June 2013

Diana's Music in Teton Gravity Ski Competition

June 17, 2013 05:50

A track from Diana Yukawa’s latest EP, “Finding the Parallel” has been used as the soundtrack for a video in competition for cutting edge Film and Apparel maker; Teton Gravity.

Watch and/or vote for the video here.

The video producers 4BI9 Media and Dale Talkington teamed up to put together a video from the streets as well as the backcountry in Utah, USA using Diana’s track “Juno” as the soundscape for the piece which is in competition.

The track fused together seamlessly with the edgy, high impact visuals created by 4BI9 Media and the immensely talented Dale Talkington – often described as one of the Stylish Skiers in the game.

“What really caught our attention with the song Juno was its very distinctive sound and style. We felt that the amazing violin work combined with a more modern backbeat element, which was definitely a very different sound from anything else we had heard before, would provide as a great soundtrack for this piece. Also, I would say that one other aspect that really sparked an interest in using Juno for this video was that its varying pace and tempo throughout” comments AJ of 4BI9.

AJ continues “When putting a video together we find it to be important to make sure that you vary how and at what pace the visuals are presented in order to keep the attention of the audience. The progression of this song from beginning to end allowed us to present the different aspects of Dale's past season in a way that we felt would keep it from getting repetitive”.

The competition, “Co-Lab” is an open source freeskiing project created around the new generation of athletes and filmmakers. Skiers upload their Winter 2012/13 edits to TetonGravity.com, users will vote for the top 18, and an industry panel will select three Wild Cards. Those Top 21 athletes will then cast their own votes, in order of preference from most favourite to least favourite. The results from the Top 21 will determine the overall winner.

In the years that followed Diana's last album release with Sony Music, the Songwriter and Violinist has been working hard to establish her signature sound. The music and the artist can only really be described as simply revolutionary and refreshing. Diana feel’s that her latest EP has truly captured the sound she has been striving for.

The EP “Finding the Parallel” which includes the track “Juno” used in the aforementioned video can be Purchased on iTunes

Diana and her team would like to wish the 4BI9 Media and Dale Talkington the best of luck with the competition.

Violinist Diana Yukawa

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Diana Yukawa to Perform at the 2013 BBA

June 17, 2013 05:47

Guests at the 2013 British Business Awards (BBA) ceremony, to be held November 1 at the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, will be treated to a special feature performance by violinist and songwriter Diana Yukawa.

Hailed as a virtuoso violinist in the classical world upon her debut in Japan in 2000, the Tokyo-born, London-based artist has released three successful albums with Sony Music and BMG Japan, and collaborated with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra conductors Robin Stapleton and Grant Llewellyn.

In recent years Diana has expanded her musical range through recording collaborations and live performances with some of the most respected and influential names in modern music, including award-winning film score composer Craig Armstrong (The Great Gatsby), trance DJ Paul Oakenfold, electronic music pioneer John Foxx and legendary guitarist Jeff Beck. She has also blossomed as a talented songwriter and entertainer in her own right.

Diana’s album The Butterfly Effect, released in 2009, heralded a new sound and musical direction. Her upcoming 2013 EP Finding the Parallel reveals maturity as a composer of emotionally resonant electronic and orchestral music that appeals to an ever-widening fan base.

Its UK release in March coincided with an impromptu songwriting session and interview with British songwriter Nitin Sawhney for BBC RADIO 2, resulting in the track Jaipur, which was selected by John Waite as BBC Radio Pick of the Week.

Following was an appearance as VIP performer at the Royal Albert Hall at The Night of 1000 Stars annual benefit concert, which raised money for Gloria Hunniford’s cancer support charity, The Caron Keating Foundation.

At this year's BBA, guest can expect an unforgettable musical experience from this unique and talented artist.

Violinist Diana Yukawa

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