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Name: Stomu Yamashta  
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Date of Birth: 15th March 1947
Place of Birth: Kyoto, Japan
Profession: Composer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Stomu Yamashta is a Japanese percussionist, keyboardist and composer. He has played with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra and the rock group Come to The Edge. He studied jazz drumming at Berklee School of Jazz. He has composed for the British Royal Ballet, for the soundtrack of the David Bowie film The Man Who Fell To Earth and for Ken Russell's The Devils.

He was a member of the supergroup Go along with Steve Winwood, Al DiMeola, Klaus Schulze, and Michael Shrieve.


  • Red Buddha (1971)
  • Henze/Takemitsu/Maxwell Davies(1972, re-released on CD in 1990)
  • Contemporary Works (1972)
  • Floating Music (1972)
  • Stomu Yamashta's Red Buddha Theatre: The Soundtrack from "The Man from the East" (1973 Live)
  • Freedom Is Frightening (1973)
  • Takemitsu Ishi (1973)
  • One by One (1974, Soundtrack)
  • Raindog (1975)
  • Go (1976)
  • Go Live From Paris (1976)
  • Go Too (1977)
  • Iroha (1981)
  • Iroha-sui (1982)
  • Tempest (1982, Soundtrack)
  • Iroha-ka (1983)
  • Sea and Sky (1983)
  • Solar Dream, Vol. 2: Fantasy of Sanukit (1990)
  • Solar Dream, Vol. 1: The Eternal Present (1993)
  • Solar Dream, Vol. 3: Peace and Love (1997)
  • A Desire of Beauty & Wonder Stone Part 1(1999)
  • Listen to the Future, Volume 1 (2001)
  • Tofu(2002)

His Space Theme was used by the BBC on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (radio series).

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