App: Peaceful World Music

Soothing music and visuals in an app by Rufus Lin.

Mobile Games

Mobile games for iOS and Android devices, designed by Rufus Lin

Cute Alien Designer Goods

Stylish fashion merchandise by designer Rufus Lin, based on the cute aliens found in his mobile games.


Canadian recording artist/music producer Rufus Lin’s musical universe spans the very different worlds of classical music, jazz, JPOP and electronica (EDM).

canadian RECORDING artist/music producer.
visual artist/Designer. mobile and tabletop game creator. writer.

Based in Tokyo and Vancouver. (日本語ページはこちら)







I’m Rufus

Welcome stranger and friend alike, to my home in the Cyberverse. This is where I display my favorites from among the many pieces of music, visual art, games and writing that I produce every day.

But at some point I tire of them, and new favorites emerge. This is when I toss the old work aside callously, and replace it with my new stuff. It is the way of the world for art unfortunate enough to be created by ruthless Rufus. Transience is an important part of my aesthetic philosophy.

I am currently working on the Alien Diversity project, as well as the Tokyo Jazz Collaborations project. Also working on a novel based on the world of Ginza nightclub hostesses in Japan.

Regarding my main activity, music, some people say that I am attempting the impossible. Now, really, I ask you. Should one use the term impossible, when all I am trying to do is:

1. Discover a young Japanese singer, and, umm, persuade that person to sing English electro pop songs that I have composed and arranged, thereby winning a Grammy, something no Japanese singer has achieved before? 

2. Compose and arrange Japanese electro pop songs, record them myself and make a name for myself as one of the very few foreigners singing original songs to succeed in the notoriously tough Japanese pop music market?

It’s going to be a rough ride, but my worst enemies will tell you that I laugh in the face of rough rides. You’re most welcome to come along by bookmarking this page in your browser, or signing up for my infrequent newsletter below.

online museum of rufusology

Current Work




When there is a point of contact, opening a dialog is an opportunity to transform into a point of exchange. Many points of contact wither away without anyone noticing their existence.

Is it mere coincidence that giraffe and giantess both contain the letter E? I think not.

A shirt I designed in support of the recovery effort after the great earthquake and tsunami in Eastern Japan on March 11, 2011.

Inimitable Yuri.

Nude descending a staircase falls and rubs her bruised shin.

The monk trudged toward Mount Fuji, unaware of the four trees watching him.

It was becoming obvious that she would not stay boxed up for very much longer, so I left, never to return.

Hare-aclitus watching the bubbles of change drift by.

A polar bear on a quest for chromaticity.



I am constantly working on the design of a game of some kind: both games for mobile devices, and tabletop games.

My latest mobile games are published for iOS and Android by Yuyosoft Innovations Inc.


Take the left branch...please.


The stillness of the leaves on the tree outside my window reminds me of you.

I am sure there are at least 100 insects on that tree, but from this distance I see none of them.

All I see is the tree.

All I feel is its stillness.

And the memory of you.


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