この間保育園のクラスで使ったToday is MondayというEric Carleさんの絵本、楽譜もついているし、いろんな風に遊べて、子供がすぐ覚えられるメロディーで、良いなあと思いました。
You can listen full version of "LOVE LOVE LOVE", originally by DREAMS COME TRUE, covered by Ms. Hiroko Kouda's from here. I arranged this song for her new album "YU-KA". Mr. Yasuji Ohagi plays guitar on it. When I was working on it, I was thinking I did my very best, there are nothing more to put or erase. But now whenever I listen it, I can't stop to think that the possibilities of the arrangement that I didn't write.
I arranged another song for this album called "Asu he no tegami(letter for tomorrow)" originally sang by Ms. Aoi Teshima. I didn't know her well before, but I really loved her voice. I was listening her best album for reference, so I want to listen her original album.
I ran little bit today because it was very clear day! It made me refresh so much. Always good to move body when one feels something wrong. I wish I could have more time to.
My daughter made my name card with smily face on it. She taped it on my shirts and said, "Please smile like that, never scold me again!." Wow....I felt mixed feelings. I was amazed by her rapid growth, I felt sorry for my bad temper and also I praised for her pure sense and..and.....I was little bit confused, I should say. She draws many other pictures as well. I love them pretty much. Yes, she, age 3, can do a lot of things now! We sometime bake cookies shaped pig. She helped me to cut out them. By the way, we read many picture books every night, and one of her(and my!) favourite is series of "Kyabetsu-kun" by Shinta Cho. They always surprise us and make us laugh. There is a pig named Butayama-san in the books and he says "Bukya!" every time when he meets something new. We enjoy copying him. Bukya!!
Here's beautiful flyer of Momo solo piano at Mori-no-terrace, on 1st and 3rd Thursday. Ms. Mihara from Triz works made it. I can hear good sounds from it. I'm so grateful for her work. Thank you so much!
晴れたので久しぶりにランニングをした。何か滞っていたんだなあ、と痛感。気持ち良かった！I did running after long break day before yesterday, under very clear autumn sky. It was so nice and I realized I definitely need it.
ソプラノの幸田浩子さんのアルバム"優歌"の収録曲で編曲で参加させて頂いた"LOVE LOVE LOVE"の映像が公開になりました。こちらです。
世代的にDREAMS COME TRUEはそらで歌えるメロディーが幾つもあります。この曲のオリジナルも編曲、特に最後のバグパイプっぽい音(実際はイリアンバイプスという楽器の様ですが)、も含め、音とそれに付随した記憶がぱっと浮かぶものでした。幸田さんの透明な歌声と大萩さんの精緻なギターで改めてこの名曲を編曲させて頂ける機会に巡り合えてとても幸せでした。お二人の名演とたくさんの方のご協力に心から感謝しつつ、原曲を愛する方にも広い心で新しい景色を楽しんで頂けたらとても嬉しいな、と心から願っています。
Only few weeks ago, there were a flower which in full bloom under the strong summer sun, a lot of cicadas here and there and I often saw mantises, but now they were all gone. Those pictures which I took them beginning of this month seems like memories of this summer. And about last photo, my daughter tried to put tape to bind the score. She handed over to me with her full smile. I was happy to see it and said "thank you" to her, but unfortunately, it's impossible to read...It's so amazing how she watch closely what the adults do, and now her hands are so skilful to make a lot of things. Anyway, she surprised me with many varieties of things every day.
Before she was born, I was thinking and having ambiguous image of so called "good mom" who always smiles and never scolded to the child. But I lately realized "I" who is not perfect and live with thousands of emotions every day was remaining, of course, and that person become "mom" after the child's birth. It's not like a "dramatic transformation". I'm still I, myself and have to face the reality of the raising child. Few weeks ago I was talking to my close cousin about my worries that I'm too strict to my daughter and scold her too often. She told me that she will not hesitate to tell me if she thinks there's something wrong is going on. I was so relieved to hear that. I don't want to say it's unavoidable to be harsh against the children, absolutely NO. Anger is often very harmful and make no use to change the situation. I'm trying to seek the way seriously how I can be always calm when I'm facing her. It's long long way to go.
I was bit busy, recently, so I didn't play with my daughter so much. She seems frustrated about it. So I decided yesterday is a day for her, only for her. I realized how important to listen what she really wants to do it and let her to do it until the end. She satisfied about it, and smile proudly about what she has done. I understand the importance, but usually it's too difficult for me, so challenging. "Listening and waiting" is the key point. There's nothing good to yell her "hurry up!!" thousand times. I KNOW it and many moms as well, I guess. but sometimes I can't stop myself.....As she grows, I have to grow, mainly mentally, too. It's one of the greatest points to live with children, I believe.
明日、というかもうすぐ今日ですが、森のテラスでソロピアノです。ワンコイン。お子様歓迎です。富山から帰ってきて来てみたら東京はシトシト雨模様。お時間のある方は是非遊びにいらしてください。Momo will play solo piano at mori-no-terrace in Sengawa. Please come to listen! Music fee is one coin(500yen).
