PARTY New York, 2018, Digital Installation
@Hankyu Umeda, Osaka, Japan 10/26/2018 - 11/10/2018
This work is a holistic approach and oversaw the creative execution of “I LOVE MAX MARA”—a uniquely dynamic showcase of Max Mara’s FW18 collection and history held at the Hankyu Umeda department store in Osaka, Japan.
The centerpiece of this show was a giant (five-meter tall) interactive “Teddy Bear Coat” model, used to display 3D video mapping content inspired by the iconic coat. In addition to the main event, we created interactive content for the maxmaragram digital installation as well as took part in organizing a runway show that revolved around the giant Teddy Bear Coat.
Visitors were invited to experience the Italian label’s rich design heritage and exquisite craftsmanship in this two-week open exhibition from October 26 to November 10, 2018.
Client : Max Mara Japan
Agency : PARTY New York
Idea: Masashi Kawamura
Creative Director: Masashi Kawamura
Executive Producer: Yusuke Tominaga
Producer: Sachie Aihara
Project Manager: Keiko Oda
Content Planner: Deborah Ten
Producer: Naoto Yamada (DENTSU LIVE INC.)
Producer: Hideaki Suzuki (DENTSU LIVE INC.)
Art Director / Designer: Takashi Inoue (t.i.d.a.)
Designer: Yota Kubo
Designer: Yuichi Takatani
Designer: Yu Maezawa
Director / Art Director CG Artist: Daisuke Hashimoto (P.I.C.S. management / LIL)
CG Producer: Ryota Izutsu (LIL)
CG Technical Supervisor: Mitsuhiro Taniguchi (LIL)
CG Artist: Takeru Shima
CG Artist: Yusuke Moriya
CG Technical Director: Shuichi Nakahara (Miracle Mile Inc.)
CG Artist: Tomohiro Murayama (Miracle Mile Inc.)
Projection Technical Producer: Teruhisa Uchida (S.C.ALLIANCE Inc.)
Projection Technical Director: Hideharu Takayama (S.C.ALLIANCE Inc.)
Projection 3D Supervisor: Kazunari Takashima (S.C.ALLIANCE Inc.)
Projection Programmer: Masami Yamanashi (S.C.ALLIANCE Inc.)
Composer: Ray Kunimoto
Producer: Yasuhiro Yamamoto (GRIT)
Tech Director: Qanta Shimizu
Tech Director: Yoshiaki Kajiyashiki (BASSDRUM)
Tech Director: Yuma Murakami (BASSDRUM)
Tech Director: Hisayoshi Hayashi (HYS Inc.)
System Developer: Shu Takano (S2 Factory, Inc.)
Account Director: Daisuke Takahashi (hakuten)
Account Director: Shinji Ohshima (hakuten)
Technical Producer: Takahiro Maeda (HEART-S)
Server Engineer: Tomoki Mitsunaka (HEART-S)
Video Engineer / Producer: Makiko Ishigami (HEART-S)
Lighting Designer: Jiro Yamanishi (HEART-S)
Sound Designer: Masaaki Nakamura (HEART-S)
2”11’ length Movie, Stereo Audio, 2018
Presented by：Aichi Triennale Organizing Committee
PARTY, 2017, Digital Installation
@Tokyo Midtown, October 10, 2017 - November 5, 2017
In the middle of Tokyo, Midtown,
vegetables are growing.
They sunbathe inside a plastic greenhouse,
and are living through photosynthesis
and absorbing water.
Leaves, roots, flowers, fruits.
Their shapes and colors are their survival strategy.
They are design.
Start off by touching the 7 types of lives
now growing strong in the soil.
Then, bathe in the design of vegetables,
enhanced by animations and sounds.
Naoki Ito, PARTY / Overall Direction
Sounds of rubbing seeds.
Sounds of touching leaves.
Sounds of eating fruits.
I recorded the sounds created with actual vegetables.
Then, I mixed them with the sounds of
orchestra instruments on the computer
to make 7 melodies.
