Joy of gravity , dripping from 5/F @ Morrison Hill IVE.

I was so obsessed on this stair once I have a visit to Morrison Hill IVE. I have an idea to develop the idea of water droplet even it just only five floors in total in this building. I assume that the droplet takes shorten time to travel from the top(5/F) to the G/f. Anyway, I would like to listen and see how long does a water droplet drip to the G/F in a performance setting!
It is my 2nd time that direct the performance with others, we learn a lot from each other! it is an amazing thing happen during the process of performance!
The setting of a water droplet is the original plan, in which I was thinking of something that responds to it and moves from the G/F to 5/F. So I hope to include Tama’s weaving action into this performance. She weaves the cloth in a normal tempo, but the weight of the yarn is a bit higher which hanged with some bells on it, so she needs more time to weave. I assume that the bell rings according to the action of weaving.
Besides, Tina is the one who focuses on the bell rings and her action on walking and the rotation of a marble on a plate, when she meet the water droplet, she will place the plate to catch those droplets. It is a simple rule for notation and human movement. That makes a certain tempo and yet would deliver an amazing moment with others in certain kind of moment.
For the interaction with Tam Man Ho, and I myself, we jammed a bit and I felt that he was used to playing sound with others. That is a great experience that improvises with youth. The experience is great and teachers also found how amazing he could perform in this situation.
Never the less, Thanks for Una! She gives a pop hand to help in handling the fish pole and rolling the radio back to the 5/th floor. An important timekeeper for the performance, though we adjust the time when we are playing.

In this piece, I was thinking of music composition through the arrangement of human actions, daily objects and spaces. I hope to deliver an other perspective of performing art for youth. I was so happy that a youth told me about how he felt about the performance. He said that he found the audience is being part of the performance as well when they are moving.
Nice comment!

Fiona Lee & Jasper Fung Dou set @ Beta Night , Twenty alpha , Live streaming by HKCR

Beta Night of Twentyalpha HK @ Foo tak Building!
Live streaming by HKCR

It is the first duo of Fiona Lee & Jasper Fung. They were using coil and transducers for their sets , which combined with different daily objects. While Fiona Lee was making use the physics phenomenon of the electromagnetic field , which drives the magnet spinning in a glass bowl, Jasper Fung was using the sound of feedback to drive the transducers.

Those were exploring the alternatives ways of the use of “speakers” within this performance setting.

Uchronia , Compilation Project by Syphe

https://syrphe.bandcamp.com/album/uchronia

49 artists and bands from 32 Asian countries and the diaspora
3 CDs + one booklet that includes an essay, contacts and biographies of the artists. Handmade covers, limited to 1000 copies.
The digital version also includes the booklet as PDF, you can also access all biographies when clicking on info (next to the tracks).

Lebanon (Sharif Sehnaoui, Jad Atoui & Jawad Nawfal, Stephanie Merchak, Rhéa Dally feat. Will Llewellyn)
Iran (Xerxes The Dark, NUM)
Iraq/Kurdistan (Hardi Kurda, Khabat Abas, Wirephobia)
Sri Lanka (Isuru Kumasaringhe, Dinelka, hygy hairr, )
Vietnam (Cao Thanh Lan, Phu Pham)
Myanmar (Phyu Hnin Thwin, Crazy Eels Society, Ito)
Malaysia (Kok Siew-Wai)
Hong Kong (Fiona Lee, Dickson Dee)
Sri Lanka/Japan (Kei Watanabe)
Georgia (TeTe Noise)
India (Sarmistha Talukdar)
Syria (Eyeless in Damascus)
Turkey (Tuna Pase, Gülce Özen Gürkan)
Taiwan (Li Chi Hsiao)
Macao (e:ch)
Philippines (Children Of Cathode Ray, Teenage Granny)
Maldives (Autonomotor)
Thailand (Liew Pichanan Niyomkarn)
Armenia (VHSound)
Palestine (Asma Ghanem, Dirar Kalash)
Singapore (Lydia Ang)
Jordan (Yousef Kawar)
Kuwait (Ali Alsarraf)
Azerbaijan (Violet Cold)
India/UK (Churulian, Poulomi Desai)
Bangladesh (sinin)
China (Hui Ye)
Kyrgyzstan (broxxz)
Uzbekistan (Orgatanatos)
Kazakhstan/Turkey (Saadet Türköz, Zeynep Sarıkartal, Başar Ünder)
Bahrain (Hasan Hujairi)
Indonesia (Sarana, Theo Nugraha feat. Jeritan)
South Korea (Sabina Hyoju Ahn)
Japan (Yuko Araki). 

