Akiko Haruna is a sound designer and audiovisual artist, constructing experimental sound and vision for the moving image. Her current projects as a musician gained her a place at the 2018 Red Bull Music Academy in Berlin and has her working in collaboration with the UK based record label ‘Where to Now?’.
Trained as a pianist and dancer with an education in the sonic arts, she is fluent in the rules of music and composition, which she now breaks with her experimental noise output. Her works span the spectrum between avant garde, classical and deconstructed club music, often interwoven with satirical messages on gender and heteronormative culture.
Akiko has emerged into the sound world from a background in performance. Entering the dance industry at the age of 16, she has worked for mainstream pop artists such as John Newman and AlunaGeorge in videos that have received tens of millions of views. Throughout this time period, she has worked for the Universal Music group, Island Records, the BBC and Sky.