SEEKING

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ABOUT

Ken Aihara is Boston and New York based Japanese Multi-Keyboard player/Composer/ producer and Sound designer. Called “New type of keyboardist….. such as keyboard beast!!”.

Ken started keyboard at age 3. From childhood, concerning his father’s work, he has spent summer in Europe and have a global perspective.

Ken attended Osaka University of Art(OUA), Electronic keyboard major in Japan. While Ken studied keyboard techniques and he was inspired by progressive rock and fusion.

During his time at OUA, Ken won the first prize the various band competitions. At the same time, Ken performed with the famous Japanese bands whose names are THE NOVEMBERS, The telephones,The chef cooks me, ORESUKABAND, Tomovsky, Mariko Goto, The Czech No Republic, etc

In 2014, Ken performed graduate winner concert and he had the best keyboard award in Osaka University of Art. After getting a degree(B.E), Ken attended Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts USA. During his time at Berklee, Ken studied Piano under Steve Hunt(Allan Holdsworth), Mark Rossi(George Russell), Dave Limina(B.B. King), Laszlo Gardony (Randy Brecker) to name a few. He also studied electronic production design major for sound design, mix engineering, audio programming, and post-production works.

Ken graduated Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music, and he moved to New York. He got a great opportunity and developed a wide range of musical career between performance keyboards to post-production works.

Most Recently his work, Ken joined the progressive metal band “Altiom” which will release New Album in June. Ken played synth & sound design for drummer Tomo Hasebe ‘s on the album (with Oz Noy, Evan Marine) released.

In production side, he is working sound engineer of sound library and sound design of SFX. Now he is making different types of his solo albums and more!!

Other Skills: Sound design film and game,Mix engineering and Audio programming(C sound, C programming and Max/MSP)

Screen name:
Ken Aihara
Member since:
Feb 02 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

EL&P, Dream theater, Planet X, Allan Holdsworth, Brad Mehldau, Chick corea, Hiromi Uehara Mark-de Clive-lowe, Telefon Tel Aviv, Mr.Bill ,Nine inch nails,

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Electronic Music:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Korg
Kronos X, Microkorg, Monologue ,Triton tektite
Roland
RD-300NX, Gaia,
Native instruments
Maschine Jam,

Ableton live
Protools,
Logic,

MUSIC