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Munetaka Yokota

Munetaka Yokota has been associated with the sound of European historical organs since his youth. His 10 years of training on organ building, after earning a BA in Economics at the Gakushuin University in Tokyo, Japan, includes 3 years apprenticeship with Hiroshi Tsuji in Japan and 5 years association as a journeyman with John Brombaugh in the USA.

As an "artist in residence" at California State University, Chico, CA, he conducted an entire organ construction project of a large 18th century central German-style organ while re-inventing the medieval "on-site construction" technique in order to understand how a large organ was constructed using locally available materials and talent. As a guest professor at the University of Gothenburg, he was responsible for the sound-related aspects of the large 17th century North German style organ reconstruction project. His tasks include the field research on numerous antique organs, coordination of the scientific research in the related fields on antique pipe making and voicing, performing the tonal design, pipe making, voicing and tuning.

He continues to serve at the University of Gothenburg as an assistant researcher on antique organs, a designer/builder for new organs and a consultant for preservation/restoration of antique organs as well as a lecturer for the professionals and students on the subject of European organ building in the 16-18th century.











Contact Information

Munetaka Yokota, Assistant Researcher

Box 211, 405 30, Göteborg

Visiting Address:
Viktor Rydbergsgatan 24

+46 (0) 31 786 40 41

+46 (0)31 - 786 52 00

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