Suzuki, Kotoka

Kotoka Suzuki

Kotoka Suzuki; Photo by Daniel Collins

Kotoka Suzuki spent most of her sabbatical year in Berlin, Germany, where she completed several projects. Her new electro-acoustic composition for surround sound, Epiphyllum Oxypetalum, was premiered at the Ultraschall Music Festival in Berlin, Germany. This work will be broadcast by Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) in July and receive a North American premiere at the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) in Montreal, Canada in August. Another project she completed this year is a sound design for Cinema Vertigo, an interactive vertical cinema installation produced by the video artist, Claudia Rohrmoser. The work was installed and premiered in April at Schmiede in Hallein, Austria. Her other collaborative projects include scoring for the theater work, I-th Time produced and directed by Seny Lee. This work was premiered in October 2008 at the Intermedia Performance Labe in Seoul, Korea. Piano Con Moto also received several performances this year including at the Klangwerk Tage Festival in Hamburg. The work was also installed in the exhibition room at the Künstlerhaus Museum in Vienna this spring. Her older work, Umidi Soni Colores for sound and video, also received several performances this year, including at the Ars Electronica Nova Festival in Wroclaw, Poland, as an opening piece for the festival, and at the TELUS Center for Performance and Learning in Toronto, Canada. After many postponements, her commissioned work by the Penderecki String Quartet for string quartet, dancer, video, and electronics (real-time audio and visual control) will finally be premiered at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada, during the Quantum Festival on October 16, 2009. The project is scheduled to be broadcast live on the Internet.

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