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TOKYO EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL Vol.9 - TEF Sound Installation

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  • Date:
    2014.12.06(Sat) - 2015.01.18(Sun)
    Closed:
    12/8・15・22、29-1/5、1/13
    Time:
    11:00 - 19:00
    Admission:
    Free
    Organize:
    Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site
    Venue:
    TWS Hongo
    Artist:
    Ami Yamasaki / Shun Owada / Muku Kobayashi

TOKYO EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL (TEF) is a festival which introduces experimental performances and exhibitions focusing on music and sound, and it marks its 9th volume this year. Over a period of two months,
this year's festival will offer a unique agenda full of TEF style performances and sound installations.
In TEF Sound Installation held at TWS Hongo, three artists selected by the open call process re-design time and space using both visual and acoustic aspects, and develop their own sonorous worlds by different approaches on each floor of the venue.

*For Jury members' comments for Open Call Program, please click here.

[Exhibitions]
Ami Yamasaki "till a quiet room sings"
Shun Owada "dissolution"
Muku Kobayashi "Yoko toka Shita toka"


Exhibition Event
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Opening Talk / Reception *In Japanese only
Date: Dec. 6 (Sat), 2014 | 14:00-15:30 (Admission free/ Booking NOT required)

Guest:
Minoru Hatanaka (Jury member of TEF Open Call / Senior Curator, ICC)
Yoshitaka Mouri (Jury member of TEF Open Call / Sociologist / Associate Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts)

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Artist Event

1. Live Performance by Muku Kobayashi *Finished
Date: Dec.14 (Sun), 2014 | 14:00-14:30 (Admission free/ Booking NOT required)
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2. Performance: Voice x Body by Ami Yamasaki *Finished
Date: Dec. 20 (Sat), 2014 | 15:00-16:30 (Admission free/ Booking required)
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3. Lecture & Workshop: Fossil with Art by Shun Owada *Finished
Date: Dec. 21 (Sun), 2014 | 14:00-17:00 (Admission free/ Booking required)
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4. Performance: Voice x Percussion by Ami Yamasaki *Finished
Date: Jan. 12 (Mon/National holiday), 2015 | 15:00-15:45 / 16:15-17:00 (Admssion free/ Booking reqired)
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Ami Yamasaki
"till a quiet room sings"

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The quiet room has been found.
It was found previously by feathers.
Now they are in suspended animation states at each comfortable place.
They heard the song which the quiet room has continued to sing for a long time.
"Since the sound is too small to hear and you're late arrival, wait a little till the night surrounding you breaks gradually."
The dense silence which thousands of feathers made resembles the peculiar sound sung from the day the room was born.
The sound you hear in that sound resembles you.


[Artist Event by Ami Yamasaki]
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Performance: Voice x Body
- Collaboration to explore the resonance of the space by voice and body movement

Date: Dec. 20 (Sat.), 2014 | 15:00-16:30 *Finished
Venue:3F Exhibition Space, TWS Hongo
Artist: Ami Yamasaki, Makoto Matsushima (Performer), Dakei (Buto Dancer)
Admission free/ Booking required / up to 20 persons

Performance: Voice x Percussion
- Voice and percussion, new vibration, walking in the quiet geography

Date: Jan. 12 (Mon/National holiday), 2015 | 15:00-15:45 / 16:15-17:00 *Finished
Venue:3F Exhibition Space, TWS Hongo 
Artist: Artist: Ami Yamasaki, Akira Sotoyama (Percussionist)
Admission free/ Booking required / up to 20 persons for each performance

<<Booking>>
Booking should be made by E-mail.
Email: ticket@tokyo-ws.org

Please inform us of your name, phone number, date/time of the event and number of person with a subject of "Booking for TEF Sound Installation Event". Booking will be closed by 17:00, one day before the event, or as soon as the seats are fully booked. For the latest information, please check this page.


