Not Held at Japan Society – The Kitchen presents Some Cats from Japan

September 27, 2007
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Kanta Horio, Atsuhiro Ito & Fuyuki Yamakawa
With special guests Ikue Mori & C. Spencer Yeh
Thursday & Friday, September 27 & 28 at 8 pm

Curated by New York-based electronic musician, composer and multimedia artist Aki Onda, this program offers a particularly unusual audiovisual experience as three of Tokyo’s most innovative performers from the underground music and sound art scene use self-made devices and unique instruments to transform electronic and digital information into sound, light and image. Kanta Horio uses electromagnets, motors, contact microphones and video cameras to create unpredictable, low-fi audiovisual effects. Fuyuki Yamakawa pairs an adapted version of traditional “Khoomei” overtone singing with minimalist electric
guitar and an oscillating field of lights calibrated to the rhythms of his own heartbeat. Yamakawa is joined by special guest Ikue Mori on September 27. Atsuhiro Ito generates fierce noise and flickering lights with the “Optron,” an amplified fluorescent light tube rigged with microphones that he manipulates like an electric guitar. Ito is joined by special guest C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core) on September 28.

This performance is a part of Turning Japanese, a city-wide celebration commemorating Japan Society’s Centennial.

Tickets: $10

  • September 27, 2007 – September 28, 2007