Yuri Umemoto - Dempa-chan never dies♡ (2023) for viola

Yuri Umemoto - Dempa-chan never dies♡ (2023) for viola


初演: 2023年6月13日(火)


B→C 田原綾子 ヴィオラリサイタル










2023年5月 梅本佑利


*引用楽曲: 「Love Cheat!」(2005), 「ガチャガチャきゅ~と・ふぃぎゅ@メイト」(2006), 「もってけ! セーラーふく」(2007), 「ハレ晴レユカイ」(2006)

'Dempa-chan never dies♡' (2023) for viola


June 13, 2023, Tue

presented by Tokyo Opera City, B→C: From Bach to Contemporary

Commissioned and Performed by Ayako Tahara

Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall


program note:

I spent most of my childhood and adolescence in Akihabara's electric town, accompanied by my father since the 2000s. My father was in the field of radio and computers, completely unrelated to otaku culture. In fact, he seemed to despise the neighboring "moe" otaku culture in Akihabara. The vivid memories from my early years were the maid cafe maids who seduced my father with their moe voices on the roadside and persistently handed out flyers, and the lewd music (Dempa-song) that played continuously in the PC shops from the "eroge" (Hentai games). Looking back, accepting my identity as an "otaku" was the result of facing those memories. This piece represents the distorted scenery depicted in dempa songs and anime songs. "Dempa-chan" is a character that embodies my impression of that scenery.

Hey, Dempa-chan, don't die.


Yuri Umemoto, April 2023.


*sampled music: 'Love Cheat!' (2005) by MOSAIC.WAV, 'Gachagacha Cute Figu@mate' (2006) by MOSAIC.WAV, 'Motteke! Sailor fuku' (2007) by Satoru Kosaki, 'Hare Hare Yukai' (2006) by Tomokazu Tashiro


uploaded with permission from Ayako Tahara.

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