Sauvage Tomoko

Tomoko Sauvage studied jazz piano and Indian music. When discovering the Jalatharangam, a traditional Indian instrument with water-filled porcelain bowls, she got fascinated by the simplicity of its device and sonority. Sauvage immediately started to hit China bowls with chopsticks in her kitchen. Soon her desire to immerse herself in the water engendered the idea of using an underwater microphone and led to the birth of the electro-aquatic instrument.