Akari Komura


soundscapes On-site June 1st and online June 9th

In a flock
A repetitive bird call opens and closes the piece. The opening is a synthetic digital signal while the ending is a real animal call in the natural environment.
The soundscape composition captures a bustling train station in the corner of Tokyo, Japan. The auditory perspective shifts from waiting on the station platform to the railroad crossing, and finally to the ticket gates. The currents of passengers add a fluctuating drone of footsteps and chatter.

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Akari Komura (b.1996) is a composer-vocalist from Tokyo, Japan. She is interested in curating a participatory performance space that invites both performers and listeners for a collective and ritualistic act of listening and soundmaking. Her works have been presented at the Atlantic Music Festival, Composers Conference, Montreal Contemporary Music Lab, Nief-Norf, and soundSCAPE. She holds an M.M. in Composition from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Vocal Arts from the University of California, Irvine. Akari is currently a Ph.D. composition student at the University of California San Diego.

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