Biography (English)

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(photo by Shinsuke Yasui)

About
Profile:
Yoshihito Nakanishi (Tokyo, 1987) is a sound & musical instrument designer. He holds a PhD in Information Studies from the University of Tokyo(07/2015).
His research interests include interactive art, interactive design of electronic musical instruments and collaborative musical expression environments for musical novices. His current research project is concerned with development and design of collaborative musical instruments for non-musicians. One of his research products, an interactive synthesizer, “POWDER BOX” is equipped with sensor-based replaceable interfaces, which enable participants to discover and select their favorite playing styles of musical instruments during a musical session. “POWDER BOX” was selected as semi-finalist’s work in the 2014 Georgia Tech’s Guthman Musical Instrument Competition (Atlanta, USA), “Residence”, “VRIC Recommended” work in the Laval Virtual ReVolution 2014 (Laval, France), and Awards for Excellence work in the Asia Digital Art Award 2014 Entertainment Division (Fukuoka, Japan).
Interview (in English)
Education, Work Experience, Skills
Education:
2015.07 Ph.D. (Information Studies)(GSII, The Univ. of Tokyo.)
2012.03 Master of Arts and Sciences (Information Studies)(GSII, The Univ. of Tokyo.)
2010.03 Bachelor of Art(Dept. of Music, Nihon University College of Art)

Work Experience:
2016.04- Nihon University College of Art, Researcher
2015.09- Freelance Sound Designer, Engineer
2013.10- Tokyo Polytechnic University Faculty of Arts Dept. Of Interactive Media, Part-time Lecturer
2012.10- Nihon University College of Art Dept. of Music, Research Assistant
2015.3

Competitions and Awards
2016.12 Asia Digital Art Award 2016 Entertainment Division: Finalist prize
2014.11 Asia Digital Art Award 2014 Entertainment Awards for Excellence
2014.09  “10 SAMURAI” Project
2014.09 Chiyoda Arts Festival 2014 “LIFE LIKE LIVE”: Yuichi Kishino Prize
2014.04 Laval Virtual 2014 ReVolution : Residence + Welcome + VRIC Recommended
2014.02 2014 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition: Semi-Finalist
2013.12 Todai To Texas Demo Day: Second prize (SXSW 2014 Trade Show Exhibition Right)
2013.04 2013 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition: Semi-Finalist
2012.02 Asia Digital Art Award 2011 Interactive Art Division: Finalist prize
2011.12 EleContest2011: Grand nominee prize
2010.05 The Spring Meeting of ASJ2010: Student Award
2010.03 Dean’s Award of Nihon University College of Art
2009.04 National Fingerpicking Style Contest in Japan: Finalist
Publications
Books:
[1] Yoshihito Nakanishi, 「Handmade electronic musical instrument using Arduino(tentative title in English)」, Kogakusha(I/O Books), 2015.

Journal Papers:
[1] Yoshihito NAKANISHI, Yuta TASHIRO and Yoko SUGAI, “An attempt to improve ensemble guidance (by the collaboration of special support education school teachers and a musical instruments developer)“(tentative title in English), Japanese Journal of Music Education Practice vol. 12 no. 2 (in Japanese), pp.100-107, 2015.
[2] Yoshihito NAKANISHI, Seiichiro MATSUMURA and Chuichi ARAKAWA,”Futuristic Overview of Electronic Technology in Music Education”(tentative title in English), Japanese Journal of Music Education Practice vol. 11 no. 2 (in Japanese), pp.115-125, 2014.

International Conferences:
[1] Yoshihito NAKANISHI, Seiichiro MATSUMURA and Chuichi ARAKAWA, “B.O.M.B. – Beat Of Magic Box -: Stand-Alone Synthesizer Using Wireless Synchronization System For Musical Session and Performance” In Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME’14), pp.80-81, 2014.
[2] Yoshihito NAKANISHI, Seiichiro MATSUMURA and Chuichi ARAKAWA, “ POWDER BOX: An Interactive Synthesizer with Sensor Based Replaceable Interface“, In Proceedings of the 2014 Virtual Reality International Conference (VRIC’14), Article No. 35 , 2014.
[3] Yoshihito NAKANISHI, Seiichiro MATSUMURA and Chuichi ARAKAWA, “POWDER BOX: An Interactive Device with Sensor Based Replaceable Interface For Musical Session,” In Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME’13), pp.373-376, 2013.
[4] Yoshihito NAKANISHI and Chuichi ARAKAWA, “B.O.M.B. -Beat Of Magic Box- Interactive Session Device Using Wireless Communication System”, In Proceedings of the 2012 Conference on NICOGRAPH International 2012, pp.200-201, 2012.

