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Born in Tokyo 1971, studied musicology at the Kunitachi College of Music, graduating in 1996. During this period he began to play the electronic pieces by John Cage and his own sound performances. Since then he has been creating sound performances, installations and videos. In 2003 Morimoto moved to Berlin, has performed and exhibited in many international festivals including transmediale in Berlin, Experimental Music Festival in Munich. He is interested in the uncertain acoustic appearances between usual objects, for example water and stones, and the technical medium.
He has collaborated with Takehisa Kosugi, Keitetsu Murai, Olivier Di Placido, Francesco Cavaliere, Olaf Hochherz, Rius van Alebeek, Ignaz Schick, Luciano Maggiore, Crys Cole, Felicity Mangan, Alessandra Eramo, Nicolas Wiese, Kakawaka, Seijiro Murayama, Jamie Drouin, Hannes Lingens, Johnny Chang, Katsura Yamauchi, Makoto Oshiro, Yan Jun and many others.

»Detail 1993-


Solo exhibitions

1998  Plaited cord / Gallery Floor 2, Tokyo
1999  Distance / Gallery Floor 2, Tokyo
         Magpie / Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo
         Passage / Free Space 3, Tokyo
2002  Yellow Painting / Hino Station, Tokyo
2004  100m Strecke / or'est, Berlin
2005  Nocturne (transmediale.05) / Galerie ZERO, Berlin
2006  Schimmer / petal fugal, Tokyo
2007  Rotes Licht / ausland, Berlin
2009  passage / ohrenhoch, Berlin
2010  Short Summer (Whistle, Minotaure!1) / Grimmuseum, Berlin
         floating / mex, Dortmund
         waiting for a cup of tea / Shofukan, Rotterdam
         Fragments / ohrenhoch, Berlin
2012  Short Summer / Gallery Naprzeciw, Poznan
2015  Weather Report / Kunsthaus Wiesbaden,Wiesbaden
         Breathing Garden / Rumpsti Pumsti, Berlin

Group exhibitions (Selection)

1994  BONUS941211 / Tokyo University, Tokyo
1995  BONUS950827 / Tokyo University, Tokyo
1998  Music and man/ XEBEC, Kobe
2004  DZÜGÜÜÜN / Halle&Galerie DZGN, Berlin
         Transitflüstern / Gallery twenty-four, Berlin
2005  Views from abroad [zeitgenössische Kunst aus Japan] / Stadtgalerie, Kiel
         Wroclaw Non Stop Festival 2005 / Studio BWA, Wroclaw
2006  DZÜGÜÜÜN / Gallery Grigore Mora, Bukarest
         Simultan02 International video/sound experimental festival / Csiky Gergely, Timisoara
2007  48 Stunden Neukölln / Hof148, Berlin
         Klangkunstfest Mitte 2007 / Glaskasten, Berlin
2008  farb_laut / Galerie Nord, Berlin
2009  ubiquitous oscillations / General Public, Berlin
2010  VERWERTUNG Interdisciplinary Arts Festival / Stattbad Wedding, Berlin
2011  Emitter Micro Festival 2011 / Emitter19, Berlin
         Wir Kinder vom Ueno Zoo / HIGHTI, Tokyo
2013  Radio documenta ! / KUNST ARZT, Kyoto
2014  Case Sparse / Malonno, Italien

Concerts, Feativals (Selection)

1993  John Cage sound installation Essay / P3 art and environment, Tokyo
1994  Rolywholyover a Circus John Cage / Art Tower Mito, Mito
1996  Yanaka332 / Iroha Apartment, Tokyo
         BONUS961005 / Central Public Hall, Osaka
1997  Happning / Art Tower Mito, Mito
         Experimental Music in Japan 60's / Art Tower Mito, Mito
1998  From Cage toward... / Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya
         Into Electro Detail / Uplink Factory, Tokyo
1999  John Cage inside Electronics / Free Space 3, Tokyo
         Music Factory / Mitaka Kulturzentrum, Tokyo
2004  Juwelen des 3. Jahrtausends: Eröffnung / Schloss Plüschow, Plüschow
         Experimentelle Musik 2004 / TU-Mensa, München
2005  KELLER KNISTERN / Neue Bohnen, Berlin
         Wyobraznia EKRANU / NRD, Torun
2006  Look at Music / Neues Kunsthaus, Ahrenshoop
         Experimentelle Musik 2006 / TU-Mensa, München
2007  THEALTER International / Old Synagogue, Szeged
         bipolar / HAU2, Berlin
2008  Styrofoam Cuts and Oscillations Japonaise (transmediale.08) / M12, Berlin
         where is the edge now, yeah? / Electronic Church, Berlin
2009  INCUDINE records / Neon Campobase, Bologna
2010  echtzeitmusiktage 2010 / ausland, Berlin
         All Ears Music Festival / Wolfart Projectspaces, Rotterdam
2011  Lunga notte in ascolto / Bologna Modern Art Museum, Bologna
         ad libitum X [sic!] / Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw
         CAGE TEST / ausland, Berlin
2012  emihal / Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin
         Who wants to be holy? / deSingel, Antwerp
         JCCE2012 / Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto
         Q-O2 / Beursschouwburg, Brussels
2013  Emitter Micro Festival 2013 / Naherholung Sternchen, Berlin
         Avantgarde Festival / Schiphorst
         The Variable Series / O', Milano
         Experimentelle Musik 2013 / Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich
2014  Kyoto Protocol / NK Project, Berlin
         Experimentelle Musik 2014 / Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich

Grants

2006  Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop
2016  composition and sound art stipends, Berlin Senate Chancellery Cultural Affairs


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