Haco is a composer, vocalist, electroacoustic performer, sound artist, and a founding member of After Dinner (1981-1991) and Hoahio. She has created numerous recordings both as a producer and engineer based in Kobe. In her live performances, she uses voice and self-programmed electronics as an organic method, accompanied by video images shot and edited with Mariko Tajiri. With a unique sensibility, Haco has developed her own genre of music based on the principles of post-punk, electroacoustics, the avant-garde, improvisation, post-rock, environmental sound, and technology. In 2005, her CD "Stereo Bugscope 00" was awarded a prize in the digital music category at Prix Ars Electronica in Austria. Her most recent vocal-based albums, "Riska" (2007) and "Forever and Ever" (2011) were released domestically, and highly acclaimed internationally. As a sound designer, she has also taken part in collaborations with contemporary dance choreographers in Japan, Australia, and France.