March 2013

EP - Finding the Parallel by Violinist Diana Yukawa - OUT NOW

March 20, 2013 05:18

Revolutionary songwriter and violinist, Diana Yukawa has released her EP on 18th March 2013.

Finding the Parallel; Out NOW: Buy/Listen on iTunes

The British artist has released 3 tracks, My Way Home, Juno and City of Shadows, worldwide (excluding Japan) digitally under the title Finding the Parallel.

The London based Violinist has released three albums through Sony Music, the first when she was just 14 years old. Her last album “The Butterfly Effect” released in 2009 features original music co-written by the violinist. Yukawa comments “whilst the sound of the last album is rather different to the new material, The Butterfly Effect was really a great stride forward in establishing my future music direction”.

The violinist has led an extraordinary life. Born in Tokyo to an English ballet dancer and a Japanese banker just 3 weeks after the 1985 Japan Airlines disaster that took her father’s life, she has crossed cultural boundaries in her personal life and is pushing to cross even further in her professional life as a much celebrated violinist and songwriter.

“My goal is to create music that connects with listeners and to also reach people who perhaps wouldn't ordinarily listen to my kind of music, or more "classical" and instrumental music. I want my music to evoke emotions.. it's really as simple as that.”

Finding the Parallel, the EP is available to download from 18th March 2013 - Buy/Listen on iTunes

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Violinist and Songwriter on BBC Radio 2 – Nitin Sawhney Spins the Globe

March 11, 2013 02:54

Violinist and Songwriter Diana Yukawa will feature on BBC Radio 2 with Nitin Sawhney for his eclectic radio show “Nitin Sawhney Spins the Globe” on Monday 18th March 2013 at 10pm.

Especially for the Radio 2 show, the London based violinist collaborated with Nitin Sawhney on a track. Nitin spoke highly of the songwriter; “Diana’s tone is simply awe inspiring - a true virtuoso and a joy to work with.”

“Nitin Sawhney Spins the Globe” brings the presenters eclecticism to Radio 2 in a series exploring music from all cultures and traditions 'in a welcome melting of all boundaries' - From flamenco to pop; rock to Indian classical; punk to electronica; reggae to drum 'n' bass and from orchestral to folk, Nitin joins the dots between music and cultures around the globe.

The London based violinist has released three albums through Sony Music, the first when she was just 14 years old. Her last album “The Butterfly Effect” released in 2009 features original music co-written by the violinist.

Diana Yukawa is set to release her EP on 18th March 2013. The British artist will be releasing the 3 tracks, My Way Home, Juno and City of Shadows, worldwide (excluding Japan) digitally under the title Finding the Parallel.

In the years that followed her last album release with Sony Music, Yukawa has been working hard to establish her signature sound. In a recent interview, when asked about the music Yukawa described it as Electronic-Classical-Triphop. The music and the artist can only really be described as simply revolutionary and refreshing.... The London based songwriter and violinist feel’s that this EP has truly captured the sound she has been striving for.

Listen to Diana Yukawa on BBC Radio 2, 18th March 2013, 10pm; http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r6ytg

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Diana Yukawa, Revolutionary Violinist and Songwriter to Release EP on 18th March

March 11, 2013 02:38

Diana Yukawa, Revolutionary Violinist and Songwriter to Release EP on 18th March.

London UK; Revolutionary songwriter and violinist, Diana Yukawa is set to release her EP on 18th March 2013. The British artist will be releasing the 3 tracks, My Way Home, Juno and City of Shadows, worldwide (excluding Japan) digitally under the title Finding the Parallel.

In the years that followed her last album release with Sony Music, Yukawa has been working hard to establish her signature sound. In a recent interview, when asked about the music Yukawa described it as Electronic-Classical-Triphop. The music and the artist can only really be described as simply revolutionary and refreshing....

