Chris Mosdell

  • 别名: Christopher Mosdell
  • クリス・モズデル
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クリス・モズデル(Chris Mosdell, Christopher Mosdell)は、イギリスの詩人・作詞家・作曲家。
エリック・クラプトン、ボーイ・ジョージ、坂本龍一、イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ(YMO)などの歌詞を担当。マイケル・ジャクソンとの共作をはじめ、映画音楽や舞台音楽など幅広い分野で作詞活動を展開。東京音楽祭において作詞部門の金賞、ユキ・ハヤシ・ニューカーク詩人賞を受賞。日本社会党選挙用テーマソングの作詞をはじめ、「∀ガンダム」の挿入歌の作詞、「神々の指紋」の著者グラハム・ハンコックの展覧会における環境音楽を作曲。また、“Visic”(歌詞・映像・音楽からなる芸術)の提唱・推進者としてアルバム『Equasian』を発表。
著書に『Ink Music:The Lyrics of Chris Mosdell』、『文字を知らぬ者たちの暴動』(思潮社)、『LAA...The Dangerous Opera Begins and The Yelp House Kantos』など。共著に谷川俊太郎との『気晴らし神籖』など。教材作品に「大学生のための英会話」「A Fork in the Road」など。

Chris Mosdell is a British lyricist, poet, author, composer, vocalist and illustrator, based in Tokyo, Japan, and New York City, USA.[1]

He has collaborated with an extensive array of musicians and artists, though he is especially known for his work with Yellow Magic Orchestra and the poet Shuntarō Tanikawa. His interactive audio-visual album Equasian, featuring an experimentation with "VISIC" (visual music), melded his scientific background into a musical framework, and his Oracles of Distraction, a set of poetic cards set to musical coordinates, further expanded his lyrical idiom.[2]

He has written lyrics for Sarah Brightman and Boy George;[3][4] co-written lyrics with Michael Jackson,[1] had his work covered by Eric Clapton, worked with the West African kora player Toumani Diabaté and the calligraphy artist Juichi Yoshikawa;[5] and wrote the verse dance drama Amaterasu, the Resurrection of Radiance, that was performed with the City Ballet of London at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (2001).[6]

As "Mozz", Mosdell has also released a series of award-winning children's books, which he also illustrates.[7]

A film about his life entitled "Ink Music: In the Land of the Hundred-Tongued Lyricist", featuring interviews with many of his collaborators and shot in Japan and the United States, was released in 2009.[8] The documentary bills him as the "Lafcadio Hearn of Lyrics",[9] Long term collaborator Ryuichi Sakamoto describes his interpretation of how Mosdell creates his varied works; "When I read his lyrics, I see him in a high school chemistry laboratory, making Molotov cocktails – his eyes lucid, blue and very clear."[10]

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