AUN J Classic Orchestra | TEDxTokyo 2014
“Music has nationalities, but does not have borders.” It was this notion that started Kohei Inoue’s journey to explore the potential of Japanese musical instruments, and to transmit their sound to the world. Together with his twin brother, Kohei gives energetic performances on the Japanese drum, shamisen and shinobue flute under the stage name AUN. In 2009, Kohei started the AUN J Classic Orchestra, a project that brings together young musicians in the world of Japanese music. The orchestra gives performances both nationally and internationally to widen the appeal of traditional Japanese instruments in a way that is accessible, simple and stylish. By fusing the sound of traditional Japanese instruments with the tastes of a modern audience, Kohei is leading the way in creating a new chapter in music history.