THINKING CURRENTS Participating Artist: KATO Sawako

KATO Sawako (Tokyo)

IS.LAND, sound work, 6 min.

A delicate soundscape using field recordings of sounds in Yakushima, an island in the south part of Japan covered in dense forest with nearly 2,000-year-old cryptomeria trees.

About the artist:

Kato Sawako is a sound-sculptor and time-based artist, who understands the value of dynamics and the power of silence. She processes subtle fragments floating in space and in everyday life into vivid sound pieces that are filled with digital yet organic textures. Her unique sonic world has been referred to as “post-romantic sound”. Sawako has released several albums and has performed internationally as an audio and/or visual artist at venues such as MoMA PS1, New York, The Armory Show, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and at numerous festivals.