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Akira Yamaoka at the Game Developers Conference in 2010
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Born February 6, 1968 (1968-02-06) (age 53)
Niigata, Japan
Genres Hard rock, alternative rock, ambient, dark ambient, industrial, trip hop
Occupation(s) Composer, guitarist, sound designer, game producer
Instruments Electric guitar
Years active 1991–present

Akira Yamaoka (山岡 晃 , Yamaoka Akira, born February 6, 1968) is a Japanese video game composer, sound designer, guitarist, and producer. He is best known for composing music for the Silent Hill video game series and Silent Hill movies. He has also composed music for many other Konami games.

Yamaoka studied product design and interior design at Tokyo Art College. He said that he first wanted to follow a career in design. He first joined Konami on September 21, 1993. On December 2, 2009, he announced that he was leaving Konami after 16 years with the company. He joined Grasshopper Manufacture on February 3, 2010.

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