Sawako Kato
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Sawako Kato is a Tokyo/NYC-based sound sculptor who understands the value of dynamic s 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 unique sonic world has been called "post romantic sound" by Boston's Weekly Dig. Sawako did live performances in France, UK, Japan and USA, and has collaborated with a wide range of musicians such as Andrew Deutsch, Asuna, Yuichiro Fujimoto, HYPO, Taku Sugimoto, Toshimaru Nakamura and Taylor Deupree. She is now a master's degree student at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, where she is researching sound and the mediascape.