Drifter|Art & Music




“The Bone Song” and “Banshoga” for “The Wall Painting Exhibition in the Golden Hall of Horyuji Temple” at the Tokyo University of the Arts

"The Bone Song" and ...

#Original Works #Recording #Gagaku & Japanese Music #For Space #Composition / Music Production
Taro Ishida composed the music for the "Prayer of Besshin: The Horyuji Kondo Mural Exhibition" held at the Chinretsukan, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts in 2014.

This was an interesting exhibit that included a reproduction and animation of the actual dimensions of the mural paintings in the Golden Hall of Horyuji Temple, which were destroyed by fire in 1949.

The museum offered me to compose two pieces of music. One was based on gagaku music, and the other was based on Syomyo.

Gagaku is basically an orchestra-like ensemble of a large group of musicians, but going back in time, it seems that there were also solo performances of Gaku-biwa.

I was fortunate enough to hear a performance by Nakamura Kahoru, a master Gaku-biwa player who performs solo in Japan today, and I thought I would like to use this as the basis for my composition.
NHK Educational TV Petit Petit Animation “Teach” Soundtrack

NHK Educational TV P...

#Soundtracks #Composition / Music Production
Our company is in charge of the music and sound effects for the petit-picture animation "Teach".

Teach, a cute monkey pirate, travels around the world in this series.

Director Mitsutaka Yokota's sense of humor is condensed in this wonderful animation.

Picture books are usually for children, but sometimes there are books that are highly artistic even when viewed by adults.

The petit-picture animation "Teach" is one such work.

Toyohara Station

Toyohara Station

#Original Works #Produce / Music Director #Composition / Music Production #Illustration
Toyohara Station, the northernmost station in the Kanto region, was renovated in March 2019 to celebrate its 130th anniversary.
Taro Ishida composed the music for this station at the request of the Nasu Town Office.

Toyohara Station is an unmanned station with nothing nearby, but it is a very important means of transportation for local residents.

Especially for children, it is an indispensable station to go to school.

Yukiko Iso, a local dairy farmer, has been working for the children who use Toyohara Station for many years. She has been working as a traffic instructor for many years, both in hot and cold weather.

Mrs. Iso has written lyrics for the first time in her life.



#Original Works #Produce / Music Director #Composition / Music Production #Illustration #Original Works
In 2021, "The Drifters" was released.
This is the first time Taro Ishida sings a song.

It is a single disc, so there are only 3 songs in total.
I hope you will enjoy listening to it.

The jacket design and illustrations are also done by Yuuki Mashiko.
Gagaku Concert @ Omishima Ken Iwata Mother and Child Museum

Gagaku Concert @ Omi...

#Performances & Concerts #Gagaku & Japanese Music
On October 15, 2016, we held a Gagaku concert at the Iwata Ken Museum for Mothers and Children in Omishima, Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture.
Gagaku “Kyoto Sawano-ike, Kemono” Performance

Gagaku "Kyoto Sawano...

#Performances & Concerts #Gagaku & Japanese Music #Composition / Music Production
In November 2021, we performed at Sawano-ike in Kyoto with the group "Domburaco" with real Gagaku players.

Original soundtrack for the planetarium program “10,000 Light Years Binoculars”

Original soundtrack ...

#Soundtracks #Composition / Music Production
The manga "10,000 Light Years Binoculars," which is very popular on SNS, has become a planetarium program.

We are in charge of the soundtrack.

This time, we are in charge of not only the usual BGM, but also the opening theme song, insert song, and ending song.


We have recorded not only classical music and band instruments, but also shakuhachi, shamisen, gagaku instruments, taiko, shomyo, horagai, kokyu, and many others.

In many cases, we compose and produce the music and have the musicians perform, while in other cases, we are only in charge of the musicians, recording setup, and arrangements.

We can record all kinds of instruments, including classical instruments, Japanese instruments, bands, and hammering.

Even if you are overseas or far away, we can record remotely using zoom, etc. Please feel free to contact us.

You can provide us with the score, or we can take care of the arrangements.

We understand that you may be wondering how to record your music or performance, especially if you are unfamiliar with the instrument, and we understand that it may be difficult to find a good place to record.

We can be creative about the recording location (studio, outdoors, temple, etc.), who to hire as the engineer, and so on.

We would be happy to help connect you with professional musicians and engineers!
UNLIMITED SOUND for The National Art Center, Tokyo “Kashiwa Sato Exhibition – UNLIMITED SPACE – “


#For Space #Composition / Music Production
Taro Ishida created music for "UNLIMITED SPACE" within the "Kashiwa Sato Exhibition" held at the National Art Center, Tokyo from February 3 to April 24, 2021.

A camera installed in the "UNLIMITED SPACE" booth captured the visitors. The captured human figures were then shaped in real time using the names of products currently being searched for on Rakuten.