TAKUTO FUKUDA

Takuto Fukuda / 福田拓人 - Composer/Multimedia artist

Biography

Takuto Fukuda(b.1984/Japan) is a composer, sound artist and gestural controller performer. How can music alleviate the intercultural collisions today? This question awakened him to the social significance of the concert, which provides a shared musical experience to all audience members regardless of race, religion and nationality. In hope to attract more people to the concert, he has been researching the enhancement of liveness - what makes music live such as spontaneity, corporeality and interactivity. His approaches encompass, among others, gestural control of music, interactive audiovisual installations and Game Pieces - compositions whose course is determined in real-time according to rules, chance operations and competitive strifes between performing opponents toward a goal.

His pieces have been prized at several competitions such as Andrew Svoboda Memorial Prize(Canada), CCMC 2011(Japan), WOCMAT 2013(Taiwan) and Musica Nova 2010(Czech), selected for performance at numerous music festivals in Europe, Asia, North and South America such as Ars Electronica(Austria), ISCM World Music Days 2016(Korea) and ICMCs(Slovenia, Greece, USA), and performed at prestigious institutes such as IRCAM(France), ZKM(Germany), ina-GRM(France) and CCRMA(USA).

He received his first MA(Sonology/2011) from The Royal Conservatory in The Hague in The Netherlands and his second MA(Computer Music/2016) from the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in Austria. Thanks to a FRQSC Doctoral Research Scholarship, he has been pursuing his D.Mus in composition at McGill University in Canada with Chris Paul Harman and Georgia Spiropoulos.

He has attended at private lessons with outstanding composers such as Philippe Leroux, Philippe Manoury, Isabel Mundry, Beat Furrer and Chaya Czernowin at various composition academies such as Matrix Academy(Germany), Impuls Academy(Austria) and Manifeste 2016(France).

Upcoming

4 August, 2018
Micro and Macro
"Imaginary Trainscape" as a member of blablaTrains
Venue: NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, Canada


5 Augsut, 2018
Arts Meetsups
Workshop: New Musical Expression with gestural interfaces
Venue: NAISA North Media Arts Centre, 106 Ottawa Ave, South River, Canada


16-18 August, 2018
Rostfest in Eisenerz, Austria
New multimedia installation as a member of Some Designers


2 September - 6 October, 2018
Rendezvous im Bad at Schaumbad in Graz, Austria
New multimedia installation in collaborateion with Keyvan Paydar


26 October, 2018
Bates Digital Music Symposium 2018
"Super Colliders" will be performed, as well as a lecture presentation on "Gamification of Human-Computer Interaction in Super Colliders" at Bates College in Maine, USA


23, 24 November, 2018
McGill Symphony Orchestra will premiere my new piece "Convergence" at Pollack Hall at McGill University in Montreal, Canada


6 February, 2019
[email protected]
"Speed" will be premiered at Tanna Schulich Hall at McGill University in Montreal, Canada

News

July, 2018

"Imaginary Trainscape" has been selected for performances at Naisa(Canada), NIME(USA), Now Hear This!(Canada) and [email protected](Canada)