Yui Onodera

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), Room40 (AUS) and more. In addition to his studio albums he composed the music for the documentaly film about John Cages "Cage 64". In 2017, alongside his musical profession he works as a sound art lecturer at Rikkyo University and Musashino Art University. He has also produced collaboration works with artists from every imaginable genre: sound artists Francisco López, sound artists Stephen Vitiello, composer Scanner, musician/visual artist Robert Lippok, electronic music duo Pjusk, vibraphone player/composer Masayoshi Fujita, musician Chihei Hatakeyama. 
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 (complex facility, office, airplane, etc). 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. 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]. 


・New York Festivals 2019 | AUDIO/RADIO:Best Use of Medium_Finalist Certificate
・PRESENT FUTURE Art & Technology Star Award 2019 : Installation Star Award
・22nd 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
Press / Publications
The Wire, UK (Apr 2020)
CLOT Magazine, UK (Feb 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) 
DE:BUG, Germany (Jan 2011)
TOKAFI, Germany (Nov 2010) 
The Wire, UK (Aug 2009)