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Tomomi Adachi © naya collective
Tomomi Adachi © naya collective

Tomomi Adachi


March, April, May 2022

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg

Tomomi Adachi is a performer/composer, sound poet, instrument builder and visual artist. Known for his versatile style, he has performed his own voice and electronics pieces, sound poetry, improvised music and contemporary music, also presented site-specific compositions, compositions for classical ensembles, theatre pieces, choir pieces for untrained musicians and sculptural poetry pieces in all over the world including Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Tate Modern, Maerzmusik, Centre Pompidou, ZKM, Palais de Tokyo and Akademie der Kuenste Berlin. He has interpreted historical experimental music works by Cornelius Cardew, Christian Wolff and notably “Europera 5” and “Variation VII” by John Cage as Japan premieres. He has been working with a wide range of materials; self-made physical interfaces and instruments, artificial intelligence, brainwave, artificial satellite, twitter texts, fracture and even paranormal phenomenas. As the only Japanese performer of sound poetry, he performed Kurt Schwitters' "Ursonate" as a Japan premiere in 1996. CDs include the solo album from Tzadik, Fontec, Omegapoint and naya records. He stayed in New York from 2009 to 2010 as a grantee of Asian Cultural Council. He was a guest of the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD for 2012. He received the Award of Distinction from Ars Electronica 2019.