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Ken Furudate

Ken Furudate

Audiovisual Live

- Japan

He was born in 1981 in Kanagawa, Japan and is living in Kyoto, Japan. His aesthetics create organic and complexity by emphasizing its characteristics while using technically minimal elements such as sine waves, pulses, dots, lines, and some calculated noise functions.


He was selected for the Grand Prize of Japan Media Arts Festival (2019, Japan), Digital Choc Award (2018, Japan/France) organized by the Institut Français du Japon and the finalist for the CYNETART Award(2018, Germany) with his work “Pulses/Grains/Phase/Moiré”.


He is co-founder of the sound art project The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA since 2002, which has received the Grant from the Saxon State Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Arts at Cynetart Awards(2018, Germany), the Jury Selections of the Art Division of the Japan Media Arts Festival(2018, Japan), Stiftung Niedersachsen works stipends at Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst (2009, Germany) and an Honorary Mention of Digital Musics category in the Prix Ars Electronica (2004, Austria).


As a musician, he played his audiovisual works in several international festivals such as Mazeum (Japan, 2018), AOMORI Triennale (Japan, 2018), Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions (Japan, 2016), Knowledge Capital Festival (Japan, 2015), KYOTOGRAPHIE (Japan, 2014), Sonar Sound Tokyo (Japan, 2013/2011) and Ars Electronica (Austria, 2004).


He has joined the artist collective Dumb Type established in 1984 since 2014. He has participated in theater works of Shiro TAKATANI as a project member since 2008. He is also working as an Engineer/Technical Collaborator for artists such as Shiro Takatani, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Masahiro Miwa, Ulf Langheinrich and so on.