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Encounter of Hayao Miyazaki and Joe hisaishi in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind : Generation of movie music

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind publicly presented in 1984 was Director Hayao Miyazaki's first animation for which Joe Hisaishi composed music, and their relation has lasted for over 20 years since then. They met in the animation boom when the sales method called media mixed, method which puts movie, music and books simultaneously on the market, was in fashion. The composer made "image record" from the image which the director showed to him. The record had Miyazaki stimulate his imaginative power. It was a happy synergistic effect for them to make creation. Especially, young Nausicaä's voice and "the tradition of a wind" played the role to specify the structure of this animation. Producer Isao Takahata contributed a lot to music composition. Instead of Miyazaki, who was indifferent to music, he selected and designed music perfectly for the whole work.

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『風の谷のナウシカ』における宮崎駿と 久石譲の出会い――映画音楽の生成
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