BIOGRAPHY

born in 1984 in Yamanashi, Japan
lives and works in Berlin, Germany

An electronic composer with both the names of Yu Miyashita / Yaporigami. An owner of a label The Collection Artaud. He has released works from a number of labels internationally, including Mille Plateaux and Detroit Underground. Music videos such as SyncBody, Mimic, The Motion Paradox and Lilium were selected, nominated and screened at festivals in various countries. In recent years, Miyashita has provided music for installation records by contemporary artist Chiharu Shiota, architect Asif Khan, and American festival Burning Man, and produced music for three stage shows of fashion brand Viviano Sue. In addition, a collaborative exhibition with Kezzardrix was held at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Miyashita was in charge of the soundtrack of Jeremiah Mosese's directorial film, which was screened at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival.


Mimic
Music Video, 2012

Video: Lucio Arese
Music: Yu Miyashita

Mimic is an experimental video directed by Lucio Arese with music of Yu Miyashita An hyperdense block of objects driven by music collides, collapses, spread into random formations and disintegrates at frantic speed. Shot into a cattle market, the film rides the verge between nonsense, random noise and organic, structured audiovisual events, enhancing the plastic clashes of a digital inserted foreground into an old and rusty environment. Humorous, lunatic, cartoonish, nightmarish, Mimic is an attempt to reach a complete unity between music and motion picture in an epoch of violent changes.