Various media outlets reported on Monday that pianist and music composer Ai Kamachi died on May 30. She was 48. A private wake and farewell ceremony was held by the bereaved family.
Kamachi followed in the footsteps of her jazz pianist father, studying composition under Toshi Ichiyanagi at the Kunitachi College of Music. She officially started her career alongside recording engineer Tatsuo Nagami (Nagie) under the alias "aikamachi+nagie" in 2002. They released the album "radiant garden" in the same year, and in 2008 began producing as the electro-acoustic unit ANANT-GARDE EYES
She was well known for her work with ANANT-GARDE EYES. The duo composed and arranged the opening and ending themes, insert songs, and soundtracks for the TV animations Clannad: After Story
, Angel Beats!
, Mekakucity Actors
, and Charlotte
. They also worked with popular artists such as Lia
, Aoi Tada
, and Jin
Source: Oricon News