Yoko K. 

www.yoko.mu | yokokami@gmail.com 

 

Awards

Winner, Electronica Artist, The 27th Washington Area Music Awards (2013)

Winner, Electronica Artist, The 26th Washington Area Music Awards (2012)

Voted #1 for CM Factor DVD, Computer Magazine UK, for “Inner Life/Vision” (2010)

Finalist and Honorable Mention in Dance/Electronica, The International Songwriting Competition, for “This Beast” (2008)

Winner, Grant Prize in Electronic Jazz, The Artist Forum Electronic Music Competition, for “Searching (radio edit)” (2007)

Finalist and Honorable Mention in Best Album in Dance/Electronica, The 6th Annual Independent Music Awards, for “012906” (2007) 

Grants

Artist Fellowship Grant, Washington, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, $6,000 (2015-2016)

New Media and Audio Program, Washington, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, $7,000 (2006-2007)

Young Artist Community Service Program, Washington, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, $3,500 (2005-2006)

Residencies

NextLOOK Artist Residency, The Clarice Smith Performance Arts Center, University of Maryland, for “Pre-22nd century Nostalgia Mars Pop”  (2015-2016)

IDEO Cambridge, “Mother Tongue by Ayyoko Confidential” (2015)

Artist In Residence, Strathmore (2011-2012)

Discography

“Archival Feedback – Little Haiti” (Other Electricities); composer, performer, vocals (2015)

Heaven’s Library” (SevenMu Music); composer, arranger, performer, producer, engineer, vocals (2011)

“Dust Galaxy” (ESL Music); keyboards, backing vocals (2007)

012906” (Asahra Music); composer, arranger, performer, producer, engineer, vocals (2006) 

Exhibitions

 “Afronaut Suite,” original score for “The Rift: An Afronaut’s Journey” by Ayodamola Okunseinde, MFA Exhibition “Designing Multiplicity,Parsons The New School for Design (2015)

 “Attic,” original score for “Lombardi Dance” by Daniel Burkholder, Millennium Stage, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2008)

“012906,” WPAC Experimental Media Series #3, Corcoran Gallery of Art (2006)

Selected Performances

IDEO Cambridge “Mother Tongue by Ayyoko Confidential” (2015)

Premier “Second Contact” with Deepak Ram, Forward Festival, 88, Jefferson Memorial (2014)

Millennium Stage, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2012)

Artist In Residence concerts, and tART (collaboration with Wilmer Wilson), Strathmore (2011)

Benefit performance for Tahirih Justice Center, Maggio + Kattar PC (2011)

Performance at Commencement, Corcoran College for Arts and Design (2007-2011)

“Modernity Stripped Bare,” collaboration with Naoko Maeshiba, The Gallery, University of Maryland (2011)

“Musical dialogue,” site specific performances with the exhibitions by Akemi Maegawa, Kerry Skarbokka, Alexa Meade, and [dNASAb], Irvine Contemporary (2008-2011)

Electronic Music Symposium, 88/Finland + US Cultural Alliance, Embassy of Finland (2009)

 “Art is _____” by the Pink Line Project, The Phillips Collection (2009)

 “Luminas” collaboration with Ristuko Taho, Niigata Water and Land Art Festival, Japan (2009)

 “Kimiko” collaboration with Holly Bass, Arts Unplugged, Playbill Café (2009)

“Live!” Woodrow Wilson Plaza (2009)

“Nature Japan: the other side of Japan” Japan Information and Cultural Center (2008)

“Promoting Tolerance through Arts” by Meridian International House and Pink Line Project, Dissident Display Gallery (2008)

“from nothing,” collaboration with Ayo Ngozi, site specific performance with El Anatsui’s exhibition, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution (2007)

Dust Galaxy, keyboards for Rob Garza, North American and European tour (2006-2007)

Presentations and Lectures

      Presenter for “Mother Tongue by Ayyoko Confidential,” NYC Media Lab, NYU, NY (2015)

Guest lecturer for Design and Technology (MFA), Parsons School for Design, NY (2015)

Guest lecturer for “Cultural Hybridity: Mixing Media, Music, Visual Culture” at Communication, Culture and Technology Program, Georgetown University (2007-2011)

Presenter for “Electronic Music Workshop,” The Mansion at Strathmore (2011)

Presenter for “Organic Electronica: Elixir of Harmony,” TEDxPotomac (2011)

Panelist, Electronic Music Symposium, 88/Finland + US Cultural Alliance, Embassy of Finland (2009)

Community Leadership

Co-Chair, Producers & Engineers Wing, The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Washington, D.C. Chapter (2012-2013)

Advisor, Board of Governors, The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, The Washington, D.C. Chapter (2011-2012)