MAI IKUSHIMA

 

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Mai Ikushima grew up in a household filled with classical piano, rock guitars, and a constant stream of local music hits. Her father was very influential in showing her how to make people laugh with animal and iconic movie sounds recreated with only her body and voice, and her obsession with sound took off from there. Wherever she went, she would absorb the peculiar sounds of the area, like the Kuma-Zemi cicadas of her childhood summers spent at her grandmother’s home in Aichi, or her neighbor’s gentle banjo twangs and rocking chair creaks in muggy Alabama.

 

Born in Toyota City of Japan, raised in WV, AL, CA, and Hokkaido, and having lived in Saint Paul, Boston, England, and now Los Angeles, her immersion in many different environments and cultures runs deeper than most. Consequently, she is very keen on creating convincing worlds with just her microphones and effects. She is constantly involved in sound design and Foley for a vast audience, through games, short form animations and films for festivals, and has received the Suzanne Ciani Award from Berklee College of Music.

 

 

生島舞

愛知県生まれ・ウェストヴァージニア、アラバマ、カリフォルニア、札幌育ち・セントポール、ボストン、イギリス、東京、そして現在ロサンゼルズ住まい

 

クラシックピアノとロックギターに囲まれながら、その地の独特な音楽を取り入れた子供時代。父親が生み出す絶妙な音マネに夢中になり、音の世界に踏み込む。

バークリー音楽大学の、Electronic Music and Design部に所属後、Suzanne Ciani賞を受け取り、現在は、フォーリーアートとサウンドデザインを、ゲーム、アニメーション、フェスティバル用ショートムービーなど、幅広いジャンルで活動。

 

子供時代に聴いた、祖母の庭のクマゼミが訴える暑苦しさや、アラバマで近所のどこからか聴こえて来るバンジョーとロッキングチェアの心地良さ、サンディエゴの深夜、コヨーテの遠吠えと頭上を羽ばたくフクロウが仰ぐ恐怖などをヒントに、完璧な世界観を作り上げるサウンドデザイナー。