Tomatoes are violin, carrots are trumpet,
cabbages are oboe, mini radishes are flute,
sweet potatoes are piano, eggplants are harp,
pumpkins are clarinet.
Gently touch the vegetables,
and listen to the symphony ofinstruments and vegetables.
Ray Kunimoto / Sound Designer
Overall Director : Naoki Ito(PARTY)
Overall Produce : Shigeyoshi Hayashi(PARTY)
Chief Produce : Taro Mikami(CEKAI)
Producer : Kimihiro Takano(PARTY)
Producer : Tetsuro Shinoda(CEKAI)
Film Director : Keisuke Terashima(PARTY)
Production Manager : Yuta Imai(moph)
Production Manager : Megumi Yoshida(CEKAI)
Sound Designer : Ray Kunimoto
Programmer : Teruaki Tsubokura
Programmer : Yuki Anai
Programmer : Kenta Watashima
Main Graphic : Ryu Mieno
Illustrator : Akiko Tokunaga
Construction Executive : Ryu Miyajima(NAKATEN)
Plastic Greenhouse Creator : Jun Nakazawa(JYOUSAI KOUGYO)
LED Director : Hiroyasu Oikawa(KOMADEN CORPORATION)
LED Technical Director : Koji Amemiya(KOMADEN CORPORATION)
Garden Planner : Yugo Suzuki(HANANOKIKAKUSHA LTD.)
Documentary Filmmaker : Shinya Kobayashi(RIGHT UP)
Documentary Filmmaker : Yuhei Echigoya(S’MIX STUDIO)
Documentary Photographer : Kenta Hasegawa(OFP)
Copywriter : Yuki Ohtsu(PARTY)
English Copywriter : Mandy Wang(PARTY)
PR Manager : Suno Nishiyama(PARTY)
Technical Cooperator : Yoji Kido(PARTY)
Marche : Why Juice? (NON-GRID Inc.)
Marche : SHUN GATE goodmornings
Camping with Sounds
SONY, 2017, Digital Installation
@Shibuya MODI, September 22, 2017 - October 31, 2017
Sony Square Shibuya Project内で、星の動きに合わせて、音が動く音楽体験ができます。
Light : Takayuki Ohdaira
Music, Programming : Ray Kunimoto
Creative: dot by dot
Producer: Go Komaki
Dir, DP, Editor: Takashi Hirukawa
camera: Ogura Yu
Music: Ray Kunimoto
Contacts in 24 Hours Exhibition Observe・Listen・Touch
MUJI, 2017, Digital Installation
@Festival Walk Hong Kong LG2F, April 28 - May 3, 2017
Every day and every hour, we come in contact with almost innumerable items. If we record what we need, use, wear and dispose of in the course of a full day, it will make a very long list…
Quoted from “So Shu Ji Nen,” a publication by MUJI.
MUJI offers more than 7,000 life tools and items, made up of various materials.
For this exhibition, a research with 50 people was conducted to study the average contacts within 24 hours and recreated with MUJI’s merchandises and materials. It represents our activities of studying a comfortable life in the important three axes through observing, listening and touching.
Besides, we interviewed people from various backgrounds to produce a short film, through viewing of their life, the things they see, listen or touch every day, the film aims to understand the meaning of life via different contact points.
Sound & Sound System : Ray Kunimoto
Visual&Sensing System : Hitsuji
3D City Experience Lab.
Rhizomatiks inc., 2017, WEB
「3D CITY EXPERIENCE LAB.」 は、データドリブンによる 3D都市の表現、次世代のプラットフォームのデータフォーマットとしての可能性を探る試み。
Production : Rhizomatiks
Music + Sound Design : "Tokyo Victory" by Southern All Stars
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
8K:VR RIDE "Tokyo Victory"
NHK Enterprises, 2017, Digital Installation
8K:VR RIDE "Tokyo Victory" use 8K+ Dome-Shaped Wide Screen + Motion Ride + 5.1 surround sound technology, 8K:VR Ride is the world’s first 8K motion ride, and just does not need a head mounted display to create a VR experience.
