Profile


Gak Sato


producer, DJ, Thereminist, sound artist. teacher of sound design. 

was born in Tokyo in 1969. from ‘90s living in Milan. 


Education 

Musashino Art University Tokyo : Space design :scenography course– diploma 1989


Experience 

1999-2008 Artistic Director of Temposphere label at Right Tempo Records (milan) 


Teaching

2002 - 2013 Accademia Carrara di Bergamo : Sound project course

2008 -         Istituto Europeo Design milan : Sound research course


Publication 

Solo


2019 rephase

2014 “All Those Moments” JammHot / Sekitova rmx (unknown season)

2012 Play for Japan 12 vol.5

2011 gF "o.s.t. giuliano Fujiwara” (Manual of Errors)

2011 Play for Japan vol.10 

2010 furniture music vol.3 (sfera)

2007 furniture music vol.2 feat. mama! milk (sfera)

2006 furniture music vol.1(sfera)

2006 "Clapsoy remixes"by Jimi Tenor / Kid Loco (Temposphere)

2006 informed consent (Temposphere)

2001 "Tangram"remixes by Yukihiro Fukutomi / Flanger (Temposphere)

2001 Exercises 1995-2001 (Temposphere)

2001 Tangram (Temposphere)

1999 io,Aoi

1999 "hip wagging, Foot shuffling" remix by Amon Tobin (Temposphere)

1999 post-echoTemposphere)

1998 arbos luce (Arbos)

1996 V.A."Nativi, Residenti, Di Passaggio" “Ambiente, Basso E Batteria” (milano 2000)


diet music


2013 ”pacific league” Fug rmx (unknown season)

1996 ZOO “choo choo Train” remix with Jazz Brothers(forLife)

1996 Caoli Cano les rendez-vous de paris” remix (Epic Sony)

1995 multidirection 2 (brown’s wood/Talkin’loud)


Collaboration


2018 GaMaPaWaWhite GardeniaStory Telling(Jazz-o-Tech)

2016 Omnine You are Home(Apparel Tronic)

2008 Bang Bang / il rumore diventa musica (provincia di Milano /UnDo.net)

2007 CrowdofOneThe Boxman (Rai Trade)

2005 Steve Piccolo,Luca Gemma & Gak Sato Expedition (Temposphere)


participation album/EP


mama! milkCharade(’21)  Vanilla(’15)Fragrance of Notes(’08 Musica Moschata)

Casino Royale Quarantine Scenario (’20 Aldebaran Records)

Elliott SharpSyzygy (’20 dodicilune)

Vinicio CaposselaBallate per Uomini e Bestie(’19)Ovunque Proteggi (’06 Warner Music) 

Le Grand Escroc Portraits(’14 COMEDY TONIGHT/SPACE SHOWE MUSIC)

Toshiyuki Yasuda Nameless God's Blue(’15 MEGADOLLY MD1506)



Remixes


Piero UmilianiMah-Nà Mah-Nà(’97)Lady Magnolia(‘98)Motore a Ioni(’99)Gadget(’99 Temposphere)
Ennio Morricone Metti una Sera a Cena(’99 cover Temposphere)
Armando Trovajoli Sessomatto(’97)Masquerade(’98 Temposphere)
Lesiman Messaggio(’00 Temposphere)
Berto Pisano To Jean(‘99)Kill Them All!(‘99 Temposphere)
The Transistors Mission on Venus(’00)Spyderotica(’02 Temposphere)

Painé Sponteneous(’03 Temposphere)

Acoustic Dub Messengers Sabara」「Ham & Egg」「Mugiminipichi

Holyday of Erinora(’03 emposphere)
Kid Loco Relax'n with Cherry (’98 Yellow Productions)
Mukka Makka Trip Hopping in the planet drug(’98 Cinevox)

Tokyo Ska Paradise OrchestraJazzie Speaks(’99 Justa Records)
Yukihiro FukutomiThe Spinning Wheel(’01 Cutting Edge)
Arkestra One I Really Want You(’03 Cosmic Sound)
Leo Cesari La Beguine du Macka」「Twist Drama」(’00 Cinevox)
Club Montepulciano Viva! Planet M(’00 Club Montepulciano Recordings)
Esquivel Bye Bye Blues(’06 Sony BMG-Indipendent Recordings)

Xavier Cugat Pianolo(‘08 Indipendent Recordings)

Raymond Scott Night in Venice(’13 w Vagabond CPA LI'L DAISY)

Tryst Ueno Falls(’18 Apparel Tronic)


etc…


Advertising works


Heineken, Aperol Soda, Nike, Scottex,Parmigiano Reggiano, Findus, American Express,Persol, Mc Donald Japan, 

Ginza, Hobo-Nichi, Lumine & Ginza, Good Design, Land-Rover, NHK etc... 


