He is also known as the pioneer of innovative melodica performance.
In Japan melodicas have been regarded as instruments only for primary music education. Few musicians showed interest in them. In 1996 Nomura formed “P-blot” a first professional band entirely playing melodicas.
In 2006 Nomura launched melodica trio collection and started commissioning contemporary composers to write pieces for melodica trio, such as Kohei Kondo, Andrew Melvin, Carl Bergstroem Nielsen, Sachiyo Tsurumi, etc.
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