Letters to Kyoto is an album that contains songs I recorded for the beautiful 23.5 film, Kyoto, by Alan Algee , found here:
Masumai W Saito
Man in a Loft
Gifted & Blessed
NOTE: Only my part of the soundtrack is available here.
23.5: Kyoto strives to convey the meeting of the ultra ancient with the ultra modern. According to Alan, the director of the film:
“I've been planning to shoot this exact story ever since I moved to Kyoto... I see this ﬁlm as a ﬁlm not only for VSCO, but for Japan. A ﬁlm that brings a balance of nostalgia and contemporary critique... I have assembled a team of voices to help me strengthen not only a sublime visual account but a unique and philosophical one.”
I have always dreamed of traveling to Japan since I was a child. By the time I was in high school, I was highly intrigued by the culture and deep philosophical nature of life there. Now, years later, I have yet to set foot in the country and these pieces are like letters to a city I have longed to experience.
I am proud to be one of the many wonderful voices who contributed to this project. One day, I won't have to write a letter.
Letters to Kyoto also contains a couple of tracks that I submitted, but did not make the soundtrack.
- Night Dream
- Feelin' it