A great interview of Umeda Tetsuya

A great interview of Umeda Tetsuya
http://www.performingarts.jp/E/art_interview/1707/1.html

 

the ambience in iceland


photo by soni cheng

A short journey and field recordings at Jökulsárlóni, Iceland

That’s a 9 days trip in Iceland. It is too short for listening and spreading time to be there ,just in a daze.
The ambience sound in Iceland is so significant, which is made by wind and elements in the nature . The immersive and impressive feelings of Iceland which could not merely recorded by images.

After Being There 京丹の後

22.11.2017 (Wed 三) 8:30pm

@ Desk-one 溫室
23/F, Chung Kiu Commercial Building, 47-51 Shantung Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
香港九龍旺角山東街47-51號中僑商業大廈23樓

:: Participating Artists 參與藝術家 ::
Samson Cheung Choi-sang 張才生
Arumimi Hifumi 有耳非文
Fiona Lee Wing-Shan 李穎姍
Frank Tang Kai-yiu 鄧啟耀

From 28 August to 10 September 2017, soundpocket and Hong Kong-based artists Samson Cheung Choi-sangArumimi HifumiFiona Lee Wing-shan, and Frank Tang Kai-yiu travelled to Kyotango, Kyoto, Japan for a two-week residency titled “BEING THERE 2017”. Together with the participating artists from Japan, they explored art, sound, places, and space in the city of Kyotango. They also engaged in dialogue with the local residents while wandering around this lovely city on the coast of the Sea of Japan.

“After BEING THERE” is the extended programme of “BEING THERE 2017”, in which the four Hong Kong-based artists will present to and share with the Hong Kong audience works and ideas that are both reflections and expressions in response to their experiences in Japan.

聲音掏腰包與藝術家張才生有耳非文李穎姍鄧啟耀於本年度8月28日至9月10日期間曾到訪日本京都京丹後作為期兩周的駐留計劃「BEING THERE 2017」,期間聯同一眾來自日本的參與藝術家於京丹後市進行有關藝術、聲音、地方與空間之探索;他們在這個日本海沿岸城市遊歷之時,也與當地居民作交流分享。

《京丹の後》為BEING THERE 2017 的伸延活動:四位駐香港的參與藝術家將旅途的所見、所感、所想化成一次在地演出及一場演後分享會,回溯與回顧京丹後之旅的點滴。

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愛の渦

The exhibition @ Art camp tango is finished~
Got the parcel of my work カリカリの渦( kari-kari- no uzu )from the team and Akio 。Akio and the team made a DIY Film wheel to roll the film that I show in my installation.

so much love & resonances contain in this parcel! always keep my heart warm <3

Namiji

Namiji 波寺

ftarri Jam

  1. Ftarri Jam (33:16)

Yuma Takeshita: electro-bass
Yuji Ishihara: drums
Atsushi Arakawa: electric guitar
Fiona Lee: DIY electronics, objects

高島正志:drums, G.I.T.M.
竹下勇馬:electro-bass
石原雄治:drums
荒川淳:electric guitar
フィオナ・リー:DIY electronics, objects

Recorded live by Hiroyuki Ura at Ftarri, Tokyo, May 5, 2017
Mastered by Hiroyuki Ura

