Yo No Bi Tour #3: ASUNA and Tomoko Sauvage : August 18th – 22nd
ame, Full of Noises and Cuspeditions present a short UK tour showcasing installation works and performances by two of Japan’s most innovative sound artists, ASUNA and Tomoko Sauvage. Starting with two new installations and performances at Full of Noises, Barrow-in-Furness (Fri/Sat/Sun 17-19th August), the tour continues to Caustic Coastal, Salford (Tues 21st Aug) and concludes at Access Space, Sheffield (Weds 22nd Aug).
ASUNA kicks off a world tour with his sound installation 100 KEYBOARDS that operates 100 battery-powered mini keyboards after the Yo No Bi.
Sauvage will excitingly produce her new sound and visual work Pacific Pacific which takes an aural and visual voyage through the Pacific Ocean from Okinawa to Guam passing by Fukushima and Moruroa.
Yo No Bi Tour #3 Schedule
1) Full of Noises and ame present:
Fri. 17th to Sun. 19th FON Festival @ Cookes Studios (104 Abbey Rd, Barrow-In-Furness, LA14 5QR)
Installation (11:00 – 17:00)
ASUNA 100 KEYBOARDS (UK premier)
Tomoko Sauvage Pacific Pacific (UK premier)
With special performances by them at the festival. fonfestival.org
2) Cuspeditions, Full of Noises and ame present:
Tues. 21st @ Islington Mills, Manchester (1 James St, Salford M3 5HW)
Tickets £8 / £5 doors open at 19:30, concert at 20:30
performance event with
– Tomoko Sauvage, ASUNA and guest artist Sam Weaver
3) Full of Noises and ame present:
Wed. 22nd @ Access Space, Sheffield (3-7 Sidney St, S1 4RG)
Tickets £5 doors open at 19:30, concert at 20:30
Performance event with
– Tomoko Sauvage, ASUNA and guest artist Charlie Collins
For more than ten years, Tomoko Sauvage has been investigating the sound and visual properties of water in different states, as well as those of ceramics, combined with electronics. Porcelain bowls of different sizes, filled with water and amplified via hydrophones (underwater microphones), waterbowls is a kind of natural
synthesizer that generates fluid timbre using waves, drops and bubbles. These recipients resonate and also produce subaquatic feedback, an acoustic phenomenon that requires fine tuning depending on the amount of water, a subtle volume control and interaction with the acoustic space. Through primordial materials and
playful gestures, Tomoko Sauvage searches for a fragile balance between randomness and discipline, chaos and order. Her second album “Musique Hydromantique”, alluding to hydromancy – divination by means of water – was released by Shelter Press in 2017.
Under the form of performances, installations and musical compositions, her work is regularly presented in Europe, Asia and America. She has performed and exhibited at international festivals, institutions and galleries such as Roskilde Festival (Denmark), Flow Festival (Finland), Centre Pompidou Metz (France), Musée Quai Branly (France), Présences Electronique (France), Borderline Festival (Greece), Borealis Contemprary Music Festival (Norway), Museo Tamayo (Mexico), High Zero Festival (USA), Festival
send+receive (Canada), Empty Gallery (Hong Kong), TÖNE festival (UK) and Grimmuseum (Germany).
ASUNA https://sites.google.com/site/aaaaasunaaaaa/ASUNA is new talent of Japanese sound artist and experimental music scene. However same time, he began making experimental music and installation work at a very young age in late 90s. and then his music became a pioneer of experimental ambient / drone / improvisation scene in Tokyo and influenced other Japanese electronics musicians at that time. That career has already released a lot of albums from Europe, America and Japanese labels.A feature of his work is a sound performance / installation that will re-irradiate and re-forcus the features that they originally have by looking at the origin and structure of the things. His first important work was an sound installation reconsidering the concept of things from etymology, called “Each Organ” in 2002. moreover, he also produce experimental composition works for recordings with acoustic instruments and electronics. the past few years called “100 Toys” performance uses many tiny toys to creates a multilayered and fascinating plastic universe of drones, loops, sonic moire and occasional pop implosions.the current tour “100 KEYBOARDS”: A live music performance featuring over 100 keyboards. multiple sound waves on the same frequency are disseminated in multiple directions, creating a complex distribution of acoustic pressure. This causes what is known as a moiré pattern of sound interference. In this site specific listening experience, you will hear subtle variations of sound interference and resonance that vary based on your location in the performance space.