Mari Kimura is a Violinist/Composer, and a leading figure in the field of interactive computer music. As a violinist, Kimura 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 interpreter of many notable compositions by today’s composers and as a soloist with such major orchestras including the Tokyo Symphony and the Hamburg Symphony. She received numerous awards including Guggenheim Fellowship Fromm Award residency at IRCAM in Paris and Rockefeller Brothers Fund. She is a developer of a prototype motion sensor “Mugic” for interactive performance and she is the founding chair of Future Music Lab at the Atlantic Music Festival. A faculty at The Juilliard School since 1998, Kimura was appointed last year as a Professor of Music at the “Integrated Composition Improvisation and Technology” (ICIT) program at UC Irvine.