Eiko's Mission for Music
Eiko’s music has been compared to Uematsu (Final Fantasy series) and Shimomura’s (Final Fantasy series). While grateful for the comparisons to these great masters, she has achieved a reputation for her innovative and unique aura. Carrying on this music design tradition; seeking new directions without abandoning the spell binding quality that made her fall in love with it in the first place.
At the tender age of 7 her mother Miki gave her an exceptional gift… her first soundtrack – Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa – Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Hisaishi (the studio Ghibli based composer) lit a fire in young Eiko and that night instead of practicing piano, she compose her first piece.
Now based in Vancouver Canada, Eiko started professionally composing music for video games and film in 2002. In addition to strengths in composition she is a multi-instrumentalist who has fine-tuned her sound engineering by studying + teaching at the Art Institute of Vancouver. Eiko received a Professional Recording Arts diploma in 2006 and has studied at both Queen’s University and Simon Fraser University Music Schools. In 2017 her piece from The Girl and The Robot was honoured by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and was performed alongside several AAA game scores. She is currently the musical supervisor at Snow Castle Games.