Over the past decade, Tomoko Sauvage (JP/FR) has been working on a “natural synthesizer” of her invention – waterbowls – combining water, ceramics and hydrophones. Porcelain bowls, water drops, waves and bubbles as well as hydrophonic feedback and electronics are the main ingredients of her instrument that generates the sculptural and fluid timbre. Her musical experimentation is grounded on a live-performance-based practice that investigates the improvisation and interaction with the environment – the acoustic space and medium affected by architecture, temperature, humidity and human presence. Through primordial elements augmented by technology, enlivened by ritualistic yet playful gestures, Sauvage’s work contemplates, tunes and connects both the material and the immaterial in keeping a fragile balance between hazard and mastery.