岩田渉 / IWATA Wataru
Composer / Artist / Director

Wataru Iwata was born in 1973. He started classical piano training at age of 4. He began singing advertisement jingle from the age of 6. He started to compose music / music production at the age of 9 using a multitrack recorder. From the age of 14, he realized to the concept of the Art, and at the same time he started painting. At the age of 15, he studied Jazz theory. After graduating from junior high school, he studied abroad in Boston. From this time on, he set “themes of Religion, Philosophy(science), Art integration” as his own theme.

After returning Japan temporarily in 1992, he studied under the traditional percussionist Ramin-Jabate-Yule of Mandinka tribe of Guinea and learn the rendition style, traditional rhythm pattern. He self-taught the theory of traditional Hindustani music  of North India in this period. Returning to the United States, he studied painting and art production, and worked as an assistant of   Japanese painter Atsushi Sugimura in New York.

First solo exhibition held in 1994 in “Aoyama Manifesto”, the art festival organized by several art galleries centered on the Aoyama and neighbor areas of Tokyo and performing body painting at the same solo exhibition and received favorable notices. Iwata organized a performance group “PANGAEA” consisting of 12 members, musicians, actors, performers and others. He designed and conducted performances, installation and appearance in that group.
In addition to the performance activities including the piano trio, quartet, etc., at the request of G.M.L. “Global Multimedia Leaders Association”, he opened a music studio with equal strength. Music composition and production, production of multimedia learning materials, and a wide range of activities such as talking charge of lecturers of music production at vocational school. In 1995, he participated in “Aoyama Morphe” (ex-Aoyama Manifesto) and provided music.
After acting as a producer of indie label “Point Blanc”, he works as freelance musician and artist. In 2001, he released album “i-dimension” and “current” in 2007 from the iTunes Store. In the same year, at the Tokyo Collection, he was in charge of music production for the apparel brand “KINO” fashion show and performed a piano as part of the show and acquired a favorable reputation.
Iwata moved to Kiyosato by the Yatsugatake mountain chain at the end of 2015. In 2017, he release two collaboration albums “no direction”(in English / Japanese) and “A L’ube des Temps” (in French) with Poetry Reading.  As a creator, performer, planner and producer in the fields of contemporary, electronic acoustics, piano player., as director, direction of international conference, writing to literary / scientific journals, he is actively involved across fields. As a part of expressing transdisciplinary Art by subliming “Re-integration of Religion, Philosophy (including Science, and Art” which was his longstanding theme to “Re-integration of Nature, Science and Art”, actively expressing in media art.
 幼少の頃よりクラシカルピアノのトレーニングを受ける。6歳よりCM制作に携わり、9歳よりMTRでの作曲/音楽制作を始める。15歳でジャズ理論を学ぶ。ユースをボストン、NYで過ごし、フリーシャズの薫陶を受ける。NYでは杉村篤に師事し、絵画、美術制作を学ぶ。帰国後はパフォーマンス・グループ主催、音楽制作、マルチメディア教材の制作、ピアノトリオ、カルテットを始めとした演奏活動、専門学校講師、絵画展、インスタレーションを行ってきた。現在、コンテンポラリー、電子音響、クラシック、エレクトロ・アンビエント等のフィールドで創作・演奏・企画/制作を行う。またディレクターとして、クラシック・コンサートの企画、国際会議の企画・制作、美術展のキュレーション、メディア・アート制作など、分野を超えた積極的な活動を行っている。