Japanese Beethoven: deaf composer Mamoru Samuragochi (佐村河内 守) exposed as fraud

  • Am Vor 7 years

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    Mamoru Samuragochi, a 50-year-old deaf composer dubbed a "modern-day Beethoven," had someone else write his music for more than 10 years, his lawyer disclosed on Feb. 5.
    According to a statement faxed to the media, although Samuragochi had claimed that all of his pieces, including his representative work "Symphony No. 1 Hiroshima," were self written, what he actually did was give his ideas and vision for the works to another person, who subsequently composed the pieces on his behalf.
    Samuragochi wrote in an email, "I have been causing great trouble. I apologise deeply to my fans and reflect on what I did. I am very sorry to let everyone concerned down."
    Japanese TV stations have apologised for introducing Samuragochi. While Japanese record firm Nippon Columbia has decided to terminate his CD shipments and Internet deliveries.
    The pieces in question also include "Sonatina for Violin," a composition that Japanese figure skater Daisuke Takahashi plans to use for his short programme performance at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
    On February 4, the release of the score -- originally slated for Feb. 11 -- was abruptly cancelled. However, Kansai University with which Daisuke Takahashi is affiliated, announced on February 5 on its website that the music score will remain unchanged.
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FællMæn Fæll
FællMæn Fæll

He had a dream where he had voices in his head that said "go in the water" So he did, he went into the water to neck depth when he was pulled by his avkles into the abbys, he couldnt hear the waves as he could before, and then he couldnt hear anything. And the he woke up sweating and he couldnt hear anymore

Vor 6 Monate
Mrex666 productions
Mrex666 productions

The phantom thieves stole his heart

Vor 2 years
GuyOnAChair ​​
GuyOnAChair ​​

Cue the farting basement music.

Vor 2 years
sherwin abad
sherwin abad

in the business world, it's called DELEGATION of work!

Vor 2 years
Altimit1417
Altimit1417

does not require this much attention. The music was good. Written by a ghost writer. The ghost writer knows what he is in for. You should see Mamoru as the middle man of music or a promoter. Sure, he promote the music with lies but how is that different to Red Bull giving you wings bs?

Vor 7 years
Kaz
Kaz

Not  only Samuragochi but also extremely successful teenage idols such as Johnny's and AKB48 are the Japanese Milli Vanilli.

Vor 7 years
itgetseasierlessitry
itgetseasierlessitry

So he gave his "ideas" and "vision" to have them notated by someone else- what has he done wrong? Paul McCartney doesnt write music, but didnt he  compose two symphonies in much the same way? I am not familar with Mamorus music, but the villain I think is his collaborator who was happy doing what they did for 18 years. 

Vor 7 years
nlolhere
nlolhere

@Barsee23 he isn’t deaf tho

Vor 4 Monate
Barsee23
Barsee23

in the video it stated that he really was deaf

Vor 2 years
Djinn Hoopa
Djinn Hoopa

@itgetseasierlessitry Just to keep in mind the real composer wasn't the one who told the truth. It was actually the FAKE composer who told the truth.

Vor 4 years
Pseudo Anonim
Pseudo Anonim

@itgetseasierlessitry holy fucking shit you mjst be butthurt like hell to respond after 2 years. But hey ad hominem attacks is ALL you can do :-)

Vor 4 years
itgetseasierlessitry
itgetseasierlessitry

@Pseudo Anonim  I defer to my last comment.

Vor 7 years
cheerfulerik
cheerfulerik

The deaf composer should have said that the angel Moroni delivered the symphonies to him in golden tablets which he translated with the help of urim and thummim from reformed Egyptian into modern musical score, and that blacks aren't allowed to listen to the entire symphony because they are uncomely and have the mark of Cain. Then he could continue to have the symphonies performed on stage by the M-rmon Tabernacle Choir. Thumbs up please. ^_^)

Vor 7 years
ゾウイ_敦獅 Zowie_Atsushi
ゾウイ_敦獅 Zowie_Atsushi

佐村河内は日本の恥。 高橋選手に対する見方をこんなんで変わってほしくないのが本音。 この件については作者云々を抜きにして、曲そのものと義手のバイオリニストに宛てた曲として聴いてほしい。 クラシックというのは、作曲者の生い立ちとか考え方・感じ方を含めて聴くものだから、なかなか難しいかもだけど。

Vor 7 years
SofaKingWeTodEd666
SofaKingWeTodEd666

i thought the point of music was that it enjoyable to listen to? just because someone else helped him write his music "obviously from him being deaf" doesn't make his music any less enjoyable. or are the japanese people saying that they were just showing him pity about him being deaf, and his music wasn't good to begin with?

Vor 7 years
Kiaininja
Kiaininja

@Altimit1417 That is a fair point since the promoter is taking all the risk. He has to put in a working effort not to lose money if his investment fails to turn a profit. Though I personally would make sure the contract is put in writing because I have seen many similar cases backfire where the ghost writer can sue for theft and the promoter can't defend himself if he doesn't have solid proof since it was in secret.

Vor 7 years
Altimit1417
Altimit1417

@Kiaininja Music scores can be bought. Ghost writers, composers sometimes even singers! They have been around for eons. For your work to get noticed you need someone to promote and push it. According to the guy he only started making profit in the past 3 years.  I mean if we agreed that I will pay you $50,000 for a short story you wrote and 20 years down the track it had a massive following and I made $5,000,000. Technically, this should be fair. Another example, I bought a product from you and flipped it at a higher price. Being the middle man that is my job. So, sure he lied to the public and made the deaf community angry. But other than that this is not news worthy.

Vor 7 years
Pseudo Anonim
Pseudo Anonim

You dont know what you are talking about. Lets leave the fact that he gave no credit to the guy who actually composed the pieces. The thing is HE WAS NOT DEAF he lied all the time. The guy who wrote his music says Samuragochi cant ever read music notes now this is hilarious and sad at the same time. 

Vor 7 years
SofaKingWeTodEd666
SofaKingWeTodEd666

oh i had no idea that he was taking full credit. all i was saying to assume that he is a fraud isn't quite correct, he still was 50% responsible from what i understood.

Vor 7 years
Kiaininja
Kiaininja

It has nothing to do with the quality of the music. The problem is that by falsely taking credit about who wrote the music composition he is jeopardize everyone who he was in business with getting in trouble with copyright law. So to fix the problem they have to take down everything that has Samurogochi's name on it and hopefully legally re-release the music with the real composer credited for everyone to enjoy.

Vor 7 years

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