Aki Onda is an electronic musician, composer, and photographer. Onda was born in Japan and currently resides in New York.
He is particularly known for his Cassette Memories project—works compiled from a “sound diary” of field-recordings collected by Onda over a span of two decades. Onda’s musical instrument of choice is the cassette Walkman. Not only does he capture field recordings with the Walkman, he also physically manipulates multiple Walkmans with electronics in his performances.
In another of his project, Cinemage—“image for cinema,” or “homage for cinema,” Onda shows still photo images by old-fashioned slide projections. At times, with music which is improvised by guitarists, or without music, silent.