Hojo Tomoko

She is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher working within the field of experimental music and sound art. Through the experiences of performing historical avant-garde musical works, current works explore site-specific sound work referring to archival materials, field recordings and storytelling. She has completed two Masters’s degrees by 2015, in Sound Arts at the London College of Communication and in Creativity of Arts and the Environment at Tokyo University of the Arts. She has written about the pre-history of Sound Art in Japan from 1950s to 1970s, focusing on exhibited sound works created by artists having their origins in music, published in the book, After Musicking, edited by Yoshitaka Mōri - Tokyo University of the Arts Press. She has an ongoing collaborative project with Swiss-born sound artist Rahel Kraft, their work Reborn Sounds highlights the individual hidden, private relationship between sound and place through interviews with local community. Their next work will be presented in March 2018 at Contemporary Art Center, Nairs, Switzerland. She also coordinates and performs as part of Tokyo based Ensemble for Experimental Music and Theater - EEMT, which explores questions around theatre and notation, propounded by John Cage. She is an Overseas Research Fellow supported by Pola Art Foundation in 2017-2018, and a visiting researcher at CRiSAP, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.