Japanese Composer Exposed as Not Being Deaf
Deaf composer known as Japan's 'Beethoven' has confessed to hiring someone else to write his famous pieces.
Mamoru Samuragochi is a Japanese composer from Hiroshima Prefecture. He was the name behind the soundtracks for the video games Resident Evil: Dual Shock Ver. and Onimusha: Warlords. Dubbed a "digital-age Beethoven" by the media, he gained further attention in February 2014 when it was revealed that most of the work attributed to him over the previous 18 years had been written by another person.He claimed throughout his career to be deaf, although this claim has been placed into question by the ghostwriter of his music, who claims that Samuragochi has normal hearing and was pretending to be deaf in order to generate a mystique around his image as a composer.
Samuragochi said, "I listen to myself. If you trust your inner sense of sound, you create something that is truer. It is like communicating from the heart. Losing my hearing was a gift from God."
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