Kazuhiko Sato of the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra records himself in his soundproof room at home in Tokyo. Photo: Charly Triballeau/AFP Kazuhiko Sato of the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra records himself in his soundproof room at home in Tokyo. Photo: Charly Triballeau/AFP
Kazuhiko Sato of the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra records himself in his soundproof room at home in Tokyo. Photo: Charly Triballeau/AFP

Symphony in a flat: coronavirus-defying Japanese orchestra plays from home and comes together online

  • A 60-piece Japanese orchestra has been defying the coronavirus pandemic to play recitals in a ‘new work-from-home’ style
  • Forced apart by the lockdown, the players are recorded separately in a couple of takes, then the parts are combined and played online

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Kazuhiko Sato of the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra records himself in his soundproof room at home in Tokyo. Photo: Charly Triballeau/AFP Kazuhiko Sato of the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra records himself in his soundproof room at home in Tokyo. Photo: Charly Triballeau/AFP
Kazuhiko Sato of the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra records himself in his soundproof room at home in Tokyo. Photo: Charly Triballeau/AFP
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