Tomotaro Kaneko

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Tomotaro Kaneko
Tokyo University of the Arts
Graduate School of Film and New Media

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2013
Mar 2016
Assistant Professor, Department of Aesthetics and Art History, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts


Apr 2003
Mar 2010
PhD in Fine Arts, Graduate school of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
Oct 2006
Sep 2007
MA in Aural and Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London

Published Papers

Listening to Sound Patterns: Tony Schwartz’s Documentary Recordings
Tomotaro Kaneko
Aesthetics (The Japanese Society for Aesthetics)   (21) 138-148   2018   [Refereed]
Sound Technology in Japanese Art after the movement of "Environmental Art": Bikyoto Generation in the Early 1970s
Tomotaro Kaneko
Hyosho: Journal of th Association for Studies of Culture and Representation   (12) 169-183   2018   [Refereed]
A Documentation of Sound Art in Japan: Sound Garden (1987–1994) and the Sound Art Exhibitions of 1980s Japan
Katsushi Nakagawa, Tomotaro Kaneko
Leonard Music Journal   (27) 82-86   2017   [Refereed]
Self-discovery through sound recording: the aesthetics of Namaroku in 1970's Japan
Tomotaro Kaneko
International Congress of Aesthetics 2016 Proceedings   734-737   2017   [Refereed]
Namaroku culture in 1970s Japan: The techniques and joy of sound recording
Tomotaro Kaneko
Kallista: the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Theory   (23) 84-112   2017   [Refereed]


Research on the Development of Sound Art in Asian Countries: On “Sound Effects Seoul” Series (Interviews with Ji Yoon Yang and Chulki Hong)
Tomotaro Kaneko
3(1) 161-173   2017
Listening to the self through artificial landscape: The field recordings of KAMIMURA Yoichi
Tomotaro Kaneko
Aomori Contemporary Art Centre [ACAC], Aomori Public University Artist in Residence Program 2016 / Summer: Ubiquitous Views   48-51   2017   [Invited]
The Development of Sound Art in Japan: Some Contexts around 'On-Gu (Sound Object) in the 1980s'
Katsushi Nakagawa, Tomotaro Kaneko
Cross Sections (The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto)   (8) 36-43   2017
Research on the Development of Sound Art in Asian Countries: Interview with Ms. Yeung, Yang
Katsushi Nakagawa, Kaneko Tomotaro
Tokiwadai journal of human sciences   2(1) 80-91   2016
Translation: "Descartes's resonant subject"
Veit Erlmann
Representation (the Association for Studies of Culture and Representation)   (9) 105-125   2015   [Invited]

Books etc

Translation: " The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction"
Jonathan Sterne (Part:Joint Translation)
Inscript   2015   ISBN:978-4-900997-58-5
iPhone x Music
Nao Tokui, Norihisa Nagano, Tomotaro Kaneko (Part:Joint Work)
Shoeisha   2009   ISBN:4798118885

Conference Activities & Talks

The tape recorder expressed as a subject: Fumio Takamizawa, Number of Sheep Who Jumped over the Fence
Tomotaro Kaneko
The Japanese Society for Aesthetics   2016   
Self-Discovery Through Sound Recording: The Aesthetics of Namaroku in the 1970s Japan
Tomotaro Kaneko
International Congress of Aesthetics 2016   2016   
The Namaroku boom: Stereophonic field recording in 1970s Japan
Kaneko Tomotaro
Sound Art Matters 2016   2016   
Generative Music Workshop
Kaneko Tomotaro, Kazuhiro Jo
Culture and Computing 2011   2011   


Generative Music Workshop Exhibition
Kazuhiro Jo, Tomotaro Kaneko   Artistic Activity   Mar 2015