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Performance: Japanese Sound Artist Tomomi Adachi




Friday, April 16 at 8pm | 916 S Wabash, rm 214

Admission $10, Students $5

Solo music and sound poetry, voice, electronics and self-made synths cased in Tupperware. Lampo - in cooperation with Columbia College, Audio Arts and Acoustics Department, Lampo, the Graham Foundation and School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Sound is thrilled to present Tomomi Adachi in his Chicago debut. His stuff is truly fascinating—animated by gesture, imbued with a sly sense of humor, and not to be missed.

The evening will un...fold in three parts: first, his own text-sound compositions and work from a collection of historical Japanese sound poetry—seldom heard material by Hide Kinoshita from 1924, and Seiichi Niikuni from the 1960s and 70s. He'll also improvise with his homemade gear, including both the amplified Tomoring II, made of springs and metal wire, and the Tomomin II, one of his Tupperware instruments. Lastly, Adachi performs the beguiling "Voice and Infrared Sensor Shirt," in which the artist wears a sensor-bedazzled shirt that modulates his voice as he moves.

Link to the Facebook event to RSVP: Sound Artist Tomomi Adachi

Tomomi Adachi
(b. 1972, Kanazawa, Japan) is a performer, composer, sound poet and video artist living in Tokyo. He plays improvised music with voice, computer and self-made instruments and composes works for his own group "Adachi Tomomi Royal Chorus," a punk-style choir of non-professionals. In the field of sound poetry, he performs his own text-sound works as well as those from the little-known historical Japanese avant-garde. He has performed with many musicians, including Jaap Blonk, Nicolas Collins, Carl Stone, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Jérôme Noetinger and Tetsuo Furudate, and presented his work at the Tate Modern, IRCAM/Centre Pompidou, Walker Art Center, STEIM, National Museum of Art Osaka, Experimental Intermedia Foundation, Anthology Film Archives and Fylkingen, among others.

Organized in cooperation with Columbia College, Audio Arts and Acoustics Department, Lampo, the Graham Foundation and School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Sound. Adachi is currently visiting the U.S. as a grantee of the Asian Cultural Council.