Japanese sound artist and musician Keiichiro Shibuya is founder of minimalist, experimental
. ATAK releases CDs of Japanese and international electroacoustic works, and functions as a platform for various fields such as design and network technology. Shibuya has released two solo recordings and has collaborated with a range of artists to produce albums and major installations, most notably the project "filmachine". Shibuya currently works as an adjunct professor at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He is one half of Slipped Disk.
Born in Tokyo in 1973, Shibuya graduated with a degree in composition from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and became involved in Tokyo’s vibrant experimental scene. In 2002, he established ATAK with a collaborative album with Maria ATAK001 – slipped disk
. In the same year, Shibuya was involved in the production of a commemorative CD marking the opening of Mori Art Museum. In 2003, he released a CD in collaboration with celebrated Japanese composer/pianist Yuji Takahashi, ATAK002
, and toured Japan with Icelandic noise outfit Stilluppsteypa. 2004 saw the release of his debut solo album ATAK000 keiichiro shibuya
. The following year he began a collaborative partnership with Takashi Ikegami, a complex system researcher/ associate professor at Tokyo University. In 2005, Shibuya and Ikegami exhibited a sound installation work at ICC (Inter Communication Centre of Tokyo Opera City) and made a concert-style presentation to unveil the "The Third Term Music", a theory of sound variation and motion dynamics based on nonlinear sciences.
Shibuya also works with Masaki Fujihata (media artist/professor at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music). Shibuya has recently become involved in urban sound design. In 2007, he was invited to the work on pedestrian crossing signal music project as an electroacoustic specialist; for the project he composed music to replace the long used and beloved "Toryanse" melody. He’s also recently worked as a musician for International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences. Shibuya’s latest album filmachine phonics
, and the accompanying 3-dimensional installation "filmachine", made together with Takashi Ikegami, were awarded an honorary mention in the digital music division at Ars Electronica in 2007
. The installation was shown at the club transmediale.08 partner event at Tesla/Podewil’sches Palais, and in Tokyo later the same year.
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