Masayoshi Fujita

Volker Langholz

 

Masayoshi Fujita is a Japanese vibraphonist and composer based in Berlin. Masa first learned how to play the drums, followed by extensive vibraphone training to craft and play his own, mostly jazz and electronic-influenced compositions.

Melodic constellations so impeccably gorgeous that they ache
— Pitchfork

Determined not to stick to traditional vibraphone styles or techniques, Masayoshi started to prepare his instrument with pieces of metal, strips of foil and other objects in the search for new possibilities with the instrument. The resulting new sounds help to expand the vibraphone spectrum without eroding the instrumentโ€™s intrinsic character. 

 

A solo vibraphone version of 'Tears of Unicorn' shot live in a Berlin flat.

Camera: Volker Langholz
Sound Recording: Tobin J. Stewart