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Composer and Musician. Born in 1973. Based in Tokyo and Paris. 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 first vocaroid opera “THE END”, without staging any humans in YCAM.Starting with the performance in Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, it has been showed and requested to perform all over the world.
In 2018 he released Android Opera “Scary Beauty”, a humanoid android with AI conducts a human orchestra and sings with them.
He has worked on many cross-sectional collaboration with a lot of researchers and artists, for example Hiroshi Sugimoto（artist）,Hiroshi Ishiguro（robot scientist）in Palais de Tokyo,Jeremie Belingard（dancer / actor）in Opera Garnier, etc.He has developed sound of noise and stereophonic sound with Takashi Ikegami（artificial life scientist）over 15 years.
［About my Projects］
Vocaloid Opera THE END (collaboration with Louis Vuitton)
And THE END Dance music version
Initiation feat. Hatsune Miku
First collaboration with Humanoid Android in Palais de Tokyo Paris (2015)
Scary Beauty：Android Sings with Orchestra(2017)
Scary Beauty：Android Conducts and Sings with Orchestra(2018)
Collaboration with Dance.
“Parade for The End of The World”
“Cosmo garden” (collaboration with Aki Kuroda and PIGALLE)
Collaboration with Fashion
Music for Zegna
Music for PIGALLE
Piano solo etc.
Memory of Origin
Compositeur et musicien électronique et acoustique, Keiichiro Shibuya crée une œuvre prolifique et protéiforme, où se mêlent haute technologie et poésie mélancolique. Son esthétique fantomatique ouvre de manière très contemporaine sur un animisme numérique.
Après la Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, il a créé en 2002 le label ATAK, collectif d’artistes qui intervient dans le champ du design et de la technologie web, etc. Il a composé des musiques de film, comme pour Memories of Origins de Hiroshi Sugimoto en 2012, et a conçu le premier opéra virtuel, The End, mis en scène au Théâtre du Châtelet.
C’est lors de sa résidence au Pavillon Neuflize OBC du Palais de Tokyo que Keiichiro a fait la rencontre de Jérémie Belingard et de Justine Emard. Tous les trois collaborant sur The Way of the Rabbit, laquelle va s’étendre pour le CosmoGarden d’Aki Kuroda auquel ils seront conviés. Ces différentes rencontres ont fait nourrir entre eux une idée de spectacle/performance mêlant leurs trois disciplines.
Plus d’informations : http://atak.jp/en/about/keiichiroshibuya
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Composer and musician. Born in 1973. Based in Tokyo and Paris.
BA of music composition, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.
In 2002, Shibuya established ATAK, a music label releasing CDs of cutting-edge electro-acoustic works by various artists from all over the world.
His major past works are “ATAK015 for maria“ his first piano solo album, “ATAK020 THE END”, vocaloid opera and “ATAK022 Live in Paris” both recorded during his solo concert in Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France.
He produced film musics soundtracks for “Memories of Origin” a movie about Hiroshi Sugimoto, “Children who won’t die” a movie about Shusaku Arakawa and “Spec” by Yukihiko Tsutsumi etc…
In 2012 he released “THE END”, the first vocaloid opera in the world. It combines images and computer music, without staging any humans.
In 2013, “THE END” had been performed at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. After, this show had a tour Amsterdam, Hambrug, Aarhus, Abu Dhabi, Georgia, Madrid and Barcelona until today. Even now it has been requested to perform all over the world.
In 2014, Keiichiro Shibuya started activities based in Paris as a resident artist in Theatre du Chatelet, Palais de Tokyo and Cite internationale des Arts. This year, he collaborated with many french and japanese artists.
He did a piano concert with computer entitled “Etransient” performed with the video version of Sugimoto’s “Sea Scape” and “Theater” in Palais de Tokyo during Sugimoto’s solo exhibition.In the exhibition, three installations by Hiroshi Sugimoto were collaborations with Keiichiro Shibuya for the sound part.
During his residence in Palais de Tokyo, he also performed various activities such as performing dancers from the Ballet of Opera national de Paris. He also performed a concert with an Android as vocalist.He played a solo concert titled “Perfect Privacy” in Theatre du Chatelet.
In 2016, he created “Parade for The End of The World” with Jeremie Belingard (Etoile dancer in Paris Opera）and Justine Emard (visual artist), in Maison de la culture du Japon, in Paris. It is a remake of a collaborative work “Parade” by Satie, Picasso and Cocteau in 1917. They performed the show in 2018, during Yokohama Dance Collection.
In 2017, he played for the farewell show of Jeremie Belingard in Opera Garnier with Jeremie Belingard as main dancer and Adrien M & Claire B (video artists) in Paris.This year, he also premiered a new mono opera for an Android and orchestra, titled“Scary Beauty” in Adelaide, Australia.He also staged with Buddhist monks at Mount Koya in Japan. He integrated music and chanting of Buddhist hymns.
In 2018, he performs Android Opera “Scary Beauty” （updated version）at the ALIFE 2018 for the Japan Premiere. An android conducts a human orchestra and sings with them.
He has worked on many cross-sectional collaboration with a lot of researchers and artists. And he has collaborated also with fashion brands, for example Louis Vuitton, Pigalle and Ermenegildo Zegna.