He devotes his musical attention to nature,and is introducing the sounds of kumano to the world. The music has been receiving prasie from chiropractic offices which say the music has an affect on insomnia and anxiety. He is receiving increased attention as a pioneer who opened the music's secret power.

Yasunobu Matsuo
(Japanese composer, healing pianist, synthesizer artist)


May 23, 2004
Performance with Kazuya Yokozawa [Iwabue (stone whistle)] at the Rotary Club World Meeting at the Osaka Dome.
 
July 2, 2004
Performance of ceremonial music with Masanosuke Okura [Taiko (Japanese drum)] at [Kumano Sekai Isan Touroku Shukuga Houkoku Sai (Kumano World Heritage Inscription Celebration Festival)] at Kumano Hongu Taisha main shrine.

[Yasunobu Matsuofs music]

  Matsuofs music is neither jazz, nor classical music, but another genre with his original melody and harmony. He often performs in great nature and at many sacred spots both at home and abroad. It is just the mysterious time that we can feel the fit of his beautiful sound and the air of the places and we are so deeply moved.
  Music seems to have mysterious power of healing people physically and mentally since the ancient times. You may think the word ehealingf means ecomfortablef or efeeling goodf. But it actually means ehaving a good balancef accompanied with huge energy.

  We can find good balance anywhere in the world, in the space, from small things to big things. Yes, itfs the big power of healing. There have been good effect of music for human health. gMusic makes us calm down.h gIt got people in better condition.h gIt is effective to insomnia.h We hear these voices from many specialists of therapy, chiropractic and healing treatment. Matsuo is a pioneer of healing music and a challenger to read a riddle of natural healing power. He has been sending message to the world, expressing eimportance of human relationf and eamazing mother naturef in his music.

1988
[mar-pa] 1st album [finale] (PONY CANYON)
1989
[mar-pa] 2nd album [RIMLAND] (PONY CANYON)
1992
[mar-pa] 3rd album [mar-pa]
1994
[Watatsumi no Densetsu (Legend of Neptune)] (World Resort Expo,
Resort Pageant CD)
1996
Composition, arrangement and production of [Iwabue (Stone whistle)] (Kitty) by Kazuya Yokozawa.
2000
Compilation CD "Nature~relaxation~Japan" (Kitty)
Song titled [Flying] is also included.
2002
1st solo CD [for TERRA] (PONY CANYON)
 Produced single CD [Yukashi] (O2MA RECORDS)
Compilation CD [after summer] (PONY CANYON)

virtual trip series (PONY CANYON)
[Yakushima] [Sakura (Cherry Blossom)] [Shimanto gawa (Shimanto River)]
[Kyoto no koyo (Fall colors in Kyoto)] [Kyoto no aki (Autumn in Kyoto)]
[Amami] [Kumano] and others. 14 titles in all.
Currently creating [Koyasan]


1982
Right after graduation with a composition degree in Musicology from the Osaka University of Arts, he played with Gamelan musicians in Indonesia as part of Japanese dance group called [Byakkosha(White Tiber Shrine)]. After Indonesia, he participated in concerts throughout Japan, the Near and Middle East and Europe as a musician and composer, receiving enthusiastic support from each country. The intense experiences he had through this tour would have a great affect on his composing and music later on.

1983
Performed at the [Asia drama Festival] in the Philippines. Played with Ati-Atihan marching drum ensemble. Played with numbers of Japanese instruments performers at concerts in Japan.

1985
European Concert Tour [Israel, West Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, France]

1986
Performed at the [World Drama Festival] at Taiwan.

1988
Started the 'mar-pa' group seriously. During this time, mar-pa released their first album titled 'finale', and began work on their second album titled 'RIMLAND'. His performance extended to Hong Kong and Taiwan.

1989
mar-pa released second album titled 'RIMLAND' (PONY CANYON).

1990
[mar-pa] Hong Kong Concert.

1992
After breaking up [mar-pa], he started to expand the power of his expression as a struggling solo artist by actively providing his music to various media. Meanwhile, his work for the Nature Picture DVD, a virtual trip series with sixteen titles, which was intended for healing, was highly regarded. Subsequently, his solo album [for TERRA] was slated to be released in 2002 by PONY CANYON. The same year, to keep expanding his sense of expression, he started his own label [O2MA (pronounced otsuma) RECORDS] and worked with artists from different genres. He received enthusiastic support for his collaboration with traditional Japanese musicians.

1993
Music Supervisor for performance [Dream Time] by [Byakkosha(White Tiger Shrine)] Music Supervisor for [Kumano International Art Festival]

1994
In charge of music for Resort Pageant at [World Resort Expo] in Wakayama. Released CD [Watatsumi no Densetsu (Legend of Neptune)]. Live concert at Chuo Marina.

