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Music Production

Music Agency

Scoring

Composing

Talent

Events

Overseas Recordings

Looking to record an international artist or orchestra? We have the experience and knowhow to make your overseas recording a reality. Let us take care of everything - from contacting your artist of choice to accommodation, interpretation and session management - allowing you to fully enjoy the experience. We pride ourselves on paying close attention to the finer details of planning, allowing for hassle-free sessions that maximize your time.

Recent Projects

Time Scoop Hunter (NHK)
Star Galaxy (SQEX)  
Halo 4 (343 Industries) 
Final Fantasy 13 Lightning Returns (SQEX)  
Final Fantasy 零式 (SQEX) 
Metal Gear Solid 25th Anniversary Soundtrack (Konami)
Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance (SQEX)

Composing / lyric writing

Original music is what we do at Arriba. We have a team of experienced composers and lyricists ready to create music for your project.
Each composer/lyricist is a specialist in his or her own genre, drawing upon years of experience to create the authentic sound you’re after,
on time and on budget. Feel free to contact us to find out more about what we can do for you.

Orchestration / Arranging

Whether classical or contemporary, we can arrange and orchestrate music for your project.

Composers

Kentaro Sato

Kentaro Sato

Composer Orchestrator Arranger

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Kentaro Sato, is a Los Angeles/Tokyo-based award-winning composer, conductor, orchestrator, lyricist, singer and educator. His symphonic works have been featured in TV/Film media, game industry and concert performing groups around the world. In 2005, he was appointed as a resident composer and assistant conductor of the Torrance Symphony. In the choral music world, Sato is best known as the winner of the prestigious ACDA Raymond W. Brock Memorial Composition Contest for “Kyrie” from Missa pro Pace, which premiered at the 2005 ACDA National Convention in Los Angeles. He is also a frequent guest conductor and lecturer for various choral workshops and reading sessions around the world. Sato holds a Master of Music in Choral Conducting with Distinction and a Bachelor of Music in Media Writing from California State University.

Nicolas Alvarez

Nicolas Alvarez

Composer Orquestrator Arranger

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Colombian-born Nicolas Alvarez is a Tokyo-based composer, orchestrator, arranger and production manager. Having worked with many of the world’s top scoring orchestras in Hollywood, Nashville and Europe, Nic is well versed in every aspect of orchestral music production from composition and arranging through to copying, recording and mixing. In 2012, Nic was the scoring production manager for Microsoft’s Halo 4, recorded at Fox Film Studio’s Newman Scoring Stage with the Hollywood Studio Symphony. Nic’s more recent projects include Konami’s Metal Gear Solid 5 and Square Enix’s Final Fantasy 13. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Nicolas specialized in music business, composing, and orchestration for film and TV. In his youth he played as a percussionist for several orchestras and, at the tender age of 20, attained a position in Colombia’s national symphony orchestra. Nicolas then went on to study jazz drumming at the Colombian College of Jazz before heading abroad to further expand his musical career. Arriving in Japan, Nicolas shifted focus to composing and producing music for various types of projects including video games, TV programs, TVCM, corporate videos and more. Nicolas draws on his deep knowledge of music to produce music that is both richly orchestrated and characteristic of his individual style.

Kurt Jessen

Kurt Jessen

Composer Arranger Lyricist

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Australian-born guitarist/songwriter, Kurt Jessen began his career as a rock guitarist and has evolved into a music producer, harnessing a variety of skill sets to perfect his craft. Kurt predominately dwells in the bowels of hell, forging grinding metal riffs on the anvils of the underworld, surfacing occasionally to compose other styles of music. Kurt’s sound can be characterized as high-energy rock/heavy metal, richly orchestrated and garnished with fiery lead-guitar playing. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Kurt incorporates his technical ability on the guitar, songwriting knowhow and mixing skills, to create music for a variety of platforms including video games, TVCM, corporate videos and others. Another of Kurt’s chief talents is lyric writing - his extensive credits ranging from TVCM to artists’ songs and more.

