New EP 'In Moonlight', Akira Kosemura composed four piano pieces with the inspirations of the several female images. 'In Moonlight, Op. 1 & 2', the series take you to the quiet place, put yourself in the moonlight, a moonbeam breaks then shakes the shadow of you. 'Minerva', bearing the name of Roman mythical goddess Minerva, it makes you symbolize a wise and beautiful woman. 'Trace', we can image the feeling of her who stands the branch point of life, her past and future. This album shows us the various expressions however, there are the fragile beauty and close protective calmness of all songs, and it's everything you expect from Akira Kosemura.
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Born in Tokyo in 1985, Japanese composer Akira Kosemura debuted his first solo album, “It’s On Everything”, on an Australian label in 2007 while he was still in school. That same year, he founded his own label, Schole Records, and garnered good reviews by releasing various albums of crossover genre music featuring the sounds of piano, strings, winds, synthesizers, and field recordings. Akira has composed music for film, stage, and commercials, including the OWN series Love Is__ produced by Mara Brock Akil, TBS series Chugakusei Nikki, a contemporary ballet piece MANON choreographed by Kimiho Hulbert, and Japan Pavilion in Milano EXPO. In recent years, he has worked collaboratively with international brands such as TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist. MAISON DE REEFUR, Nikon, Rado, IKEA and KINFOLK. Also Akira featured Devendra Banhart on a single titled Someday. His works have received high acclaim from media outlets around the world, including Pitchfork in the US.
released March 29, 2019