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My Neighbor Totoro (Original Soundtrack) by Joe Hisaishi

My Neighbor Totoro (Original Soundtrack) by Joe Hisaishi

Biography

Born: December 6, 1950 in Nakano, Nagano, Japan

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, ’10s

Most celebrated for his alternating touching and dynamic orchestral film scoring with Studio Ghibli animation director Hayao Miyazaki, Joe Hisaishi is a prolific Japanese composer of classical works, film scores, and experimental electronic and animation music. Born Mamoru Fujisawa in Nakano, Japan, Hisaishi began studying the violin at age five and went on to major in music composition at the Kunitachi College of Music. He released his first album in 1981. Titled Mkwaju, it was written for percussion…

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