Kato Hideki

Kato Hideki is a Japanese-born composer, musician, producer and educator.

His work is truly diverse, with a wide range of forms, subjects and sounds; from ambient and improvisation to soundtracks and sound design for film, TV, dance and theatre. His music has been released on Tzadik Records, Joyful Noise, Shimmy-Disc and Virgin UK; and has been broadcast on NPR, WNYC, ABC (Australia) and BBC Radio 3. He has performed at Lincoln Center, MoMA, Miller Theatre, La MaMa, Harlem Stage, the Mann Center and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.

His compositions include: “There and Here” and “In the Sea of Heaven” for TAKE Dance and the Dallas Black Dance Theatre; “Tokoshieni” for Ballet X and Take Ueyama; and the soundtrack for the award-winning documentary, “The Journey of Monalisa”. His collaborations include: performance at the Christian Marclay Festival at the Whitney Museum of American Art; and with John King for the New York City Ballet and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company; electro-acoustic performance with Zeena Parkins.

Kato was the music producer of the Bessie award-winning THEM by Ishmael Houston-Jones, Dennis Cooper & Chris Cochrane; the ambient album THE WALK with Kramer; the album I HATE MEMORY by actor / singer-songwriter Ezster Balint (“Stranger Than Paradise”); and the album BABA BIBI with the Tony award-winning playwright/songwriter Stew (“Passing Strange”).

Kato teaches at NYU Tandon School of Engineering in the Integrated Media & Design program.