Taku Iwasaki

岩崎琢, Taque Iwasaki, Taque
Birth:Jan 21, 1968
Hometown:Tokyo, Japan
Blood Type:B
Profile Office Withouthttp://www.officewithout.com/iwasaki.html Twitterhttps://twitter.com/taque68 MySpacehttps://myspace.com/taqueiwasaki Blog JPhttps://ameblo.jp/soundtrackmaker A composer and musician generally known for his jazzlike scores. When he was 3 years old he was given a piano while he was also taken to Yamaha Music School where he first came into contact with music. He quit his music school as an elementary school student and studied under Iwashita Tetsuya until high school years who learned him how to use multiple recordings and synthesizers. He became a composer in his later high school years through the various efforts made by himself and his teacher. In 1985 he won a prize at the Kanagawa Arts Festival choral composition competition while in the late 1980s after entering Tokyo University of the Arts he studied contemporary music under Satou Shin and Aoshima Hiroshi. While still being a student he received the New Artist Award from the Japan Contemporary Music Association. He later started working as an arranger after graduating from college. In 1999 he participated in the music unit Smart Drug with Koizumi Hiroshi who was responsible for doing the composition and playing the guitar and Okamoto Sayori who would later rename to Hiyoko who was responsible for doing the lyrics and vocals. He participated under the alias Taque where he was responsible for the arrangement and playing the keyboard. They released three CDs from 1999 to 2002. Source: Wikipedia