TAGS 'SAWAKO'

  • SAWAKO: BLOW UP (2007)

    INTERVIEWS

    "5 years ago, I was making the sound for tens or hundreds of people who I know directly. Now, I am making the sound for several thousands of people who I know or don';t know directly"
  • SAWAKO: BALTIMORE CITY PAPER (2008)

    INTERVIEWS

    "Children reenter her composition, just one child surrounded by the sounds of a forest. Her visuals have morphed into blurry, psychedelic images of small plastic toys being stirred around and around with a fork in a liquid-filled glass. "
  • SAWAKO

    ARTISTS

    "Sawako is a sound sculptor, a timeline-based artist and a signal alchemist in the urban life environment 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…"
  • TWO POINT TWO

    RELEASES

    "Over the course of 7 and 4 years, respectively, 12k and LINE have been at the forefront of minimalist digital music. They have established themselves not only as a home for some of the most important contemporary electronic sound artists but also as labels who are not afraid to introduce…"
  • HUM

    RELEASES

    "NYC/Tokyo sound artist Sawako has recently made a name for herself with her own unique combination of field recordings and DSP combined with noticeably feminine touch. It is this strong use of both mediums that makes her hard to classify or neatly tucked away into a specific genre. Her latest…"
  • BITTER SWEET

    RELEASES

    "New York/Tokyo based Sawako is a musician, software designer, and multimedia artist whose multi-disciplinary works intermix and pollenate her music with inspiration ranging from nature, science, academia and poetic motion. Following releases on Anticipate and And/Oar, Bitter Sweet is Sawako's 2nd release on 12k after the critically acclaimed Hum (12k1035)…"
  • SAWAKO: RARE FREQUENCY (2006)

    INTERVIEWS

    "The Japanese musician Sawako works with familiar tools: field recordings, snippets of played music and a computer. Once combined, these common ingredients take on a more idiosyncratic, personal character, as Sawako uses everyday sounds to create quiet, diaristic, sonic vignettes out of everyday sounds."
  • TAYLOR DEUPREE INTERVIEW IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF TEXTURA

    NEWS

    "This month, Textura (.org) features a new interview with Taylor Deupree. READ ENTIRE INTERVIEW HERE"
  • 12K2019-02 LIVE IN TOKYO [APRIL 10, 2010]

    AUDIO

  • TASOGARE: LIVE IN TOKYO

    RELEASES

    "Tasogare: Twilight. The light between day and night. Live Recordings from: Minamo Sawako + Hofli Moskitoo Solo Andata Taylor Deupree Recorded live on April 10th and 11th, 2010, Tasogare: Live in Tokyo documents the performances of five 12k artists at two temples in Tokyo, Japan. Komyoji Temple (April 10th) saw…"
  • TASOGARE: LIVE IN TOKYO - FLUID RADIO PT. 1

    NEWS

    "The UK’s lovely Fluid Radio is running a four-part series on the upcoming 12k release Tasogare: Live in Tokyo featuring Minamo, Sawako + Hofli, Moskitoo, Solo Andata and Taylor Deupree. Here is PART ONE."
  • TASOGARE: LIVE IN TOKYO - FLUID RADIO PT. 2

    NEWS

    "The UK’s lovely Fluid Radio is running a four-part series on the upcoming 12k release Tasogare: Live in Tokyo featuring Minamo, Sawako + Hofli, Moskitoo, Solo Andata and Taylor Deupree. Here is PART TWO, an interview with Taylor Deupree."
  • 12K2019-FLUID RADIO

    REVIEWS

    "The record is successful on multiple levels – it captures the mood of the performances and the character of the artists."
  • TASOGARE: LIVE IN TOKYO - FLUID RADIO PT. 3

    NEWS

    "The UK’s lovely Fluid Radio is running a four-part series on the upcoming 12k release
  • 12K2019-ELECTROACOUSTIC TALES

    REVIEWS

    "It’s always worth a very intense listen and that’s what I did countless times this month."
  • TASOGARE: LIVE IN TOKYO CD OF THE MONTH

    NEWS

    "Tasogare: Live in Tokyo is CD-OF-THE-MONTH over at electroacoustic tales."
  • 12K2019-TEXTURA

    REVIEWS

    "a general uniformity of sensibility comes into focus that speaks to the collective spirit promulgated by 12k and its releases."
  • 12K2019-DUSTED

    REVIEWS

    "Lovely and calming with just enough alluring dissonance to invite engaged and imaginative listening."
  • “FOR NIHON” BENEFIT ALBUM AVAILABLE FROM UNSEEN

    NEWS

    "Keith Kenniff’s (aka Helios) label Unseen has recently released a 38-song compilation benefiting the Earthquake Relief Fund set up by the Japan Society of New York. This compilation, For Nihon, features some of the best and brightest artists in our field including Ryuichi Sakamoto, Robin Gutherie, Peter Broderick, Hammock, and…"