8/17(木) 仙川 森のテラス 03-3307-1987 東京都調布市若葉町1-32-13
One of my favourite cheesecakes in Tokyo. There were blueberry's but my daughter took it. I bought them after I cut my hair yesterday. This morning I was listening the next song to arrange but I was so touched by the original version. The lyric...!! So emotionally reach to me.
My daughter's shoes became small in several months! We went shopping yesterday and she chose her favourite one. Her determination is so quick and she doesn't hesitate at all. I like it. We bought our favourite fruits cake as well.
I was listening "chii-sana-sora(little sky)" by Mr. Toru Takemitsu for arranging reference. There are many versions existed, but I always feel that song itself is so great. It's hot as usual..!
When I was in my cousin's house, cousin's son, who is with down syndrome, showed deep sympathy for his sister. It was huge, and he is almost crying. I was so touched to see it. I don't have such a huge energy and spaces for another person. So noble...
炭酸水。暑くてボーッとしてきてしまう時の私の必需品。ペットボトルが増えてしまうのが悩み。Water with gas. I NEED it because it's too hot and my brain doesn't work properly without it.....I don't want to buy plastic bottle though. mmmm, what should I do???
I was playing piano at Mori-no-terrace on Thursday, but nobody showed up...It happens sometime. So I played the tunes I was trying to memorise them, and accompanied for the owner's daughter. She's so cute and active. The photo is donuts which I bought in Sengawa and banana juice.
On Friday, I went to nursery home in Yokohama to give classes of...I don't know how I should call, music or English or dancing...Anyway, I played with 40 to 60 children with all my might. They are so Genki! And their smiles! Oh I was so regretted how I behave to my daughter in general. I should be more patient and be grateful for her, for sure.
Yesterday, I scolded to her again...She was not in good mood at all. I was exhausted. But we went out in the evening and met some gentle and smily people there. I re-charged to myself to see it. Thanks...!
工作。糊付けがたのしかったらしく、今朝は床に糊付けしてました。Oh my goodness!!面白い。すごく久しぶり、多分10年ぶりくらいにStevie Wonderのsupersttitionを聴いた。やっぱりかっこいい。
I was visiting my cousin's house and my lovely daughter made that art;) She has einjoyed to paste the small wooden parts on the cardboard with glue, and she did same things on the floor in this morning...! Oh my...Cleaning is one of my main works since she was boen!
My cousin lend me Stevie Wonder's album. Maybe last time I heard it was almost 10 years ago..still so cool.
I saw mom or dad&child gorilla besides street whole I rode on my bike. It was just like my ordinary day and it made me smile. I was not so content with some of the incident that happened today, but it is important to go forward and think positive. I ate delicious tempura by my cousin with her family for dinner.
It was my 41st birthday. I was so calm, extremely calm... I was in very noisy and crowded waterpark but I felt it was so quiet. My daughter suddenly cried and cried and cried, and hit my arms with all her might, but my heart was like a lake in the deep woods. Soon quiet. I think that was gift from somewhere that beyond my world. I really enjoyed and was so grateful for this amazing day.
Thank you for mom and dad for giving birth of me. Thank you for my daughter for being so "Genki". Many of my friends sent messages. I appreciate for them from bottom of my heart. Thank you so much.
I went to listen Mr. Tom Pierson's piano solo. It was amazing...! Free and so strong.
It was very hot day yesterday. Hot and humid, typical "Japanese summer". However, there are many trees around Mori-No-Terrace and they blocked the strong sunshine somehow. So inside the room was cooler than other place even without air conditioner.
I was so glad to see my old friends, with her partner and cute kids, person who I met before and wanted talk more, my close friend and completely new people for me together in one place. I felt that it is very fortunate to have those meetings in my life. Thank you for coming.
About playing, I'm still struggling a lot. step by step to be better than before. It takes long time...
Yoko-Cyan, my friend, brought some sweets for us. Thanks a lot!
音楽の内容や音楽の質とか完成度は置いておいて、このソロピアノは一生忘れないと思う。指も頭も全然思い通りにならないんだけれど、なにかしなくてはというこのままピアノが弾けなくなるという恐怖にかられて決めたコンサートで、この数年に出会った音楽家の方が家族と足を運んでくださり、テラスのスタッフの方も変わらず受け入れてくださり、どんぐりころころも、武満徹さんの小さな空も、In a mellow toneも、I mean youも、ポニョもトトロも並列に、自由な環境でピアノが弾けるのが、そこに音楽を大好きな人達がいて、一緒に音楽を演奏するのが、心の底から嬉しくてたまらなかった。他になんにも思わなかった。がけっぷちにいた私のピアノ人生の再スタート地点として、最高の送り出し方をして頂けたと思っています。わっしー、しゅうとくさん、めぐちゃん、可愛くて元気いっぱいの子供たち、本当にありがとうございました。心から感謝です。ここからがイバラの道だーー。私、がんばりましょう。演奏は本当に笑うくらい思い通りにならない。。。ギターの加藤さんがよくおっしゃるtry best。受け入れて毎日続けるしかないのです。