2002/10:OCT

10/31(Thu)
We had a staff meeting today regarding to the project scheduled to be launched on December and we also held a conference about our future policy.
We've concluded the big project, "When the Last Sword is Drawn",during the last days of October. Between theintervals for writing the music for piano solo, having some moments to spare at the present time, he took sometime to have a detailed conversation about the future activity.
10/30(Wed)
The meeting regarding to the CD scheduled to be released in the upcoming year was held at our office at 3o'clock.
Because many fans were more than eager for the making of the CD, mixed opinions appeared at the meeting.
10/29(Tue)
We've started on the separate meeting from yesterday and today.
He will settle down to seriously work on music composition and piano rehearsal from next month for the CD scheduled to be released next year. The recording for this CD is scheduled for the end of next month and he will switch his mind to the performer's mode. During the interval he managed handle a meeting with the staff and confirmed his upcoming schedule.
10/26(Sat)
October 26
Great success!
It was a first attempt for him to enact "piano performance and orchestra conducting."
Both piano performance and orchestra conducting is an immensely difficult task on its own.
However, Mr. Hisaishi splendidly managed both tasks for today's concert.
Although this performance was different from the usual concert, Mr. Hisaishi gave his best and the audience expressed their appreciation with the warm applause. The six selections which were perofrmed at the concerts were "Ano Natsue","Raging Men","Hana-bi", "Asian Dream Song", "When the Last Sword is Drawn (Mibugishiden)" and "Kids Return." "Hana-bi" was completely rearranged for this purpose. We made the use of the violin solo and created a new composition. Also, during the MC Mr. Hisaishi performed a passage from the "Silence" that is being broadcasted with the Dunlop commercial. As Mr. Hisaishi commented during this concert, the tour scheduled for next year will include "Silence"and we can expect variety of Hisaishi highlights. He will rest without a haste tomorrow and start on a new work from Monday.
10/24(Thu)
We are fully in the performance mode!
Today, he's gone directly to the office from early in the morning to participate in the film festival scheduled for the 26th.
We're scheduled to perform 7 songs in the short given time for this mini-concert that is for the opening ceremony.
Mr. Hisaishi will stand on the stage as a performer as well as the conductor this time.
He grappled learning the piano and rehearsed the conducting untill midnight as well today.
He never fails to do the stretching exercises after returning home, improving his blood circulation before going to bed.
To push his way through the schedule with this kind of pace is very rigorous.
10/23(Wed)
We are fully in the performance mode!
Today, he's gone directly to the office from early in the morning to participate in the film festival scheduled for the 26th.
We're scheduled to perform 7 songs in the short given time for this mini-concert that is for the opening ceremony.
Mr. Hisaishi will stand on the stage as a performer as well as the conductor this time.
He grappled learning the piano and rehearsed the conducting untill midnight as well today.
He never fails to do the stretching exercises after returning home, improving his blood circulation before going to bed.
To push his way through the schedule with this kind of pace is very rigorous.
10/22(Tue)
Mr. Hisaishi will fully concentrate for the performance of Tokyo International Film Festival scheduled this weekend,He will practice the piano this morning. He came to the office and held a detailed meeting with the staff regarding to the Film Festival. Although the performance time for the concert is shorter than usual, he will give all his best this time as well.
He checked the music carefully until the last minute, he entered the studio earnestly from the evening and practiced the piano until late at night.
10/19(Sat)
The recording of the commercial tune was carried out from 1 o'clock at the studio.
Mr. Hisaishi participates in this as a piano performer.
Very refreshing arrangement of the music was completed and was immediately followed by the track down assignment.
The work advanced with a tremendous speed and finished by 5:30pm.
Detailed arrangements were determined at the meeting regarding to the future schedule with the staff following the track down assignment.
10/18(Fri)
Recently, Mr. Hisaishi is in the early rising mode.
The re-verification of the CM tune which completed yesterday was finished this morning.
Mr. Hisaishi confined himself in the studio from afternoon today, practicing the piano scheduled to be released as the CD next year.
The evening meeting regarding to the future CD release lasted till late at night.
10/17(Thu)
Mr Hisaishi will work on the arrangement of CM for three days from today.The request was made to make an earthly, and fresh, heart beating arrangements.He completed the musical arrangement spending one working day.We have the recording session scheduled on Saturday.
10/16(Wed)
The release date for the CD of "Wind of the Bon Festival" from WONDER LAND RECORDS has been set on November 23rd and the master recording was performed today.
Since Mr. Hisaishi had time to stand by, he utilized the time to make adjustments to the selections of music for the International Film Festival to commence on the 26th and also managed to accomplish detailed meeting with his staff continuing from today.
The master recording completed without a delay.
This accomplishment turned out to be "One of the most preferred works" of Mr. Hisaishi.
10/15(Tue)
We'll resume with the Diary from today.
Mr. Hisaishi continues devoting himself with the piano practice this morning continuing from last week.
We headed to Imagica for the staff preview of "MIBUGISHIDEN" from this afternoon.
Mr. Hisaishi is content with the completed work.
We returned to the office and held a conference regarding to the future CD release with the staff and also accomplished the meeting concerning the tour today.
Because this was a long-awaited staff meeting, it turned out to be an enthusiastic one.
Various ideas projected, and heated opinions were exchanged about the tour next year.

10/7(Mon)
Along with the performance at the Tokyo International Film Festival on the 26th and also awaiting for the new piano solo album to appear in the market next year, Mr. Hisaishi is confined to his study from the 14th of this month, concentrating on playing piano. That's the reason why we won't be able to release the diary until the 15th of August, the Tuesday. The interview that took place in beginning of this month at Kyoto is scheduled to be published on the 20th of next month from SHUKAN GENDAI. The article will be published as "THE HEALING JOURNEY, KOBUTSU JUNREI".
10/6(Sun)
We've visited the Ofuna Studio today, sacraficing Sunday for the Final Dubbing of the film, "MIBU-GISHI-DEN". He's examined a part of the finally adjusted film and is satisfied with its result." It became a good movie." he said with a smile. It will be released for the general public at the beginning of next year. This film is fixed to be shown as a closing selection for Tokyo International Film Festival on 4th of November. Please look foward to it!
10/5(Sat)
We took the whole day today to proofread the music score of "MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO". He's given as much as same effort to write the new piece of music for this publishing of the music score.
The music score is filled with red proofreading mark. We've worked till late at night again.
But Mr. Hisaishi's proofreading has completed today. We'll send it out to the trade and wait for the 3rd draft. This laborious work will be out in the world very soon.
Please look foward to it.
10/3(Thu)
We're paying a visit to Kyoto City for the interview of the magazine on Thursday and Friday. Mr. Hisaishi has finished the proofreading of the music score for "MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO" before his departure to Kyoto today.
Tokyo International Film Festival commences from the 26th of this month. Mr. Hisaishi is scheduled to perform for about 20 minutes with the NEW JAPAN PHILHARMONIC for this opening at the Tokyo International Film Festival. We're considering the selections for this performance and also contemplating on attempting something new!
Please look foward to it.
10/2(Wed)
We're proofreading the orchestra score for MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO!
Mr. Hisaishi wants to create something that satisfies himself for this release of MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO on next month. He will devote all his energy to it. He takes a careful second look, and make revisions so that it will be more reverberating. This is his first original orchestra score release therefore he makes checks with his undivided attention.We're proofreading the orchestra score for MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO!
Mr. Hisaishi wants to create something that satisfies himself for this release of MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO on next month. He will devote all his energy to it. He takes a careful second look, and make revisions so that it will be more reverberating. This is his first original orchestra score release therefore he makes checks with his undivided attention.

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