Tomoko Ozawa


Tomoko Ozawa is a pianist and composer from Japan, a PhD candidate in the Integrated Composition Improvisation and Technology at University of California, Irvine. Her music crosses genre borders, combining lyricism with European contemporary classical music and rhythmic elements of Jazz. Her debut album Gentian (2015) produced by Vadim Neselovskyi, accentuates the insightful words of Emily Dickinson with instrumental compositions and playful improvisation. Tomoko holds a B.A. in social sciences from ICU in Tokyo, and is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and Longy School of Music, where she studied Jazz composition and computer music. Since 2017, she has been actively collaborating with dancers and instrumentalists for intermedia works using interactive electronics to seek relations between sound, space and motion.