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4th October 2019 - 5th October 2019

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Friday 4 & Saturday 5 October 2019

Chinretsukan Gallery, Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo, Japan) | Directions 

Free and open to all | Tickets via Eventbrite

Please note: booking allows entry to both days of the event at Chinretsukan Gallery, but it does not guarantee entry to the performances on Friday evening. 
Tickets for the performances will be free and available on the door, first-come-first-served.

Download the SGFA Tokyo Programme here


SOUND::GENDER::FEMINISM::ACTIVISM (SGFATokyo) will investigate the relationships between sound in all its various creative and theoretical forms, gender and activism. This fourth instalment will take place at Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan.

SGFA was originally initiated in 2012 by researchers and artists based at the Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP). The events form part of ongoing collaborative research into historic and contemporary feminist discourses in sound and experimental music. This research aims to expand and to question the place and performance of activism within the discourses and practices of sound arts, sound-based arts and experimental musics that are engaged with gender, feminist and queer politics and to contribute to a growing network of researchers and practitioners working in these areas. Different incarnations of SGFA took place in London in 2012, 2014 and 2016 attracting a diverse range of international presenters and attendees.


Tickets are free, but space is limited. Please follow this link to book via Eventbrite

Tickets for the performances are free, but will only be available on the door of Untitled on a first-come-first-served basis







Day 1 | Friday 4 October

10.00am – 10.15am        Welcome to SGFA Tokyo

Yoshitaka Mori | Tomoko Hojo | Cathy Lane


10.15am – 11.25am        Introductory panel

Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) & Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism

Cathy Lane | Holly Ingleton | Irene Revell | Louise Gray | Tomoko Hojo | Syma Tariq


11.45am – 1.15pm          Parallel sessions: Panel 1A & Panel 1B

PANEL 1A | Contemporary Art Practices (first floor)

Suzana Milevska | Wanda Listiani, Afri Wita, Deni Yana, Yadi Mulyadi | Sisters Akousmatica | Sophie Knezic | Shannon Bono

PANEL 1B | Silence. Voice & Representation (ground floor)

Cat Hope | Baaraan Ijlal | Hannah Wolfe & Sölen Kiratli | Erin Gee | Amelia Groom | Lila Lakehal


2.15pm – 3.45pm            Parallel Workshops A, B & C

WORKSHOP A | Gender of Sound Listening Set #5 (first floor) | Susanna Jablonski & Cara Tolmie (with contributions from Tomoko Hojo & Sarah Hennies)

WORKSHOP B | Playing Rules of Speaking (ground floor) | Asako Taki

WORKSHOP C | Blocking the Sound (First floor) | Banu Çiçek Tülü


4.15pm – 5.45pm            Parallel sessions: Panel 2A & Panel 2B

PANEL 2A | Collecting, Archiving & Networks (first floor)

Linda O Keeffe | Cat Hope, Gabriella Smart & Nat Grant | Mike Wyeld | Amanda Belantara & Emily Drabinski

PANEL 2B | The Activist & Confrontational Voice (ground floor)

Jessica Kong | Rory du Plessis | Saba Zavarei | Alice Gaya


7.00pm – 9.30pm            Performance Evening (Untitled Parts 1 & 2) [please note change of venue]

UNTITLED PART 1 | 7.00pm

Elizabeth Ditmanson | Higgaion Selah | Donna Hewitt & Mary Mainsbridge

UNTITLED PART 2 | 8.15pm

Jo Kazuhiro | Julie Rose Bower | Chiho Oka | Xana


Untitled | Cedar Residence B1, 1-5-6, Uenosakuragi, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-0002

〒110-0002 東京都台東区上野桜木1丁目5−6 シーダーレジデンスB1



Please note

  • Drink tickets are available at the door for JP ¥500 (cash only). Each person must buy at least one ticket.
  • Food (vegan options available) will be on sale at Untitled for JP ¥1,000 (cash only).


Day 2 | Saturday 5 October 

9.30am – 11.00am           Sound Walk in Ueno Park

Catherine Clover (Meet directly outside Chinretsukan Gallery entrance)


11.00am – 12.00pm         Parallel sessions: Panel 3A & Panel 3B (part 1)

PANEL 3A (Part 1) | Japanese Culture (first floor) *Simultaneous translation Japanese to English

Chiharu Chujo | Kimberlee Sanders | Ai Watanabe & Akiko Ushijima

PANEL 3B (Part 1) | Queer Identities on Screen (ground floor)

Viola Chen | Keira Simmons & Maiah Stewardson | Nao Motooka


12.15pm – 1.25pm           Parallel sessions: Panel 3A & Panel 3B (part 2)

PANEL 3A (Part 2) | Japanese Culture (first floor) *Simultaneous translation Japanese to English

Gretchen Jude | Makiko Sakurai

PANEL 3B (Part 2) | Queer Identities on Screen (ground floor)

Tim Smith | Jamie Chi | Natasha Lall | Ann Antidote


2.30pm – 3.45pm             Round Table

Towards a Safer Space (first floor) *Simultaneous translation Japanese to English

Sapphire Slows | Elin McCready | Holly Ingleton | Syma Tariq


4.15pm – 5.55pm             Parallel sessions: Panel 4A & Panel 4B

PANEL 4A | Urban Activism & Domestic Spaces (first floor) *Simultaneous translation Japanese to English

Tamami Mizutani | Hannah Kemp-Welch | Rika Nakashima | Bridget Chappell | Kota Sakamoto | Juliana España Keller

PANEL 4B | Voice & Language (ground floor)

Romy Rüegger | Mari Matsutoya | Angeliki Diakrousi | Elena Knox | Anna Raimondo



Download the SGFA Tokyo Programme here (including full abstracts and biographies)

Link to Facebook event




SGFA-Tokyo is a collaboration between CRiSAP, University of the Arts London and the Graduate School of Global Arts (GA), Tokyo University of the Arts, initiated by Tomoko Hojo.

For information on past installments of SGFA, please see the CRiSAP SGFA research pages HERE

SGFA2012 | SGFA2014 | SGFA2016 | SGFA Zine | Feminisms and the Sonic | Her Noise Archive 



Image (top & poster): Franziska Barczyk, Women speak out. ©Barczyk 2018. Courtesy of the artist.
Poster design by Rika Nakashima. 



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Chinretsukan Gallery, Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo, Japan)
12-8 Uenokoen
Taito City, Tokyo, 110-0007 Japan
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