Currently playing -"Love-Falling" from 2nd Album "Journey"
About the Designer
-The commitment with the love of creativity, with people, music, dance, drama, live, collaboration.-
"Hide" commits to sound design/engineering/music creation mainly for theatrical performing arts. Seeking his career as a sound designer, he moved back to NYC after completed three seasons as a staff engineer at the Alliance Theatre (Recipient of the 2007 Regional Theatre Tony Award) in Atlanta, GA. Fell in love with Broadway musical theatres, he had made this lifetime decision to come from Tokyo, Japan, to commit to theatrical productions in the international city of New York.
He observes musical theatres as "an ultimate art-form" involving all of the artistic fields, where dancers, actors, musicians, designers and technical crews work together to provide our audience with a world of fantasy and dream. In addition to the love of musicals theatres, he has a passion to provide straight plays with his unique approach of "artistic sound design", sound sequences and musical contents.
My approach towards the sound design as a career is pursued to cover those 3 necessary elements when I design projects conprehensively following:
|Conceptual Sound||Sound design for plays, with artistic side of creative mind|
|Technical Sound Design||
Sound design for musicals -more management, technical knowledge and skills based on solid experiences
|Music Compositions||My tools of story-telling through my true life experience|
As you see "Music Compositions" in his comprehensive approach into his design goal, this keeps him busy with the study of orchestration through the research of classical music, like symphonies and operas, pursuing for the opportunities of music compositions for given themes or inspirations. These compositions are recorded one track at a time on the keyboard, with Logic, Mac PC, and virtual instruments and mixed in the final process. Some of demonstrative original pieces are sampled below;
Please go to the links in the Menu bar for more original compositions.
He completed MFA program in Sound Design at school of drama, Carnegie Mellon University, with Norman Apell Award, and West Coast Drama Alumni Clan Achievement Award. Also, he received the Robert Cohen Sound Design Achievement Award of USITT Young Designers and Technician for the Performing Arts 2012.