The London based songwriter and violinist feel’s that this EP has truly captured the sound she has been striving for.
Yukawa comments “it' been a long musical journey I have been on to create the music I've been so passionate to make. I have been combining different sounds that I love with the violin and finding the right balance of electronic and acoustic. It's about love - love for music!”. The violinist continues “I suppose you could say the sound is a blend of classical and electronic. It lends itself really well to visuals, because I think it's very atmospheric and emotive - lots of people say it sounds very filmy.”

For the EP, Yukawa collaborated with Producers Alexis Smith and Joe Henson working closely to co-write the tracks. Also known as “The Flight”, the duo’s skills are as diverse as their credits, having worked with Empire of The Sun, St Lou Lou, Lana Del Rey and Bjork to name a few.

Yukawa was thrilled to have found these two great talents “Joe and Alexis really understand my musical direction and it was a great pleasure to work with the exceptionally talented duo”.

Yukawa is currently writing the material for her album which is speculated for release towards the end of the year. In addition to her own album Yukawa is also working with John Foxx and Benge for a standalone album which is expected to get a release this year.

Also the violinist and songwriter collaborated with the notorious Nitin Sawhney on a track. Nitin spoke highly of the songwriter; “Diana’s tone is simply awe inspiring - a true virtuoso and a joy to work with.”

The London based violinist has released three albums through Sony Music, the first when she was just 14 years old. Her last album “The Butterfly Effect” released in 2009 features original music co-written by the violinist. Yukawa comments “whilst the sound of the last album is rather different to the new material, The Butterfly Effect was really a great stride forward in establishing my future music direction”.

The violinist has led an extraordinary life. Born in Tokyo to an English ballet dancer and a Japanese banker just 3 weeks after the 1985 Japan Airlines disaster that took her father’s life, she has crossed cultural boundaries in her personal life and is pushing to cross even further in her professional life as a much celebrated violinist and songwriter.

“My goal is to create music that connects with listeners and to also reach people who perhaps wouldn't ordinarily listen to my kind of music, or more "classical" and instrumental music. I want my music to evoke emotions.. it's really as simple as that.”

Finding the Parallel, the EP will be available to download from 18th March 2013

Finding the ParallelFinding the Parallel

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Nitin Sawhney and Diana Yukawa Collaborate

March 2, 2013 09:04

Solo Violinist and Songwriter, Diana Yukawa is thrilled to announce that she has collaborated with Nitin Sawhney on a track fusing both artists exceptional talents.

Diana comments “Nitin is a real inspiring artist and person and I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for his work - Nitin was and continues to be at the forefront of the cutting edge music scene and it was a great pleasure to work with him... hopefully it won’t be the last...”

Nitin is firmly established as a world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer and cultural pioneer, Sawhney has become a latter-day Renaissance man in the worlds of music, film, videogames, dance and theatre.

Signed to Universal Publishing, Nitin has made 9 studio albums, for which he has been nominated for a Mercury Music prize, won a MOBO, 2 BBC Radio 3 awards and a Southbank show award, amongst 15 others. He has scored over 40 films for cinema and television, with an Ivor Novello nomination for best score leading to his recent much acclaimed Orchestral music to the BAFTA nominated BBC series “The Human Planet”.

Nitin Sawhney comments on the collaboration; “The Diana Yukawa collaboration was particularly enjoyable as she was open to playing her 200 year old violin over some flamenco patterns I put together on the day. We came up with some nice riffs together and built up an energy that felt quite cinematic in the end. The track reminds me of Rajasthani deserts and the origin of the gypsy nomadic culture. Diana’s tone is simply awe inspiring. A true virtuoso and a joy to work with.”

Diana’s next album is due for release later this year, with the possibility of an EP being planned to be released at the end of March.

In amongst the revolutionary Solo Violinst’s time in the studio, she will be partaking in a tour of the US for the show Vinceró and will be preparing for a grand performance at the Royal Albert Hall in May.


Nitin Sawhney Collaborates with Diana Yukawa

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