Oct 11, 2008

Mika Kimula (vocalist)

Mika Kimula has a keen interest in the use of voice and Japanese language in contemporary theater and music. She majored in voice at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. She has also studied with Michizo Noguchi, the founder of Noguchi Taiso (body training), in exploring how language is affected by the voice and one’s inner image, and with Dr. Shigeo Miki, M.D. to investigate “life morphology” (how live beings respond to the voice). In1997-98, Mika was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to travel to the United States. Presently, Mika performs, records, teaches, writes and gives workshops throughout Japan and internationally. Most recently, she is featured in the book/DVD, “Japanese Voice —A Video Archive of Singing and Techniques in the Japanese Language” (compiled by I. Nakayama, Osaka Univ. of Arts, AD POPOLO Inc., 2008 http://www.geocities.co.jp/nihonngo2002inkym/DVD/), for which she has also translated an English supplement with explanatory notes on 79 singers from 32 genres.
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