Hiroki Tsurumoto

(1976 - )

Hiroki Tsurumoto (1976) is a composer, a lover of creating things in general, and a co-founder of ∆TENT, a performance group of experimental music with traditional repertoires based in Toronto, Canada.

Hiroki’s music, Code Thumbnails series, was inspired by graphic design elements, in particular, typographic systems and html color codes. Being a long-distance runner, his previous series, Cursor featured various aspects of “running.’ The current series, voice box is a series of works with electronics featuring unique voices of barkless dogs—Basenjis.

His music has been performed in the U.S., Japan, Czech Republic, Norway, UK, Brazil, Argentina, and Canada, including ISCM World Music Days in Australia.

Artists he has collaborated with include Aventa (Victoria), Canticum Ostrava (Czech Republic), Continuum Contemporary Music (Toronto), Ensamble AntiquaNova (Buenos Aires), Quasar Saxophone Quartet (Montreal), Thin Edge New Music Collective (Toronto), Insert TITLE marimba duo (Toronto), Ives Ensemble (Amsterdam), junctQín keyboard collective (Toronto), violinist Mira Benjamin (London, UK), Tre Voci Cello Ensemble (London, UK), pianist Stephanie Chua (Toronto), saxophonist Chelsea Shanoff (Toronto), bass clarinetist Kathryn Ladano (Kitchener-Waterloo), Tiresias Duo—flutist Mark McGregor and pianist Rachel Iwaasa (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. He currently resides in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, with two Basenjis, as a small business owner in multiple disciplines.