Members' Biography

Ken Furudate

born in 1981 in Kanagawa, Japan. lives in Kyoto, Japan. His activities is based on computer programming and focuses on to make complexity with simple elements. In his works which is in various styles such as installation, live performance and textile, he uses primitive materials e.g. sine waves, pulses, dots, lines and some calculated noise function and make complexity by interferences of these elements.
He is a founder of sound art project The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA. He is also working as Engineer/Technical Collaborator for artists such as Shiro TAKATANI, Ryuichi SAKAMOTO and so on. He is a member of artist collective Dumb Type and participate to Theater works of Shiro TAKATANI as a project member.

Daisuke Ishida

Daisuke Ishida (1980, Tokyo) is a Berlin based artist, working with sound and contemporary media, studied Political Science and Economics and Sound Studies in Japan and Germany respectively. He is interested in the consequence of artistic praxis and theory in sound, space and perception. His works explore the boundaries of ephemeral and time based media to open up new perspectives on spatialities, while his understanding of space extends from the physical, to the social and political realm. He strives to induce a multitude of complex individual experiences of space, that cause the spectator to reassess his/her understanding, position and relation to their physical and conceptual environment.
Since 2012, he is teaching at The Berlin University of the Arts, UNI.K Studio für Klangkunst und Klangforschung (Studio for Sound Art and Sound Research) and the master’s program Sound Studies. In 2002 he co-founded The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA which has received Honorary Mention of the Prix Ars Electronica 2004 and Stiftung Niedersachsen work stipends 2009 at Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst. Daisuke Ishida has presented his artistic activities in museums, festivals and galleries internationally such as Akademie der Künste (DE), Ars Electronica (AT), Arsenals of the Latvian National Museum of Art (LT), deaf - Dutch Electronic Art Festival (NL), Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst (DE), ICC - InterCommunication Center (JP), International Triennale of Contemporary Art Yokohama (JP), ISEA - Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (USA), MACO - Contemporary Art Museum of Oaxaca (MX), MART - Museum of Art, Rovereto and Trento (IT), MOT - Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (JP), Singuhr Hoergalerie (DE), Steim (NL), Transmediale (DE) and YCAM - Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (JP).

Kazuhiro Jo

Born in Fukushima, 1977. Ph.D. in Design. Kazuhiro Jo is a practitioner with a background in acoustics and interaction design. He has been presenting his practices in a form of works of art as at museums and festivals, as well as papers at international journals and conferences with his projects such as "The Re-Inventing the wheel" as a practice at the intersection of media archaeology and personal fabrication, "Generative Music Workshop", a retrospective research that reproduces past masterpieces of generative music, and “phono/graph” to explore the field of sound, letters, and graphics with artistic practices.

Mizuki Noguchi

Mizuki Noguchi ordained as a monk under the abbot Noelke Muho Rōshi in 2012. Former DJ and event manager.