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Eiko Ishiwata Nichols, is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, sound engineer based inVancouver, British Columbia. She composes in a wide range of musical genres such as classical orchestral music, rock/pop music, contemporary experimental music, ambient, IDM, and many others. As well as her strengths in composition, she has fine-tuned her sound engineering skills by studying and teaching at the Art Institute of Vancouver after receiving the Professional Recording Arts diploma there in 2006. Apart from attending A.I, Eiko studied at Queen’s University and Simon Fraser University music schools in the past. What makes her unique from most composers is that she is capable of producing her own recorded orchestra by utilizing her engineering skills and recording herself performing a full spectrum of instruments. She can avoid using prerecorded MIDI sampled instrumentation and the results not only sound superior but also add human elements to her pieces.
Eiko has worked on many independent games and films since 2002. She has also been recognized in Vancouver’s Georgia Straight’s Magazine’s top 10 in the article “Ten young talents light up the silver screen” as the sole composer amongst young film talent in 2006. With her background in classical, electronic, pop, rock as well as having a western and eastern musical influence her music is very diverse and unique.
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Featured in Georgia Straight's Best of Vancouver edition as the sole composer in the article "Ten Young Talents Light Up the Silver Screen"
Eiko Ishiwata is a Vancouver music composer specializing in recording acoustic instrumentation and avoids using MIDI instrument samples by utilizing her multi-instrumentalist and engineering skills.