Max Summer School in Geidai 2021
Morley Robertson

Morley Robertson / モーリー・ロバートソン

After receiving education in both Japan and the U.S., he was accepted to the University of Tokyo and Harvard University. After graduating from Harvard University, he has been active in a wide range of media as a TV personality, musician, and international journalist. He currently appears regularly on Nippon Television Network Corporation's "Sukkiri. Author of "Be Bad! How to Think Freely in Suffocating Japan" is also on sale now.

Masahiro Miwa

Masahiro Miwa / 三輪 眞弘

Masahiro Miwa, born in 1958, is a Japanese composer.

Studied composition at the Berlin University of the Arts and the Robert Schumann Hochschule. He is currently a professor at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS). He has composed many works by the algorithmic composition method on computer. Among his compositions are the opera The New Era and the orchestral piece Bolero by Muramatsu Gear Engine.

Recent publications include Miwa Masahiro Ongaku Geijutsu -- Zenshiko 1998-2010 (The Musical Art of Miwa Masahiro: Complete Thoughts 1998-2010; Artes Publishing, 2010) and the CD Muramatsu Gear (Le Sacre du Printemps; 2012).

Miwa has been the recipient of many awards for his work, including: the Hambacher Prize (Germany, 1985); the Irino Prize (Japan, 1989); second prize in the Music Today Composition Contest (Japan, 1991); first prize in the Concorso Internationale Luigi Russoro (Italy, 1992); the Muramatsu Award (Japan, 1995); the Akutagawa Award for Music Composition (Japan, 2004) and Prix Ars Electronica (Golden Nica) in Digital Musics & Sound Arts (2007 Austria).

He is also active in events and lectures as a member of the composition cooperative Formant Brothers.
Suguru Goto

Suguru Goto / 後藤 英

“A journey to the boundaries of sound with human sensitivity. This is the near future, between science fiction and reality, towards which Suguru Goto, a leading exponent of the new generation of Japanese experimental artist that has made an important contribution to the world.”
From the catalog of Venice Biennale 2009

“The speed of the technological evolution is another challenge. When the artist will have explored an interactive phenomenon, developed an idea of performance, and surmounted all technological obstacles, the invention may already be superseded by a new process. It is surprising to see Japanese Suguro Goto offer a room with this direct link.”
From the magazine « Dancer » (2009.9) in France

Suguru Goto is a media artist, an inventor and a performer and he is considered one of the most innovative and the mouthpiece of a new generation of Japanese artists. He is highly connected to technical experimentation in the artistic field and to the extension of the existing potentialities in the relation man-machine. In his works the new technologies mix up in interactive installations and experimental performances; he is the one who invented the so called virtual music instruments, able to create an interface for the communication between human movements and the computer, where sound and video image are controlled by virtual music instruments in real-time through computers.

He has been internationally active and has received numerous prizes and fellowships, such as Koussevitzky Prize, BSO fellowships, the first prize at the Marzena, Berliner Kompositionaufträge, a prize by the IMC International Rostrum of Composers in UNESCO, Paris, DIRECAM, French Cultural Minister, Music Theater Award 2008 in Berlin, "OFQJ-dance and new technology prize" at Bains Numérique #4, International Festival of digital art of Enghein-Les-Bains, in France, in 2009, Electronic Sonority Honor Award Prize, FILE PRIX LUX, in Brazil, in 2010, the winner of the Action Sharing 2, in Italy, in 2011, the 2nd prize in the 2013 KAO International Kinetic Art Competition, Prix Ars Electronica 2013 Digital Musics & Sound Art | Honorary Mention and so on. His works have been performed in major festivals, such as Resonaces/IRCAM, Sonar, ICC, Haus der Kultures der Welt, ISEA, NIME, AV Festival, STRP Festival 2009, Venice Biennale, etc.

In 2016, his book “Emprise” is published from StyleNote publishing, in Tokyo. At the same year, his CD “CsO” is published from Athor Harmonics, in Tokyo.
Motoki Ohkubo

Photo: Michihiro Saga

Motoki Ohkubo / 大久保 雅基

Born in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture in 1988. He has been working with a wide range of expression methods, including electroacoustic music, computer music, chamber music, installation, and video, extending music through technology. He is a part-time lecturer at Nagoya University of Arts, Aichi Shukutoku University, and Aiai University. He graduated from Senzoku Gakuen College of Music with high honors in the Music and Sound Design course. Graduated with honors from Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Music and Sound Design Course, and received a master's degree from the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS), Graduate School of Media Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the Society for Advanced Art Music Creation, the Japan AI Music Society, and the Japan Electronic Music Association.

He was awarded the ACSM116 Prize at the Contemporary Computer Music Concert (Tokyo, 2010), the Sony Special Prize at the Wired Creative Hack Award 2019. Sound Walk" at Musica Viva Festival 2010, "Close, Closer" at Musica Viva Festival 2013, LIFE LIKE LIVE at Chiyoda Art Festival 2014, Muestra Internacional de Música Electroacústica 2015, Yokohama Smart Illumination Award 2014, ACOUSTIC FOR THE PEOPLE III "RAW", 21st International Symposium on Contemporary Computer Music Concert 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Festival Futura 2010, Kansai Acoustics Festival 2015, Festival Atemporánea 2020, Selected for Voyage2021, Young Artist Support Program. His works have been performed at Festival Futura 2010, Kansai Aquatic Art Festival 2011, 2012, 2013, Fuji Electroacoustic Art Festival 2013, 2014, Salamanca Hall Electroacoustic Music Festival (2015).