Yoichi Kamimura will share soundscapes he has recorded while travelling around the world. In a meditative and immersive performance, he will combine environmental sounds from the ice floes of the Sea of Okhotsk in Shiretoko, Hokkaido, and from overseas: the glacial regions of Iceland, the traces of ancient glaciers in Finland, and Therme Vals, a Peter Zuntor-designed hot-spring architecture.
This year's concert series 'Music and the Non-Human' is part of a three-year research project that draws on Japanese philosophy and aesthetics rooted in premodern, non-Western ontology to interpret the relationship between human and non-human sounds from a new perspective.
The composers explore their relationship with nature and spiritual elements, drawing inspiration from pre-modern philosophy and nō theatre. Inspiration from nature, field recordings and contemporary music with traditional instruments intersect to define meaningful ways of creating, listening to, sharing (and discussing) music in unstable times.
|Dates||2023.07.22 [Sat] 19:00 – 20:30|
|Venue name||Recording Studio, Kyushu University Ohashi Campus|
|Venue address||4-9-1 Shiobaru, Minami-ku, Fukuoka|
|Seating capacity||40 people, in order of arrival *Tickets must be purchased online. There are no tickets available at the door.|
|Participation fee||Not free of charge 1100Yen ※ ¥2200 (regular), ¥1100 (Students / Kyushu University Employees)|
|Event details||Artist Profile:
Drawing chiefly upon his field recordings, Kamimura experiments with methods that draw upon sight, hearing, and other senses to perceive different scenes. His extensive body of work includes sound installations, paintings, video works, sound performances, and audio works – unveiled in venues both within Japan and abroad. Kamimura refers to the field-recording process as an act of “meditative hunting” – in the process, he acts an observer to the amorphous relationship between humankind and nature. Kamimura composes his sound installations by creating highly-immersive “soundscapes,” many of which draw upon our own biology to create unique sensory experiences.
Advanced registration required|
2023.07.06 [Thu] –
*Tickets must be purchased online. There are no tickets available at the door.
Name: Daryl Jamieson
|Publishing period||2023.07.07 [Fri] –|