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Name: Rodrigo Rodriguez
Skills: Composer, Multi-instrumentalist (Multi-instrumentalist)
Phone: +81 (0)3 5783 0104
Fax: +81 (0)3 5783 0104
Address: Tokyo 1400002, Japan
Links: Website     E-mail
Born in 1978, Argentina. Rodriguez spent most of his life in Spain (island of Majorca), arriving there in 1988. From an early age, he started to study modern and classical music. Rodrigo started his professional musical career in Spain, he came across his first Asian instrument the Shakuhachi flute (a Japanese bamboo flute, used by Buddhist monks in meditation practices). Fascinated by the Japanese music, he travelled to Japan several times to learn more.

He studied with Grand Master, Kaoru Kakizakai in the International Shakuhachi Kenshu-kan School and travels around the world learning traditional instruments from Japan, China, India, Iran to Thailand. He began showing interest in tradicional and ethnic musical instruments before he reached teenagehood. Rodriguez' compositions can be divided into three basic categories, New Age, World Music, and Contemporary music. From his earliest years Rodrigo had a vision for imitating the music and sounds he heard in his mind, since he traveled widely, he acquired a rare collection of experiences from which to create his unique compositional language

Since 2004, Rodrigo has been the first musician in Japan to introduce innovated and developed instruments from European countries (Hang Drum), which significantly influenced to his music, composition and Japanese audiences altering the perception and textures of 21st century sounds.

His concept is not to use those instruments in a native way, respecting the own spirit of each instrument, and does not forget his roots as Spanish musician. In 2006 some of the pieces of the album "Inner Thoughts" was licensed, arousing interest of a recognized record company, Gemini Sun Record based in Los Angeles, CA. Rodrigo has in recent years performed numerous concerts in the West and East, at legendary stages like Imperial Hotel Tokyo and NHK Culture Center of Japan.



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