May 24th 2018
At tonights edition Yota will perform part of a set titled 'why not?' Composed using samples from the 1981 film “Eejanaika (Why Not?)” by Shohei Imamura
Yota Morimoto is a Japanese composer, sound artist and researcher born in Brazil. He holds a master's degree in Sonology from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and Ph.D. in composition from the University of Birmingham, UK.
He has been commissioned by Paradiso Amsterdam, Ensemble Vortex [CH], Plus-Minus Ensemble [UK], SonoLab [NL], Duo Cristobal - Takada [NL], and his sound installations/audio-visual works have been presented at festivals such as TodaysArt [The Hague, Kawasaki], GOGBOT [Enschede], NWEAMO [Morelia], Transmediale [Berlin], ISEA [Dortmund, Istanbul], makeart [Poitier], EMUfest [Rome], ICMC [Belfast, Perth, Athens], SMC [Porto, Barcelona] and SICMF [Seoul].
Alongside his own works, as a dj / synthesist he has performed with Amsterdam Sinfonietta, New European Ensemble, Frances-Marie Uitti, Yann Marussich and Tomoko Mukaiyama. He is also active in sound design working for industrial and institutional commissioners such as Filmmuseum Amsterdam, LUSTlab, Hokkaido University, University of Tsukuba, AIST, Shiseido Co., Ltd. and Honda Motor Co., Ltd.