2017年5月5日、東京、水道橋「Ftarri」にてライヴ録音
録音・マスタリング:浦裕幸


即興音楽専門のCDショップ / レーベル、Ftarri が東京、水道橋に実店舗を開いて5周年となるのを記念して発売するCDの第二弾。2017年5月5日、Ftarri でのコンサートに出演したミュージシャン5人が最後に全員でおこなった集団即興演奏、33分の全1曲を収録。福島県郡山市在住の高島正志 (ドラムス、エレクトロニクス) はドラマーであるとともに作曲家としても才能を発揮し、作曲と演奏で参加したCD『Astrocyte』を2016年に Meenna レーベルよりリリースしている。同じく郡山在住の荒川淳 (エレクトリック・ギター) は、大友良英との共作LP のリリースで即興音楽シーンでも話題を呼んだトリオ編成ロック・バンド、RedTemple のメンバーでもある。竹下勇馬 (改造ベース・ギター) と石原雄治 (ドラムス) は、共に東京を中心に活発な演奏活動をおこなっていて、ここ数年は、Tumo という名前でデュオ・プロジェクトも続けている。フィオナ・リー (自作エレクトロニクス、小物) は、近年注目を集める香港在住のサウンド・アーティスト。Asian Meeting Festival 2016 への出演をはじめ、既に数回来日公演をおこなっているが、Ftarri へはこの日が初お目見えとなった。おそらく最初で最後の希有な組み合わせ。それぞれの発する音の数々が重なり合い有機的に結合し、躍動感溢れる好演となった。200部限定、通し番号付き。

It’s been five years since Ftarri, an online CD shop and record label specializing in improvised music, opened a physical store of the same name in Suidobashi, Tokyo. This is the second title in a four-CD series celebrating the store’s fifth anniversary. The single 33-minute track is a group improvisation by all five musicians who appeared at Ftarri on May 5, 2017, performed at the end of the concert. Masashi Takashima (drums, electronics), who lives in the city of Koriyama in Fukushima Prefecture, is a talented composer as well as a drummer. He participated as a composer and player on the CD Astrocyte, which was released on the label Meenna in 2016. Atsushi Arakawa (electric guitar), who also lives in Koriyama, is a member of RedTemple, a rock trio which gained attention on the improvised music scene for its LP release in collaboration with Otomo Yoshihide. Yuma Takeshita (remodeled bass guitar) and Yuji Ishihara (drums) perform together frequently, mainly in Tokyo. For the past several years they have been performing as the duo project Tumo. Fiona Lee (self-made electronics, objects) is a Hong Kong-based sound artist who has recently been gaining widespread recognition. She has performed in Japan several times, including at the Asian Meeting Festival 2016, and this was her first appearance at Ftarri. The concert that day was probably the first and last by this rare combination of musicians. The many sounds produced by each of them overlapped and combined in an organic way in this lively and impressive performance. Limited edition of 200, consecutive numbering.

ftarri de solo


即興音楽専門のCDショップ / レーベル、Ftarri が東京、水道橋に実店舗を開いて5周年となるのを記念して発売するCDの第三弾。本作には、東京在住のすずえり、香港在住のフィオナ・リーという、自作楽器を操るふたりの女性サウンド・アーティストのソロ演奏、全2曲を収録。1曲目は、すずえりが2017年3月18日に Ftarri でおこなったライヴ演奏 (14分30秒)。自作楽器のほかにアップライト・ピアノ、トイ・ピアノ、各種小物を使用。一方のフィオナ・リーは、2017年5月5日、Ftarri でのライヴ演奏 (23分)。自作エレクトロニクス、各種小物、水を使用。両者とも、独自の楽器から個性豊かなサウンドを生み出し、彼女たちならではの唯一無二の音楽世界を構築することに成功している。200部限定、通し番号付き。

It’s been five years since Ftarri, an online CD shop and record label specializing in improvised music, opened a physical store of the same name in Suidobashi, Tokyo. This is the third title in a four-CD series celebrating the store’s fifth anniversary. The two tracks are solo performances by female sound artists who play self-made instruments. Track one is a live performance by Suzueri, which took place at Ftarri on March 18, 2017. In addition to self-made instruments, she uses an upright piano, a toy piano and various small objects (14 min. 30 sec.). Track two is Fiona Lee’s performance at Ftarri on May 5, 2017 (23 minutes) using self-made electronics, various small objects, and water. Both musicians produce highly individual sounds using unique instruments, and succeed in constructing singular musical worlds. Limited edition of 200, consecutive numbering.

Purchase through the link below:

http://www.ftarri.com/ftarrilabel/887/index.html

http://fionaobscura.com/wordpress/product/ftarri-de-solo/

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