Masahiro Tsutani
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Born in Aichi in Japan in 1968. Graduated from Nagoya Institute of Technology.
After having devoted himself to dub, funk, free jazz, noise, and ethnic music, he noticed the pleasurable sensations created by fluctuations in the interspaces between sound and sound, which led him into his current work making convulsive music and images. Began taking photos in 2003, and began creating image products in 2010. His work includes live performances using only sound, live performances with synchronized sound and images, and image products.
His main interest is in distilling and expanding the principle of joy, and combining them with other types of pleasure, to create new types of enjoyment.

2017 - Lucca Film Festival / Special Mention
2016 - Split Film Festival / Honorable Mention
2013 - 25FPS Festival / Special Mention
2013 - 63rd Berlin International Film Festival / Berlinale Shorts Competition
2012 - Tokyo Experimental Festival / sound, art & performance

Thanks to
scientists and technical developers. Without their achievements I can't make movies etc.
Thanks to the musicians, artists, photographers and filmmakers whose works give me opportunities to think about what to make and bring much joy into my life. Thanks to all members and audiences of festivals and venues for screenings.
Finally special thanks to the Universe. though the Universe doesn't need the words from anyone.

Favorite Music
gamelan in Jawa(esp. music for reog), traditional music in Egypt, traditional music in India, traditional music in Tsugaru in Japan,
sinawi ensemble in South Korea, dub, minimal techno, funk, noise, tango, jazz, etc

Favorite Musicians
p.u.s., rimpa siva, jan jelinek, porter ricks, mouse on mars, money mark,
steve reich, incapacitants, hugo diaz, augustus pablo & king tubby,
cecil taylor, thelonious monk, john coltrane(around a love supreme),
ornette coleman, john zorn, meters, JB, sly,
the pop group, the bomb squad, d'angelo, etc.

Favorite Photographs
doll photos by Hans Bellmer
flower photos by Robert Mapplethorpe

Favorite Artists
James Turrell
Ernest Neto
Antony Gormley
Kohei Nawa
Egon Schiele

Favorite Movies
[Street of Crocodiles] Brothers Quay
[Commingled Containers] [Rage Net] Stan Brakhage
[Eraser Head] David Lynch
[Tarch Trip] Hiroyuki Oki
[Grim][Thunder] Takashi Itoh
[Paris,Texas] Wim Wenders
[Tokyo Fist] Shinya Tsukamoto
[Avetik] Don Askarian
[Flora] Jan Svankmajer

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