Will Irving

YUKI AME & Open Philanthropy

As YUKI AME grew from an anonymous soundcloud account into a performing alias, rifts also emerged between the idea of a virtual identity and a desire to engage as an individual within the local and without the technological anonymity afforded to a net alias. The project, which grew far beyond my expectations, managed to reach individuals globally and respecting this support whilst preparing for new projects over the past two years has been a point of reflection within the current, and evolving, social climate.

Despite a comprehensive aesthetic shift in my output since starting the project, as I prepare again to release new work it feels important to utilise pre-existing platforms with the public to move towards embracing the social, political and environmental realities of a collective voice. As artists and individuals, we must support organisations seeking to promote social good and remain committed to education as a means to empower and give platform to positive change.

As a commitment to this, all future bandcamp purchases of the ‘YUKI AME’ releases will go to Open Philanthropy as a small step towards sustaining research and conversations about social health, criminal justice reforms, and global catastrophe. I am in the process of archiving old releases and assets, which can be found here.

I’m looking forward to sharing upcoming work & projects soon. Please join the mailing list to receive first announcements.