Ayden Walters - Musician in Tokyo

Ayden Walters

I'm a musician in Tokyo, Japan

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I speak English

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About me

I'm a musician and sound designer currently based in tokyo. Working under the name NINGEN, I explore the boundaries that separate us and the technology that mediates the liminal spaces we occupy.

In the past I have performed as a regular member of John Richards' "Dirty Electronics Ensemble" and with Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle, Carter Tutti) and Anna Meredith. More recently I've worked with Cody Ellingham to produce music for his DERIVE project.

I'm also a photographer and explore similar themes as with my music.

My Creations


    26 November 2017

    I was approached by Cody to produce a piece that would feature on derive.tokyo and accompany his visual work. Using his photography as a guide I first created a small number of musical sketches in ableton live and using various synthesizers. For the final piece, I used time stretching and... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  2. NINGEN- Memory

    26 November 2017

    Recorded between February 2015 and February 2016, Memory and it's sister album An Unexpected Memory expanded on the themes explored in my earlier works: Loneliness,technology and the slow cancellation of the future.

    Link: https://ningen.bandcamp.com/album/memory

  3. anhedonia

    26 November 2017

    A personal project that may eventually see release. "anhedonia" refers to the psychological inability to feel pleasure in normally pleasurable activities. A collection photos taken in moments that should evoke evoke feeling, but did not.

  4. I've been continuing to experiment with using Maxmsp and Jitter to create video that augments my recent music. In this patch, a glitch shader and the saturation of the video is controlled by the bass frequencies of the music.

    There's some issues with the dimensions because Max msp and jitter... continue reading (0, 0 images)

  5. I've been experimenting with using Maxmsp and Jitter to create video that augments my recent music. It's been quite a learning curve, not helped by Max 10's instability. However, I've had some interesting results already.