Tomoko Sauvage

 
Tomoko Sauvage, Japanese musician/sound artist based in Paris, has been working on waterbowls, porcelain bowls of different sizes, filled with water and amplified with hydrophones (under-water microphones). She plays with different forms of water—drops, waves and bubbles resonating in the bowls as well as audio feedback creating waving drones and natural overtones. Her work is about the delicate balance between controlled and uncontrolled with random percussion of droplets, acoustic characteristics of the space and the fragile tonality created with the fluid materials constantly evaporating and moving.
Sauvage has been giving performances, exhibitions and workshops in Europe, US, Canada and Japan, often in solo but also in collaboration with musicians and choreographers. Her works have been released by and/OAR (US), Aposiopèse (BE), dokidoki editions (FR), Shelter Press (FR)...
In 2011, a new set of porcelain bowls was created during her residency at La Pommerie (FR) in collaboration with Ceramic Research Center in Limoges (CRAFT).

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Tomoko Sauvage - Musique Hydromantique (vinyl LP)
2017
French edition
Shelter Press - Records
The Japanese sound artist's second album is the result of a ten-year investigation on the sound properties of water, in line with her previous LP in 2009. Based on the use of waterbowls—porcelain bowls filled with water and amplified via hydrophones—her musical practice is now enriched with experiments with the environment and hydrophonic feedback.
Tomoko Sauvage - Musique Hydromantique (CD)
2017
French edition
Shelter Press - Records
The Japanese sound artist's second album is the result of a ten-year investigation on the sound properties of water, in line with her previous LP in 2009. Based on the use of waterbowls—porcelain bowls filled with water and amplified via hydrophones—her musical practice is now enriched with experiments with the environment and hydrophonic feedback.
Tomoko Sauvage - Ombrophilia (vinyl LP)
2012
French edition
Aposiopèse
Water, porcelain bowls, hydrophones, condenser microphones, metal wire and wood spoons (vinyl re-issue of the CD released by and/OAR in 2009).


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