Angel Beats!, Charlotte Theme Song Arranger Ai Kamachi Passes Away at 48
She collaborated with Jun Maeda as a member of ANANT-GARDE EYES
Japanese artist managing company 1st PLACE announced on June 8 that composer/arranger/pianist Ai Kamachi passed away on May 30, 2020. She was 48. At the request of her family, her funeral and farewell ceremony were conducted only by her relatives.
After graduated from the songwriting course at Kunitachi College of Music, she had been active in various music fields, including J-POP, anime, commercials, and film soundtrack. Along with her partner/recording engineer Tatsuo Nagami (nagie), she formed the two-member musical unit ANANT-GARDE EYES in 2008, and collaborated with Jun Maeda as the arranger team for the theme songs that he wrote/composed for the TV anime CLANNAD ~AFTER STORY~ (2008), Angel Beats! (2010), and Charlotte (2015). The unit also worked on the soundtrack music for Angel Beats! with Maeda.
【訃報】数多くのCM音楽、映画音楽、アニメのサントラなどを手掛けるなど、作曲家、編曲家、ピアニストとして活躍したANANT-GARDE EYESの蒲池愛が、2020年5月30日、満48歳で永眠いたしました。— 1st [email protected]「ARIA -IA MUSICAL & LIVE SHOW-」BD好評発売中!! (@1st_PLACE0302) June 8, 2020
Source: 1st PLACE press release