Sawako is a Tokyo/NYC-based sound sculptor who understands the value of dynamics and the power of silence. After beginning in video art, Sawako shifted her focus from the camera to sound. Sawako takes the sounds in everyday life - field recordings, instruments, voice and electronic sounds - and vividly places them in a space of digital, yet organic texture.

She has recently made a name for herself with her own unique combination of field recordings and DSP combined with a noticeably feminine touch. Her 2nd album, "Hum" (12k), is an elegant and detailed work in which she consciously brushes against the fringes of melodies by extracting and processing the sounds of everyday life.

Her releases have been reviewed by The Wire (UK), BlowUp (Italy), e|i magazine (USA), Improvised Music from Japan (Japan) and others, and her unique sonic world has been called "post romantic sound," by Boston's Weekly Dig. Sawako has collaborated with a wide range of musicians such as HYPO, Taku Sugimoto, Toshimaru Nakamura, Taylor Deupree, heller, asuna, Ryan Francesconi and Jacob Kirkegaard, and has performed in Tonic (NYC), Batofar (Paris), offsite (Japan), Resonance FM (London) and other venues in the US, Europe and Japan.

In addition to her sound activities, Sawako delves into the world of custom software for audio/visual performance. Whether as a video artist, exhibiting digital installation pieces or doing commercial interactive work, Sawako's interest in several mediums, and the means of exploring them, is at the root of her multi-disciplined activities.