About Masayoshi Fujita
Masayoshi Fujita is a Japanese vibraphonist and composer based in Berlin. Masayoshi first learned how to play the drums, followed by extensive vibraphone training to craft and play his own compositions.
Determined not to stick to traditional vibraphone styles or techniques and theory of composition, he seeks his own sound of the vibraphone and new possibilities playing it. Masayoshi also prepares his instrument with strings of beads, strips of foil and other objects. The resulting new sounds, akin to distortions, help to expand the vibraphone spectrum without eroding the instrument’s intrinsic character or even abandoning it altogether.
Inspired by the silence and deepness of the fog, the mountains and the gravity within, his music evokes images, atmospheres, sceneries and stories in the listener, the images that have accumulated in himself. At the same time he explores the unexplored beauty of the vibraphone, and pursues the charm of the instrumentation and the music itself.
Under his electronic solo project alias, el fog, Masayoshi combines the vibraphone and analogue/digital electronic sound and textured noises using divers experimental methods.
His recent collaboration with German electronic musician Jan Jelinek received a lot of attention from experimental music fans around the world.