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Discovering music, poetry, art, and creative spaces across New York & Tokyo.

My Story

My Story

Ashley Tsuruoka is a writer of words & sounds from NYC living in Tokyo. Her collaborative poetry projects, research papers, and immersive music-poetry pieces have been presented in the USA and Japan, including ICMC 2019 in New York, ELO Conference & Media Arts Festival 2020 in Florida, and Inter BEE 2021 & 2022 in Chiba, Japan. As a performing artist, she performs music and poetry pieces around New York and most recently, Shibuya WWW in Tokyo.

​Ashley pursued studies in creative & professional writing and received a Masters in music from New York University. She has written articles, press releases, and biographies for artists, musicians, and music studios. As a teaching artist, she organizes group poetry workshops for children to nurture a natural enjoyment for reading and self-expression through words and art. Ashley is currently writing a book of digital poetry.

Ashley in Tokyo

​Poetry Projects & Events

Poetry Projects & Events
  • 2022年12月04日 18:00
    Shibuya WWW, Japan, 〒150-0042 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Udagawachō, 13−17 シネマライズビル B1F
    Toshi & Ashley perform electronic music & poetry this Sunday, Dec. 4th at Shibuya WWW in Tokyo. Tickets are available at the door or online: “Live Extreme” online streaming by @korg_inc available at:
  • 2022年11月16日 15:00 – 2022年11月18日 15:00
    Makuhari Messe Convention Center, Makuhari Messe, 2 Chome-1 Nakase, Mihama Ward, Chiba, 261-0023
    Inter BEE is an event in Japan that brings together professionals from various fields to interact with the latest innovations in all things media.
  • 2021年4月25日 15:00 – 2021年4月29日 15:00
    Bryant Park Reading Room, New York, NY 10018, USA
    Poem in Your Pocket Day is a day to share the joy of poetry, gifting a poem for others to carry and read throughout the day. The Bryant Park Reading Room is a delightful outdoor library that welcomes the public to a plethora of reading and writing events hosted by authors, poets, & historians.
  • 7月14日 19:00
    ELO Conference & Media Arts Festival 2020
    The live performance of this poem utilizes a software system called Soundwriter, which was developed with the goal of enriching the oral storytelling experience through music. We will demonstrate how Soundwriter’s system analyzes the poem “Lulling Waters” through its lexical and auditory features.
  • Time is TBD
    New York, New York, NY, USA
    "Song Cycling" is an interactive poetry and musical performance. Ensemble Consensus will collaboratively write what we call “poetic scores” using graphics and texts. The poetic scores will be iteratively interpreted into song by the ensemble through musical improvisation.
  • 2019年12月05日 19:00 – 2019年12月06日 19:00
    New York, 82 Washington Square E, New York, NY 10003, USA
    “Rokujo” is an audiovisual installation for Japanese calligraphy & English poetry. It is currently on view as a multichannel audio-visual installation for 6 vertical array monitors and 21 speakers at the NYU Steinherdt Building.

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