music for exhibitions/films 


2021 ONODA by Arthur Harari w Andrea Poggio, Enrico Gabrieli,Sebastiano de Gennaro e Olivier Marguerit

2021 Emma Ciceri “nascita aperta” (Castello Sforzesco Milano)

2017 Max Huber “fotografie” (Gallery Sugata kyoto & Tokyo)

2016 Simone Rovellini ABCD” (L'ultimo episodio”D” played Theremin)

2007 Marcella Vanzomindfield

2005 Gabriele de Mateo “voyage sur le terre” w Steve Piccolo

2004 Adrian Paci “Hymns” w Steve Piccolo

2004 BTcino “Domoscape” w Steve Piccolo

2004 ADI "50 anni di compasso d’oro” w Steve Piccolo


f musica for Milano Collection


2015 genny (2015 SS)

2006 - 2013 Ter et Bantine (w Steve Piccolo)

2005- 2011 Giuliano Fujiwara 

2005 - 2014 byblos

1999 - 2005 Mila Schön



for Products

2009 ALESSI PHONE (design by Stefano Giovannoni) 10 ringtones

2004 MUTECH 830 (design by Ichiro Iwasaki) Telephone hold sound

2002 MUTECH 610 (design by Ichiro Iwasaki) Telefphone ringtone


Performance / Exhibition


2021            Piano City (Milan)

2021             “Parade Electronique” (Milan)

2020            Longlake 2020 (Lugano)

2020            Estate Sforzesca Outsound Jazz Festival (Milano)

2020            I Suoni Diventano Parole Conservatorio Verdi (Milano)

2019            Stereo Spasms Luc Ferrari 90th Anniversary (Tokyo)  

2019            ‎Mudam Luxembourg Museum Isola Reunion w Steve Piccolo

2018            Teatro Arsenale Milano Luc Ferrari (Tautologos III) 

2018-2019   Tour for Andrea Poggio (Italy,Germany) 

2016-17       Tour for Omnine (Italy)

2015            Venice art Biennale (Greek pavilions)

2015            Castello Sforzesco Milano, Tokyo, w mama! milk 

2014            Vienna Secession

2014            Museo Pecci (Milano) w e il Topo

2013            Teatro i (Milano)

2012            Festival della Filosofia (Modena) w Steve Piccolo

2012            Contemporary Locus (Bergamo)

2012            John Cage 100th Anniversary (Kyoto Art Center) 

2011            Milano Film Festival w Steve Piccolo

2011            I Miss My Enemies (Venice art Biennale) w Steve Piccolo

2011            Teatro Studio Scandicci w Steve Piccolo

2010            (un)defined festival (Merano) w Steve Piccolo

2010            Novara Jazz Festival w Steve Piccolo

2009            City of Piacenza public art project w Steve Piccolo

2009            Casino Luxembourg w/Steve Piccolo and Xabier Iriondo   (Isola Arts Club Band).

2008            City of Bergamo public art project w Steve Piccolo

2008            MAGA Museum Gallarate w Steve Piccolo/Giancarlo Norese

2008            Spazio Oberdan (MIlano)

2007            flowing Karasuma Kyoto,w mama! milk. 

2007            Tecnoform Monterrey(Mexico),

2007            The Stone(NYC) w Steve Piccolo

2007            MiArt (MIlano) w Steve Piccolo

2006            Babel Festival (Bellinzona) w Steve Piccolo

2006            Kettle’s Yard (Cambridge) w Steve Piccolo/Luca Pancrazzi

2006            Turchin Center for the Arts Boone (NC USA) w Steve Piccolo

2006            Trinity College (Wales) w Steve Piccolo

2006            Berlin Jazz Fes.w Steve Piccolo,Walter Prati, Eliott Sharp, Massimo Falascone, 

2006            Tokyo Design Tide w mama! milk 

2006            Tour for Vinicio Capossela 

2006            Galleria Mazzoli (Modena) w Steve Piccolo

2006            Galleria Peccolo (Livorno) w Steve Piccolo

2005,07,14   Itineraio Festival (Cesena) w Steve Piccolo

2005            Sant’Arcangelo Festival w Steve Piccolo/ Etherguys (w Vincenzo Vasi, Sabine Meyer)

2005            Swiss Cultural Center Milan w Steve Piccolo

2005            Villa Croce (Genova) w Steve Piccolo

2005            "Expedition" tour NYC, Italy w Steve Piccolo

2004            MusicaContinua (Venice) w Etherguys (w Vincenzo Vasi, Sabine Meyer)

2004            Base Gakkery (Firenze) w Steve Piccolo

2004            La Rada (Locarno) w Steve Piccolo

2003,05,07  Palazzo delle Papesse (Siena) w Steve Piccolo   

2003            MAMCO (Geneva) w Steve Piccolo

2003            Japanese Insitute of Culture Rome w Steve Piccolo

2002,04,05,07,09 Triennale Milano w Steve Piccolo

2002-            Isola Art Center (Milano)

2002            Tangram"tour London,Monaco,Porto,Italy... 

1999            Sonar Festival (Barcellona Spain), DJ tour Grece, France, Japan,  

1999-2003   Right Tempo night (Tunnel/Blue Note/ Leoncavallo, milan) 

1997-1999   Resident DJ at Tunnel /molto plastic (milan)