Hisaishi Joe

久石 譲

also known as:   Joe Hisaishi  
major - active (1974 - )
Hisaishi Joe is known as one of the most prolific composers of Japan and has gained recognition internationally through his collaborations with acclaimed animator Miyazaki Hayao ("Spirited Away", "Howl's Moving Castle") and the notorious director and actor Takeshi "BEAT" Kitano.

With over thirty years of experience in the music industry, Hisaishi Joe composes music that enchant the listener. Taking influence from both Japan and the West, Hisaishi creates compositions that blend in flawlessly with whatever media he is given to work with, whether it be creating an atmosphere or setting the scene in either a film or an animation. Hisaishi's talent within his genre sets him apart from his contemporaries and he is one composer that should definitely not be overlooked.
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