Domestic Conferences and Symposiums:
[1] Yukiko FUKAMI (coordinator), Akinori IDEGUCHI, Ryosuke HIDAKA, Yoshihito NAKANISHI (Panelist), “Toward a Socializing Music Education”(tentative title in English), the 45th Annual Meeting of Music Education Society, Panel Discussion, pp.112, 2014.
[2] Yoshihito NAKANISHI, Yuki MITO, and Hiroshi KAWAKAMI, “Pitch estimation and sound output system for making well-harmonized auditory signals.“, In Proceedings of the 2013 Autumn Meeting of Acoustical Society of Japan (in Japanese), 3-2-3, 2013.
[3] Yuki MITO, Yoshihito NAKANISHI and Hiroshi KAWAKAMI, “Pitch estimation of environmental noise for making well-harmonized auditory signals.“, In Proceedings of the 2013 Spring Meeting of Acoustical Society of Japan (in Japanese), 3-3-6, 2013.)
[4] Yoshihito NAKANISHI, Taro SUZUKI, Seiichi ARIGA, Makoto IIDA and Chuichi ARAKAWA, “Musical device using part selection system for cooperative performance“,In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference on VRSJ (in Japanese), pp.287-290, 2011.
[5] Yoshihito NAKANISHI, Taro SUZUKI, Seiichi ARIGA, Makoto IIDA and Chuichi ARAKAWA, “On The Waves: Interactive instruments using water ripples and drops“, the 21th meeting of entertainment computing, Information Processing Society of Japan technical report (in Japanese), 2011-EC-21, Revival Presentation of Interaction 2011, 2011.
[6]Yoshihito NAKANISHI, Taro SUZUKI, Seiichi ARIGA, Makoto IIDA and Chuichi ARAKAWA, “On The Waves: Interactive instruments using water ripples and drops“, In Proceedings of the 2011 IPSJ Interaction Symposium (in Japanese), pp.831-834, 2011.
[7] Yoshihito NAKANISHI and Hiroshi KAWAKAMI, “Sound Installation for universal communication,” In Proceedings of the 2010 Spring Meeting of Acoustical Society of Japan (in Japanese), 3-4-1, 2010. [Student Presentation Award]

Reports:
[1] Yukiko FUKAMI (coordinator), Akinori IDEGUCHI, Ryosuke HIDAKA, Yoshihito NAKANISHI (Panelist), “Toward a Socializing Music Education(tentative title in English)“, Japanese Journal of Music Education Research 2014 Vol.44 No.2, pp.112, 2014.

