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Toshio Kajiwara was born in Tokyo and raised in Hong Kong, London and New York. He is a composer/improviser/sound artist currently working in New York City with projects such as Phonomena Audio Arts & Multiples (w/ DJ Olive), Christian Marclay Trio, T.O.T.Trio (w/ Tim Barnes and Okkyung Lee) and Michael Schumacher Quartet (w/ Hideki Kato, Michael Schumacher and Tim Barnes). In performance, he employs various traditional (turntables, guitar, percussion, chinese violin, computer, etc) and non-traditional instruments (modified cartridges, springs, sensors, contact microphones, etc).

Kajiwara is an obsessive archivist of old recordings, and in his own work he focuses on his own obsession with sound and its history, to investigate the formations of different sensibilities toward sound, and how it mediates between the internal and the external worlds.

Collaborated worldwide with DJ Olive the Audio Janitor, Raz Mesinai, Christian Marclay, Erik M, Peter Kowald, Tim Barnes, Okkyung Lee, Shelley Hirsch, Alan Licht, Otomo Yoshihide, Kim Gordon, Ikue Mori, Zeena Parkins, Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Oren Ambarchi, Marina Rosenfeld, Aki Onda, Andrea Parkins, David Watson, Manuel Mota, Adriana Sa, Barry Weisblat and many others.
Performed at such locations as Whitney Museum (NYC), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Hirschhorn Museum (DC), Gulbenkian Museum (Lisbon), Kampnagel (Hamburg), Monty (Antwerpen), Dock7 (Berlin), Impakt Festival (Utrecht), Roulette (NYC), Dom (Moskow), Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), The New Museum (NYC), The Kitchen (NYC), Super Deluxe (Tokyo), etc.