Mari Kimura is a violinist/composer and a leading figure in the field of interactive computer music. As a violinist, Mari is renowned for her mastery of subharmonics—the production of pitches that sound up to an octave below the violin’s lowest string—as well as for her dynamic performances as an improviser and her premieres of many notable compositions by today’s composers. She has received numerous awards and grants including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Fromm Commission Award, a residency at IRCAM, and a Composers Now creative residency at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. In recognition of her ground-breaking work, Mari was named one of “Immigrants: Pride of America” by the Carnegie Corporation, published in the New York Times. Mari’s works have been supported by numerous commissions and awards including: New York Foundation for the Arts, Arts International, New Music USA/Meet The Composer, International Computer Music Association, Music from Japan, Harvestworks, Japan Foundation, Argosy Foundation, Vilcek Foundation, and New York State Council on the Arts. She is active in the development of a prototype motion sensor “Mugic” for interactive computer music performance. The project was supported in part by Harvestworks “Creativity + Industry = Enterprise” program, with the grants from NYSCA with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and The Rockefeller Foundation’s New York City Cultural Innovation Fund. As an educator, Mari is the founding chair of Future Music Lab at the Atlantic Music Festival since 2013. A graduate faculty at Juilliard since 1998, Mari is appointed this summer as a Full Professor of Music at “Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology” program (ICIT) at University of California, Irvine. Mari’s latest CD (2017), Voyage Apollonian (Innova Records) has been just nominated for 2018 Grammy Awards ballot round.