“Tokyo Victory” is a track from Southern All Stars, one of Japan’s most iconic bands.
@SXSW2017 Trade Show, March 12, 2017 - March 15, 2017
Sound Design : Ray Kunimoto
Art Direction : Hiroyasu Kimura
CGI Production : Digital Garden Inc., CAD Center(©︎Real 3D Map Tokyo)
Music : "Tokyo Victory" by Southern All Stars
NHK Media Technology
Wonder Vision Techno Laboratory
A movie that expresses the arrival of BRAVIA OLED, released to coincide with CES 2017. Utilizing the features of OLED, it shows the world of contrast between a silhouette and a nebula, and the water surface and particles vibrating as they are hit by that light are expressed as the waves coming from the new speakers, which produce sound by vibrating the OLED itself.
Direction / Planning : Daisuke Shigihara (TANGRAM)
Cam : Masato Indo, Masashi Sasaki, Takayuki Akachi (TANGRAM), Kenichi Murase
Sound : Ray Kunimoto
Offline : Kazunari Tanaka
Colorist : Motoi Tanaka (L’space Vision)
Online / Composite / CG : Masaki Mizuno (Khaki Inc.), Yota Tazaki (Khaki Inc.)
CG : Hideki Inoue, CAI Inc.
SFX : Kazukuni Muraki (LOCUST) / Tomoya Ito
Producer : Masanobu Nagakura (TANGRAM)
Production Manager : Eri Deduci / Daisuke Serita
Production&Agency : TANGRAM co. ltd.
Client : Sony Visual Products Inc.
MUJI / RYOHIN KEIKAKU + Drawing And Manual + Ray Kunimoto, 2016, Digital Installation
The MUJI design team, the masterminds behind objects used in almost every facet of our daily lives, discussed the theme of Aging.
Just as people and things age, lifestyles also evolve with a person's life stage.
One starts out living alone, then with another, and then forms a family, and goes back again to two. These changes, just like the rings of a tree, are a slow and prosperous process of growth.
A "chair", an object used in the lives of many, was chosen as the motif to express the Aging of lifestyles. By adding different parts to the oak stool sold at MUJI, this chair turns into things like a baby chair, a rocking horse, and a rocking chair.
This video installation and the music created in collaboration with DRAWING AND MANUAL and Ray Kunimoto is a poetic portrayal of the people sitting in their chairs and their ever-changing life that flows with the passing of time.
@Shiseido Ginza Building Hana-Tsubaki Hall, October 20, 2016 - November 15, 2016
Music + Sound Engineering : Ray Kunimoto
Production : Drawing And Manual Inc.
Concept : MUJI / RYOHIN KEIKAKU
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, 2016, Movie+CI
Creative Director：Tetsuya Yamane(Light Publicity)
Special Equipment：Tsunenori Tsukimura
Producer：Taro Mikami(CEKAI), Yumi Shinozaki(Light Publicity)
Direction / Animation：Kota Iguchi(CEKAI)
hearing things #Metronome
In the darkness, the grain of the sound jumping, swelling, and into the infinite space.
Phenomenon of sound feels like a creature, the sound installation produce an entirely new hearing experience.
Inside of the black room enclosed a special anechoic-sound panel, three of the metronome that lit up light in the dark, and metronomes make monotonous sound.
When the sight is cut off gradually, the sound of metronomes touch the experience’s body while the sound grown, stretch, crushed by a complex 3D sound program in the space.
When to hear the ecosystem of the rich sound, exposed a variety of images in the your brain and it will be to get a fresh experience of “seeing in the ear” in darkness.
The phenomenon of sound using advanced technology build the “architecture of sound” that dynamically change to continue and expand the perception of the people.
