FUJI||||||||||TA is a sound artist living in Japan. He creates his unique sound art and music which takes various natural phenomena that respond to his interest in wanting to hear unheard sounds and noises. In 2009 Fujita hand fabricated an original instrument, a Pipe Organ. It has only 11 pipes and no keyboard. Fujita made it with his own imagination, without any specialized knowledge. It was designed to create a landscape rather than function as a musical instrument.
He got the idea from Japanese “gagaku”. The air pump (called “FUIGO”) which is kept moving with the left hand when playing, is based on an ancient blacksmith's. There is only one instrument in the world, so there is no way to play at first. So he had to take the time to find it. The water element (with sound synthesized water tanks) has recently been added on his performance repertoire. The music consists of water sounds from multiple aquariums alongside his pipe organ, and his voice.
Since 2006 he had many solo performances and collaborative works with musicians, such as EYE(Boredoms), Akio Suzuki, Keiji Haino, Koichi Makigami, etc.
The year 2020 saw the release of the albums “iki” [Hallow Ground(Switzerland)] and “KOMORI” [Boomkat Editions(UK)].
Photo credit: Tomohiko Tagawa