hiroki saitoh 斉藤尋己 musician, 
soundscape designer, artist

hiroki saitoh

Musician, born in Tokyo. He started to play classic guitar at the age of 10, and began his studies in classical music theory at the age of 18. He joined Nihon University College of Art to major in Faculty of Music where he studied psychoacoustics, acoustic analysis amongst other interests, that eventually lead him to start composing music for experimental performances and orchestal pieces.
Since graduation, he has been working in composing music for movies, TV commercials, websites and other sound designs such as; electronic money interface sounds for Seven & i Holdings Co., sound development for YAMAHA and other corporate identity sounds.
His practices have also extended to fields such as music for an exhibition at Salone del Mobile Milano, sound installation art and various collaborations with other artists. Since 2015 he has been producing music pieces under a moniker QUKO, as an electronic artist. In 2016, with his philosophy on soundscapes, started a sound branding agency “SoundscapeDesignLab”.

hiroki saitoh
Coffee and Guitar
Into My Soundscape
QUKO
In Between Creations
Coffee and Guitar

Coffee and Guitar
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With the theme “coffee and guitar”, the album features classical guitar, an instrument that ignited Hiroki Saitoh’s career, as the main instrument. The tracks include re-composition of the pieces composed for “artless craft tea & coffee” in Nakameguro. The comfortably layered sounds are from over dubbing the sounds of acoustic guitar, whose rhythms remind of those from Latin origin, complementing the scents of coffee.

Music Hiroki Saitoh
Mixing Satoshi Ikkatai
Mastering Hiroki Saitoh
Production Hiroki Saitoh
Artwork photo yuu kawakami, artless Inc.
Special thanks shun kawakami, hiroko yamamoto

Into My Soundscape
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The album is a collection of impromptu pieces, ensembled with “soundscapes” that were field-recorded by Hiroki from Italy, Austria, Czechia and Portugual. Binaural microphones were used to record the “soundscapes”. Piano notes accompany the rich scenic sounds from the locations, and listening through the album feels like a travel itself. Please enjoy this work as ‘sound furniture’ in the atmosphere.

All musical instruments, field recording Hiroki Saitoh
Direction, mixinging, mastering Soundscape Design Lab
Art direction & design shun kawakami & koyuki inagaki, artless Inc.
Project management asami kinoshita, artless Inc.
Translation Ai Enomoto
Thanks My family

QUKO

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An electronic project by Hiroki Saitoh, created as party music on an imaginary planet. Produced by Taro Fujiwara from Bishop Music, a music creative production company with experiences on music for motion pictures, the project debuted with album “QUKO” in February 2015. The album consists of 5 tracks, including; “Sirius”, a piece of electronic expressions with ethnicity and nostalgia; “Castor”, a comfortable combination of urbanity and groove; “Altair”, a dramatic, emotional and storyful dubstep; “Hadar”, a tranquil pieano piece with sacred atmosphere; “Teardrop”, a cover of Massive Attack with Emi Evans as a guest vocal.

All songwriting QUKO (Except for #5 by Massive Attack, rearranged by QUKO)
#2 Trumpet & Flute Yusuke Shima
#5 Vocal Emi Evans
 
Mixing Masahiro Kurusu
Mastering Ryan Smith (Staring Sound)
Production QUKO, Taro Fujiwara
Executive Producer Taromix
Art Direction SPREAD
Photography Sai
Styling YAMAMOTOHIROKO

In Between Creations
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Hiroki Saitoh’s music tends to incorporate organic elements inorganically, and vice versa, exploring the sound in between organic and inorganic expressions with admirations for both. The title “In Between Creations” is titled to express such music tendency, with the word “creations” meaning both artificial creations and the nature’s creations.

Music Hiroki Saitoh
Mixing & Mastering Satoshi Ikkatai
Production noriko koizumi
 
Design jun watanabe
Photography kasai chikashi
Copywriting karen kawabata, ikuo matsumura
Special thanks masaji kinoshita

improvisations
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“Improvisations” is a compilation of impromptu pieces played to accompany field-recorded “soundscapes”. Perhaps the creations inspired by field-recorded scenes are “soundscapes” of Hiroki Saitoh himself. Music that rests in daily moments like furnitures; soundscapes composed from field recordings, guitar and piano; where impromptu music has reached.

All musical instruments, field recording Hiroki Saitoh
Mixing, mastering Satoshi Ikkatai
Production Hiroki Saitoh, Taro Fujiwara
Executive production Taromix
Photography sai
Design jun watanabe

soundscape design lab

website. www.soundscapedesignlab.com

SoundscapeDesignLabは、東京を拠点に世界に向けて活動するサウンド・ブランディング・エージェンシーです。私たちはサウンド・スケープ(音風景)を思考の軸に、音を用いたブランディングやサウンドコンサルティングを行います。活動領域は多岐にわたり、空間音響、施設内BGM、製品インターフェイス音、企業やブランドのCI・ロゴサウンドなどの企画/制作の他、サウンドを用いたアート作品、楽曲の制作や広告・キャンペーン等の映像、ショーやイベントへの楽曲・SE・ME提供なども積極的に行っています。
今、私たちの周りには音があふれ、個性のある美しいサウンド・スケープは残念ながら失われ続けている現状があります。その中で地域やクライアントがもつ個性的なサウンド・スケープを大切にすると共に、積極的にそのサウンド・スケープをデザインすることにより社会に貢献することを目指します。

Soundscape Design Lab is a sound branding agency led by Hiroki Saitoh, offering services that include; branding strategy and sound consulting, with “soundscape” (sound scenery) in the axis of the thought.
Our work reaches to a wide range such as spatial audio, environmental design, product sonification, planning and designing the company branding including logo sound, art installation, music producing for advertisements and promotion, SE and ME providing for shows and events.
Unfortunately, beautiful soundscapes are blurring nowadays due to modern lifestyles in which we are surrounded by many sounds. Our aim is to contribute to the society by positively designing and nourishing the soundscapes that are unique to the regions and clients.

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