Another Shimizu-scored TV drama takes top prize at the ACANAF

NHK drama Ima Koko ni Aru Kiki to Boku no Kokando ni Tsuite received Grand Prize in the TV drama category at the 76th ACA National Arts Festival. Acclaimed not only for its story satirizing the dark workings of Japanese society, praises for Shimizu’s score - with standout “Sleepers Awake Now,” his arrangement of Bach’s “Sleepers Awake” complete with original English lyrics - have also been unstinting.