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Sawako is a sound sculptor and a signal alchemist 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. She weaves the poetic soundscape to fuse dream and awake, urban and nature, real and virtual.

Sawako released 6 albums from 12k (USA), and/OAR (USA) and others. She has performed internationally as an audio and/or visual artist in MUTEK (Canada): Warm Up at P.S.1, Diapason, Le Poisson Rouge, Tonic, Issue Project Room, Roulette (NYC); Corcoran Gallery (Washington DC); UCLA Hammer Museum (LA); OFFF Festival (Lisbon); Interference (Italy); MACBA, Sonar Festival (Spain); Glade Festival, Resonance FM, ICA (UK); Offsite, SuperDeluxe, gift_lab (Japan). Her music is used in documentary films like Patagonia’s “Treelines” and Gina HARA’s “Geek Girls.”

Sawako obtained a Master’s degree in New York University’s ITP. Born in Nagoya, Japan, studying the classical piano over 10 years and Japanese Nohgaku Theatre for 6 years when she was a child.


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