Inspired by traditional Japanese arts to create film soundtracks and digital beats, this Academy alum creates a balance of ancient and new
Shintaro Haioka is a Japanese musician, who joined the Academy as a participant in 2014. Inspired by traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e art – a style that translates to “pictures of the floating world” – Haioka’s electronic music is rooted in his culture and heritage, weaving live koto and guitar into his digital productions. He’s been a member of electronic groups BREMEN and The KAH since the mid-’00s, and started his solo work in 2012. He’s released solo albums, worked as a musical director for fashion brands, and in 2017, he released his third album, ZAN, an original soundtrack for the film of the same name.