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Toshimaru Nakamura

Musician of Electronic and Jazz

Guitar and no-input mixing board player Toshimaru Nakamura formed "A Paragon of Beauty" in 1992, and the group released the CD A Paragon of Beauty in 1995. Since 1994, Nakamura has frequently visited Berlin, working and performing in various projects. In the course of these visits, he formed the duo Repeat in 1998 with the American drummer Jason Kahn. They put out their first CD, Repeat, in the same year, and have toured in Japan, Germany, Switzerland and France. Nakamura set aside his guitar around 1998 and began to concentrate more on producing electronic music. He developed a unique style, playing the "no-input mixing board." In 1999, Repeat played in more cities and released a second CD, Temporary Contemporary. Nakamura also released the CD Un, a recording of his duo with Sachiko M ("no-no duo," with Sachiko M's no-sample sampler); and since then they have continued to perform together occasionally. In addition to these activities, Nakamura has since 1996 been a composer/sound designer for the theatrical works of Bagnolet Choreography Concours-winning dancer Kim Ito. These works have been performed in Japan, the U.S., England, France, Germany, Israel and so on. Since 1998 Nakamura has also organized, hosted and performed in a monthly improvised music gathering with guitarists Taku Sugimoto and Tetuzi Akiyama in Tokyo. The original venue was Bar Aoyama, but in August 2000, it moved to the gallery Off Site. This event, featuring guest musicians, has been growing as an important meeting point of the Tokyo improvised music scene. The CD The Improvisation Meeting at Bar Aoyama, a compilation of live recordings of performances at the bar, was released in October 1999. In November 2000, Nakamura released his first solo CD, No-input Mixing Board. This title describes the way in which he was creating music at that time. He participated in the UK "Japanorama" tour at the beginning of 2001.

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Popular Tracks   
Nimb#59 on Late Night Tales: Floating Points by Floating Points
NIMB #8 on NO-INPUT MIXING BOARD by Toshimaru Nakamura
NIMB #1 on NO-INPUT MIXING BOARD by Toshimaru Nakamura
NIMB #2 on NO-INPUT MIXING BOARD by Toshimaru Nakamura
NIMB #3 on NO-INPUT MIXING BOARD by Toshimaru Nakamura
NIMB #6 on NO-INPUT MIXING BOARD by Toshimaru Nakamura
NIMB #4 on NO-INPUT MIXING BOARD by Toshimaru Nakamura
1'17 on ATAK008 by Keiichiro Shibuya, Norbert Möslang & Toshimaru Nakamura
NIMB #5 on NO-INPUT MIXING BOARD by Toshimaru Nakamura
NIMB #7 on NO-INPUT MIXING BOARD by Toshimaru Nakamura