Yanki Kong

Yanki Kong

Songwriter Arranger Lyricist

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Yanki Kong is a singer, songwriter, and lyricist who has been highly praised by renowned musicians such as Mary Leung, one of the most famous vocal coaches in Hong Kong. Yanki has been commissioned as a songwriter and lyricist by TV and production companies in Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia, and has written in collaboration with other well-know songwriters for famous singers in Hong Kong, such us Charlene Choi, Sherman Chung, Vincy Tan, Cho-lam Wong, and William Chan. Yanki holds a Performance Certificate in vocals from Rockschool, UK. She is often invited to as a judge for vocal and performance competitions by different music-casting organizations.

David Gee

David Gee

Composer DJ

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David Gee began producing electronic after developing his style as a DJ in the early 90’s Melbourne club and underground techno scene. He moved to Japan in 1996 and formed SG3 as a live electronic music performer with fellow Australian Jamie Knight in the Tokyo club scene. He also developed his signature minimal techno style and released tracks under Germany’s Tresor record label at the height of its popularity as well as a number of local Japanese labels. In 2000 he formed Flak Records and produced both CD and vinyl tracks under the British distribution label Victoria music. He continues to write electronic music from his current studio in Melbourne as well as producing backing music and sound editing for corporate video, promotional and marketing video and advertising.

session singers

Session Singers

Looking for that authentic foreign flavor? Or perhaps something out of the ordinary? Our catalogue of professional foreign singers represents all music genres and all major languages. With over 300 singers registered, we can find just what you are looking for. We are available around the clock to help you select and coordinate the right singers for your project. Give us a call to get started.

Sessions Musicians

We have a large selection of professional studio musicians, specializing in a wide variety of instruments and styles, available for hire for your recording. Tell us more about your project and we’ll send samples of musicians who match your project needs.

Recent Works

UNIQLO TV CM

Clear Asahi TVCM

Lotte Gelato Web TVCM

Fuji TVCM

KFC TVCM

Domino's Pizza TVCM

 

YAMAHA English School TVCM

Mitsui Sumitomo NISA TVCM

Disney Channel Japan Anniversary TVCM

SKII TVCM

Canon TVCM

Meiji TVCM

 

Nissin TVCM

Toshiba TVCM

McDonald's TVCM

Mitsubishi TVCM

Panasonic TVCM

Sony Web CM

events

Live Event Coordination

Concerts, corporate events, weddings, parties - whether you need a solo artist, band, dancers or musicians, we have the connections and experience to help you plan your live-music event.

We represent a wide variety of talent to suit every occasion. Get in touch to see exactly how we can assist with your next event, big or small.

News

Tokyo Disneyland

Disney

We recently produced various theme songs for the Disney Tokyo Disney Resorts, including this year’s Halloween event music and upcoming Christmas event music. Among the composers were Arriba’s own Kurt Jessen and Nicolas Alvarez. The music can be heard around the theme parks and on TDR’s website.

 

 

 

Symphony of the Universe

Planetarium movie

In April 2015, Arriba were in charge of the production scoring for the movie “Symphony of the Universe” for the planetarium of the Katsushika City Museum. We recorded 8 famous classical pieces including Beethoven and Rachmaninov and various others. The recording took place in Bulgaria under the direction of Nicolas Alvarez and the technical supervision of Kurt Jessen.

 

 

 

HY Life

CD Music (HY)

In the late spring of 2015, we were requested to take part in a very meaningful recording for a Japanese indies band HY, on a song tribute to a Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, who was killed in Syria. We provided 5 singers with diverse ethnic background to participate in the chorus recording that took place with Mr. Goto’s daughter in the studio, creating the feel of a world peace, and unity.

 

 

 

Zurich International Film Festival

Film score competition

Arriba composer Nicolas Alvarez has been nominated for the 4th International Film Music Competition in Zurich. The task was to rewrite a film score for an existing short animation film, produced originally by Run Wrake. Nicolas was one of the 137 participants from 28 countries who was nominated for the 5 finalists. Finalists’ composition was performed live on the 26th of September, 2015 by the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and the Zurich Jazz Orchestra, simultaneously with the animation screened at the venue.

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