the kyoto connection

japanese inspired music

The Kyoto Connection is a musical voyage. A step into the inner universe through a mixture of electronic ambients, melodies, and japanese sounds. Inspired by the emotions, colors and feelings of the traditional japanese culture, the music of The Kyoto Connection explores different ways and musical genres to reach a unique experience.

11 years of musical development have turned into ten albums with more than 2 millon downloads world-wide.

Kyoto Soundscapes

Urban sounds become music

Our aim is to reveal the subtle music of the city. Using field-recording sounds of the streets, the people, the temples, the birds, etc. we compose pieces to inspire and connect.

Our first album was released in 2016 thanks to Roberto Gluck, an argentinian software developer who travelled to Kyoto and recorded sounds with his iPhone.

If you are from Kyoto (or if you’re about to travel) you can collaborate with our project! Feel free to contact us.

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Kyoto Soundscapes on Instagram

9 micro-pieces composed
using field recording sounds of Kyoto city

Visit our Instagram-only musical release: 9 micro-pieces inspired on some of the most important spots of Kyoto City. Follow @KyotoSoundscapes on Instagram, put your headphones on and experience and unique musical voyage. 

Listen on Instagram

Support us!

Help us getting to Kyoto! 🙏⛩

It may sound crazy, but we've never been in Kyoto. We are from Argentina and we feel a strong connection with the traditional japanese culture. So we get our japanese inspiration from Youtube videos, japanese musicians, blogs, books and pictures posted by locals and tourists.

We love Kyoto and we want to get there! We want to visit the place that inspired so many songs to us for more than ten years.

And you can help us.

All donations will be destinated to our first (and maybe only?) trip to Japan. Once there, we want to play our music but we also will be recording soundscapes, making video footages and taking pictures for our future releases. All that material will be freely available for download with a Creative Commons License.

Be part of our dream. Your name will be put in a list of contributors, and that list will be stored in a sacred place at Kyoto when we get there. Every contribution will get us closer to our destination. Thank you!

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Posctards 葉書 (2018)

Free download

The Middlde Way (2016)

Free download

Kyoto Soundscapes (2016)

Free download

A Christmas Meditation (2016)


Wake Up (2013)

Free download

Father - Son (2011)


No Headphones Required (2010)

Free download

The Second Voyage (2008)

Free download

The First Voyage (2006)

Free download

about us...

Jesica Rubino

Vocals & Violin

Facundo Arena

Composer / Producer

Rodrigo Trado

Drums & Perc.