Photo © Shirin Kavin
Mieko Suzuki, born in Japan, deals with time and space as her source material. In highly unconventional sound performances, for which she uses drones and field recordings, the crackling of electrical circuits, and fragments of vinyl records, Mieko Suzuki always goes for the unexpected. She couples the raw power of sound with the tenderness of subtle modulations and turns any space into a playground for sonic adventures. Choreographer Meg Stuart, theater director Johan Simons, and avant-garde techno label Raster are among her regular creative collaborators. She also performs on turntables as part of the trio Contagious. Since 2009 Mieko Suzuki has collaborated with Arno Raffeiner in organizing the multidisciplinary event Kookoo at OHM Gallery in Berlin and has been active in several dance and theater productions. She lives in Berlin.