“For Nihon” Japan Benefit Compilation : Now available digitally and as 2-disc CDs !
“For Nihon” features some of the premier names in ambient / experimental music and 100% of the profits from the sale of this album will be donated to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund set up by New York’s Japan Society.
July 5th, 2011 by sawako
sawako in SONAR FESTIVAL
i will show my new audio visual work for a planetarium “Bird’s-ear View” in CosmoCaixa, Barcelona, at Sonar Festival. More info is here.
In the program “music and bird” at CosmoCaixa (science museum in Barcelona), BJ NILSEN, CM VON HAUSSWOLFF, ALKU, FRANCISCO LÓPEZ and JAN JELINEK will show their pieces, too.
July 5th, 2011 by sawako
brand new fossil
The blue color vinyl release “brand new fossil” from ben owen’s wind measure recordings is available now ! it’s my electro acoustic piece using crystal radio and field recording in the winter Coney Island. not cute & pop-ish.
. review on textura and review on brainwashed
December 29th, 2010 by sawako
EUROPE TOUR in JULY 2010
sawako in Spain, UK and Italy in July 2010. more info coming soon.
July.8th… A/V show at Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain
July.16th… performance in Leicester, UK
July.23-25… Interferenze Festival (performance, talk and installation), Italy
May 26th, 2010 by sawako
my new track “umi to mimi to nami to” is now on Soundwalk Editions, the monthly feature of artists and composers who use environmental field recordings as a point of departure in their work. all tracks are free to listen. presented by soundwalk.com
. Past features are included … Olivia Block, Machinefabriek, Aaron Ximm (quiet american), Jacob Kirkegaard, Steve Roden, Aki Onda, Francisco López, Yann Novak …
May 16th, 2010 by sawako
At this point, only 2 copies left in 12kHQ.
Hurry up if you’d like to get it as the CD with beautiful photos (there are 2 photos inside, too) by Maki Kaoru.
May 11th, 2010 by sawako
SAWAKO’s track in Carl Stone’s websynradio
My tracks from “Summer Tour” are featured by Carl Stone’s websynradio. starts March 18 midnight (Paris time) and runs closes March 25.
featuring music by: Ros Bobos, Robert Crouch, Joseph Hammer, Chihei Hatakeyama,Roger Kleier, Richard Lainhart, Tanner Menard, Ben Neill, Yann Novak, Yui Onodera, Sawako, Chas Smith, Carl Stone, David Toop, Wobbly
March 17th, 2010 by sawako
Brian Alfred’s solo exhibit
I created a track for Brian Alfred’s new animation work which is showed his solo exhibit “It’s Already The End Of The World” at Haunch of Venison, NY. Flying Lotus, Ghislain Poirier, Ezekiel Honig, Roberto Carlos Lange, I am Robot And Proud, Shuta Hasunuma and others also made tracks for the same animation.
Celebrating the first 10 years of the festival, this set contains over 11 hours of audio, a beautiful booklet and a feature length documentary.
20 incredible performances were painstakingly selected by committee from the rich festival history to be shared on one DVD as .wav files* (the best way to fit so much high quality audio). The artists featured on this disc are:
David Grubbs, Lee Ranaldo + Dean Roberts, Martin Tétreault, Oval, CiNdy (Sam Shalabi + Alexandre St-Onge), Tomas Jirku, Michael Dumontier, Tim Hecker, My Kingdom for a Lullaby (M. Grill, C. Kurzmann, B. Roisz + M. Siewert), Taylor Deupree, Jason Kahn, i8u, Aki Onda, 3×3is9 + Bernhard Günter, Scant Intone, crys cole, Steve Bates, Sawako, Fletcher Pratt and Oren Ambarchi.
The second disc contains a feature length documentary created by Canadian filmmaker Caelum Vatnsdal. With extensive video footage culled from our archives alongside interviews with festival directors past and present the film not only gives a great overview of what s+r is all about but also provides a rare opportunity to witness incredible performances and events that have occurred at the festival over it’s first 10 years. Featuring several of the artists listed above as well as Peter Brotzmann, Otomo Yoshihide, Christian Bök, Ken Gregory, Steve Heimbecker, Kaffe Matthews, Alexis O’Hara, Peter Cusack, Mitchell Akiyama, Not Half and many more…
This set serves as an incredible archive of audio art, a document of an important Canadian sound festival and simply put an amazing catalog of work.
. more info
November 24th, 2009 by sawako
“2 | Favourite Places” from audiobulb
2 | Favourite Places brings together field and
composed recordings, providing a unique insight into
places of importance and significance within the lives
of contemporary artists from around the world. more info
November 10th, 2009 by sawako
“Handmade Electronic Music” by Nicolas Collins
Sawako’s crystal radio work, “ishi ~ listening stone,” was mentioned in “Handmade Electronic Music” by Nicolas Collins.
“ishi ~ listening stone” is commissioned by Roulette with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation and was premiered on December 2007.
October 9th, 2009 by sawako
Oct.3rd(Sat) - NIJIKA:EVENT @ Brooklyn
. NIJIKA : EVENT
. . . an ephemeral intimate event about light and sound
. . . like fireflies in the city
NIJIKA : EVENT is the outdoor event version of Sawako’s installation “Nijika” with special guests. “Nijika” created an ephemeral environment with physically modulated video projections, lights and sound. It is an installation as well as a nomadic salon, a performance stage, and a part of everyday life.
. 2009.10.03 (Sat) 19:00-21:00 @ Grand Ferry Park, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Location: between Grand Street, West River Street and the East River
…audio performances:: o.blaat, Roberto Carlos Lange, sawako
…visual performances:: CJ, sawako
…environmental setup:: sawako
. RAIN DAY INFORMATION: if the weather is unsure, the decision will be posted on twitter. please check: http://twitter.com/sawakohome
. more info
October 1st, 2009 by sawako
summer summer summer
it’s already the end of July . . . ! i had busy season with shows & creations since my last post. check performance page for more info.
here is a photo with mica bando @ Tanabata Festival, Supercore. (photo by maki kaoru)
i will go to Florida Keys in late August for a dolphin study & field recordings. also, I will play dB Festival, Seattle in late Sept and an outside “nijika” event in early October.
July 28th, 2009 by sawako
lo-fi felicia in NYC !
i am organizing some shows & exhibit for my french friend, felicia atkinson. really special events with humble tiny music and everyday dreamy art. both venues (monkey town & super core) are offering special dishes and drinks. come to see us and enjoy. la la la . . .
other performers are . . . robbie lee’s portative organ (a small hand-pumped medieval-style wooden pipe organ), Justin Waldron’s DJ, misaki tanaka’s live drawing + performance. le le le . . .
She released her 1st album “la la la” from tokyo based my love spekk label. (mondii !) if you don’t know about spekk, they have nice collection of tiny sound gems with the outstanding package. in usa and rest of the world, you can order spekk’s cds in 12k shop.
February 19th, 2009 by sawako
DVD compilation, “Colorfield Variations” is now available from L-ne. Including my audio/visual work, “flirting 07121602.” This is the first DVD appearance of my visual work.
Colorfield Variations is a collection of audio/visual works reinterpreting the Color Field movement by an international array of critically acclaimed sound and new media artists and assembled by curator and sound artist Richard Chartier.