BING aka Toshio Kajiwara
musician / sound artist
Toshio Kajiwara (musician) is a sound performance artist currently based in Tokyo, after 20 years in New York City. His obsessive interest in archiving obscure historical recordings first extended itself to a series of performances using phonograph players and magnetic tape machines in the early 1990s in New York. Later, he emerged as a touring and recording member of the Christian Marclay Trio. He has collaborated extensively with Tim Barnes, Peter Kowald, Shelley Hirsch, Marina Rosenfeld, Barry Weisblat, Larry 7, Margalida Garcia and Okkyung Lee, among others. For five years, Kajiwara and DJ Olive curated the Phonomena improvisation series at Tonic and operated a record label of the same name. He has released recordings on various labels, including Asphodel, Quakebasket, Antiopic and Analogue Society.