What we do

Tokyo Sound Poetry Festival

  • Organization : naya collective
  • Section : In Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single
  • Art Forms : Interdisciplinary


Sound poetry is a genre falling midway between music and poetry, removing meaning from poetry and emphasizing its acoustic aspects. It is considered an important field of contemporary art where experimental music and poetry meet. The aim of this festival is to get sound poetry — not yet been properly established or practiced in Japan — recognized as an act of contemporary art for the first time.

Leevi Lehto [Finland]
Jörg Piringer [Austria]
Maja Jantar [Belgium]
Adachi Tomomi [Japan]

Skype, Video appearance:
Amanda Stewart [Australia]

Attendee of symposium:
Matsui Shigeru, Yarita Misako, Adachi Tomomi

Planning and Direction: Adachi Tomomi


Naya Collective, Ltd.
Established in 2004, Naya Collective has engaged in stage productions as well as in managing artists and record labels. The company specializes in experimental performing arts irrespective of the genre. Previous award-winning productions include “labo opera JUTAN-ZA” (2008), “Hayashi Chieko mezo soprano recital” (2011 original project), and Tokyo Gen’On Project (2013) for the Keizo Saji Prize by the Suntory Foundation for Arts.


Ayako Fukunaga
E-mail: nayac@mc.point.ne.jp


Asahi Art Square (Sumida City, Tokyo)