Momoko Noguchi

Photograph by Sarvenaz Mostofey

Momoko Noguchi (Tokyo, JP) began playing the piano at the age of 4. At age 10 she began playing the cembalo, and by the age of 13 was studying harmony and composing her own music. She received her bachelors in composition from the TOHO GAKUEN college of Music in Tokyo, and, after finishing an additional year of postgraduate composition studies, flew to France to study electro-acoustic music in Lyon. In 2011 she came to the ArtScience Interfaculty in the Hague to explore ways of applying her skills in composition, improvisation, and electronic sound to a broader range of artistic forms.

Noguchi’s work exhibits a fascination with numerology and divine mathematics. Some of her past compositions include systems based on concepts such as Buddhist emanationism, the Platonic Solids, the first 768 digits of π, and Kepler’s theories of planetary motion.
Most recently she has explored the sensual synaesthetic qualities within improvised performance. Her last work, “SENSORIAL SCORE”, is a duet between herself and an instrumentalist whereby she communicates musical ideas directly to the performer by means of touch. In her ArtScience graduation piece she returns to the theories of Kepler for inspiration, seeking to create a synaesthetic artwork combining the musical, mathematical, and divine.

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