Installation work "dyebirth" won the Jury Selections prize at The 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival.
Yui Onodera is a Tokyo-based producer, sounds artist whose works explore the relation between musical forms, architectural acoustics and spatial awareness. As a sounds artist, he has a distinctive figure in the fields of experimental electronic music, modern ambient and electro-acoustic music, working across the spheres of composition and installation work for over 10 years. Exploring notions of perception, memory and sonic afect across a wide array of creative forms, he uses a broad palette of musical instruments, field recordings and electronics to craft provocative listening experiences and creating dense clouds of blurry, hypnotic sound. His works are widely published internationally, he has released numerous works on esteemed labels like KOMPAKT (DE), Serein (UK), Baskaru (FR) and more. He has also produced collaboration works with artists from every imaginable genre: sound artists Stephen Vitiello, composer Scanner, musician/visual artist Robert Lippok, electronic music duo Pjusk, vibraphone player/composer Masayoshi Fujita, musician Chihei Hatakeyama. In 2017, alongside his musical profession he works as a sound art lecturer at Rikkyo University and Musashino Art University.
He studied music and architecture design, after working as an architectural acoustics designer, his familiarity with both the architectural acoustics and sonic arts resulted in numerous commissions to create sounds and music for specific, tangible locations. Interested in the psychological effects of sound, he identify those work as “environmental music”, the Japanese translation of “ambient” but one that framed it in a new context. They are reminded that how this can define and centre yourself within your own space. One of them, was borne from the corporate benefice of the Japanese airline corporation, designed to be played in their airplane. This project won the Silver Spike Prize at Spikes Asia 2018. In parallel to his music career he works on art/media installations. He is a founding member of the art collective Nor whose ethos is centered around the production of multidimensional work through sound, visual and Installation art. In recent years, his work has been exhibited at international festivals and museums including Media Ambition Tokyo, MUTEK Festival (Japan) and NTT inter communication center [ICC].
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Japan Media Arts Festival | Art Division : Jury Selections prize
Spikes Asia 2018 | Radio & Audio : Silver Spike
AD STARS 2018 | Data Insights : Crystal
ALIFE 2018 | ALife Art Award : Honorable Mention prize
Art Hack Day 2016 | Top prize
Press / Publications
CLOT Magazine, UK (Feb 2019)
NHK world TV, Japan (Jan 2019)
Sound & Recording Magazine, Japan (Feb 2018)
The Quietus, UK (Jan 2017)
Tanzgemeinschaft, Belgium (Nov 2016)
The Wire, UK (Aug 2016)
Chain D.L.K, USA (May 2016)
BLOW UP, Italy (Nov 2015)
CYCLIC DEFROST, Australia (Aug 2013)
RECORD COLLECTOR, UK (Feb 2012)
DE:BUG, Germany (Jan 2011)
TOKAFI, Germany (Nov 2010)
The Wire, UK (Aug 2009)