We’re used to hearing Japanese artists making an impact here in the West, but what happens when Western artists try to make a career in the Japanese music scene?
Emi Evans is originally from the UK and opted to study in Japan. Having an interest in music from an early age (Evans is also an accomplished cellist) she decided to develop a musical career. While in Japan she met arranger and composer Hiroyuki Muneta and the two formed the ambient electronic outfit freescape. But Evans also branched out into game music, notably for the titles Dark Souls and Nier.
In this interview for Kotaku Emi Evans discusses her UK roots and finding a musical path in Japan.