[Profile]
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Ami Yamasaki (exhibition artist)
Ami Yamasaki is a vocalist and cross-media artist. She creates installations, performance pieces, and directs films. With special vocals and listening, Yamasaki explores the nuance of the world and tries to bring its light and shade out or weaken them by her own creation. Yamasaki explores the relationship between us and our universe. Yamasaki has invited to Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Aomori Contemporary Art Center in 2013. Yamasaki has collaborated with Keiji Haino and Norimizu Ameya, provided original music for choreographer Makoto Matsushima, and appeared the stages directed by Yasunori Ikunishi.
http://amingerz.wix.com/ami-yamasaki


photo: "SONG/ the animal in man, RHYTHM" 2013, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Aomori Public University / Photo by Tadasu YAMAMOTO

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Shun Owada
"dissolution"

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©Ryohei Tomita

Sound is not only an object of listening but also a change of state in atmospheric pressure. Sonic wave affects every object, both living and non-living. My work can be considered as an experiment to explore relationships mediated by sounds regardless of having an auditory sense. The limestone used in this work contains numerous fossils of fusulina, small sea animal with calcareous shell. It consists of CO2
fixed by this propozoa extinct 250 million years ago. I am interested in this transformation process over a period of time, and intervene it through this work.


[Artist Event by Shun Owada]
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Lecture & Workshop: Fossil with Art
- Respondence to the primeval earth: learning about fossil while enjoying art

Date: Dec. 21 (Sun), 2014 | 14:00-17:00 *Finished
Venue:Lounge & 2F Exhibition Space, TWS Hongo 
Artist:Shun Owada, Yohoko Okumura (Curator, Kuzuu Fossil Museum)
Admission free/ Booking required / up to 15 persons
*Target age: 10 years old and older (up to adult)
(Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.)

<<Booking>>
Booking should be made by E-mail.
Email: ticket@tokyo-ws.org

Please inform us of your name, phone number, date/time of the event and number of person with a subject of "Booking for TEF Sound Installation Event". Booking will be closed by 17:00, one day before the event, or as soon as the seats are fully booked. For the latest information, please check this page.


[Profile]
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Shun Owada (exhibition artist)
Born in 1985, Shun Owada is a Tokyo-based sound artist. He earned his master's degree from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2012. Having an interest in physical/physiological aspects of sound, he explores relation between sound and perception of (living) things. His works vary from live improvisation using computers to sound installation.
www.shunowada.com

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Muku Kobayashi
"Yoko toka Shita toka"

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The active action of "listening" segments sounds. There are also such sounds that we are not usually conscious of and just "exist" in locations and spaces. To the horizon of these inconsiderable sounds, devices emit sounds which are not meant to be taken account of.
Regardless of whether people there are listening, a link just "exists " between the horizon of inconsiderable sounds and the sounds emitted by the device.


[Artist Event by Muku Kobayashi]
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Live Performance *Finished
- Performance to appreciate the installation from a different perspective

Date: Dec. 14 (Sun), 2014 | 14:00-14:30
Venue:1F Exhibition Space, TWS Hongo
Artist:Muku Kobayashi, Mitsuru Tokisato (Media Artist)
Admission free/ Booking NOT required


[Profile]
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Muku Kobayashi (exhibition artist)
Born in Tokyo in 1992, Muku Kobayashi is now in his senior year at the Art & Media course, Department of Information Design, Tama Art University. Up to his second year at the university, he studied architecture and landscape design, and switched to the current course in his third year, majoring in media art. He uses devices that make simple movements and scrap materials to create installation works.

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TOKYO EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL (TEF) Vol.9
- Sound, Art & Performance
TEF is a festival which introduces experimental performances and exhibitions focusing on music and sound, and it marks its 9th volume this year. Over a period of two months, this year's festival will offer a unique agenda full of TEF style performances and sound installations.

■TEF Closing Concert
TWS_banner_Clo_0922.jpgPeriod: Jan 18 (Sun.) 2015
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre

■TEF Performance *All Program Finished
TWS_banner_Pf_0828.jpgPeriod: Oct 31 (Fri.) - Nov 16 (Sun.), 2014
Venue: Ryogoku Monten Hall

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