Set 2: Tomomi Adachi - Voice and electronics
Tuesday September 22, 2009
Adachi Tomomi (JP)
ADACHI Tomomi, born in Kanazawa, Japan in 1972, is performer, composer, sound poet, installation artist and occasional theater director. He studied philosophy and aesthetics at Waseda University in Tokyo. He has played improvised music with voice, live electronics and self-made instruments. He has composed works for his own group "Adachi Tomomi Royal Chorus" which is a punk-style choir. He has performed contemporary music: vocal and performance works by John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, Dieter Schnebel, Yuji Takahashi and Fluxus, including world premier and Japan premier. He is the only performer of sound poetry in Japan and has performed Kurt Schwitters`s "Ursonate" for the first time in Japan. He has made several sound installations and original instruments (e.g."Tomomin", his hand made electric instrument is familiar with many musicians). In the field of theater music, he has collaborated with some experimental theaters and dancers, especially he worked in duo group "VACA" with Un Yamada; contemporary dancer, from 2000. "VACA" was exploring new relationship between dance/dancer and music/musician. He also has organized many concerts which picks up experimental music, sound art, collaboration work and inter-disciplinary performance in Japan and Germany, including concerts for Chris Mann, Trevor Wishart, Nicolas Collins and STEIM in Japan. He has performed with numerous musicians including Jaap Blonk, Nicolas Collins, Carl Stone, SAKATA Akira, Erhart hirt, Butch Morris, Jon Rose, OTOMO Yoshihide in Japan, United States and Europe. He has presented his works in many kinds of venues include IRCAM/Centre Pompidou, Waker Art Center and STEIM. As a critic, he has written some articles on visual art, music and performance art for papers and magazines. He participated in the art theory bulletin "Method" 2000-2001. He started visual art (computer aided photograph, video and installation) in 2003. He directed Japanese premiere of John Cage`s "Europera5" in 2007. Recently, he is focusing his activities on solo performance (with voice, sensors, computer and self-made instruments), sound poetry (especially to the unknown great Japanese sound poetry tradition), video installation and workshop style big ensemble with non-professional voice and instruments.