Musician, curator and producer
Visiting Assistant Professor,
SCM, City University of Hong Kong
Takuro Mizuta Lippit (aka dj sniff) is a musician, curator and producer in the field of experimental electronic arts and improvised music.
His musical work builds upon a distinct practice that combines DJ-ing, instrument design and free improvisation. He is interested in how a mediated musical memory, from archival collections of vinyl records to digitally captured sound events during a performance, can be used to create a new sonic reality that emerges through the fleeting notion of the “now”. This pursuit has led him to create customized instruments that allow him to intuitively access and re-play these different temporalities ingrained in our listening consciousness.
He has performed throughout Europe, Asia and The the United States at various venues and international festivals including Club Transmediale Berlin, Warsaw Autumn, Japan Society NYC, The REDCAT Los Angeles, March Meeting Sharjah, Jazz em Agosto Lisbon, and FLOW Festival Helsinki. He has released 12 DJ mixes and 2 two solo albums, and his work has been reviewed in the New York Times, All About Jazz, The WIRE and createdigitalmusic.com.