New York, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Electronica / Other / Ambient
12k, anticipate, community library
official bio. "Sawako is a Tokyo/NYC-based sound sculptor who understands the value of dynamics and the power of silence. After beginning in video art, Sawako shifted her focus from the video camera to sound. Once through the processor named Sawako, sounds in everyday life - field recordings, instruments, voice and electronic sounds - float in space vividly with a digital yet organic texture.

Her releases have been reviewed by The Wire (UK), BlowUp (Italy), e|i magazine, NY Art (USA), We Make Money Not Art (online), Improvised Music from Japan (Japan) and others, and her unique sonic world has been called "post romantic sound" by Boston's Weekly Dig.

Sawako did audio and/or live performances in Japan (offsite, metro, uplink, Super Deluxe, apple store, trees are so special etc.), USA (Warm Up @ P.S.1/MOMA, WFC, TONIC, monkey town, Roulette, Issue Project Room, Fiske Planetarium, Corcoran Gallery, Starbucks Salon, UCLA Hammer Musium etc), Lisbon (OFFF Festival), Paris (batofar), Canada (MUTEK Festival), Kunstraum Walcheturm (Zurich), berlin (m12) and UK (Glade Festival, resonance FM, ICA London), and has collaborated with a wide range of musicians such as Andrew Deutsch, Asuna, Yuichiro Fujimoto, HYPO, RF, heller, Jacob Kirkegaard, Taku Sugimoto, Toshimaru Nakamura, Daisuke Miyatani, Nobuko Hori, Kenneth Kirschner and Taylor Deupree."

old bio."broken processor + bug or hub or hug + or just a little girl"

SAWAKO FAQ is >> here << . please read before you send me message.

//////////RELEASES also she had appeared more than 30 compilations, remixes and cds as a guest musician.

1st album "yours gray" from and/oar !!SOLD OUT!!

2nd album "hum" from 12k !!SOLD OUT!! --- available @ iTune

3rd album "madoromi" from Anticipate

4th album "bitter sweet" from 12k

mini album "omnibus" from community library

collaboration album /w. daisuke miyatani "hi bi no ne" from schole


You can buy her CDs in

boomkat, forced exposure, p*dis, sawako's petite shop and more. or ask your local record shops (if you live in japan, ask Tower Records.)

for more info about the distributers, check the label sites.


you can find 2nd album HUM, 3rd album MADOROMI,

4th album "bitter sweet"

and "tears" for RF's remix album in iTune.


//////////MORE TRACKS HERE!!!!!

you can listen sawako's early works as well as full length tracks from "madoromi" in sawako's LastFM page (click the album jackets).

//////////VJing with jitter + media art

actually sawako is making the new media art works and doing VJ. sorry, she is a geek. here you can find the QT movies and info.
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