Sound Artist-In-Residence with Seiji Morimoto and Ben Gwiiliam: June 6-17th
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Our exciting first artist-in-residence invites Ben Gwilliam (UK) and Seiji Morimoto (JP) to Huddersfield. They will be spending two weeks in the town in order to produce new pieces in one of the disused units at the Packhorse centre.
Residency dates: June 6th – 18th
Talk and Discussion: (TBC)
Final presentation / performance: June 16th
Venue: the Packhorse centre
in collaboration with the Packhorse Centre, the making space and octopus collective.
Seiji Morimoto (JP) – http://www.seijimorimoto.com
Born in Tokyo 1971, studied musicology at the Kunitachi College of Music, graduating in 1996. During this period he began to play the electronic pieces by John Cage and his own sound performances. Since then he has been creating sound performances, installations and videos. In 2003 Morimoto moved to Berlin, has performed and exhibited in many international festivals including transmediale in Berlin, Experimental Music Festival in Munich. He is interested in the uncertain acoustic appearances between usual objects, for example water and stones, and the technical medium.
He has collaborated with Takehisa Kosugi, Keitetsu Murai, Olivier Di Placido, Francesco Cavaliere, Olaf Hochherz, Rius van Alebeek, Ignaz Schick, Luciano Maggiore, Crys Cole, Felicity Mangan, Alessandra Eramo, Nicolas Wiese, Kakawaka, Seijiro Murayama, Jamie Drouin, Hannes Lingens, Johnny Chang, Katsura Yamauchi, Makoto Oshiro, Yan Jun and many others.
Ben Gwilliam (UK) – http://www.thosesoundsbetween.co.uk/
Ben Gwilliam is an artist whose work spans sound, film, installation & performance. His work explores how the mechanics of sound media reflect & distort human perception, often manipulating the space(s) & moment of experience. His fascination drives a curiosity that forms as durational performances and installations, film & video works and writing.
He has exhibited & performed Internationally in spaces such as La casa Encendida Madrid, The Cornerhouse Manchester, Artists Unlimited Bielefeld, Modern Art Oxford, & FACT Liverpool. His performance and composed works have been commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices Festival (UK 2010), Rumilingen new music (CH 2010), University of Salford (UK 2008) & IOU Theatre (UK 2003).
His music and performances work has seen him collaborate with Artists such as Claus van Bebber, Helmut Lemke, Lee Patterson, Rhodri Davies, Hainer Woermann, Chris Heenan, Michael Vorfeld, and Sascha Demand, Jason Zeh, Stephen Cornford, Matt Wand and others.