Ftarri / Ftarri Festival 2019

Toshimaru Nakamura

His instrument is the no-input mixing board, a name which describes a way of using a standard mixing board as an electronic music instrument, producing sound without any external audio input. The use of the mixing board in this manner is innovative not only in the the sounds it can create, but, more importantly, in the approach that this method of working with the mixer demands. The unpredictability of the instrument requires an attitude of obedience and resignation to the system and the sounds it produces, bringing a high level of indeterminacy and surprise to the music. Nakamura pioneered this approach to the use of the mixing board in the mid-1990s and has since then appeared on over one hundred audio publications, including ten solo CDs.

He has performed throughout Europe, North America, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, Korea, China, Singapore and Malaysia. He performs and records both as a soloist and in collaboration with numerous musicians.


Toshimaru Nakamura on the Ftarri, Hitorri, Meenna, and Improvised Music from Japan labels

Last updated: October 5, 2019


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