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04 July 2009 @ 11:22 am
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今日はある方のカバーをレコーディングしてきました。
最近はまた、一人録音にはまってます。特にスネアの素材録りに!でも難しい。いろんな人と演奏したい、と渇望する時と波があるみたいです。詳しい情報はもう少々お待ちください!

ところで、日産モコのCMはもうご覧になりましたか?
実は私はまだテレビで実際に見ておりません。いつ流れるのかな~?
そのモコのCMに使っていただいている曲『colormaker』のフルバージョンを7月5日放送のJ-WAVE・RADIO SAKAMOTOの中でかけてもらっちゃいます。(またお邪魔させていただいてラジオコトリンゴのコーナーがあります)聴いてみてね!
あ!着うたも今日から配信だそうです。


The full version of colormaker will be previewed on Radio Sakamoto on July 5th! I'm going to be scouring the internet for a rip!
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01 July 2009 @ 05:48 pm
http://www2.nissan.co.jp/MOCO/SA1/0906/index.html?page=w10

Nissan's site for the MOCO is up and it includes the CM that features colormaker! The button you want it is the one that says "TVCM".

I almost couldn't tell it was kotringo-sama at first! But it sounds absolutely awesome. Oooooooh, me want NOW!

Edit: Found a youtube vid of it!

 
 
30 June 2009 @ 10:48 pm
[コトリンゴ] コトリンゴの新曲が日産「MOCO」CMソングに!
現在オンエア中の日産「MOCO」のCM音楽を手がけているのはコトリンゴ。
この曲は新色、コーラルが発売となる日産MOCOのために書き下ろされた曲で、
そのタイトルもズバリ「colormaker」。
CMに出演するCanCam専属モデルでもある徳澤直子さんとの相性も
バッチリの元気でかわいらしい1曲です。

このCMで使用されている「colormaker - NISSAN MOCO CM version -」の
着うた(R)が7月1日から配信されることが決定!
CMを見て気になった人もコトリンゴを以前から知っている人も、最新音源を
ダウンロード!

2009年7月1日(水)「コトリンゴ/colormaker - NISSAN MOCO CM version -」
レコチョク、mu-moで着うた(R)配信スタート!


kotringo's new song entitled 「colormaker」 will be used for a NISSAN CM (commercial) and will be released digitally as an abridged version 「colormaker - NISSAN MOCO CM version -」 on Recochoku on July 1st.

New material! Hopefully this means a new single soon!
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04 June 2009 @ 08:50 pm
I thought someone else had to care.

As per one of her most recent blog entries:


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kotringo cut her hair! It looks extremely adorable.
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Current Music: 池田綾子 - 楽園ノスタ | Powered by Last.fm
 
 
03 April 2009 @ 05:36 pm
eatrip
A documentary directed by food expert and radio personality Yuri Nomura which explores the importance of food in human culture and social customs surrounding it. The film brings together celebrities such as actor Tadanobu Asano, singer UA, German fashion designer Jurgen Lehl, and others to talk about their own experiences and share a meal. Distributed by stylejam and slated for release in June.
Looks really interesting! I'm excited even though it probably won't get released on DVD for another year or two.

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16 March 2009 @ 09:17 pm
In a most recent blog entry, kotringo seems to mention recording.

Run through a translation blog it comes out to:
It is recording the third day.
I recorded music and a song of piano Maine today. I became dead tired.
After the end the song of that idol!


It's been nearly seven months since Sweet Nest. Does this mean we'll be getting a new single or perhaps a new mini-album? *hopes*
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17 February 2009 @ 07:51 pm
雪と花の子守唄 -バカラック・ララバイ集-
Lullaby of Snow and Flowers -a collection of Bacharach lullabies-*
Various Artists
LRTCD-032
2009/03/10

Track Listing:
1.Close to you / 千葉はな
2.The April Fools / コトリンゴ
3.Painted from memory / Saigenji
4.Magic moments / 土岐麻子
5.The Windows of the world / 永山マキ
6.Odds and Ends / Inst
7.Alfie / さかいゆう
8.What the world needs now is love / 千葉はな
9.Me Japanese Boy I Love You / おおはた雄一
10.I'll never fall in love again / Rachael Dadd
11.This Guy's In Love With You / ルースフォンチ
12.Come Touch The Sun / Inst
13.Someday / アン・サリー

source: Tower Records

It was mentioned in her most recent blog entry.

*Correct me if the translation is wrong.
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10 February 2009 @ 06:43 pm
kotringo is up for a Space Shower MVA award!

ART DIRECTION VIDEO
コトリンゴ - おいでよ / Director: 柿本ケンサク
浜崎あゆみ - GREEN / Director: 下村一喜
Mr.Children - エソラ / Director: こだまgoen°
monobright - 涙色フラストレーション / Director: 田辺秀伸
LITE - Ghost Dance / Director: 小嶋貴之

These are basically the Music Video awards for Japan. I believe this is her first time getting nominated. While I personally am hoping she'll win she's up against some pretty big names.

You can see her and other nominees here at the official site
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10 February 2009 @ 08:33 am
I'm currently in the process of getting this community started. Welcome to nemurugirl the official fan community for the talented Japanese artist kotringo.




About:
Kotringo 「Kotori= bird」+「Ringo= apple」

The name “Kotringo” is a combination of sounds taken from the Japanese words for small birds (kotori) and apple (ringo).

The name comes from the fact that Kotringo had always kept a pet bird since childhood, and because she used to eat an apple every day. The computer she uses in composing music is also an Apple.

Kotringo was born in Osaka on July 17, 1978. Later Kotringo moved to Fukuoka, and then to Nagoya, both in Japan. Kotringo started playing the piano at age five, and began composing music at age seven.

After graduating from high school, Kotringo entered the Koyo Music School in Kobe, Japan. In 1999, she was accepted by the Berklee College of Music, where she majored in Jazz composition, arrangement and piano.

At Berklee, kotringo received numerous awards, including the piano department's Achievement Award. During this time, she took part in the recording of the album, "Finder's Keepers" with the Contemporary Jazz Big Bang lead by Michael McAllister, a classmate, accomplished guitar player, and reciepient of numerous awards, including the ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Award. Kotringo performed for three years as an accompanist for the voice department at Berkelee and as a pianist for a church in Boston.

After receiving her degree in 2003, she moved to New York and spent a year performing at Detour, Garage, Kaveha's and St. Nicks.

In the fall of 2005, Kotringo began to make music compositions and demo tapes at home. The following March, a composition she sent to Ryuichi Sakamoto's "Radio Sakamoto" Audition Corder (broadcast on J-WAVE, a Tokyo-based FM station covering the Kanto Region) caught Sakamoto's attention. Later, a second single she submitted to the program, "Nichiyo Machi" (Waiting for a Sunday) was broadcast on air. These events lead her to participation in the LOHAS Classical Concert in Kyoto produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto in June, 2006.

In November of the same year, she made her debut with the release of her first single, the Ryuichi Sakamoto produced "Konnichiwa, Mata Ashita" (Hello, See you Again Tomorrow), a tie-in song for the Gekkeikan company's "Tsuki" commercial. Sakamoto was impressed by the multitude of Kotringo's talents: the originality of composition, the superb performance on piano, her pure and virginal singing voice crossed with sounds of electronica, all combined to give the effect of visual imagery coming to life from actual pages of a musical score...just like looking at a picture book.

-from the Commons profile
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