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Masamichi Shigeno (Music Composer)
Born in Shibata City, Niigata Prefecture on August 22, 1961.
'81 Entered the Department of Cinema, College of Art, Nihon University.
Began a music unit named VIZION, with Kenjiro Sakiya, who had joined the Department of Music in Nihon University concurrently. Played the guitar with this unit. Later, came up with the synchronization of MTR and live performance at concerts, and started engineering activities.
'85 Graduated from university.
Launched own business after working for TVCM production firm, record label, etc.
'89 Composed film music for the first time, for "Bataashi Kingyo" directed by Joji Matsuoka
'90 Founded a music production and publishing company named "AND MUSIC LTD."
Started music activities on a full-scale.
Early 90s Worked also as a film maker for documentary programs and music videos.
Pursued both 'film for music' and 'music for film'.
'96 Undertook the composition of film music for "Moe No Suzaku" directed by Naomi Kawase.
'97 "Moe No Suzaku" received the Camera d'Or Award at Cannes International Film Festival. Since then on, engaged exclusively in music composition. Concentrated in composing mainly music for films used in movies, television commercials, etc.
'98 "Rakuen" also known as "Paradise Sea" directed by Koji Hagiuda
'01 "Akashia No Michi" also known as "Acacia Walk" directed by Joji Matsuoka.
"Mabudachi" also known as "Bad Company" directed by Tomoyuki Hurumaya.
*The Tiger Award & Fipresci Prize at International Film Festival Rotterdam.
'04 "Glass Enclosure:Tokyo Invisible" directed by Mohd Naguib Razak
'07 "Mogari No Mori" also known as "Mourning Forest" directed by Naomi Kawase.
*The GrandPrix at Cannes International Film Festival.
'08 "Snakes And Earrings" also known as "Hebi ni Piasu" directed by Yukio Ninagawa.
'09 "Last Ecstasy"(short film) directed by Chikako Oyama.
'10 "Pyuupiru 2001-2008" directed by Daishi Matsunaga.
'11 "BIG BLUE LAKE" directed by Tsang Tsui-Shan
'12 "Family" also known as "Kazoku"(short film) directed by Daishi Matsunaga.
'14 "Flowing Stories" directed by Tsang Tsui-Shan
'15 "Death, Love and the Waves"(short film) directed by Daishi Matsunaga.
'15 "PIETA IN THE TOILET" directed by Daishi Matsunaga.