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Genres You Will Love
Electronic: Soundscapes Moods: Type: Experimental Avant Garde: Electro-Acoustic

By Location
United States - California - LA

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Ear Diorama Ear

Ear Diorama Ear is vocalist/ musicians Kaoru Mansour and musician Alan Nakagawa, Both artists are also visual artists and have a history of playing along with some of the greater experimental musicians of Southern California including G.E. Stinson, Nels and Alex Kline, Steuart Liebig, Michael Whitmore, Steve Roden, Anna Homler and Jorge Martin. Although Kaoru and Alan had been working as solo and collaborative artists/ musicians in Los Angeles starting in the late 80's, they only first met via Facebook in 2010. Alan went to a solo exhibit at LA Artcore and saw friends there and upon meeting Kaoru realized they'd been working in similar circles for decades. At their first jam at Collage Ensemble studio in Koreatown, it was clear that this was a collaborative worth pursuing. A year later, they released their first CD, EDE.

Kaoru is a vocalist who layers her voice live, plays percussion, toys, samples and loops. Alan plays his invention the Iso Cube, tiny percussion, circuit bent instruments and field recordings.

Kaoru also exhibits her paintings internationally. Her work can be viewed at

Alan is co-founder of arts collective Collage Ensemble, curates Ear Meal a weekly webcast and food blogs at