l i l j a is a brand-new collaboration project between the Swedish composer and producer Rasmus Faber and Swedish based Japanese composer and sound artist Sayuri Hayashi Egnell.
Inspired by the environment and nature and all its force, beauty, and mysteriousness l i l j a is a musical vehicle in which both artists can explore their mutual interest in creating new and experimental sounds that fuses their distinctive and varied talents.
Rasmus has established a successful career as a house and electronic music producer and composer and producer of music for computer games, anime TV and film projects and also as band leader for the illustrious anime theme tune covering Platina Jazz band who are 8 albums in to their career.
Sayuri also has a well-established career as a composer/sound artist. In 2014 her music for the Urban Soundscape Competition was given the gold award by Ryuichi Sakamoto and was exhibited at Sapporo Intl Art Festival in Japan. She also created music for the Nobel prize 2014-16 displayed at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm. She creates and produces Performing arts and art installation work frequently in Japan and exhibit at events like Biwako Biennale. She also composes music to Japanese movies and tv series.
It was during a search for a traditional Japanese instrument in Sweden - called a sanshin - that Rasmus's path crossed with Sayuri who had recently moved to Sweden from Japan.