Marie Takahashi, a Modern and Baroque violist, composer and improviser was born in Sapporo, Japan, in 1985.
Having a classical and early music background she builds vivid contrasts of minimal/abstract and expressive sounds.
She has worked with many international musicians including Tristan Honsinger, Axel Dörner, Hui-Chun Lin, Shuichi Chino, Joel Grip, Antonio Borghini, Cedrik Fermont, Michel Doneda, Sylvia Hinz, Burkhard Beins, Tadahiko Yokogawa, Toshimaru Nakamura.
Her curiosity has led her to collaborate with artists from various disciplines such as live video, film, animation, theatre , break dance, butoh dance, tattooing, poetry and prose writing.
One of her specialities is creating with plastic artists and she has worked with James Devlin, Éric
Fourmestraux, Tea Mäkipää, Laure Catugier, Akane Kimbara and Riccardo Buck.
In 2018 she began experimental composition using calligraphy techniques , colours, shapes and numbers.
Her works have been presented in Berlin , Sapporo and Tokyo.
photo: Cristina Marx