東京出身。東京藝術大学音楽環境創造科卒業。同大学院音楽音響創造修了。在学中より音楽とダンスや映像等との関係性を研究し、ダンサーと共同制作したダンス作 品の音楽の作曲や、映像の為の音楽を作るなどの活動をする。2014年ニューヨーク 大学ミュージックテクノロジー科修了。
“on a rainy day” was written for shō and electronics. Aside from the performance of the shō, it includes voice and the shō’s sonic materials in the electronics. This work was inspired by one photograph – a photo of a rainy day, with an emphasis of the light and greenery.
Hanae Azuma (Hana) is a composer, sound artist, music director and a pianist from Tokyo, Japan. Hanae completed both her BM and MM at Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Musical Creativity and the Environment. During her studies in Japan, she mainly concentrated on the relationship between music and other visual/performing arts such as dance and films and has been collaborating with contemporary dancers on various projects as a composer. She studied not only classical and contemporary music composition but also learned Japanese traditional instrument Koto, traditional performance Kyogen, jazz theory etc. at Tokyo University of the arts to expand the capability of her creativity. She also completed her MM of music technology at New York University in 2014.
Otsuka Jumpei encountered the sounds of Sho through his voice performance acts. He has studied with Konuma Junichi at Waseda University, and the Sho under Tajima Kazue. Upon graduating from Waseda, he has furthered his studies of Gagaku at the Tokyo University of the Arts. Currently, he studies the Sho, Umai, and the traditional singing from Bunno Hideaki, who is a former Imperial Household Agency Gagaku principal performer. Otsuka’s research mainly covers the classical Gagaku repretoire, however, spans into contemporary music and improvisations. He often crosses other genres, and collaborates with performers outside of his circle.