A free improvising performer who uses ‘no-input mixing board’ to create electronic music, Toshimaru Nakamura has been cultivating a unique world of tones from this unlikely instrument for over 15 years. He uses his mixing console as a live, interactive musical instrument, by connecting the input of the board to the output, then manipulating the resultant audio feedback. Nakamura's music has been described as ‘sounds ranging from piercing high tones and shimmering whistles to galumphing, crackle-spattered bass patterns.’
Nakamura has recorded solo albums and has collaborated with Yoshihide Otomo, Keith Rowe, John Butcher and Nicholas Bussmann among others. He has also collaborated with Taku Sugimoto, Tetuzi Akiyama, dancer Kim Ito, drummer Jason Kahn and Sachiko M.