PAUCHI SASAKI


Peruvian-Japanese Pauchi Sasaki is a composer, performer and improvisor that collaborates actively with projects linked to film, dance, theater, installation, site specific and inter-media performances. She has been invited to several festivals in Peru, USA, Japan, Spain, Chile, Colombia and Switzerland. 

Her music recreates intimate subjective landscapes through electro-acoustic sonorities mixed with field recordings and synthesis. Her compositions involve acoustic, amplified and electronic instrumentation performed through ensemble formats influenced by improvisational aesthetics and ethnic musical traditions.

She also develops real time interactive music and self designed instruments using Max Msp and circuit bending. This branch of her work seeks the embodiment of electronic music performance integrating the emission of electronic sounds with corporal expressivity.

Employing an interdisciplinary approach, her work integrates musical composition with the design of inter-media performances and the application of new technologies. Since 2006 she is devoted to the design of immersive inter-media performances and site specific projects, seeking the interaction between artwork, space and audience.

During 7 years she assembled and directed a collective of local artists with the aim to create experimental interventions in unusual venues from Lima city . This process derived in "Muru", an operatic multimedia performance which was premiered in 2012 at the opera house Teatro Municipal de Lima. Directed by Pauchi Sasaki and Colectivo OIE, this performance had the participation of an international cast and ran for two sold out seasons.

Currently she is working on the sound project GAMA and it has been presented at the Tokyo Experimental Festival Vol. 8, the Mario Testino Museum (MATE), among other venues.

Her interest in conceptual approaches in the understanding and creation of audio and image dynamics, derived her to collaborate with film projects. An active film scorer, "Pauchi Sasaki´s effective scores" (Variety, 2015) are currently featured in more than 30 feature and short films. Pauchi is the recipient of two "Best Film Score" awards from Filmocorto - The 15th International Latin American Film Festival of Lima (2011) and the National Film Council of Peru (2013). She also received the Paul Merritt Henry Prize for excellence in the musical composition of stringed instruments (2014) and a full scholarship to pursue the MFA Recording Media and Experimental Music program at Mills College in Oakland, California (2012 - 2014).

She studied with composers Maggi Payne, John Bischoff, Fred Frith, Chris Brown, James Fei, Les Stuck, Laetitia Sonami, Pauline Oliveros and peruvian César Bolaños. Her violin style is the result of the exposure to diverse cultures. She started classical violin at age of 5. Later she studied Andean music at CEMDUC; Classical Music of North India with maestro Ali Akbar Khan in San Rafael, California; and Klezmer music with Alicia Svigals in NYC. She holds a BA degree in Journalism at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.


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AUG 14th 
[film scoring] Premier of feature film "La Última Noticia" @ International Film Festival of Lima / Lima more
AUG 27th [performance] Buh Concert with Pharmakon (NYC), Jardín, Pauchi Sasaki and Liquidarlo Celuloide @ 80mt2 art gallery / Barranco - Lima more
SEPT 15th [performance] Opening concert of the NY Peruvian Film Showcase @ Instituto Cervantes / NYC more
SEPT 16th [film scoring] Screening of "Perro Guardian" (Guard Dog) NY Peruvian Film Showcase @ Instituto Cervantes  7 pm/ NYC more
SEPT 17th [film scoring] Premier of feature film "NN" in movie theaters / Lima
SEPT 22nd [lecture] MFA Computer Arts class. Interdisciplinary Practices in Art and Technology @ School of Visual Arts / NYC
OCT 4th [performance] "Overtone Series" curated by Jennifer Curtis. Electro-acoustic concert by Levy Lorenzo and Pauchi Sasaki / North Carolina