A collaboration between two established musicians, Norihiko Hibino and AYAKI, “Gentle Love” is known for their innovative arrangements of popular video game music using saxophone (Hibino) and electone piano (AYAKI). They will be coming to GameStart 2015 to perform together for the first time in Singapore!
Special Music Performance by “Gentle Love” (Japan)
15 November 2015 (Sun)
3pm to 4pm
Suntec Convention Centre, Hall 401 & 402
A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, AYAKI is a versatile pianist with excellent techniques across contemporary jazz and classical piano. He has performed with other famous players such as, MALTA, Takeshi Inomata and Tesuo Sakurai (Casiopea).
A graduate of Berklee College of Music and recipient of “Distinguished Alumni” award, Norihiko Hibino started his career as a solo jazz musician before relocating to Japan to work for Konami. During his tenure there, he became best known his work on Konami’s Metal Gear Solid and Zone of the Enders video game series, particularly as the composor of the soundtracks for Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. After Konami, Hibino founded GEM Impact, a studio consisting of various composers and produced soundtrack for Metal Gear Solid franchises, Bayonetta series and some others. He started Hibino Sound Therapy Lab in 2009, focusing on therapeutic effect of music, and has released ultra-high definition sound system “Rinshu” providing physical & mental care for chronic pain, insomnia, and depression.