Japanese composer and artist Tomoko Momiyama speaks to Pip Stafford about her collective sound practice.
Tomoko Momiyama works internationally as a music composer, artist, dramaturg, and producer of multi-disciplinary art events, installations, and performances. Tomoko’s works, many of which are community-based and site-specific, have been performed throughout Japan, as well as in different parts of Asia, Europe, North and Central Americas, and Africa.
Sounds featured on this episode:
‘A Cave Dream’ for Soprano, Period Clarinet, Period Violoncello, and Fortepiano
Composed by Tomoko Momiyama in 2010.
Commissioned and performed by niwebyrth ensemble:
Lilith Verhelst (soprano)
Soren Green (period clarinet)
Anton Baba (period cello)
Tullia Melandri (period fortepiano)
Performed at Korzo Theater in Den Haag, the Netherlands on Feb 12, 2010.
‘Subli ng Karagatan : a Chant for the Sea Forest’
Commissioned by the “33rd Asian Composers League Conference and Festival: Likha-Likas: Reconfiguring Music, Nature, and Myth” and composed during a month long residency in Batangas, Philippines.
Sinala Subli Dancers (Luisita M. Abante, Severino D. Cruzat, Beda M. Dimayuga, and Neri G. Manalo), SBC-PAO Repertory Brigid (Jan Jilliene M. Alday, Rhainne Cshyra M. Dimatatac, Veronica Mae E. Lalusin, Drecz Alecz A. Maderazo, Wendhyl M. Manalo, Michelle C. Marqueses, Ma. Zshalia Eleni M. Muñoz, Ma. Gloria Isabelle N. Pechay, Carl Joshua B. Seno, and Angela Denise S. Viceral), and the audience of the 33rd Asian Composers League Conference and Festival.
Performed at Laiya beach in San Juan, Batangas, the Philippines on Nov 11, 2015.
Code Purnama Hatiku
Commissioned by API Regional Project and Pemerti Kali Code
Agus Supriyanto, Dani Koco, Dian Novita Sari, Gardika Gigih Pradipta, Ibnu Sutapa, Risma Kurniawan Riski, and Soyono.
Performed at Jogoyudan village, Yogyakarta, Indonesia on Feb 2011.