I am a Japan-based composer and sound artist, producing modern/neo-classical and electroacoustic music working mainly in film, theatre, contemporary art, game and new media. I release music as a solo artist and work with collaborators across the globe.
Los Angeles College of Music - Associate of Arts Degree in Music Performance
Berklee College of Music, Boston - Bachelor of Music (Film Scoring and Electronic Production & Design, graduating magna cum laude)
Achievement Scholardship Award
Jan A. P. Kaczmarek Award
I am also the Creative Director & Chief of Music Production at Japanese Culture Promotion and Management.
Major clients: NHK BS, Nippon TV, Kadokawa Pictures, Universal Studios Japan, Canon Inc., Shiseido, Toshiba, SMBC Group, Spotify, Rio 2016 Summer Olympics
Exploring sound is central to my work.
My path to a career in composition began with a focus on drums and percussion. I was heavily influenced by the sounds of my youth—from the mixtapes my Filipina mother played, to the cacophony of Tokyo street life and the gentle rhythms of the Philippine countryside.
What others may consider noise—the hum of a crowd, birds chirping, the patter of the rain—to me is as musical as symphonies or sonatas. Much of my work revolves around bringing sounds to life, developing what I hear around me into music.
To me, composed works are like buildings that house our emotions, while sound reflects the natural world.
I consider myself an explorer of sounds.