Hojo + Kraft

ホウジョウ + クラフト
Hojo + Kraft




We, Tomoko Hojo [JP] and Rahel Kraft [CH], seek for hidden, faint and intimate sounds, which are often inaudible in the relationship between people and place. Unconsciously, people have a personal relation to nameless sounds, in a world full of noise. For instance, the breathing of sleeping family members echoing on the mattress, flapping wings when a bird sits on a branch, someone’s voice heard far away in the darkness; these are ordinary but special sounds for someone. To rethink the individual relationship connecting people to sound and place, we experiment with the amplification of memory, fiction and perception.  

Our process of creation is based on personal listening which has several interpretations. Sometimes it means to find tiny bubbling sounds from a water source, to study the transitions between night and day, or to question local residents on their awareness of sounds, such as ‘Which sounds create a feeling of home?’, ‘What is your favorite sound?’. Through researching deep into the site/sonic specificity of each place, getting vibrant inspirations and collecting the textural richness of sounds with different interventions, we attempt to embody a sphere of secret sounds in a variety of ways like performances, exhibitions or audio walks.


2016 ロンドン芸術大学ロンドン・カレッジ・オブ・コミュニケーション MAサウンド・アーツ修了
2015 東京藝術大学大学院 音楽研究科 音楽文化学専攻 修了
2012 東京藝術大学 音楽学部 音楽環境創造科 卒業

Educational History Tomoko Hojo:
2016 University of the Arts London, London College of Communication, MA Sound Arts
2015 Tokyo University of the Arts, MA Creativity of Arts and the Environment
2012 Tokyo University of the Arts, BA Musical Creativity and the Environment


2016 ロンドン芸術大学ロンドン・カレッジ・オブ・コミュニケーション MAサウンド・アーツ修了
2010 ルツェルン応用科学芸術大学 音楽研究科 音楽教育学とジャズボイス 修了
2008 ルツェルン応用科学芸術大学 音楽学部 音楽教育学とジャズボイス 卒業

Educational History Rahel Kraft:
2016 University of the Arts London, London College of Communication, MA Sound Arts
2010 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne, MA Music – Music Pedagogy and Jazz Voice
2008 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne, BA Music – Jazz Voice



2019 オーディオウォーク「Shinonome 東雲」、ZKM、カールスルーエ、ドイツ
2019 パフォーマンス 「My Place My Sound」 および「Shinonome 東雲」についての発表、ZKM、カールスルーエ、ドイツ
2018 Japan Sound Portraitにて特集、聞き手:ニック・ラスコム(BBC3 Late Junction)
2018 パフォーマンス「My Place My Sound」IKLECTIK、ロンドン
2018 オーディオウォーク「INNERN」アプリリリースおよび関連パフォーマンス、Nairs、シュクオル、スイス
2018 グループ展「Spot On Nairs,」にて「わたしの声でよみがえる家 ドイツ語版」展示、Nairs、シュクオル、スイス
2017 展覧会「わたしの声でよみがえる家」および関連パフォーマンス(実験音楽とシアターのためのアンサンブル、デイヴィッド・トゥープらと共演)、旧平櫛田中邸、東京

2018 ZKM (カールスルーエ・アート・アンド・メディア・テクノロジー・センター)レジデンス、カールスルーエ、ドイツ
2017 Nairs(現代美術センター Nairs)、シュクオル、スイス

2018 ネスレ芸術財団
2018 リーンハルト財団
2017 アーツカウンシル東京、単年度助成
2017 スイス文化財団
2017 プロ・ヘルヴェティア 、スイス・アーツ・カウンシル


Presentation (Selection)
2019 Audiowalk Shinonome, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
2019 Performance My Place My Sound and Presentation about Shinonome at ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
2018 Featured in Japan Sound Portrait, interviewed by Nick Luscombe (BBC3 Late Junction)
2018 Performance My Place My Sounds at IKLECTIK, London
2018 App release of Audiowalk INNERN and related performances at Nairs, Scuol, Swtizerland
2018 Group Exhibition Spot On Nairs, Exhibited Reborn Homes Through My Voice German Version at Nairs, Scuol, Switzerland
2017 Exhibition Reborn Homes Through My Voice and related performances with Ensemble for Experimental Music Theater, David Toop, Denchu Hirakushi House and Atelier, Tokyo

2018 Artist in Residency at ZKM – Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe Germany
2017 Artist in Residency at Nairs – Contemporary Art Center Switzerland

Project Funds
2018 Fondation Néstle pour l’Art
2018 Lienhard Foundation
2017 Arts Council Tokyo
2017 Kulturfonds Switzerland
2017 ProHelvetia Swiss Arts Council


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