Yota Kobayashi

Residence: Vancouver, Canada

Acoustic and electroacoustic composer Yota Kobayashi was born in Nagoya, Japan. He moved to Vancouver in Canada in 2000 and studied music composition at Simon Fraser University with Barry Truax and Owen Underhill. He is currently based in Vancouver, where he works actively with film, dance, and theatre productions, while he teaches electronic music at Langara College and sound design at Stylus College of Music and Technology. In 2006, his composition Reminiscence was awarded third prize in the Prix Jeu de Temps / Times Play electroacoustic competition held by the Canadian Electroacoustic Community. In 2008, his composition Tensho — a Japanese word meaning roughly “rebirth through regression” — was awarded first prize in the international competition for electroacoustic music Musica Nova organized by the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the Czech Republic.

Date: September 24, 2008

Source: 60x60 2008—Canada

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