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Matsuura Tomoya


Born in 1994, Matsuura Tomoya researches which he calls “music civil engineering”: practice-based activities that engage in critical design of media infrastructure technologies related to sound. In addition to performing with Exidiophone, a self-made electronic musical instrument that produces sounds just from acoustic feedback, and designing and developing the music programming language mimum, his recent activities involve DIY semiconductors. Matsuura’s publications include contributions to Critical Words for Popular Music (2022, Film Art). He completed a doctorate at Kyushu University’s Graduate School of Design in 2022, since when he has served as an assistant professor at the Tokyo University of the Arts Art Media Center.Last Updated: 2023.10