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Taku Sugimoto and Moe Kamura

Taku Sugimoto composes and plays guitar; Moe Kamura writes lyrics and sings (and also plays guitar and toy piano). The duo performs songs of about 30 seconds to two minutes in length. In 2007 they released the album Saritote.

Taku Sugimoto (left)
With Taku Unami and Masahiko Okura, Sugimoto organizes the almost-monthly Chamber Music Concert at Loop-Line in Sendagaya, and the irregular Taku Sugimoto Composition Series at Kid Ailack Art Hall in Meidaimae. He runs the label slubmusic, which in addition to Sugimoto's own recordings releases CDs by Taku Unami, Kazushige Kinoshita, Radu Malfatti, Antoine Beuger, and others.

Taku Sugimoto home page (Improvised Music from Japan)

Moe Kamura (right)
Kamura began her career in 1980, performing in plays and films, singing her own songs at live music venues, and so on. In '86, she and Chan Koyo formed the band Hatorapikara, which released a live CD in '90. After a career break, Kamura resumed her musical activity in 2002. Since then, she has played and collaborated with many outstanding performers and musicians. The year 2007 saw the launch of the project Taku Sugimoto and Moe Kamura.

Last updated: March 27, 2008

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