ambient

This is a absolutely new style by using various effectors which are not usually used in harmonica. I collaborates with artists of various genres such as Butoh, contemporary dancers, jugglers and calligraphers.

Natural

I do live performances and try to use narmonica’s natural sound as much as possible. In addition, I do street performance as an artist called Heaven Artist who is official authority of Tokyo. The songs to be played are many people can enjoy, such as standards and children’s songs. Through simple instruments, my goal is to be able to share a great time with various people.

Harmonica as a musical instrument expressing breathing

When I was a child, I snuggled with my father’s body and I felt greatness and longing for adults in deep breathing of my father. Recently, when I got on the train, breathing of a middle-aged man who sat in the seat next to me was transmitted through the body,  and I was surprised that his breathing was very shallow and fast.

Human internal organs move unconsciously, however lungs are the only internal organs that can be consciously controlled. To the best of my knowledge, harmonica is the only musical instrument that produce sound by inhaling. Through harmonica, my goal is to express deep, relaxing breathing in performance.

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