2nd November 20:00pm – AME concert with Miki Yui, Stephan Chase and Ryoko Akama at Access Space, Sheffield
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.
Stephen Chase composes, improvises, and walks quite a lot. Most of his work explores aspects of interaction between people, between action and sound, between sound and space, between space and time. These (usually overlapping) obsessions are explored through scores, performance, installation, improvisation and walking, veering between generative methods and following-his-nose.
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