Tetsuji Matsuo is a Japanese drummer and composer.


Tetsuji started to play the drums in high school.

He joined in rock bands and played in Tokyo and Osaka area.

In 2005, He went to the US, and studied jazz and classical music at Whitworth University.


He is influenced from various music, jazz, classical, rock, electronica, club music.

Especially about the drums, he is influenced from Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Jack DeJohnette, and Brian Blade. Also, He started play the piano when was studying in the US.


After came back to Japan in 2008, He started to make improvisational music by the piano and drums. 

He is influenced from artists, Cezanne, Monet, Klee and reflect the feelings of their art to his music.


Also, His two songs were played by Ryuichi Sakamoto’s radio program “RADIO SAKAMOTO”. 


In 2014, He formed “improvisational abstract music art duo” BMC, ( a.k.a. Black Mountain College) with Ryo Okada, a guitarist of extruders.


In 2018, He released his solo album 「Journey」from Shrine.jp, Kyoto based music label. 

Now, He lives and composes music in his home, Hyogo prefecture in Japan.




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2005年渡米し、Whitworth Universityにて音楽を学ぶ。




セザンヌ、モネ、クレーなどの絵画への興味も音楽に反映させている。坂本龍一氏のラジオ番組、”RADIO SAKAMOTO”のオーディションで、2度楽曲がオンエアされる。


それに加え、 2014年、友人でありextrudersのギタリスト、岡田了と”BMC”(a.k.a. Black Mountain College)を結成、活動を開始する。




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