Shinji Kanki, born 1953, based in Helsinki since 1988, is a Japanese composer working in the field of conceptual and experimental music. He studied music composition in Hiroshima, Tokyo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris. He won the International experimental tape music competition 1979 in New York. He wrote the Japanese bestseller book on the personal computer operating system MS-DOS 1983. He lectures “Experimental Sound Expression” a year-round regular course at Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and occasionally gives other international courses on new music thinking and experimental sound art in Finland and abroad. His time is being divided to composing, teaching, and producing a radio program, concerts, recording albums by experimental musicians among others, at his recently started production company, SILAKKA Productions.