A person with a long, black braid sits cross-legged on a white blanket. Around the person are large bowls filled with water, microphones are sticking into these bowls and the person is operating a small mixer with their left hand.
© Tomoko Sauvage
A person with a long, black braid sits cross-legged on a white blanket. Around the person are large bowls filled with water, microphones are sticking into these bowls and the person is operating a small mixer with their left hand.
© Tomoko Sauvage
International Summer Festival 2024
Performance / Visual Arts

Tomoko Sauvage

Waterbowls

Dates

Wednesday

8/14/24

6:30 PM

/ Admission free

Tomoko Sauvage is a Paris-based Japanese sound artist who studied jazz piano in New York and performs at prestigious museums, from Palais de Tokyo in Paris to Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid. With her Waterbowls, she has developed a “natural synthesizer”: an electro-acoustic instrument made of porcelain and glass bowls filled with water, electronics, and underwater microphones. Sauvage plays her Waterbowls live at Waldbühne in the festival Avantgarden. By using random percussion with water droplets and hydrophonic feedback controlled by manual water waves, the artist crafts a delicate, metaphysical sound sculpture blending natural elements and technology.