Chevalier-kun (chevalierkun) wrote in fj_taku,



An anime music community on LJ which shares music files created by Yuki Kajiura and Taku Iwasaki.

But who are Yuki and Taku?

Taku Iwasaki (岩崎 琢, Iwasaki Taku?) is a Japanese composer and arranger. His hometown is Tokyo, Japan. He is a graduate of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Iwasaki is generally known for his jazz-like score music.

Yuki Kajiura (梶浦由記), was born on August 6, 1965 in Tokyo, Japan. She has been playing music since 1972, accompanying her father on the piano. She moved to West Germany because her father was relocated later that year. Just before leaving she composed her first musical piece at age seven, entitled “Thank you, Good-bye” It was a farewell song to her grandmother who would be staying in Japan.

She moved back to Japan in middle school and did not compose much more music until her late teens. She graduated from college and began working as a systems engineering programmer until 1992 when she decided to focus more on music again, debuting in the band See-Saw.

See-Saw released six singles and two albums before 1995 when they broke up. Yuki continued in the music industry as a solo composer, composing soundtracks for animes, TV, commercials, video games, and other artists (see discography). See-Saw was reunited in 2001, creating more hit singles. In the same year, Yuki Kajiura began composing Noir for Koichi Mashimo, who she would continue to work for on many projects.

Kajiura founded the FictionJunction project with Yuuka in 2003, later adding Wakana, Keiko, Kaori, and Asuka, as vocalists. 2003 also saw the release of her only solo album to date, Fiction.

In 2007 she founded the Kalafina project including the vocalists Wakana Ootaki, Keiko Kubota, Hikaru and Maya. Kalafina released their first album, Seventh Heaven in 2009.

Yuki Kajiura enjoys continuing success as a composer and still works with See-Saw, FictionJunction, Kalafina, and animation studios to bring us the great music she has become known for.

Tags: composer: taku iwasaki, composer: yuki kajiura, introduction
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