Ikue Mori

Ikue Mori moved from her native City Tokyo to New York in 1977.  She started playing drums and soon formed the seminal No-Wave-band DNA with Arto Lindsay.  Since the 1990s she has collaborated with numerous improvisers throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, while continuing to produce and record her own music.  Ikue won the Distinctive Award for Prix Ars Electronics Digital Music category in 1999.  In 2000

Ikue started using laptop computers to expand her vocabulary, not only performing sounds with it but creating visual work as well.  Ikue received a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2006. In 2007 the Tate Modern commissioned Ikue to create a live sound track for screenings of Maya Deren's silent films. In 2008 Ikue celebrated her 30th musical year at the Japan Society in NY. 

Recent commissioners include the Montalvo Arts Center and SWR German radio program. Current working groups include Mephista with Sylvie Courvoisier and Susie Ibarra, with Zeena Parkins, Kibyoshi project with Koichi Makigami and various ensembles of John Zorn and project with Kim Gordon.

Workshops and lectures in various schools include University of Gothenburg, Dartmouth College, New Music Conservatory Mills Collage, and Stanford University.