Yukio Van Maren King was born in 1980 in Woodland, California where he began playing the violin at the age of 10. In 2002 he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of California in San Diego. After working for some time in the fields of transportation planning and affordable housing, he moved to Berlin in 2003 to explore the unique form of Berliner urbanism and to experiment with electronic music. In April of 2006 he began the Masters program “Sound Studies” at the University of the Arts in Berlin. Academic and professional Interests of his include urban sound identities, sound-conscious architectural and urban design and sound design for transit systems.
- Soundscapes from Berlin. Yukio King in conversation with Sabine Breitsameter. August 2006. http://www.swr.de/swr2/audiohyperspace/engl_version/interview/king.html