Ray Kunimoto, 2016, Multi-Channel Audio / Motion Graphics
Composition, Engineering, Programming, Direction : Ray Kunimoto
Motion Graphics : Yosuke Chiai
Motion Graphics Suport : Mizuki Takagaki, Kenji Shimatani
Photograph : BAKE inc.
PARADE FOR THE END OF THE WORLD
Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris, 2016, Performance
Composition, computer and piano : Keiichiro Shibuya
Dance : Jérémie Bélingard, star dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet
Video and installation : Justine Emard
Sound program by Multi-phonic Speakers : Ray Kunimoto
Sound program by Deep Neural Network : Takashi Ikegami, Itsuki Doi, Hiroki Kojima
Photograph : Patrice Kezirian
Fri 27th / Sat 28th May 2016.
Production of the Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris
Creation-work in progress
SUUMO SOUND VIEW
Recruit Sumai Company Ltd., 2016, WebPR
Production : dot by dot inc., Zoo(Google)
Producer : Yusuke Tominaga, Kenichi Seki
Creative Director : Kyosuke Taniguchi
Designer : Yuchi Tkatani
Technical Director＆Programmer : Koki Ibukuro
Programmer : David Ronai
System Engineer : Takanobu Izukawa
Programmer : Tetsuro Ogawa
Assistant : Shizuho Sato
Music Director&Sound Designer : Ray Kunimoto
Director : Kenjiro Matsuo
Producer : Yudai Kogawa
Programmer : Sho Shindo
Sound Designer : KAZUMI KANEDA, Shuisuke Chino, Kiminori Takaki, Yuki Sezaki, Ryuuta Takaki
Director & DP : Takashi Hirukawa
Photographer : Masaya Tanaka
Production Manager : Etuko Sato
There are a variety of scenery in the town that we live.
SUUMO SOUND VIEW is "listening" music player the landscape of the city you're looking at now, as music.
Urban lot of people come and go, nature of the city to put hot breath, streets pass away from the car window of the train, where you get used to one person.
Enjoy the music of a variety of town, please find your favorite place.
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Tokyo Colors. 2015
Tokyo Station City, 2015, Digital Installation
"Tokyo Colors. 2015" sensing the wind blowing through the Grandroof by the sensor, and visualize the wind in light and sound.
Production that changes at every moment in response to the wind, creating a fantastic world that can not only see the moment.
Sail of light that illuminates the future, and colorful hope of buds shining under the Grandroof.
Now, a new color in Tokyo tomorrow.
@Tokyo Station, December 1, 2015 - January 11, 2016
Plan&Produce&Direction : Keisuke Arikuni(rhizomatiks)
Creative Coding : Hiroyuki Hori(rhizomatiks), Akira Hayasaka
Lighting Direction : Hiroyuki Hori(rhizomatiks)
Lighting Design : Hiroyuki Hori(rhizomatiks), Akira Hayasaka, Hitoshi Morita(TYMOTE)
Hardware Engineering : Ryuya Motoki(rhizomatiks), Ichiro Mishima(rhizomatiks)
Sound Direction : Taeji Sawai(Qosmo)
Sound Design : Ray Kunimoto, Taeji Sawai(Qosmo)
Sound Coding : Ray Kunimoto
Voices : Miyu Hosoi(Qosmo)
Sound Engineering : Mitsuru Tajika
Space Design : Shinya Akabane, Ryuya Motoki(rhizomatiks)
Construction : Kazuya Kusunoki(JFE Technos), Shinji Tkahata(JFE Technos)
Anemoscope Device Engineering : Kanta Horio
LED Lighting Device Engineering : Shingo Togawa, Junichi Barata(COLOR KINETICS JAPAN)
Plan&Produce&Direction : Keisuke Arikuni(rhizomatiks)
Direction : Hiroyuki Hori(rhizomatiks)
Creative Coding : Akira Hayasaka
Graphic Design Becca Kawaichi(rhizomatiks)
Sound Design : Setsuya Kurotaki(rhizomatiks)
Space Design : Shinya Akabane, Ryuya Motoki(rhizomatiks)
Hardware Engineer : Ryuya Motoki(rhizomatiks), Ichiro Mishima(rhizomatiks)
Constructor : Kazuya Kusunoki(JFE Technos), Shinji Takahata(JFE Technos)
Produce : Keisuke Arikuni(rhizomatiks), Hidekatsu Nagasawa(TOKYO), Maiko Shimada(TOKYO)
Direction : Motoha Uzawa(TOKYO)
Edit : Kazuhide Adachi(DADABI)
Music : Ray Kunimoto
Production Manager : Tomoko Morishige
Camera : Ryosuke Toyama
Colorist : Masahiro Ishiyama(Digital Garden)
NHK Enterprises inc., 2015, Movie
This work, worked at the NHK Media Technology inc. and NHK enterprise inc. is jointly produced by state-of-the-art digital media technology "8K3D technology", is the world's first entertainment content.
