TOMOKO HOJO is a Sound Artist based in Japan.
She listens to the hidden voices in the history
and make it audible in different ways.
Tomoko Hojo is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher working within the field of experimental music and sound art. She has completed two Masters’s degrees by 2015, in Sound Arts at the London College of Communication and in Creativity of Arts and the Environment at Tokyo University of the Arts. She has written about the pre-history of Sound Art in Japan from 1950s to 1970s, focusing on exhibited sound works created by artists having their origins in music, published in the book, After Musicking, edited by Yoshitaka Mōri, Tokyo University of the Arts Press, in 2017. She has an ongoing collaborative project with Swiss sound artist Rahel Kraft, their projects highlight the individual hidden, private relationship between sound and place through interviews with local community. She also co-ordinates and performs as part of Tokyo based Ensemble for Experimental Music and Theater, which explores questions around theatre and notation, propounded by John Cage. She was an Overseas Research Fellow supported by Pola Art Foundation in 2017-2018 and lived in London as a visiting researcher of CRiSAP, which is a Sound Art Research Institution of London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.