Hiroki Tsurumoto (1976)
Hiroki Tsurumoto (1976) is a Japanese/Canadian composer, a lover of creating things in general, and a co-founder of ∆TENT, a performance group of experimental chamber music with traditional repertoires in Toronto, Canada.
Hiroki’s music, Code Thumbnails series, is inspired by graphic design elements, in particular, typographic systems and html colour codes. Being a long-distance runner, his current series, Cursor features various aspects of ‘running’. The next and the newest series will be works with electronics featuring voices of Basenjis.
His music has been performed in Canada, the U.S., Japan, Czech Republic, Norway, UK, Brazil, Australia, and Argentina. Artists he has collaborated with include Aventa (Victoria), Canticum Ostrava (Czech Republic), Continuum Contemporary Music (Toronto), Ensamble AntiquaNova (Buenos Aires), Thin Edge New Music Collective (Toronto), Ives Ensemble (Amsterdam), junctQín keyboard collective (Toronto), pianist Stephanie Chua (Toronto), saxophonist Chelsea Shanoff (Toronto), Tiresias (Vancouver), soprano Teiya Kasahara (Vancouver), Tempest Flute Ensemble (Vancouver), soprano Xin Wang (Toronto), among others.
Hiroki also studied Economics and Graphic Design in Tokyo and New York City, and currently resides in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico with two basenjis.