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Born in Hiroshima. A Japanese-Korean musician.

Keita’s musical journey began when his father bought him a cassette tape recorder at the age of 5. Recording noises to cassettes fascinated him as a child. Later he started to play the slide guitar at the age of 10 as Blues was his first musical influence. In his 20s, Keita honed his craft over jam sessions and music productions in New York, collaborating with local artists and performing at galleries, clubs and subway stations.

Keita also trained in architectural acoustics and researched the relationship between architecture and music at Walters-Storyk Design Group, wholly sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan. Keita explored connections between music and sound itself. International communities reach overseas to work with Keita, commissioning him to compose for films, installations, commercials, video games, and academic researches.

He currently works on his solo album, and developing his first film project inspired by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's “DICTEE” and “White Dust From Mongolia.”


Press

The Hollywood Reporter

"remarkable score using modern music inspired by Japanese tradition"

Variety

"the scoring is similarly varied and precise, ranging from the classically Japanese and ghostly — pure choirs and sonorous soft gongs — to the more electric and even electronic"