Torus Vil.


A project / network organization established by musician Kimiya Sato.
While conducting research on traditional culture and art, we aim to create the cultural edge needed in modern times.
Focusing on music production, he plans and holds concerts, stage performances, workshops, and exhibitions. We are also in the process of announcing the work as a label.
Started activities based in Tokyo in 2014, and has been based in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture since 2017.

Kimiya Sato

ソロの他、バンド「表現(Hyogen)」、デュオ「3日満月」などで活動し、子供たちとのワークショップ「音のてらこや」や、プロジェクト「Torus Vil.」を主催。

Musician, Composer, Singer.
Born in Hokkaido, Japan. As a child a keen interest in surrealism fed his aspiration to be an artist; which later turned into a desire to become a musician.
Early exposure to his grandmothers shigin (a type of Japanese poetical singing), and personal experiences with the chanting in Buddhist temples and the hymnal singing in Christian churches has lead him to create and explore his own personal type of vocal expression.
He also plays stringed instruments such as the viola, various percussion instruments, and keyboard instruments.
He specialises in cross-border chamber music, film music, stage music, improvised performances and community-based projects.
In addition to his solo work, he is active in the band “Hyogen” and the duo “Mikka-Mangetsu”, and organises workshops with children called “Oto no Terakoya” and the project “Torus Vil.
He has been based in Tokyo since he was a student of the Department of Musical Creativity and the Environment at Tokyo University of the Arts, and since 2017 he has been based in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture.