Tomomi started her musical education in Japan at the age of 4. Since then she has been exposed to a wide variety of musical styles, which today are reflected in her activities as a freelance composer, arranger, performer, director, teacher, adjudicator, and translator. Tomomi holds degrees in both musical education and composition, and over the past decade has won several competitions and awards, including the John Antill Composition Scholarship for a work incorporating theatrical and multimedia elements. Playback theatre fulfils Tomomi’s passion for story telling, and allows her to explore her own unique expression through the integration of sounds with improvisation and the creative process. “Doing Playback always convinces me that magic happens only in the present moment; and what’s more magical is that it cannot be created alone, but only with people”.