Established by Keiichiro Shibuya and Maria in 2002.
Composer and interpreter of electronic and acoustic music Keiichiro Shibuya (1973) studied at the National University of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo. In 2002, he formed ATAK, a music label and artists’ collective combining music, fashion and design.
Shibuya writes music for film and TV, as well as creating various sound installations, including a 3D installation called “filmachine”, which was featured at a number of festivals. Following this project, Shibuya released “ATAK010″, a CD with three-dimensional sound, which can only be listened to with headphones.
In 2009, he embarked on an international concert tour, called ATAK NIGHT4, together with Ryoji Ikeda, Yasunao Tone and others. That same year his first album for solo piano was released, “ATAK015 for maria”.
In 2012 Shibuya organised a homage to John Cage, on the occasion of the centenary of his birth, as well as launching a new single, “Sacrifice”, with Rina Ohta.
Shibuya has participated in many projects using huge sound installations. In collaboration with the writer and philosopher Hiroki Azuzma he launched “Initiation Shibuya Keiichiro + Azuma Hiroki feat. Hatsune Miku”.
“The End”, which he wrote in 2012, is his first opera and the world’s first opera with completely synthesised vocals using the Vocaloid computer programme.