Yoko Sen

Sound Artist / Founder, Sen Sound

Yoko K. Sen is an ambient electronic musician and the founder of Sen Sound, with a vision to transform the sound environment in hospitals.  As a classically trained musician, sensitive to sound, she was disturbed by noise she had experienced in hospitals as a patient.  Since then, she has embarked on a mission to humanize hospital experience by improving its sound. Yoko is a former citizen artist fellow at Kennedy Center, a former artist-in-residence at Johns Hopkins Sibley Innovation Hub and Stanford Medicine X, and KP Innovation at Kaiser Permanente, and presented in medical institutions such as Northwell Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Yoko has presented nationally and internationally, including TEDMED (2018) and Aspen Ideas Festival: Health (2019), and her work has been featured in New York Times, BBC, and STAT. Sen Sound’s initiative, “My Last Sound,” was selected as a Top Idea by Open IDEO’s End of Life challenge, involving hundreds of people from around the world sharing the last sound they wish to hear.