Noriyuki Iwadare: Video Game Guest of Honor of Japan Expo 11th Impact

For the first time at Japan Expo, a famous Japanese composer of video game music has pride of place. This year, come and meet Noriyuki IWADARE, the author of the unforgettable music of the games Lunar, Grandia and Phoenix Wright!

A self-taught composer, Noriyuki IWADARE starts very soon writing video game music and it became his main activity to this day. As soon as the early 90s the music of the game Lunar The Silver Star drew attention to him and many compositions followed until his greatest worldwide success: the Grandia series, the last episode of which, Grandia Online, has just been released in Japan! He went on with more and more projects, tackling other fields such as TV, musicals, radio… He also composed for the festival Yosakoi Sôran in Tôkyô Disney Resort.

In 2008 Noriyuki IWADARE rearranged the whole of his work for the album Gyakuten Saiban Orchestra Concert ˜Gyakuten Meets Orchestra˜ («Phoenix Wright») with the Tôkyô Philharmonic Orchestra and took part in the prestigious Press Start Symphony of Games, a series of video game music orchestral concerts, with the greatest composers of the industry.

His compositions, about 100 tracks a year, are appreciated in Japan as well as abroad! In 2009, he was awarded the title of “Artist of the year” by the most important video game music fan website, Square Enix Music Online.

Noriyuki IWADARE is the first ever Video Game Guest of Honor of Japan Expo! On this occasion, he is coming for a public conference, signing sessions and two exceptional live concerts at the J.E. Live House! Get ready for an immersion in the atmosphere of video games!

From July 1st to 4th, Japan Expo is deep into Noriyuki IWADARE's musical world! See you there for a meeting with one of the masters of video game music!

Japan Expo, 11th Impact•From July 1st to 4th 2010
Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center

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