Performances
2016.09 Yoshihito Nakanishi Solo Performance & Exhibition ‘Chamber —Sound Device Room-’ (3331 Arts Chiyoda, JP)
2016.07 ALE06 『CMG』 , 『TRI=NITRO』 (The Univ. of Tokyo, JP)
2016.07 NIME2016  『TRI=NITRO』 , 『POWDER BOX』 (Brisbane, AUS)
2016.05 MusicTechFest Berlin 『POWDER BOX』 (Fankhaus Berkin, DE)
2015.09 MusicTechFest Central / EarZoom Festival  『B.O.M.B.』 (Cankarjev Dom, Lujbliana, SL)
2015.07 ALE05 (Arakawa Lab. Exhibition) 『TRI=NITRO』 (The Univ. of Tokyo, JP)
2014.10 EarZoom Sonic Arts Festival 『POWDER BOX』 (Slovenska kinoteka, Lujbliana, SL)
2014.10 TIME AND NARRATIVE vol.0 『POWDER BOX』 (Shibuya LUSH, Tokyo, JP)
2014.09 Chiyoda Arts Festival 2014 (LIFE LIKE LIVE) 『POWDER BOX』 (Arts Chiyoda 3331, JP)
2014.08 oto asobi 『POWDER BOX』 (Hibiya Library & Museum Studio Plus, Hibiya, JP)
2014.07 ALE04 (Arakawa Lab. Exhibition) 『POWDER BOX』 (The Univ. of Tokyo, JP)
2014.04 Medea Electronique ‘Electric Nights’ Festival 『POWDER BOX』 (Vyrsodepseio, Athens, GR)
2014.02 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition 『POWDER BOX』 (Atlanta, GA, USA)
2014.01 Kyoshitsu #7 『B.O.M.B.』 , 『POWDER BOX』 (Bullet’s, Tokyo, JP)
2013.10 Chiyoda Arts Festival 2013 (Life Like Live) 『B.O.M.B.』 (Arts Chiyoda 3331, JP)
2013.08 YCAM DOMMUNE 『B.O.M.B.』 (YCAM DOMMUNE, Yamaguchi, JP)
2013.08 Yamaguchi Mini Maker Faire 『B.O.M.B.』 (YCAM, Yamaguchi, JP)
2013.07 iiiExhibition Extra 2013, ALE03 『B.O.M.B.』 (The Univ. of Tokyo, JP)
2013.06 MAMUSKA Tokyo 16 『B.O.M.B.』 (CS-LAB, Tokyo Zokei Univ, Tokyo, JP)
2013.04 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition 『B.O.M.B.』 (Atlanta, GA, USA)
2013.03 Kid’s Saturday, Around80’s Night『Infernal Machine』(Ryougoku Monten Hall, Tokyo, JP)
2012.12 MakerFaireTokyo2012 “DIY MUSIC” 『B.O.M.B.』 (Miraikan, Tokyo, JP)
2012.07 iiiExhibition Extra 『B.O.M.B.』  (The Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo, JP)
2012.07 Kyoshitsu #3 『B.O.M.B.』 (Bullet’s, Tokyo, JP)
2011.07 HARMONICES MUNDI,”Layer of Lights”(YAMAHA Ginza Studio, Tokyo, JP)
2011.01 Nympheart Vol.7 Takuya Imahori, “Layer of Lights” (Sonorium, Tokyo, JP)
Exhibitions
2016.09 Yoshihito Nakanishi Solo Performance & Exhibition ‘Chamber —Sound Device Room-’ (3331 Arts Chiyoda, JP)
2016.07 ALE06 『CMG』 , 『TRI=NITRO』 (The Univ. of Tokyo, JP)
2016.07 Maker Bazaar Osaka『CMG』 (ATC, Osaka)
2015.07 ALE05 『B.O.M.B.』 , 『POWDER BOX』, 『TRI=NITRO』 (The Univ. of Tokyo, JP)
2015.03 SENSORS IGNITION 2015 『POWDER BOX』(TORANOMON HILLS, Tokyo, JP)
2015.02 Asia Digital Art Award 2014 『POWDER BOX』 (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, JP)
2015.02 oto asobi Vol.2 『POWDER BOX』(Fukutake Hall, The Univ. of Tokyo, JP)
2014.11 iiiExhibition16『POWDER BOX』  (The Univ. of Tokyo, JP)
2014.07 ALE04『OMP』, 『POWDER BOX』, 『B.O.M.B.』 『Infernal Machine』  (The Univ. of Tokyo)
2014.07 NIME 2014 『B.O.M.B.』   (Goldsmiths College, London, UK)
2014.04 Laval Virtual 2014 ReVolution 『POWDER BOX』  (Laval, FR)
2014.03 SXSW 2014 Trade Show 『POWDER BOX』, 『B.O.M.B.』   (Austin, Texas, USA)
2013.12 iiiExhibition15『POWDER BOX』  (The Univ. of Tokyo, JP)
2013.11 Gugen2013 Exhibition 『POWDER BOX』  (Design Festa Gallery, Tokyo, JP)
2013.11 Maker Faire Tokyo 2013 『POWDER BOX』, 『B.O.M.B.』  (Miraikan, JP)
2013.10 Lab-Cafe Halloween 『POWDER BOX』, 『B.O.M.B.』  (Hongo, Tokyo, JP)
2013.08 Yamaguchi Mini Maker Faire 『POWDER BOX』, 『B.O.M.B.』  (YCAM, Yamaguchi, JP)
2013.07 ALE03 『POWDER BOX』, 『B.O.M.B.』 『Infernal Machine』  (The Univ. of Tokyo, JP)
2013.07 iiiExhibition Extra 2013 『POWDER BOX』  (Miraikan, JP)
2013.05 NIME 2013 『POWDER BOX』  (KAIST, Daegeon, KR)
2013.03 Design & emotion Symposium 2013 『POWDER BOX』  (Tokyo Design Hub, Tokyo, JP)
2013.01 TokyoMaxUsersGroup CHANNEL 『POWDER BOX』  (Super Deluxe, Tokyo, JP)
2012.12 iiiExhibition14『POWDER BOX』   (The Univ. of Tokyo, JP)
2012.12 Maker Faire Tokyo 『B.O.M.B. ver.2』 , 『POWDER BOX』  (Miraikan, JP)
2012.09 TokyoMaxUsersGroup Event 『B.O.M.B. ver.2』  (Super Deluxe, Tokyo, JP)
2012.07 EleContest Pre. Event 『B.O.M.B. ver.2』  (NOMAD NEW’S BASE, Tokyo, JP)
2012.07 Arakawa Lab. Exhibition02 『B.O.M.B.』  (The Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo, JP)
2012.07 NICOGRAPH International 2012 『B.O.M.B. ver.2』  (Bali, RI)
2012.04 Eleki Jack Forum『B.O.M.B. ver.2』  (Akihabara UDX, Tokyo, JP)
2012.03 Asia Digital Art Award 2011 『B.O.M.B. ver.2』  (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, JP)
2011.12 EleContest『B.O.M.B. Ver.1』, 『ver.2』   (Arts Chiyoda 3331, JP)
2011.12 iiiExhibition13『B.O.M.B. ver.2』  (The Univ. of Tokyo, JP)
2011.09 16th VRSJ『B.O.M.B. Ver.1』 (Future Univ. Hakodate, Hokkaido, JP)
2011.07 ALE 01 (Arakawa Lab. Exhibition) 『B.O.M.B. Ver.1』 (The Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo, JP)
2010.12 iiiExhibition12『On The Waves』 (The Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo, JP)
2010.06 iiiExhibitionExtra2010『Faded Circle』 (The Univ. of Tokyo, JP)
2009.12 National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities 『Tri=ALL』 (Saitama, JP)
2009.09 Around 1980th 『Aware』 (Monten, Tokyo, JP)
Talks and Workshops
Media
Books, Magazines:
Newton Lee, “Digital Da Vinci Computers in Music”, Springer, p.202,2014. (“B.O.M.B.”)
『Asia Digital Art Award 2014 Exhibition Catalog』, 2015. (“POWDER BOX”)
東京大学工学部広報誌『Ttime! vol.46 2012年2月号』, “B.O.M.B. Ver.2” (31/01/2012発行)
『Asia Digital Art Award 2011 Exhibition Catalog』, 2011. (“B.O.M.B.”)
宣伝会議『月刊ブレーン AUGUST 2010 VOL.601』”次世代クリエイターの胎動 教育の現場から VOL.46″, “Faded Circle” (01/08/2010発行)

