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Tomomi Adachi / CoCo / Michael Lyons / Seiji Morimoto / Atsushi Nishijima / Wolfgang Spahn / Malte Steiner

Kyoto Protocol: Experiments in Art & Technology III

Order:
Atsushi Nishijima
Seiji Morimoto
The Octopus (Michael Lyons & Malte Steiner)
CoCo
Electronengehirn (Malte Steiner)
Wolfgang Spahn
Tomomi Adachi

‘Kyoto Protocol’ is the third in the Experiments in Art and Technology series instigated in 2013 by Michael Lyons and inspired by the legendary event series of the same title, which took place in 1960s New York. The first two events of the series were held at UrbanGuild, Kyoto’s nexus for experimental performance arts. With this evening of intermedia performances we hope to establish new and strengthen existing links between Kyoto and Berlin.

EAT III is curated by Michael Lyons & Malte Steiner

Artists

Tomomi Adachi
Tomomi Adachi is a performer/composer, sound poet, instrument builder and visual artist. Known for his versatile style, he has performed his own voice and electronics pieces, site-specific compositions, choir pieces for untrained musicians, improvised music and contemporary music in all over the world including Tate Modern, Maerzmusik, Centre Pompidou, Poesiefestival Berlin, Merkin Hall, Tempelhof Airfield, STEIM and Walker Art Center with a wide range of materials; even brainwave, artificial satellite and paranormal phenomenas. CDs include the solo album from Tzadik, Omegapoint and naya records. He was a guest of the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD for 2012.

performance outline: Tomomi Adachi presents extremely physical performances with his own voice and self-made interface and instruments. Also the performance includes “Torturing Twitter,” an interactive reading with real-time streams of Twitter hashtags.
http://www.adachitomomi.com/

CoCo
CoCo (Chansonette Obscure) is a Berlin-based singer/sound artist using her own language for inner discipline and places. Her “Brutalhappytapes” is based on recordings with dictaphones, objects, instruments, specific sounds, and her own voice and specific sounds, was recorded to document places/moments in sound, to find the unsought secret of each place. Following an interest in biological errors/mutations in relation to musical scores and error music she began to study biotechnology. She regards inner and also outer mutations as a gift for development and pleasure. Her sound is non-defined in the place of Cut Up. She uses her voice to transform anti-lore music from dictaphones/cassettes/players into pieces and beats. She is currently working on the vocolog piece for “Madame Origami”. Last year she toured in Japan, giving concerts in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Takamatsu, and Tokushima.
http://coco-brutalhappytapes.tumblr.com/

Michael Lyons
Michael Lyons (Canada/UK) is a media arts and sciences researcher and educator based in Kyoto, Japan. He regularly presents work at international conferences such as SIGGRAPH. In 2001, he co-founded the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), a leading music technology research event held annually. He is currently a Professor of Image Arts and Sciences at Ritsumeikan University.

performance outline: In collaboration with Malte Steiner, I will present the latest version of ‘The Octopus’ an original apparatus to generate soundtracks for experimental films in real-time. The Octopus was shown at E.A.T. I & II (in Kyoto) and most recently as an installation at NIME 2014 in London, UK.
http://www.kasrl.org/michael.lyons.html

Seiji Morimoto
Born in Tokyo, studied musicology in the field of contemporary music and japanese classical music GAGAKU at the Kunitachi College of Music. 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. He is interested in the uncertain acoustic appearances between usual objects and the technical medium. In 2003 Morimoto moved to Berlin, has performed and exhibited in many international festivals in Europa and Japan.
performance note: Discharge // 2005 // Soundsystem // Battery
http://www.seijimorimoto.com/

Atsushi Nishijima
Composer and visual artist, Atsushi Nishijima received his Bachelor’s degree in Musical Technology from the Osaka University of Art in 1989 and his Master’s degree in Media Art in 2001 from the International Academy of Media Arts and Science in Gifu. Originally from Kyoto and trained in experimental and contemporary music, Nishijima creates sculptures and installations which emphasize the idea that sound, and thereby music, is inherent in all objects and environments. He organized the ‘John Cage 100th Anniversary Countdown 2007-2012’ series of events: http://www.jcce2007-2012.org/
http://www.location1.org/atsushi-nishijima/

Wolfgang Spahn
Wolfgang Spahn is Berlin-based artist working in audio and visual media. His work includes interactive installations, videos, projections, and miniature-slide-paintings. He studied mathematics and sociology in Regensburg and Berlin. He was founder of the screen-printing-studio in the art house Tacheles and managed and worked for the art projects Schokoladen Mitte and Meinblau in Berlin. He participates in numerous international exhibitions and is teaching interaction and interface design at the BBK-Berlin and the Universität Paderborn.

performance outline: ENTROPIE is a noise and projection performance. Both, sound and projection are based on different analogue and digital machines developed by the artist. Each system generates simultaneously structured noise as well as abstract light patterns.
http://wolfgang-spahn.de/

Malte Steiner
Malte Steiner is media artist, sound designer and software developer. Started with electronic music and visual arts around 1983, developing his own vision of the interdisciplinary Gesamtkunstwerk, working with, and not limited to, film, theater, video games and interactive installations. Releases on cassette, vinyl, CD and online. Concerts, exhibitions, workshops and residencies in Europe, Asia and America. Co-founded the Hörbar club for experimental music around 1992 in Hamburg which still operates. Moved 2011 to Berlin and opened his own media lab to work on his projects like Notstandskomitee, Elektronengehirn, Akustikkoppler with Matthias Schuster from Hamburg and Restlichtverstärker with Servando Barreiro, but also mastering and remixing other artists. Organizes twice a month the Pure Data Berlin patching circle at c-base.

performance outline: Audiovisual electroacoustic concert by Malte Steiners project Elektronengehirn. The input of piezo contact mics are taken and analyzed with Pure Data on a Linux laptop controlling sound and graphics. The usage is between percussion trigger and pick up, sometimes the piezo sound is used directly, in other parts only as controldata for synthesis and the visuals. The contact mics are attached to a metal plate which is played by strokes and beats with sticks. Created 2013 this piece was so far performed at Piksel festival Bergen, Norway and ZKM Karlsruhe.

http://www.block4.com/

Tomomi Adachi http://www.adachitomomi.com/

CoCo http://coco-brutalhappytapes.tumblr.com/

Michael Lyons http://www.kasrl.org/michael.lyons.html

Seiji Morimoto http://www.seijimorimoto.com/

Atsushi Nishijima http://www.location1.org/atsushi-nishijima/

Wolfgang Spahn http://wolfgang-spahn.de/

Malte Steiner http://www.block4.com/