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Live at Art Space BuenaTetuzi Akiyama, Shayne Bowden, Toshimaru Nakamura2019Album
Live At FtarriSam Andreae / David Birchall / Toshimaru Nakamura / Otto Willberg2018Album
Ink On PaperToshimaru Nakamura, Ken Ikeda & Tomoyoshi Date2018Album
Re-Verbed (No-Input Mixing Board 9)Toshimaru Nakamura2018Album
The First AlbumToshimaru Nakamura + Jun Numata2017Album
Listening To The Footsteps Of Living Ones Who Are Still On The GroundToshimaru Nakamura & Martin Taxt2017Album
Occurence, DifferentiationYuma Takeshita + Toshimaru Nakamura2017Album
East Of Where?Mazen Kerbaj – Toshimaru Nakamura2017Album
Many Arms & Toshimaru NakamuraMany Arms & Toshimaru Nakamura2015Album
Between TwoTetuzi Akiyama, Jason Kahn, Toshimaru Nakamura2015Album
Pan On FireToshimaru Nakamura & Martin Taxt2015Album
3 AmpsKatsuyoshi Kou, Toshimaru Nakamura2015Album
Specially Licensed UK ImportTV Pow And Toshimaru Nakamura2014Album
IHJ / FtarriTetuzi Akiyama, Jason Kahn And Toshimaru Nakamura2014Album
No Input Mixing Board #8Toshimaru Nakamura2013Album
FozToshimaru Nakamura And Manuel Mota2013Album
Green HeightsToshimaru Nakamura, Ken Ikeda, Tomoyoshi Date2013Album
ProtocolChip Shop Music with Toshimaru Nakamura2012Album
YokutojinKatsura Yamauchi, Toshimaru Nakamura2012Album
Unbalanced In (Unbalanced Out)Barry Chabala, Bonnie Jones, Louisa Martin, Tisha Mukarji, Toshimaru Nakamura, Gabriel Paiuk2012Album
Messier ObjectsKlaus Filip, Toshimaru Nakamura, Andrea Neumann, Ivan Palacký2012Album
Dusted MachineryToshimaru Nakamura2011Album
MarutoToshimaru Nakamura2011Album
EgretsToshimaru Nakamura2010Album
Crepuscular RaysHåvard Volden, Toshimaru Nakamura2010Album
Selektiv HogstKoboku Senjû : Toshimaru Nakamura2010Album
UntitledKeith Rowe / Toshimaru Nakamura2009Album
Soba To BaraAmi Yoshida / Toshimaru Nakamura2009Album
In Search Of Wild TulipsTetuzi Akiyama / Erik Carlsson / Toshimaru Nakamura / Henrik Olsson2009Album
Wedding CeremonyLucio Capece, Julia Eckhardt, Christian Kesten, Radu Malfatti, Toshimaru Nakamura, Taku Sugimoto2009Album
SiyuAnnette Krebs / Toshimaru Nakamura2008Album
One DayToshimaru Nakamura / English2008Album
SLWSLW : Burkhard Beins • Lucio Capece • Rhodri Davies • Toshimaru Nakamura2008Album
MAPJean-Luc Guionnet & Toshimaru Nakamura2008Album
Dance MusicToshimaru Nakamura2008Album
StationaryToshimaru Nakamura, Mark Trayle2008Album
IjToshimaru Nakamura / Lucio Capece2007Album
VorhernachAxel Dörner, Toshimaru Nakamura2007Album
AlukKlaus Filip, Toshimaru Nakamura2006Album
Keiichiro Shibuya + Norbert Moslang + Toshimaru NakamuraKeiichiro Shibuya + Norbert Möslang + Toshimaru Nakamura2006Album
BetweenKeith Rowe / Toshimaru Nakamura2006Album
UntitledKeith Rowe / Sachiko M / Toshimaru Nakamura / Otomo Yoshihide2005Album
UntitledKeith Rowe / Toshimaru Nakamura / Thomas Lehn / Marcus Schmickler2004Album
Why Not BéchameleRikm / Günter Müller / Toshimaru Nakamura2004Album
From TourToshimaru Nakamura & Sean Meehan2004Album
Compositions For Guitars Vol. 2Tetuzi Akiyama, Toshimaru Nakamura, Otomo Yoshihide, Taku Unami2004Album
Good Morning Good NightSachiko M / Toshimaru Nakamura / Otomo Yoshihide2004Album
Cavern With NightlifeJohn Butcher Solo - And With Toshimaru Nakamura2004Album
BrackwaterTomas Korber / eRikm / Toshimaru Nakamura / Otomo Yoshihide2004Album
Side GuitarToshimaru Nakamura2003Album
No-Input Mixing Board [3]Toshimaru Nakamura2003Album
Amplify 2002 Balance - TintGünter Müller, Toshimaru Nakamura2003Album
After School ActivityBrett Larner / Toshimaru Nakamura2003Album
VehicleToshimaru Nakamura2002Album
Unplugboy & Toshimaru NakamuraToshimaru Nakamura2002Album
Weather SkyKeith Rowe / Toshimaru Nakamura2001Album
No-Input Mixing Board 2Toshimaru Nakamura2001Album
DoToshimaru Nakamura / Sachiko M2001Album
ATØNAndrea Neumann & Toshimaru Nakamura2001Album
SiphonoBruno Meillier & Toshimaru Nakamura2001Album
No-Input Mixing BoardToshimaru Nakamura2000Album
UnToshimaru Nakamura & Sachiko M1998Album
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