By 16 times the resolution and 3D technology of high-definition, a futuristic space enough to distinguish from the real thing and the video will not stick it is possible to experience.
By sound artist evala and the technical team of NHK Media Technology of the up-and-coming, to produce a fertile music space for 22.2ch speaker system, created the future of the music experience.
@Shibuya Hikarie, Tokyo 11/12/2015~11/13/2015
Google Play Music "35 million songs Billboard"
Google inc., 2015, Outdoor advertising
In this huge building board made of 13000 pieces of an earphone jack, by inserting the headphones or earphones, you can listen to on the spot the music that has been delivered in the Google Play Music.
From 13000 pieces of an earphone jack has different music each is played.
@Shibuya PARCO, Tokyo 10/8/2015~10/24/2015
Production : Hakuhodo, SIX, Hakuhodo Products, FUTUREK inc.
Creative Director : Jin Saito, Takayuki Hino
Art Director : Itsuki Ikezawa
Copywriter : Hiroaki Urano
Designer : Tetsuo Shirosaki, Yasushi Hirokawa
Acount Executive&Planner : Yasuaki Takagi, Shohei Sugimori, Yosuke Takeda, Akisuke Mizukami
Integration Producer : Hayato Arakawa
Event Producer : Kazuhiro Tsukada
Web Producer : Kyosuke Yamamoto, Tomoro Fujishima
Web Designer : Mariko Ito, Saki Kato
Interactive Director : Jutaro Mochizuki
Technical Director&System Engineer : Yoon Junsuk
Technical Director : Auto Kumon
Sound Engineer&Programmer : Ray Kunimoto
System Engineer : Tomohiro Ishizono
Production Manager : Yuta Takagi, Masahiro Kawaguchi
Markup Engineer : Daisuke Yamabayashi
Movie : Yusuke Hosoi
teamLab, 2015, Interactive Digital Installation
By installing LEDs in three-dimensional space, it is possible to create a real-time interactive, moving 3-D artwork. teamLab employed its original Interactive 4-D Vision in creating the Crystal Universe interactive installation of a seemingly infinite number of light particles positioned in a three-dimensional space.
Viewers of the artwork can enter and walk around in the three-dimensional light space. A viewer’s entrance into the space affects all of the lights in a way that causes change to occur throughout the installation indefinitely. Meanwhile, the viewer continues to cause further change wherever in the Crystal Universe the viewer is.
The viewer, in other words, is the center of the universe and becomes one with the light and body of the installation. Viewers, moreover, may bring about change to the Crystal Universe through access from a smartphone. They merely select a universe element, face the Crystal Universe, and swipe toward the installation to add the selected element to the artwork.
Production : teamLab
Music / Sound System : Ray Kunimoto
Shohei Fujimoto, 2015, Digital Installation
Sound : Ray Kunimoto
238 laser modules and sensors are placed within the space. Each laser is observed by the sensors, which generate sound when touched. Could it be possible to consider light (lasers are used in this work), which has no physical response, as a physical object?
