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The theme of the original program "Hubble saw the universe" for the planetarium, which was produced by "Tottori City Saji Astro Park", which started screening in the fall of 2020, and the soundtrack by sound creator "Yuta Itani". The song is finally released!!
This theme song is the first collaboration song with California-born singer-songwriter "Mimi Page" that sound creator "Yuta Itani" miraculously met via the Internet in the spring of 2019.
Please enjoy the comfortable space sound of "Yuta Itani" composed with the image of the magnificent and mysterious universe seen by Hubble and the vocal of "Mimi Page" which is beautiful and fantastic like an angel.
--- Mimi Page from Message ---
The other day, "Yuta Itani" and I were featured in a Japanese newspaper, and a collaboration on the theme song of the planetarium at Saji Astro Park in Tottori City was held!
Navigating my life and career in these challenging times has been intense, but my optimism has helped me survive many challenges throughout my life. While I honor the heaviness of our reality, I also honor the miracles in my daily life. This beautiful collaboration with Yuta Itani has given me joy and hope for the future. One of the miracles of being a musician in 2020 is having the technology to live out in the woods of East Texas but still collaborate remotely on incredible projects with amazing artists around the world. Not only do I adore Japan and planetariums, Yuta is one of the most inspiring artists I have ever worked with.
Yuta Itani is a successful composer in Japan who is quadriplegic due to advanced cerebral palsy. He was born this way, and has been physically unable to play instruments his entire life. He hasn't let this stop him from pursuing his dreams of being a composer. Thanks to music technology and virtual instruments, he can now create the music he writes in his mind. Yuta discovered me after using my @soundironaudio virtual instrument Light and Shadow and he asked to work with me directly. We did, and it was a wonderful and inspiring experience.
Japanese sound creator♪ "Yuta Itani" Biography☆ミ Severe cerebral palsy was diagnosed in a childbirth accident. At that time, I was supposed to be able to play musical instruments live, so when I was a student I focused on listening to music. While touching various music, I became interested in visual sound and dance music. When I graduated from high school, I met Computer music on the Internet and studied DAW in Belgium by myself. In 2010, with the techno band that I liked at the time, I discovered a new electronic musical instrument called "touch panel synth that can be played with just one finger", learned how to use it myself, and expressed music as a player. In 2014, we formed an improvist techno band [DJ Yuta & Yuichi] with a player who has experience in local activities in Tokyo. In 2015, the Japan Barrier-Free Association will hold a music contest at the Tokyo International Forum, where music critic Reiko Yukawa will serve as the chair of the jury. Participated in the [12th Gold Concert], and was awarded the Grand Prix for its new and innovative performance style and unique worldview. It will revolutionize the tournament, which until then had mostly participants with no obstacles. The following year, the first job in Tokyo, which was held at the prefectural hall, [Governor Federation of Promoting Arts and Cultural Activities for Persons with Disabilities towards Tokyo Orient Para in 2020] He made a great success on the stage at a press conference. After that, he participated as an artist in the art project [TURN] sponsored by Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Arts Council and supervised by Katsuhiko Hibino. In December 2017, he was steadily expanding his field of activities, including being invited to the Pyeongchang Paralympics 100-day commemorative event held in Gangwon-do, South Korea. Also, as a composer, he has a composition mind that is not tied to a specific music genre, and he is good at music that brings to mind the scene, so there are many opportunities to receive offers for theatrical production of theatrical and visual systems.
Mimi Page is an internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, sound designer and composer. Her cinematic music and ethereal vocals have been featured in a multitude of well-known titles and platforms, including network television shows, video games, film scores, solo albums, and multi-genre artist collaborations. Mimi's music is a transformative and emotionally captivating experience. While her unique sound compliments visual media, it also inspires listeners to go inward and explore the expansiveness of their own imagination. Mimi's musical journey started at the age of 5 when she began composing instrumental piano pieces, which she then performed at her elementary school's talent assemblies. At age 16, Mimi attended Hamilton High School's music academy in Los Angeles. While her initial intention was to focus on piano composition, she found herself gravitating towards the school's newly launched Electronic Music program. It was here that she learned how to record and produce her instrumental music. The program also introduced Mimi to a new instrument she didn't know she had at her disposal - her own voice. After experimenting with reverb and delay, Mimi learned how to layer multiple vocal harmonies and create what has ultimately become her unique sound: a gentle choir, otherworldly and peaceful, and the perfect complement to the instrumental music she'd been creating for years. Mimi's solo albums, soundtracks, and collaborations have been in rotation on Internet and satellite radio stations around the world, and her presence as a vocalist and composer for film, TV, and video games have continued to grow. Mimi's songs have been featured on Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures", Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance", NBC's "America's Got Talent", and Riot Games' "League of Legends". As a composer, she's provided original scores for documentary features "The Demon House" and "The Trade", and composed original soundtracks for the space adventure game series "Ancient Frontier", surrealist RPG "She Dreams Elsewhere", and psychological thriller "The Lighthouse". Mimi is also passionate about the healing effect music has on the mind and body. Her original sound-healing meditations can be found on both Youtube and the app Insight Timer. Mimi is partnered with virtual instrument developer Soundiron and has created her own ethereal vocal and ambient virtual instrument: "Mimi Page Light and Shadow". After years of utilizing her voice as an instrument within her own work, Mimi was inspired to create a virtual instrument that anyone could potentially work with. Her original concept of "Light and Shadow" began with her desire to express the creative range within her own art, and, on a larger scale, the emotional range we all possess as human beings. While her breathy, ethereal tone can be used to create serene and angelic sounds, with the right manipulation it can also become haunting, melancholy, and even scary. In addition to the thousands of vocal samples and phrases in the "Light and Shadow" library, Mimi's created dozens of ambient pads and drones, all hand-crafted from her own voice. Utilizing time-stretching, manipulation, and heavy processing, each ambient drone is a compliment to the overall otherworldly aesthetic of the library. While retaining her unique sound and signature ethereal quality, the versatility of the library gives the user the ability to add depth and diversity to every genre of music, whether it be Electronic Music, Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Horror, New Age, Classical, Ambient, or Hip Hop. Whatever the project, "Light and Shadow's" sounds have the potential to bring life, depth, and a bit of magic to the final product. In addition to her professional career, Mimi's extremely passionate about sharing her musical knowledge through education. Mimi was a featured mentor for Warren Huart's award-winning online series, "Produce Like a Pro", and has worked with UCLA and ADIDAS Sound Labs as a mentor and artist development coach. She has lead workshops and held masterclasses at educational institutions across the country, and aims to inspire others to discover their authentic voices and use music as a tool for healing and self-expression. Mimi believes that music is our universal language and holds the profound ability to help heal and unify our world.
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