Yo No Bi Tour #2 (2) with Oshiro Makoto, Suzueri, Charlie Collions and Neil Carverat Access Space
Thursday 9th Feb, 19:00 –
Suzueri & Oshiro Makoto with guests Ryoko Akama + Neil Carver + Charlie Collins
Full of Noises & AME present a short UK tour showcasing installation works and performances by two of Japan’s most innovative sound artists, Oshiro Makoto and Suzueri. Starting with two new installations and performances at Islington Mill, Manchester (Tues/Weds 7/8th Feb), the tour continues to Access Space Sheffield (Thurs 9th Feb) and concludes at FUSE, Bradford (Sat 11th Feb).
Venue info: http://islingtonmill.com/
Suzueri (Elico Suzuki) is a Tokyo-based sound artist and improviser. She creates performance and installations with handmade devices, instruments, prepared piano and voice, exploring methods of performing them in the most roundabout ways. Past exhibitions includes Emergencies (NTT ICC, 2008) and Web-based exhibition (Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, 2008) and she released five albums, including a quartet with Makoto Oshiro,Tetuzi Akiyama and Roger Turner [Live at ftarri] (Ftarri Meenna 2015).
Makoto Oshiro is a Tokyo-based performer and artist. His primary medium is sound, but he also combines other elements including light, electricity and the movement of objects. In live performances, he uses self-made tools and instruments based on electronic devices, everyday materials, and junk. His installation work handles sound as a physical and auditory phenomenon, and focuses on characteristics such as vibration and interference. He released his first solo CD Phenomenal World on Japanese label Hitorri.
Neil Carver has been involved in experimental composition and live improvisation for some 30 years, producing ‘sonic landscapes that are beguilingly strange- and strangely beguiling’ ( Bill Trilland BBC Music). This performance will utilise home-made sound-makers, shells, wind and water.
Charlie Collins is a creative percussionist, free polyrhythmic drummer, and sound artist, based in Sheffield, UK. His performances explore the boundary between pure sound and rhythm, frequently incorporating metal percussion and/or freely associative drumming. Early recordings for cult labels Industrial, Fetish and Doublevision were soon followed by collaborations with many of the pioneers of free improvisation, while his interest in East Asian percussion and rhythm technique is displayed in his current work with komungo player Eun-Jung Kim, pianist Yoko Miura, and visual artist Bongsu Park. He is one of a handful of musicians to have played both Derek Bailey’s Company Week and Top Of The Pops.
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
Yo No Bi #2 is a Full of Noises & AME project curated by Ryoko Akama with support from Arts Council England, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, the Japan Society and the Japan Foundation.