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The composer and sound artist Reiko Yamada is originally from Hiroshima, Japan, and currently resides in North America. Her works includes chamber, orchestral, and electroacoustic music along with sound-art installations and interdisciplinary collaborations. In recent years, her artistic research has centered on the aesthetic concept of imperfection in a variety of contexts, all the while maintaining a constant concern for empathy and carefully honest representation of the human and geographical contexts in which she finds inspiration.
Yamada is devoting her year as a Radcliffe fellow to an artistic exploration of expanded and reinterpreted performance environments, using a variety of media and interactive features, in order to create a deeper engagement with the audience.
Works by Yamada have been commissioned, performed, and exhibited by various organizations and ensembles in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. She holds a doctor of music in composition from McGill University.