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Sugiyama is best known for composing the music for the Dragon Quest video game series, which is published by Square Enixalong with several other Japanese animefilm, and television shows. A classically trained conductor, Sugiyama is considered a major inspiration for other Japanese game music composers, such as Nobuo Uematsuwho cited him as the "big boss of game music". Sugiyama was born in Tokyo, Japan. While growing up, Sugiyama's home was filled with music, which ultimately inspired his passion.
In high school, he began to recognize his passion, and wrote various small musical works. After graduating from the University of Tokyo with full honours inhe went into the reporting and entertainment sections of cultural broadcasting.
Inhe left the telecasting company as a freelance director, and inhe quit directing and concentrated solely on musical composition and orchestration. During the late s and early s, Sugiyama composed for musicalscommercialspop artists, and for animated movies and television shows, such as Science Ninja Team Gatchaman: The MovieThe Sea Prince and the Fire Childand Cyborg He also assisted Riichiro Manabe with the composition for Godzilla vs.
Hedorahcomposing the record single of the soundtrack, and conducting for some of the tracks. Sugiyama's first contact with Enix was by a fan letter he wrote them regarding a PC shogi game in the early s. After Enix's staff overcame the shock of receiving a handwritten postcard from a celebrity of Sugiyama's stature, they were so impressed by his depth of knowledge and appreciation of games that they decided to ask Sugiyama to create music for their games.
Sugiyama started composing for the (Skit) Stuck In The Ghetto - Chamillionaire - Ultimate Victoryand was working for Enix at the time.
His first project with Enix was the game World Golf. Inhe composed for his first major project, Dragon Questfor the Famicom. Dragon Quest would become the series he was most known for. Sugiyama says it took him five minutes to compose the original opening theme. Sugiyama was the first video game composer to record his video game music with a Πουλάκι Ξένο - Γιάννης Κωνσταντίνου - Ένα Δημοτικό Αφιέρωμα Στα 7 Χρόνια Της General orchestra.
The soundtrack's eight melodies Opening, Castle, Town, Field, Dungeon, Battle, Final Battle, and Ending set the template for most role-playing video game soundtracks released since then, hundreds of which have been organized in a similar manner. Inhe composed for Dragon Quest IIand then held the very first video game music concert in history. From toSugiyama continued to compose for various other Enix games. Inhe introduced a series of video game music concerts, five in all, called the Orchestral Game Concertswhich were performed by the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.
These concerts were held from to ; during this time, Sugiyama composed for other video games and arranged for some of them to be performed in the Orchestral Game Concerts. It premiered inand returned in,and There, for the first time, his music was presented in a live symphonic concert outside Japan. Sugiyama's non-work related hobbies include photography, traveling, building model ships,  collecting old camerasand reading.
He has opened a camera そして伝説へ - Kouichi Sugiyama - Dragon Quest On Electone on his website,  and he also has his own record label "SUGI Label" which he started on June 23, Throughout Sugiyama's works, motifs repeat themselves to maintain a consistency and nostalgic quality in the different installments.
This そして伝説へ - Kouichi Sugiyama - Dragon Quest On Electone especially true for the Dragon Quest series. Each of The Revolutionary Spirit - Various - John Peel - Right Time, Wrong Speed 1977-1987 games include a nearly identical, upbeat theme song titled "Overture.
Sugiyama's style of composition has been compared to late Baroque and early Classical period styles. Composers such as Johann Sebastian BachGustav Mahlerand George Frideric Handel are some of his inspirations, along with the type of melodic styles heard during the midth century of American cinema.
The influence of Arnold Schoenberg can also be heard in some そして伝説へ - Kouichi Sugiyama - Dragon Quest On Electone his more experimental compositions, notably starting from Dragon Quest IV. Sugiyama is a Nanjing Massacre denialiststating that the facts regarding it are "selective in nature". He was one of the signatories on "The Facts", a full-page ad published by the Washington Post on June 14,which was written by a number of Japanese politicians and academics in response to the passing of United States House of Representatives House Resolutionwhich sought an official apology from the Government of Japan regarding their involvement of using " comfort women ", which were women who were used as sexual slaves by Japanese soldiers during World War II.
InSugiyama wrote an editorial where he thought that Japan was in a state of "civil war between Japanese and anti-Japanese". Giving examples, he argued that the Japanese media portrayed acts of patriotism Crack In The Egg - Gwar - America Must Be Destroyed, such as performing the National Anthem of Japan or raising the Japanese flag.
In addition, he thought that the demands of the Japanese anti-nuclear movementwhich grew following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster ofto immediately dismantle all nuclear energy facilities without offering any alternative solutions damaged the country's ability to defend itself.
InSugiyama made an appearance on the Japanese Culture Channel Sakura television program Hi Izuru Kuni Yori in which he was shown agreeing with views shared by Japanese politician Mio Sugita who claimed there was no need for LGBT education in Japanese schools, as well as dismissing concerns about high suicide rates among the community. Sugiyama added that the lack of children born from homosexual couples was an important topic to discuss, also suggesting that Japan was more empowering to women than South Korea.
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