Takuro Mizuta Lippit

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Takuro Mizuta Lippit (aka DJ Sniff; born in San Francisco, California)[1] is a turn-tableist, curator and producer, who works in experimental electronic arts and improvised music.[2]


Takuro Mizuta Lippit studied philosophy and art history at Keio University in Tokyo.[3] As a musician, he is largely autodidact and has stated that he learned most of his skills from the internet.[4] From 2008 to 2013, he was artistic director of STEIM in Amsterdam.[5] He currently is an assistant visiting professor in the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong.[6]


Lippit combines DJ-ing, instrument design and free improvisation. He is particularly known for his approach to the turntable as an autonomous musical instrument.[7] His work engages with diverse forms of sonic media, ranging from archival collections of vinyl records to real-time digitally captured sounds during performances. His work often involves a combination of turntables and software instruments, many of which he developed at STEIM.[8] In 2015, Lippit and composer Otomo Yoshihide founded 'Ensembles Asia', a pan-Asian network of experimental and electronic musicians.[9][10]


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  6. ^ "School of Creative Media". School of Creative Media. Retrieved 2015-09-28.
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  8. ^ "STEIM". V2_Institute for the Unstable Media. Retrieved 2015-09-28.
  9. ^ "Major pan-Asian experimental music project launched - The Wire". www.thewire.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-09-28.
  10. ^ "ENSEMBLES ASIA". ensembles.asia. Retrieved 2015-09-28.