Akira Kosemura

Real Name:
Akira Kosemura
Profile:
Composer, Music Producer & Founder of Schole.
Born in Tokyo, June 6th, 1985.
In 2007, debuted from Australian label with his first solo album “It’s On Everything” while he’s at school. At the same year, he founded own label “Schole Records”, and garner good reviews by releasing various albums of crossover genre music with the sound of Piano, strings, synthesizer, and field recording. Akira has composed music for films, stage, and commercials, such as “Embers (directed by Junpei Matsumoto)” starring Yuya Yagira, “Haru-chika (directed by Masahide Ichii)” starring Kanna Hashimoto and Shori Sato, a contemporary ballet piece “MANON (choreography by Kimiho Hulbert)”, TV commercial of au Santaro, and Japan Pavilion in Milano EXPO. In recent years, he works collaboratively with international companies such as IKEA, NIKON, KINFOLK, RADO. His works were introduced and received high acclaim from popular US music media “PITCHFORK” and the major Australian newspaper “THE AGE”, which drew additional attraction not only Japan but to overseas as a composer.

"Fantastic stuff."
by Gilles Peterson

"Wow, this is his deepest work to date, I've been listening on repeat for days now, and though he may still outdo himself, this is his masterpiece."
by Devendra Banhart

"The album, paradoxically, expands with multiple listens. It feels impossible to get tired of, circumscribed and boundless at once, and it's so subtle that you might let it spin two or three times before you start to notice the repetition."
7.9 out of 10 - Pitchfork

"The Japanese pianist, composer and arranger weaves together an hour of gentle piano compositions for RBMA Radio’s Choice Mix, placing some of his own peaceful, evocative music."
week's best mix - FACT Magazine
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Albums

RMSG002 Akira Kosemura - It’s On Everything album art Akira Kosemura It’s On Everything (Album) Someone Good RMSG002 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
SCH-002 Akira Kosemura - Afterglow album art Akira Kosemura + Haruka Nakamura Akira Kosemura + Haruka Nakamura - Afterglow(CD, Album) Schole SCH-002 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
SCH-006 Akira Kosemura - Tiny Musical album art Akira Kosemura Tiny Musical(CD, Album) Schole SCH-006 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
RMSG007 Akira Kosemura - Polaroid Piano album art Akira Kosemura Polaroid Piano(CD, Album) Someone Good RMSG007 Australia 2009 Sell This Version
none Akira Kosemura - Live In Fukuoka 031409 album art Akira Kosemura Live In Fukuoka 031409(CD, Album) Schole none Japan 2009 Sell This Version
SCH-013 Akira Kosemura - Grassland album art Akira Kosemura Grassland (Album) Schole SCH-013 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
SCH-018 Akira Kosemura - How My Heart Sings  album art Akira Kosemura How My Heart Sings (Album) Schole SCH-018 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
SCH-023 Akira Kosemura - MANON (Music For The Contemporary Ballet Theatre) album art Akira Kosemura MANON (Music For The Contemporary Ballet Theatre)(2xCD, Album) Schole SCH-023 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
SCH-038 Akira Kosemura - EMBERS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Akira Kosemura EMBERS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Schole SCH-038 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
SCSP-107 Akira Kosemura Dr.Gibson: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(CD, MiniAlbum, Promo) Schole SCSP-107 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
SCH-047LP Akira Kosemura - One Day album art Akira Kosemura One Day (Album) Schole SCH-047LP Japan 2016 Sell This Version
SCH-046 Akira Kosemura - MOMENTARY: Memories Of The Beginning album art Akira Kosemura MOMENTARY: Memories Of The Beginning(CD + DVD) Schole SCH-046 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
SCH-047LP, SCH-047 Akira Kosemura - One Day album art Akira Kosemura One Day(LP, Album, Ltd, Sig + CD, Album) Schole, Schole SCH-047LP, SCH-047 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
SCH-051LP Akira Kosemura - In The Dark Woods album art Akira Kosemura In The Dark Woods (MiniAlbum, Album) Schole, 1631 Recordings SCH-051LP Japan 2017 Sell This Version
SCH-060LP Akira Kosemura - Love Is __ (Music From The Original TV Series)  album art Akira Kosemura Love Is __ (Music From The Original TV Series) (LP, Ltd, 2 L) Schole SCH-060LP Japan 2019 Sell This Version
SCH-068 Akira Kosemura - True Mothers (Music From The Motion Picture) album art Akira Kosemura True Mothers (Music From The Motion Picture) (Album) Schole SCH-068 Japan 2020 Sell This Version
SCH-071 Akira Kosemura - 88 Keys album art Akira Kosemura 88 Keys(CD, Album) Schole SCH-071 Japan 2021 Sell This Version
SCH-071LP Akira Kosemura - 88 Keys album art Akira Kosemura 88 Keys(LP, Ltd) Schole SCH-071LP Japan 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

mtk.mp3.167 Akira Kosemura - In A Distant Forest Somewhere EP album art Akira Kosemura In A Distant Forest Somewhere EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 192) Monotonik mtk.mp3.167 US 2006
SCHOLE-006S Akira Kosemura Canvas EP(CD, EP, Ltd, Promo) Schole SCHOLE-006S Japan 2008 Sell This Version
NF-010 Akira Kosemura - Goodbye, Summer Rain With The Girl album art Akira Kosemura Goodbye, Summer Rain With The Girl(7") Neo-Future NF-010 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
SCH-027 Akira Kosemura - Solo album art Akira Kosemura Solo(CD, Single) Schole SCH-027 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
SCH-026 Akira Kosemura - Duo album art Akira Kosemura Duo(CD, EP) Schole SCH-026 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
SCH-040 Akira Kosemura - Trio album art Akira Kosemura Trio(CD, EP) Schole SCH-040 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
MDC115 Akira Kosemura - The Cycle Of Nature album art Akira Kosemura The Cycle Of Nature (EP) 1631 Recordings MDC115 Sweden 2017