2nd Kyoto University-Inamori Foundation Joint Kyoto Prize Symposium
July 11-12, 2015
Theme “Technology / Genetic Science / Arts” - Tracing the Path of Evolution, in Holistic Contemplation of Present and Future Civilization - (Finished)

Reisiu Sakai
Collaborators for Prof. Miwa’s lecture

Reisiu Sakai

Soprano singer


A brief Biography

Ms. Reisiu Sakai was born in Ishikawa Prefecture. She studied singing under Prof. Mamiko Saeki at Musashino Academia Musicae, and algorithmic composition under Prof. Masahiro Miwa at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS). When she played the leading role in the Monologue Opera “The New Era” (performed in Tokyo and Kyoto, 2000) composed by Masahiro Miwa, she attracted considerable attention because of her transparent soprano voice and a bit-distinctive presence. She has collaborated with various artists, like the formation of a group PreAva” (2006) together with a poet Shigeru Matsui dealing with poems and vocal sound, and has been engaged in various activities under the theme of “voice”. She completed “Noto Satoyama Satoumi Meister Training Program” of Kanazawa University in 2014, and she has been planning concerts and art events where both children and adults can enjoy in “Satoyama”.

A list of selected Major Performances and CDs

[1] Monologue Opera “The New Era” (Kioi Hall)

[2] “e(x)ternal you”, planning (UPLINK FACTORY)

[3] “The Computing Bodies ++++++Report!!!! by THE METHOD MACHINE”(Kanagawa Kenmin Hall)

[4] “Yu-Mitsu-Ho, Listen to the swan song” Toyota Municipal Museum of Art

[5] “Voice Plantron Live fort-da!” (Osaka CASO)

[6] “Meme EXPO 2005” (Nagoya Noh Theater, EXPO 2005 Aichi)

[7] “John Zorn’s Cobra, ‘Tokyo Sakusen Shinsyun Butai’ (LA MAMA, Shibuya)

[8] CD “Angel’s Tear’s” (Toshiba EMI)

[9] CD “routine” (Polydor)


[11] CD “cocoyasa, Beyond the shining sky” (cocoyasa)

[12] CD “Virtual Resonance-sound image for 4D2U” (Asako Miyagi)

[13] “Fairy Finder 04 by Kazuhiko Hachiya”, by the “voice”