After winning the first prize of the Gaudeamus competition, Tomoko Mukaiyama has performed with prestigious orchestras and ensembles like the Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt, the London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Intercontemporain, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, among many others. She has collaborated with film directors, designers, architects, dancers, and photographers such as Ian Kerkhof, Mariana Abramovic, MERZBOW, Kim Ito, and Jiri Kylian.
Ten years ago Tomoko Mukaiyama started working as a visual artist. She used her experience as a concert pianist to create her first installation piece in a concert hall. She gave new meaning to the concert hall as a location with her project Amsterdam x Tokyo (2000) and for you - Yokohama Triennial (2002). She studied the absence and presence of the composer, audience, and pianist in her installation you and bach that she made for the Sydney Biennale in 2006. In Show me your second face (2007) she transformed herself and the piano into a fashion sculpture.
Her music installation Mo-ichido (2008) also included the experience of scent by integrating organic odors and perfume. Her current multimedia project wasted has successfully toured five locations all over the world. At present, she is composing a new piece for Club Guy and Roni's new production Four Walls. Ms. Mukaiyama has also been selected as the Artist in Resident at De Doelen in Rotterdam for the period 2010-2011, working on a performance concert with choreographer Marco Goecke.