Exhibition : Kobe Biennale 2015 (September 19, 2015 - November 1, 2015)
Supernatural hearing ability test
NETFLIX, 2016, Web PR
Headphones or earphones attached, and will answer to the problem while divided into listening to the acoustic looming from 360 degrees in all directions, the level of "Supernatural hearing ability" will be diagnosed after the test is completed.
In the test, 7 is kind of random in question is six issues from the test, it is possible to know the level of their own hearing ability in the game feeling.
Music / Sound Effect / Sound Direction / Sound Processing : Ray Kunimoto
Sound Direction / Sound Processing : Katsuhiro Chiba
power of one #timeline
Shohei Fujimoto, 2015, Digital Installation
Sound : Ray Kunimoto
Film : Takuya Okamoto
n this piece, the entire space is a recording device. A laser is installed in the center of the space. 480 autonomous devices are installed in the space so as to encircle the laser. The laser rotates, performing data entry on the devices. The devices capture and record the times that they are hit by the laser.
The exposure time of the laser is about 10 seconds.
The ambient sound of the space is coordinated with the speed and number of the laser's revolutions.
When the laser's exposure ends, a single timeline is formed in each of the various devices.
The contents recorded by the devices are fed back as light and sound. Through the coordination of the devices, the timeline and light trajectory that existed in the space 10 seconds before are regenerated.
3D Photogrammetry feat. Motoko Kusanagi
Masamune Shirow/KODANSHA, 2015, Web PR
Ghost in the Shell REALIZE PROJECT, aiming to bring to life the fictional technologies found in the cyberpunk world of "Ghost in the Shell", is proud to present the launch of a digital work incorporating 3D photogrammetry technology that utilizes hi-speed photography and 3D data creation.
Moment in Emotion #calligraphy
Showed @Expo Milano 2015 Japan Pavilion (May 21, 2015 - May 23, 2015)
By analyzing calligraphy in real-time, and by extracting and recording data about the pressure of the calligrapher's brushstrokes, the coordinates of the brush on the paper, the ratio of paper covered by ink, and the speed of the brush, the gathered data is outputted visually and as music. In general, calligraphy is stored either hung on walls or framed, but in this work, a new method of recording and storing calligraphy has been shown.
teamLab Crystal Fireworks
teamLab, 2014, Interactive Light Sculpture, Endless
Three-dimensional fireworks made of crystals of light that visitors can set off using their smartphones. Visitors can select the firework they like on their smartphone, make a wish, and set off a three-dimensional firework made of crystals of light.
Production : teamLab
Music / Sound Effect : Ray Kunimoto
DAOKO - DAOKO
toys Factory, 2015, CD, 95min
"10.JK" Compose / Arrangement : Ray Kunimoto
"10.JK" Lyrics : DAOKO
MUJI to Relax
Ryohin Keikaku Co. Ltd.,2015, Web PR / Smartphone Application
You just generate a relaxing music, from heart beat and time.
Measuring the heart beat by the lights and camera of your smartphone.
It makes the best relaxing music for you, from the combination of countless sound.
N.O.R.K. - ADSR
N.O.R.K., 2014, CD / distributiion
All Songs composed : Ray Kunimoto
All Songs lyrics : Nariaki Obukuro
Duo was formed in the college students (at the time of 2014), N.O.R.K. Mini-album.
Greet the up-and-coming DJ and truck makes as a remixer, it is also recorded remastered and unreleased tracks of music that attracted attention in the free download in the past.
Formed in October 2013 by two college students, N.O.R.K. is intended to create a place for the art representation of the music.
Elegant beat makeup and androgynous falsetto minimalist is reminiscent the RHYE and How to dress well, sound is the world standard to be internalized also heavily disturbing air, as symbolized by the decadent music video.
In addition, already music distribution in the free download is also called the topic, such as featured in various music blogs and national culture paper in a few months after the formation, attracting attention.
1. The Fall
2. Yell Out
5. The Fall (HNC Fugue and Her Rosary Mix)
6. Yell Out (Lady Citizen Remix)
7. Offense (Licaxxx Remix)