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Laura Shigihara

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Laura Shigihara has been working as a freelance video game composer and sound designer since 2005. She’s created music and sound effects for over 15 published titles since then, ranging in genre from orchestral themes, to quirky uptempo boss battles, and even including songs featuring her own vocal tracks. Laura has been a fan of video game music since the days of the original 8-bit Nintendo. Her music has been compared to that of Yoko Shimomura and Yasunori Mitsuda in terms of style.

Graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in International Relations and Business, Laura decided to pursue a career in music after an unexpected detour landed her record contract offers in Japan for singing and production. Although she didn’t accept for various reasons, she still chose a music related job working as the audio director of a Japanese-American company where she created music and sound effects, and co-hosted an audio talkshow. Shortly after she began composing for game soundtracks. After completing several contracts, she decided to make it her career.

In addition to work, in her spare time Laura has been making an rpg for the PC called “The Blue Star” which she hopes to release towards the end of 2009. Laura also teaches piano to elementary school children twice a week, and occasionally plays the piano and sings at venues around her area, from Yoshi’s Jazz Club to local events.

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  • agnessilvap

    Everything's Alright may well be one of the best used themes in a game of all time. Just the right moment to use it, and just the right song for the moment. [5]

    3 May 11:18pm Reply
  • magiccoupons

    Everything's Alright looping again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again

    26 Apr 10:40pm Reply
  • Naruzuru

    Help! I can't stop listening to Jump

    23 Mar 1:33pm Reply
  • wutsmainaem

    Everything's Alright may well be one of the best used themes in a game of all time. Just the right moment to use it, and just the right song for the moment. [4]

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • vocalist33

    Everything's Alright may well be one of the best used themes in a game of all time. Just the right moment to use it, and just the right song for the moment. [3]

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • CreepyMozart

    Everything's Alright may well be one of the best used themes in a game of all time. Just the right moment to use it, and just the right song for the moment. [2]

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Seasonreaper

    Everything's Alright may well be one of the best used themes in a game of all time. Just the right moment to use it, and just the right song for the moment.

    26 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Sebviee

    <3

    16 Dec 2012 Reply
  • MirrorDepth

    Oh wow, it's the same girl that sings Zombies on your lawn. Didn't see that coming when came here with To The Moon ending song.

    10 Dec 2012 Reply
  • AzureMeimu

    You can purchase her music for download from her Bandcamp site! http://laurashigihara.bandcamp.com/

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
  • fan932880900

    I want download,!!!!!

    8 Jul 2012 Reply
  • lmperfection

    Everything Alright

    16 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Akimoto-kun

    Lovely voice and great music. =)

    21 May 2012 Reply
  • Okanehira

    dat sunflower

    15 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ertyz

    Love! Love! Love! <3

    14 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Piccorico

    <3

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Perrydotto

    Great talent :D

    4 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Andvagorion

    ♥♥♥

    13 Feb 2012 Reply
  • AzureMeimu

    If you haven't already check out her YouTube channel "supershigi" ^_^

    28 Jan 2012 Reply
  • monkyros

    Zombies On Your Lawn .You are perfect, Laura!

    4 Dec 2011 Reply
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