Web:
IGNITION – Creating Entirely New Musical Instruments That Novices Can PlayInterview with electronic musical instrument designer Yoshihito Nakanishi(14/4/2016)
co-media – 「自分しかヒットしない”検索ワード”をつくる」サウンドデザイナー・中西さんが語る、強みを3つ掛け合わせるキャリア論(24/2/2016)
AFPBB News – 支援学校の音楽授業で最先端打楽器、障害に合わせ開発(18/2/2016)
Yahoo! Japan News – 支援学校の音楽の授業で最先端打楽器 障害に合わせ開発(18/2/2016)
Spotwright – 誰でもパフォーマーになれるアプリ – iPhoneの多彩なセンサーで音を操る (20/1/2016)
Spotwright – センサーと通信が音色を奏でる、見たことのない演奏パフォーマンス (15/12/2015)
東大新聞オンライン – 枠にとらわれない新たなる演奏の場への飽くなき挑戦。楽器デザイナー中西宣人さん (09/11/2015)
SENSORS – 「音楽の未来がここにあった!? 旧くて新しい音の創造的体験」 (24/03/2015)
THE HUFFINGTON POST – 「道をひとつに決めつける必要はない」自作の電子楽器で世界に打って出る中西宣人は、何を目指す? (30/10/2014)
CAREER HACK – SXSWで展示された自作楽器がヤバイ!海外の音楽フェスでも注目される中西宣人って? (14/10/2014)
CAREER HACK – 楽しすぎる「自作電子楽器」の世界!『オトアソビ』イベントレポート (25/08/2014)
Côté Laval – Laval Virtual : robots humains et lévitation! (07/04/2014)
Côté Laval – Laval virtual : les innovations à la portée des curieux (13/04/2014)
WEBRONZA – 東大発ものづくりベンチャーが躍進!米国のベンチャーの祭典で大注目 (19/03/2014)
KAY-YOU.net – テクノロジーの祭典「SXSW interactive」現地にいってきた!―ここがスゴイよ、SXSW― (18/03/2014)

TV:
TV東京 ワールドビジネスサテライト トレンドたまご “【トレたま】触ってたたいて曲作り”(26/02/2016 放送)
日本テレビ 『SENSORS』『音楽×テクノロジーの未来 旧くて新しい音の創造的体験』 , “POWDER BOX” (28/03/2015 放送)
Tokyo Cable Network『たぼ☆さとGo!』, “B.O.M.B. Ver.2″(06/12/2011 放送)
テレビ東京『NewsFine』”倉野のコレ見テ!”, “Faded Circle”(10/06/2010 放送)