Japanese Music: CHILDHOOD (Handflute & Piano)

This time I’m going to present to you a different kind of music.

Mori Mitsuhiro (森光弘) is known for his rare talent of performing almost all kinds of music only through blowing into his hands, in what is called a handflute. By increasing and decreasing the space between the hands, different tones are produced, and mastering this technique takes a really big amount of skill and practice.

Taught by his father to imitate an owl with this technique, Mori Mitsuhiro improved his ability to the point of producing sounds in a range of three octaves, vibrato and portamento. He is now performing concerts together with Usuda Keisuke (臼田圭介) on piano, who he met when studying at music school. He is also responsible for composing the songs for the group they formed, called CHILDHOOD.

They have really great music! Watch the movie below!


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