10. The Interaction Between Music and Visuals in Animated Movies: A Case Study of Akira


1. 芸能山城組, “転生”

1. Geinō Yamashirogumi, “Tenshō” (Reincarnation)

From: Rinne Tenshō (Ecophony Rinne). Victor Entertainment VICL-23091, 1994, CD (originally released in 1986).

Shōji Yamashiro: conductor; Geinō Yamashirogumi: performance.


Ecophony Rinne, which was released in 1986, was Yamashirogumi’s tenth album. Ecophony Rinne consists of four movements: “Primordial Germination”, “Falling as Flowers Do—Dying a Glorious Death”, “Dark Slumber”, and “Reincarnation”, and includes an a-cappella tone cluster piece that involves the layering of multiple voices, a fusion piece of a Pygmy-music-based chorus with a hira-daiko (flat-drum) and glissando on a 30-stringed koto, and a poly/heterophonic group-song that incorporates Buddhist hymn chanting and percussion instruments.

2. 芸能山城組, アキラ Sound Clip (Part 1 e 2)

2. Geinō Yamashirogumi, Akira Sound Clip (Part 1 e 2)

This video was originally produced in 1988, with English narration, by Akira Committee, in association with Geinō Yamashirogumi, JVC Victor Musical Industries, Production Eureka and Action Research. Executive producers: Rhōhei Suzuki and Masao Sawazono. Supervisor: Shōji Yamashiro.