Hoshiko Yamane

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Hoshiko Yamane
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Background information
Born (1981-04-04) April 4, 1981 (age 40)
Osaka, Japan
Occupation(s)Composer, musician
InstrumentsViolin, Ableton Push
Associated actsTangerine Dream
KiSeki (木石)
Thorsten Quaeschning
Ulrich Schnauss
Edgar Froese
Bianca Froese-Acquaye
Motimaru Dance Company
Tukico (solo project)

Hoshiko Yamane (山根星子, Yamane Hoshiko; Osaka, April 4th 1981[1]) is a Japanese violinist, composer and performer, based in Berlin.[2] She has been a member of Tangerine Dream since 2011.


Born in Osaka, Yamane attended the University of Arts in Aichi. Her training destined her to be a violinist in classical music, but she extended her practice to modern music and later to pop music. She moved to Europe to further study in Berlin and Rostock, finally relocating in Berlin.[2]

In 2009 she started an experimental contemporary dance and live music project, Tansik, with dancer Chizu Kimura. The group produced e.g. the plays "~ing"[3] in 2012 and "Discord"[4] in 2016.

In 2011 she joined the band Tangerine Dream.[5]

In 2013 she started a solo project, Tukico, with a debut performance at Madame Claude, Berlin, in 2014.[6] She pairs up with Jürgen Heidemann in KiSeki (木石), producing experimental music with the sound of wood (木, wood of a violin, played by Yamane) and stones (石, stones, played by Heidemann).[7] She often toured as a violinist with Jane Birkin and other Japanese musicians.[8] She composes and plays with the Berlin-based Motimaru Dance Company.[9]

In 2017 she performed on the Cargo original motion picture soundtrack composed by Thorsten Quaeschning of Tangerine Dream.[10][11][12]

Discography (partial)[edit]

  • 2014: KiSeki: Traumstein
  • 2015: Tukico: SD card [Regen from Ame] (video works)
  • 2016: Hoshiko Yamane/Tansik: Discord (dance soundtrack)
  • 2017: Hoshiko Yamane: MUT (dance soundtrack)
  • 2017: Hoshiko Yamane/Duenn: Nakaniwa
  • 2017: Hoshiko Yamane: A Story of a Man EP
  • 2018: Hoshiko Yamane: Threads
  • 2018: Hoshiko Yamane: Twilight EP (dance soundtrack)

Tangerine Dream (partial)[edit]


  1. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/CNQXH8gB3l1/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
  2. ^ a b Berling, Michael, "Voices In The Net on Hoshiko Yamane", Tangerine Dream collectors reference
  3. ^ "~ing / Tansik", Kikoe Project - Berlin, 2012, archived from the original on January 9, 2017
  4. ^ "Discord / Tansik – Ein Tanzstück", Theaterhaus - Berlin, June 3, 2016, retrieved January 8, 2017
  5. ^ Dome, Malcolm (August 1, 2017). "Tangerine Dream: "All we ask is that fans listen with open minds"". loudersound.com.
  6. ^ Haught, Graham (January 27, 2014), "SOUND: The Resonators Series // (Tukico) Hoshiko Yamane's Debut Performance at Madame Claude", Berlin Art Link, retrieved January 8, 2017
  7. ^ ACUD programme, Evolutive Dance Festival, July 4, 2014, retrieved January 8, 2017
  8. ^ Price, Simon (February 3, 2013). "Simon Price on Jane Birkin: Jane reignites her flame for Serge". The Independent. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  9. ^ Twilight / Motimaru Dance Company, 2016, retrieved January 8, 2017
  10. ^ "Cargo". Invisible Hands Music.
  11. ^ "Fifteen Questions Interview with Tangerine Dream". Fifteen Questions. 2017.
  12. ^ Clarkson, John (10 May 2018). "Thorsten Quaeschning : Interview". Penny Black Music.

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