k2works

Koji Kusanagi is…
  • A music composer
  • A software engineer
  • An artistic experimentalist
k2works is…
  • A business name for Koji Kusanagi’s individual creative activities

Koji Kusanagi is a music composer, known primarily as a creator of a royalty-free soundtrack library for indie-games, also creates some experimental sound collages.

He also works as a proprietary software engineer for a well-known Japanese web-service company. In recent years, his strength has been in the design and implementation of high-performance application satisfying both robustness and coherence in real-time parallel processing of large-scale data.

His name has several different spellings depending on the language context.

  • 草薙 考司
  • くさなぎ こうじ
  • KUSANAGI Koji
  • Koji Yoden Kusanagi

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Biography

As a software engineer

  • 2001 – 2003: Worked at a start-up system integrator company; worked mainly for local governments and their agencies.
  • 2003 – 2004: Worked as a freelance developer.
  • 2004: Worked at a Windows-based business application development company.
  • 2005 – now: Worked at one of the largest Internet service company in Japan; worked mainly for high-traffic distributed systems, as a SRE.
  • Detailed career summary will be found at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/koji-kusanagi/

As a music composer

  • 1983: Started Studying piano performance, solfege, music theory, and composition techniques under Noriko Shiraga and Akiko Inoue.
  • 1989: Learned to play the guitar on his own.
  • 1996: Performed his original music mainly as a rock band at live houses, events, and street performances around Kyoto in his school days.
  • 1996: Began participating in the competition sound creation and pre-production works of Hiroki Nagase who was a professional composer, and learned the techniques of recording and mixing.
  • 1997: Established MIDI audio stock website called “nerve – 雑音空間”.
  • 1998: Started activity as a member of the composition circle Yoshida Music Works. Began paid music composition services.
  • 2001: A nerve disease weakened the hearing in his right ear.
  • 2002: Suspended the paid music composition services, due to the preceding disease.
  • 2003 – 2010: Participated several spot recordings for co-workers.
  • 2011 – 2014: Gradually restarted music production activities again as a hobby, and participated in compilation projects for music material websites.
  • 2014 – now: Resumed music production contracting only for specific clients, with the recovery of hearing in the ear.