Hide has been involved in the Hollywood movies while he was a member of the drum group, Kodo. He played for Jet Li’s HERO and with Sir Paul McCartney, played Let It Be at Centennial Concert on the occasion of 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize. He contributed to Kodo winning Japan Gold Disc Award in 1990 and the special award of Japan Record Award in 1995. In 1998, Hide took part in the composition of the theme music for World Cup in France. The field of his performance extends to over 150 cities within Japan and around the world, beginning with the 2-day live at Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Greece filling the seats with 10,000 audiences. His collaborations with artists include Dónal Lunny Band, Terumasa Hino, Seitaro Kuroda, Tamasaburo Bando, Doudou N’diaye Rose Orchestra, Kiyohiko Senba, Hitoshi Komuro, and more.
Narimono is a general term for instruments used in obbligato. AUN J Orchestra uses several kinds of narimono with chappa as a main character. Chappa is a set of hand cymbals in the varying size of up to 20cm in diameter. Scenes for the peculiar instrument extend from Buddhist rituals in the ancient times to all sorts of theatrical stages.
The richness of AUN J Classic Orchestra’s music springs from many other narimono besides chappa such as manjira, gangsa, hibachi, nambu ironware, wooden clappers, bells, Chinese cymbals, dora, whistles, tebira, wind bells, toys, etc.
The player of narimono is Hide.