(ハンドフルート 森光弘 ピアノ 臼田圭介)
Explaining "Handflute" & "CHILDHOOD"
"Handflute" is a kind of musical instrument played on the hands. The hands
are placed together as if praying. After making a space inside the gripped
hands, one blows into the gap between the two thumbs. It is similar to
making a tone by blowing over the top of an open bottle.
At first, only a simple piping sound can be produced with this technique.
However, by increasing or decreasing the size of the space inside the hands,
the tone can be controlled. Gradually, with a lot of practice, it becomes
possible to produce melodies. Mastering this technique takes a lot of skill
and practice, so very few people have this rare talent.
When Mitsuhiro Mori was a young boy, his father taught him to emulate an
owl's hooting by blowing into his cupped hands. By playing with this
technique he moved from mimicking owl cries to playing melodies.
Mitsuhiro has now mastered the ability to produce tones with a range of
three octaves, vibrato and portamento. With tunes that soothe the soul and
amazing technical mastery, Mitsuhiro can play a wide variety of music, from
classic to pop, that appeals to people of all ages.
His dream is to continue travelling, performing music from many countries
and making friends all over the world.
Keisuke plays the piano as well as composing original music for CHILDHOOD.
He met Mitsuhiro when they were studying at music school. He was very
impressed with Mitsuhiro's musical talent and decided to work with him.
This is how CHILDHOOD was formed.