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Tetsuji Matsuo


Born in Hyogo, Japan

Drummer / Composer


He was inspired to music as a toddler when he heard the lion dance music at a neighborhood traditional festival, and began playing toy drums.

He started playing drums when he was in high school. He later joined several rock bands, playing in the Kanto and Kansai regions.

In 2005, he moved to the U.S. to study jazz. He studied jazz drumming, percussion, classical music, piano, and composition.


After returning to Japan in 2008, he began to create improvised music mainly for piano and drums. Two of his compositions were aired on Ryuichi Sakamoto's radio program, "RADIO SAKAMOTO" in the audition corner.


In 2012, he released his 1st solo EP "flow", and in 2014, he formed "Black Mountain Conception" with guitarist Ryo Okada. In 2016, he released his 1st solo album "journey".


In 2021, he participated in the creation of music for dancer/choreographer Yu Shimomura's dance piece “Defection for beginners: The country of VOICE”.  And he participated in the new album "Nova Naturo" by internationally acclaimed musician and sound artist Haco.


In 2022, he formed the band "josui" with pianist Kenichi Takahashi and double bass player Masaki Kai.


He currently resides in Hyogo, Japan, where he continues his musical activities.


◯ 「flow」

⬜︎  Black Mountain Conception :

☆  Haco「Nova Naturo」:



松尾 哲治










2008年帰国後、ピアノとドラムを中心とする即興音楽を制作するようになる。自作の2曲が、坂本龍一さんのラジオ番組、”RADIO SAKAMOTO” のオーディションコーナーでオンエアされる。


2012年、ソロでの 1st EP 「flow」をリリースする。2014年、ギタリスト Ryo Okada と"Black Mountain Conception" を結成し、活動を開始した。そして2016年、ソロでの 1st album 「journey」をリリースした。


2021年、ダンサー・振付家 下村唯のダンス作品「亡命入門 声の国」の音楽制作に参加する。そして、世界的に活動している音楽家・サウンドアーティスト Haco のニューアルバム「Nova Naturo」(ノヴァ・ナチュロ)に参加した。


2022年、ピアニストの髙橋賢一とコントラバスの甲斐正樹と共にトリオ、"josui" ​での活動を​開始した。





⬜︎  Black Mountain Conception :

☆  Haco「Nova Naturo」:

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