Jun Miyake

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Jun Miyake (Japanese: 三宅 純 Hepburn: Miyake Jun?, January 7, 1958) is a Japanese composer and trumpeter.[1][2] His music (e.g., the songs "Lilies in the Valley" and "The Here and After") was used in the film Pina, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in January 2012.[3]

Biography[edit]

Discovered by the Japanese legend Terumasa Hino, started his career as a Jazz trumpeter, graduating Berklee College of Music. As he came back to Tokyo, he became an influential artist, as well as a successful composer, who had put out 13 solo albums, worked on films, documentaries, dances, advertisement, theatre pieces, and served as a producer for numerous artists. He also won many awards including Cannes advertisement film festival, the Digital media Grands prix, after working on over 3000 TV commercials. Miyake has closely worked with Pina Bausch, Wim Wenders, Robert Wilson, Oliver Stone, Jean-Paul Goude, Philippe Decouflé, among others, as well as collaborations with artists such as Hal Willner, Arto Lindsay, Peter Scherer, Arthur H, Vinicius Cantuaria, Bulgarian Voices, David Byrne, Grace Jones, Gavin Friday, Ron Carter, Michael Brecker, and many others.

With his ability to blend the most seemingly disparate element of music, he has achieved much respect throughout the world. From 2005, he has set a base in Paris, actively working on several projects. He has been selected as “ Man of 2009 “ by Galerie Lafayette Homme.

He composed the soundtrack of the episode "Stink Bomb" for the anime Memories, where he uses a combination of jazz and funk to emphasize the film's chaotic and comedic nature.

In the film Pina by Wim Wenders, his tracks were featured in the essential scenes. This film was awarded by European Film Award 2011 as Best Documentary; nominated for the Academy Awards 2012 as Best Documentary Feature,[4] and BAFTA 2012 as Best non-English language film.

Discography[edit]

  • 1983 — JUNE NIGHT LOVE (TDK RECORDS)
  • 1984 — Especially Sexy (TDK RECORDS)
  • 1988 — TOKOSHIE no TENOHIRA 〈永遠乃掌 〉 (SWITCH RECORDS)
  • 1989 — Cycloid / Stokesia (FUNHOUSE)
  • 1991 — ONE (PONY CANYON)
  • 1991 — Sublime&JUN MIYAKE / RECIENTE (WEA MUSIC)
  • 1991 — zans / La Party (NIPPON COLUMBIA)
  • 1993 — ENTROPATHY 〈星ノ玉ノ緒〉 (SONY RECORDS)
  • 1996 — JUN MIYAKE CM TRACKS VOL.1 (SLC RECORDS)
  • 1996 — JUN MIYAKE CM TRACKS VOL.2 (SLC RECORDS)
  • 1997 — Latinism Reversible (TOKUMA JAPAN COMMUNICATIONS)
  • 1998 — "angels rondo" MUSIC for TAKAYUKI TERAKADO EXHIBITION (TERAPIKA RECORDS)
  • 1999 — Glam Exotica ! (BEAMS RECORDS)
  • 2000 — Mondo Erotica ! (BEAMS RECORDS)
  • 2000 — Innocent Bossa in the mirror (BEAMS RECORDS/CONSIPIO RECORDS)
  • 2007 — Stolen from strangers (drApe/VIDEOARTS)
  • 2010 — Sublime&JUN MIYAKE / LUDIC (YELLOWBIRD)
  • 2013 — Lost Memory Theatre act-1 / (drApe/P-VINE, enja-yellowbird)

Session musician, arranger, producer, composer works[edit]

  • 1983 — Naomi Akimoto - Rolling 80's
  • 1983 — Ken Muramatsu - Still Life Donuts
  • 1984 — Hibari Misora - Narcissus Poetry~Misora Sings Pop
  • 1987 — Teressa Jonette - DARK ANGEL'S NIGHT
  • 1987 — Fumio Karashima - Transparent
  • 1987 — Toshirō Yanagiba - Your Name Is
  • 1987 — Takashi Sato - Le Soleil Dans L'eau
  • 1987 — ZOE heywood - ZOE
  • 1988 — Takashi Sato - La dolce vita
  • 1988 — Takashi Sato - One Person Rather Than 2 People
  • 1988 — Jean Michel Jarre - Revolutions (Disques Dreyfus)
  • 1988 — Akina Nakamori - TATTOO
  • 1988 — Akina Nakamori - Femme Fatale
  • 1988 — Tadao Inoue - At The Clubhouse
  • 1989 — Susumu Hirasawa - Water in Time and Space (Pioneer LDC, Polydor K.K.)
  • 1989 — Tadao Inoue - SAPPHIRE BLUE
  • 1989 — Haruo Kubota - Tokyo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jun Miyake devient l'égérie des Galeries Lafayette". Challenges.fr. February 9, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Jun Miyake: "Stolen from strangers"". Hessischer Rundfunk. October 27, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  3. ^ "'Pina' Aims for an Unprecedented Double-Play at Oscars". TheWrap.com. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  4. ^ http://oscar.go.com/nominees

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