Tashi Wada

Territory: DE | AT | CH

Tashi Wada is a composer and performer based in Los Angeles. Wada studied composition at CalArts with James Tenney and for many years performed alongside his father Yoshi Wada. Wada has presented his music internationally and collaborated with a range of artists including Charles Curtis, Simone Forti, and Julia Holter. Wada founded and runs the label Saltern. His most recent album Nue was released by RVNG Intl. In Spring 2023, Wada was the Deutsche Bank Fellow in Music Composition at the American Academy in Berlin which spurred a series of concerts across the continent. Tashi is working on new music for release in 2024.

The music of composer Tashi Wada explores resonance and dissonance, using alternative tunings and simple structures to generate rich and unanticipated perceptual effects. His appearances are currently together with his partner & close collaborator Julia Holter, best known for her transportive, multilayered recordings with voice. For years, Wada and Holter have performed in each other’s groups and projects, developing an intuitive musical kinship. “Ecstatic drones, unconventional tunings, and a spirit of infinity remain alive in Wada and Holter’s concerts” (Jenn Pelly, The New Yorker).