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Shinkaigyo (2012)

for Tape

ca. 5min

Awards and Honors

2015 60x60 Wave Farm Mix International Open Call

2017 OUA-Electronic Music Festival Call for Scores

2019 Ars Electronica FORUM WALLIS Call for Scores

Program Note

Shinkaigyo, which is translated into "deep sea fish", was written in fascination of the Mariana Trench in west Pacific Ocean; the deepest area of all seas in the world. I was always intrigued by the deep sea, which is still largely untouched and deeply mysterious to mankind.

On Composition

This work has been used in Nihonkai (2014), installation by Ayaka Miyauchi, as well as its exerpts used as soundtrack in a short Korean film Artists are Always Hungry (예술가는 항상 배고프다, 2014). In the same year, it has been selected in 60x60 WaveFarm Mix International Open Call, and was broadcasted on WaveFarm 90.7FM, distributed as a Wave Farm Dispatch Series download, and featured in a series of live listening events. In 2019, Shinkaigyo was introduced by Ars Electronica FORUM WALLIS 2019 as  "Highly Commended". The work is distributed by Elektramusic (DE).

Past Performances

February 13, 2012 (World Premiere)


Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo, Japan

As soundtrack for i.d (2012), installation collaboration with students of Waseda University Dept. of Architecture

January 20, 2013


Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo, Japan

Dec. 5, 2015 (US Premiere)

Columbia Composers 2015 Winter

Computer Music Center at Columbia, New York City, NY

March 14, 2017

First Impressions

Meadow Studio at Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

As soundtrack for First Impressions (2017), performative installation collaboration with CV Peterson

Aug. 11, 2017 (China Premiere)

OTO-Asobi Japan-China Tour: Xiamen Concert

Xiamen University, Xiamen, People's Republic of China

Aug. 13, 2017

OTO-Asobi Japan-China Tour: Shanghai Concert

Chronus Arts Center, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

Nov. 13-18, 2017

OUA- Electronic Music Festival

Osaka University of Arts, Osaka, Japan

June 7-9, 2019 (Swiss Premiere)

Ars Electronica FORUM WALLIS 2019

Schloss Leuk, Leuk, Switzerland

Nov. 17, 2020 (Online)

Tesselat Electronic/Electroacoustic Concert

[Video Archive]

As Soundtrack

Nihonkai (2014)

Installation by Ayaka Miyauchi

Artists are Always Hungry (2014)

Shot Film by Andy Sanggyu Lee

Public Broadcast

Wave Farm WGXC 90.7-FM

Co-Presented with Vox Novus and Wave Farm

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