1995
Director of music for the CD-ROM Photo Book titled [IntoTheArchitect] which chronicles architects such as Hijiri Takeyama.

1996
In charge of music for the themed building [Zenkoku Toshi Ryokka Fair '96 (All Town Tree Planting Fair '96)] in Toyama.

1998
Performed at [Bunka Taido in Toyota] in Toyota city, Aichi, with Masayoshi Kinou (vocals), Masanosuke Okura [Taiko(Japanese drum)], Kazuya Yokozawa [Iwabue (stone whistle)].

2000
In charge of music for [Itchiku Noh/Mizuhime Shinwa (water princess Mythology)] with Masanosuke Okura [Taiko (Japanese Drum) at [Kubota Itchiku Art Museum] in Kawaguchiko. Performed with Kyutaro Hashioka [Shite Mai(Noh Dance)] and Yoshida Brothers [Tsugaru shamisen (three-stringed Japanese banjo)]. Provided music for The 13th MBS Mainichi Broadcasting Jal Stage Special in Kyoto [Kiyomizudera Oto Butai(Kiyomizudera Music Stage)]. In charge of music and performed at Kimono Fashion Show Japan Tour [Kimono de Mukaeru Nihon no Oshogatsu (Welcoming the Japanese New Year with Kimono)]. Performed at the Year 2000 Nighttime Lights Up Special Opening Commemorative Concert [Gardening by Yasuo Kitayama <Kogetu> Music & Light Collaboration] in Kodaiji, Kyoto. Performed at [Dom Perignon to tanoshimu Nippon to asobou (Enjoy with Dom Perignon Enjoy with Japan] in Nijojo, Kyoto.

2002
Performed the opening act at the Volkswagen New Polo announcement show. Played with Tokyo Dageki Dan(Tokyo Drumming Team) [Wadaiko (Japanese drum)] at Shinagawa Intercity Hall.

2004
Produced music for [Virtual Trip / Kumano]. Performed with Iwabue (stone whistle) player, Kazuya Yokozawa at the Rotary Club World Meeting in Osaka Dome. Performed ceremonial music with Nohgaku Taiko (Noh drum) player, Masanosuke Okura. Performed with Misho ryu, Takaaki Nakayama. Performed at [Yakushiji Oto Butai (Yakushiji Music Stage)] presented by JAL. Supervised music for [Heiwa no Inori Concert (Pray for Peace Concert)] in Wakayama. Performed as support for the Zachoeje Rinpoche (high-ranking Tibetan Buddhist priest) Japan Tour. Produced music for Kumano Sekai Isan Kinen Concert (Kumano World Heritage Prayer Concert.

2005
He supervised music for [Heiwa no Inori Concert (Pray for Peace Concert)] Volume 2 Yukashi Kumano [Inori (Pray)] concert in Wakayama. He also performed ceremonial music at many temples and shrines throughout Japan. He has scaled up his activity such as playing internationally with Zachoeje Rinpoche (high-ranking Tibetan Buddhist priest) at a concert in Phoenix, Arizona.
What the Public is Saying
The atmosphere created by his music obviously makes people feel good, but comments such as "this makes me feel peacful", and "this music is a great cure for insomnia" have been reported.
There is a definite buzz of attention surrounding this music, and only the future will tell how he opens new secrets of the power of music.

2010
He was in charge of music in DVD gSuperb view! Mt. Fuji. New Fugaku Sanju rokkei (36 views of Mt. Fuji)h (PONY CANYON).

2011
His work ginori (prayer)h which was the theme song of Kumano was chosen as background music for oteue (planting) by the Emperor and Empress, at gNational Tree-planting ceremony in Wakayama 2011h.
His works gRED rlungh and gYellow rlungh were chosen as background music at the Osaka hall when the 14th Dalai Lama visited Koyasan University of the 125th anniversary and made a speech.

2013
He was in charge of music in DVD giyashi no Hujisan (healing of Mt. Fuji)h (PONY CANYON) which was released for Mt. Fuji World Heritage Site. He climbed Mt. Fuji and performed the first Musical Offering of the synthesizer there in the world.

2015
His work gRequiem of Heaven and Earth (3.11 the Great East Japan Earthquake requiem) from Piano solo 3rd. Album grlung Purpleh was chosen as 2015-2016 Exhibition program music by Yuzuru Hanyu who is the Olympic gold medalist of figure skating.
He composed and supervised music for g2015 Kinokuni Wakayama National Athletic Meeth
Piano solo concert gRequiem of Heaven and Earth in Miyagih

2016
3/11 Piano solo concert in Sakai, Osaka gRequiem of Heaven and Earth ~wasurenaidec(Never forget.)h