Masamitsu Araki Kyoto
Masamitsu Araki is artist and sound designer. He lives and works in Kyoto, Japan. Masamitsu Araki constructs unique soundscapes based on acoustic experiences and fieldwork. While presenting his theatrical acoustic pieces and art installations, he works as a member of the recording collective ARCHIVES PAY and the music group NEW MANUKE. “Making sound begins with listening to sound” as Araki says, he consistently emphasizes the creation of a listening environment rather than the act of making sound itself. As his reaction to the recent diversity of audiovisual spaces, Araki has been considering and practicing a new phase of reproduction of recorded sounds as a pivotal element of his work. As a sound designer, he often collaborates with artists with various backgrounds and feeds such experiences back to his own artistic experiments.