2023.02 Ekotumi Letter from Japan

Ekotumi
2 min readMay 24, 2023

In Japan “the first day of spring”(立春) has passed.

In the past, when Hatsune Miku, Vocaloid first appeared, I was thinking about the meaning of the existence of a real human singer.
(I was trying to sing songs composed for Vocaloid, which you can find on the CD ‘JaPaNn’.)
When online live performances became popular under the Covid-19, I was thinking about how to express myself in a way that was only possible online.
(The online live performance with real-time visual effects was a lot of fun!)

So, when I’m not convinced, it’s hard for me to move on.
(I know it’s difficult nature.)

I didn’t do anything about NFT when it was popular because I simply don’t like the idea of being part of a popular thing, (Yes, it’s difficult nature!) but I was also thinking and couldn’t find the answer at the time.

About the possibility of music on the digital world??

If I simply want to sell songs, streaming on Spotify or DL on iTunes are fine.
If I want to sell videos, I can do it on Youtube and you don’t need to pay.

But I kept thinking about it, tried out different ideas in my own way, and finally came up with one idea.
- Although it’s just a small piece of the infinite possibilities of musical expression.
But even so, I’ve found my answer.

I am currently working towards it.
The attached photo is a frame of the work in progress.(And this photo is the scene of what I don’t use!)

This time, the hurdle to ‘publish’ is very high for me, (I’m still trying to figure out how to do that!) I can’t tell you “On this day!”.
But it’s coming. You will see it soon.
I hope you will look forward to it.

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Ekotumi

Artist, Singer-songwriter, Dancer, performer and novelist inspired by Japanese mythology. Since 2015, performs in concerts over the world, beginning with Europe