weavewaves : Tokyo 2018 is the sonic tapestry of everyday life in Tokyo. With the sound waves of daily scenes in the metropolitan city, sawako weaves the delicate and intimate soundscape with the touch of electronic noises.
sawako is a sound sculptor, a timeline-based artist and a signal alchemist in the urban life environment who understands the value of dynamics and the power of silence. Once through the processor named Sawako, subtle fragments in everyday life float in space vividly with a digital yet organic texture. Sawako released her albums from 12k (USA), and/OAR (USA), BASKARU (France) and Anticipate (USA). She had improvised with Taylor Deupree, asuna, Toshimaru Nakamura, Ken Ikeda, Kenneth Kirschner, among others. Her unique sonic world has been called “post romantic sound” by Boston’s Weekly Dig.
She has performed internationally as an audio and/or visual artist in MUTEK (Canada): Warm Up at P.S.1, Le Poisson Rouge, Tonic, Diapason, Issue Project Room, Roulette, World Financial Center Winter Garden (NYC); UCLA Hammer Museum (LA); OFFF Festival (Lisbon); MACBA, CosmoCaixa, Sonar Festival (Spain); Glade Festival, Resonance FM, ICA London (UK); Offsite, Super Delux, Vacant, Apple Store (Japan).
Her works are mentioned in “Listening through the Noise : The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music” (Oxford University Press) by Joanna Demers, “Handmade Electronic Music” (Routledge) by Nicolas Collins and “Transmission Arts : Artists and Airwaves” (PAJ Pablications) by Galen Joseph-Hunter and others. Her work has been featured in The Wire (UK), Blow Up (Italy), Improvised Music from Japan (Japan), NY Art (US), e/i magazine (US), among others.
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