Keiichiro Shibuya

Composer and Musician. Born in 1973. B.A. in music composition, Tokyo University of the Arts. In 2002 Shibuya established ATAK, a music label releasing CDs of cutting-edge electro-acoustic works by various artists from all over the world. He has produced a lot of music works, for example film music, sound installation, etc. 

 

In 2012 he released the Vocaloid Opera “THE END” starring Hatsune Miku, without any human beings. In 2018 he released Android Opera ”Scary Beauty”, a humanoid android with AI conducts a human orchestra and sings with them. In 2019 September, he released Buddhist Chant: Shomyo + Electronic sounds “Heavy Requiem” through collaboration with Japanese traditional monk Eizen Fujiwara at Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. He creates his music to explore the border between human beings and technology with a broad range of work such as piano solo, electronic music and opera.

He has collaborated with various artists and scientists such as Hiroshi Sugimoto at the Palais de Tokyo in France, Hiroshi Ishiguro, a robotic researcher, and Jérémie Bélingard, Etoile of Opéra de Paris. Also he has been working with Takashi Ikegami, a researcher of Artificial Life, in collaboration and development with noise and stereophonic sound for more than 15 years.

 

Recently, he composed the music for the film “Midnight Swan” starring Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, which was released in September 2020. For this work, he received the Music Award at the 75th Mainichi Film Awards and the 30th Japan Movie Critics Award.

 

In 2021 August, he will release new opera “Super Angels” (Conductor: Kazushi Ono, Writer: Masahiko Shimada) at New National Theater, Japan.