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2015, in porto

2015, in porto

photo by Sylvia Stäinhauser (B&W), Joji Wakita(Colour)

2014 artist photo kyoka


kyoka – the first solo female artist on the raster-noton roster - works as a musician/composer in Berlin and Tokyo and is known for her
chaotic and direct musical approach and a heavy-rough sound, resulting in a
broken pop-beat with experimental yet danceable rhythms.

She grew up in Japan, having piano, flute and syamisen lessons during her
childhood. While listening and recording radio shows and Tuning sound of the radio to tape, she became
attracted by the tape recorder and bass sound. Simultaneously, she enjoyed to take her tape recorder to pieces and observe each role. It assisted her to understand the invention of the recording apparatus.

In 1999 she started to explore the potential of synthesizers/computers and began a trip as a backpacker with her small synthesizer at will. USA, Spain, France, UK etc. There, she experienced to improvise music with some local underground artists and learned difference in expression by personality, regionality and the musicality. In 2008 she released her first EP. Kyoka has presented live performances at CTM, Sonar (tokyo), Volt Festival, and also Plissken Festival (there she won No.2 best act.) etc. Since 2017 march, advertise of APPLE “ShotoniPhone7″ featuring “Hovering” by Kyoka taken from “” r-n 170

Kyoka/実験・電子音楽レーベルの最高峰の一つ『raster-noton』における、初の女性ソロアーティスト。2012年以来、2年ごとに『iSH』、『Is (Is superpowered)、『SH』の3作品をリリース。ライブパフォーマンスは国内外問わず高い評価を受けており、2016年、世界一のクラブと称される「ベルクハイン」でのパフォーマンスでは観客が大興奮し絶叫の渦に巻かれた。今でもベストアクトとして人々の話題に上ることが多い。2015年、FFF(First Floor Festival)をレーベルメイトのUeno Masaakiと共に設立。その独創的で意外性に富んだ視点が観客や主催者を惹きつけている。2017年3月より、Apple「Shot on iPhone7」のCMに、『SH』の収録曲「Hovering」が起用され、現在世界中で使用されている。

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