Shinji Kanki open seminar

Shinji portrait


As part of the Microtonal Music Studios visiting artistic researcher programme Shinji Kanki will present a seminar which covers several musical temperaments including his experiments to a special temper, Stockhausen Blue and will demonstrate his “coloured noise instrument” and it’s compositional application.

Shinji Kanki is a Japanese composer based in Finland since 1984. He works in the field of experimental music composition and received the Finland State prize in 2015. He studied music composition and computer music in Hiroshima University, Tokyo Music University and Royal Academy of Music Stockholm. During his study period he won the New York international tape music competition 1979 and wrote MS-DOS Handbook, the first Japanese book on PC operating system 1983. He has been teaching at Sibelius Academy, Academy of Fine Arts, Theatre Academy and Lapland University, and at various art academies and universities in EU countries, in the US and in Japan. He teaches currently at The Art School MAA and at Aalto University where he has been an honorary Fellow since 2016.