3rd November 20:00pm – AME concert with Miki Yui, and a duo of Ben Gwilliam and Ryoko Akama at FUSE space, Bradford
The first North England tour by Miki Yuki is presented by AME.
door donation £4
Miki Yui is a Japanese artist based in Düsseldorf. Delicate signals, from a tiny hiss to a distant hum are crafted into unhurried pieces of music
charged with narrative tension. Ever since her first album in 1999 she developed her own unique style of music composition of and recorded sounds of objects or of emvironments woven into abstract landscapes.
Her new album “oscilla” is airy and sparse, reduced in no metric pace. Like an imaginary place where oscillas, Godzillas? growing plants or other oscillating creatures tell each other their travelogue and phantastic stories.
is an artist whose work spans sound, film, installation and performance. His practice uses the mechanics of media to reflect upon the contexts for reception. His curiosity about sound and image production shifts perception of time, often looking at the reframing of listening. He has exhibited and performed internationally in spaces including La casa Encendida Madrid, The Cornerhouse Manchester, Artists Unlimited Bielefeld, Modern Art Oxford, and FACT Liverpool.Gwilliam has published material via many labels and imprints, his work is also held in international collections. His music draws upon plastic materials, from open reel tape, light bulbs toice. Gwilliam is currently studying for a PhD in SARU at Oxford Brookes.
Ryoko Akama – sound artist/composer/performer. I approach situations that magnify temporal/spatial experience with silence, time and space. I work with electronics and daily objects such as balloons and bottles, creating small occurrences and ‘almost nothing’ aesthetics. I compose text scores and perform a diversity of alternative scores in collaboration with international artists. I run melange edition label and co-edit reductive journal (mumei publishing). My works and projects have been funded by Arts Council England, Japan Society, Sasakawa Foundation, Daiwa-Anglo Foundation, the University of Huddersfield, Kirklees Council, Pro Helvetia and so on. www.ryokoakama.com