A native of Shizuoka Japan, HIBIKI MUKAI (b.1993) is a music composer, pianist and new media artist.
Hibiki has composed for a variety of the performing arts: contemporary dance, movies and theatrical art, and he very frequently works in collaboration with other artistic performers and creators.
He has received numerous prestigious international awards, including the Festival Musica Academy’s prize 2018 in Strasbourg, 1st Prize at the ORDA-2019 Composition Competition in Amsterdam, 1st Prize at the 84th Music Competition of Japan, the Iwatani Prize, the Meiji Yasuda Prize, the Miyoshi Prize and 1st Prize at the 33rd ACL Festival & Conference in Manila Young Composers Competition, and the Diploma Prize at the 8th International Jurgenson competition in Moscow.
His works have been commissioned and selected by the Ukrainian Institute (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ukraine), Gaudeamus Music Week [Utrecht], Festival Musica [Strasbourg], Venice Biennale Musica [Venice], ManiFeste [Paris], Elektro Arts [Cluj- Napoca], ilSUONO Contemporary Music Academy [Perugia], Jurgenson Competition (Moscow), Japan Federation of Composers Award [Tokyo], Electronic Music Week [Shanghai], New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival [New York], and International Computer Music Conference [Shanghai, Daegu]. To date, he has been awarded scholarships by the Rohm Music Foundation, the Kakehashi Foundation, the Yamaha Music Foundation, and the Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company.
In addition to these accolades, Hibiki received his Bachelor’s degree from Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo in 2016, and completed his Master of Music degree in Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague in 2019. In 2020, he was awarded the Highest Distinction for the completion of his Postgraduate in composition from the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp. He has studied composition with Midori Okubo, Shirotomo Aizawa, Masahiro Ishijima and Takayuki Rai, Richard Barrett, and Wim Hendrickx. Hibiki is currently based in Porto, Portugal and the Hague, the Netherlands to pursuing a PhD degree in digital media at the University of Porto (FEUP).
Hibiki Mukai's works are published by Edition ONGAKU NO TOMO (Tokyo, Japan) and will be published by Edition Tre Fontane (Münster, Germany) and Éditions Durand (Paris, France) in 2020.