Electronic music pioneer Isao Tomita, 80, has announced he will feature a virtual singer Hatsune Miku as the main singer in his upcoming orchestra concert on November 23rd at Tokyo Opera City Hall in Tokyo.
His new piece Ihatov Symphony, which expresses the world of Kenji Miyazawa’s novel, will be performed by Japan Philharmonic Orchestra with a conductor Naoto Otomo. Miku will appear on stage as 3D image and sing and dance in time to music.
Tomita, is one of the pioneers of electronic music best known for his classitronica style albums, including 1974’s Snowflakes are Dancing. He composed main theme of Osamu Tezuka’s “Kimba the White Lion” , “Princess Knight” as well.
Miku is a virtual singer, developed by Crypton Future Media and powered by Yamaha’s Vocaloid technology.