tokyo noise


Video, Fotos und detailliertes Programm vom Festival:

Tokyo Noise-clip1 through the camera of Flurina Marugg

Tokyo Noise-clip2 by Guillaume Lopez


Foto-selection (©Jacob Balzani-Lööv/hohlzke)


Video-Clip Tokyo Noise (Tokyo Live Concerts, April-August 2015)


Video-Clip Japan Proxies (Skurrilitäten aus dem Japanischen Alltag, April-August 2015)


tokyo noise 
soundwaves & bodymovement
musik & tanz festival

19. & 20. September 2015 

Sa 17-19h: dance show
Sa 19–∞h: live acts
So 14-16h: butoh workshop
So 16-20h: adhoc-collaborations

Sa, 19. September
16.30: Türöffnung (hohlzke – Eingang via Rampe/Durchgang Denner)
17.30: Sylvie Xing Chen (live calligraphy, butoh) & Pei (quadrophonic soundscapes)
18.00: Imre Thormann (Enduring Freedom, butoh dance live-act)
19.00: Niton (pre/digital string noise)
19.45: Delmore FX (lo-fi twangs, bedroom tribalism)
20.30: Tomoko Sauvage (hydrophonic electro-acoustics) &
              Cie Nuna / YoungSoon Cho Jaquet (dryfish performance)
21.15: Ememe (drone noise techno)
21.45: MoriSato – 森里 (drone, noise)
22.30: Kazehito Seki (organic voice noise) & Pedro Lopes (turntable percussion)
23.15: Saga Sigurdardottir (Scape of Grace, dance), Simon Wehrli (dance)
              Eva Maria Küpfer (dance), Anne Rosset (dance) & Dave Phillips (music)
24.00: Overload Collapse feat. SuperMila (harsh noise)
00.45: Asic Live (bassbeat, poststep, glo-fi)
01.30: Multitasking (4wd freeform electronica)
02.15: dj Jordi Fresco (world bass) & friends…

So, 20. September
13.30: Türöffnung (hohlzke – Eingang via Rampe/Durchgang Denner) &
              Anmeldung (für butoh dance workshop)
14.00: Imre Thormann (butoh dance workshop)
              (der workshop ist offen für alle levels, mit kollekte)
16.00: Impro#1 (adhoc-collaboration)
16.45: Impro#2 (adhoc-collaboration)
17.30: Impro#3 (adhoc-collaboration)
18.15: Impro#4 (adhoc-collaboration)
19.00: Impro#5 (adhoc-collaboration)
19.30: Ramen Slurping Contest (juried noodle eating)

Zum Festival
Das zweitägige Tokyo Noise Festival präsentiert Elektronische und Akustische Noise-Experimentalmusik sowie Performances aus den Bereichen Butoh Dance und Contemporary Dance.
Das Programm beinhaltet Live-Acts, Konzerte und Performances von 25 internationalen KünstlerInnen (Samstag) sowie einen Butoh Workshop und Adhoc-Improvisationen, bei denen die KünstlerInnen spontan zusammenarbeiten und sich interdisziplinär mischen (Sonntag). Dieses Format setzt auf den Austausch unter den beteiligten KünstlerInnen und schafft neue Einblicke für das Publikum.
Zudem gibt es Ramen (Japanisches Nudelgericht) sowie Installationen mit Artefakten aus Japan (Roboshow, Koinobori, Aufzeichnungen von Noise-Konzerten, Butoh, Anime/Manga/Pop-Culture, rollende Capsule Hotels) und weitere skurril anmutende Eigenheiten aus dem Japanischen Alltag…

Zu den einzelnen KünstlerInnen
Imre Thormann (butoh show & workshop)
Enduring Freedom. Handelt vom Ausbruch der Zeit aus dem engen Raum konventionellem Seins, in ein Laboratorium dauerhafter Freiheit. Der Körper wird in seiner blanken Existenz in Einzelteile seziert und neu erfunden. Identitäten zerbrechen auf dem Prüfstand irrationaler Logik und zerrinnen wie Sand zwischen den Fingern. Zurück bleibt ein Traum, der nach dem Aufwachen unwiderruflich dem Bewusstsein entschwindet.
Imre’s Workshop (So, 20. Sept von 14-16 Uhr) ist offen für alle Levels, mit Kollekte. 
_ImreThormann-freedom paris 13

Kazehito Seki (organic voice noise)
Kazehito is a Voiz (Organic Voice Noise) performer who seeks for the sharpest sound by running about between Noise (Abstract / Nerves) and Hardcore (Concrete / Muscle). Kazehito belongs to a particular scene in Japan, influenced by hardcore music, subculture, and what a western would see as Tokyo’s sonic ghetto culture. Kazehito’s approach to the voice as an instrument demonstrates his flexibility, oscillating between subtle sinewaves and brutal white noise in a microsecond.

Niton (pre/digital string noise)
Niton is the documentation of a time and sound flow where three musicians meet and, rather than talk, they play. This non-verbal communication sees three different ways in which analogical sounds converge: classical strings, pre-digital keyboards and material objects made into musical instruments. Three contrasting concepts of sound generation are combined into a flow of changing features: ambient, noise, experimentation, progressive and electronics are only some of the genres which emerge from the flow of Niton.

Overload Collapse feat. SuperMila (harsh noise)
Overload Collapse is Nicolas J. Fasnacht & Nikola H. Mounoud’s unexplainable (a)live duo project. Unprofessional laptop users and destroyers, their sounds are from the widest range of influences possible. Do not expect anything from them or if you want to it won’t make a difference.

MorriSato – 森里 (drone, noise)
Hiroko Pennec & Jen Morris aka [sic]. A Tokyoite musician and a sound artist from Montreal met at the LUFF in Lausanne and the rest is history. Jen Morris aka [sic] and Hiroko Pennec-Sato are MorriSato. They will bore the fuck out of you.

Tomoko Sauvage (hydrophonic electro-acoustics)
Tomoko Sauvage, Japanese musician/ sound artist based in Paris, has been working on waterbowls, porcelain bowls of different sizes, filled with water and amplified with hydrophones (under-water microphones). She plays with different forms of water – drops, waves and bubbles resonating in the bowls as well as audio feedback creating waving drones and natural overtones. Her work is about the delicate balance between controlled and uncontrolled with random percussion of droplets, acoustic characteristics of the space and the fragile tonality created with the fluid materials constantly evaporating and moving. Sauvage has been giving performances, exhibitions and workshops in Europe, US, Canada and Japan, often in solo but also in collaboration with musicians and choreographers.

Dave Phillips (ritual protest music)
dp re/searches and ponders existences and behaviourisms humanimalistically via audio de/construction, psycho-acoustics, sonic rituals; sound as communication in direct and primal form, a tool of metaphysics, a conscience, an unrestrained language. sound as a means to activate primordial shared emotions otherwise hidden by civilised experience. dp’s work engages, invites rumination, endorses sentient and environmental e/quality and encourages intervention and action; therapeutical stimulation is acknowledged. a form of release is evoked, a liberating cleansing, a sound catharsis that opposes the omnipresent reduction of existence, that puts us in touch with our sentient origins as well as with the realities of our times. dp rings in the era of humanimal. dp has been sonically active for over 25 years, has appeared on more than 190 releases and has played around 500 concerts in 40 countries. psycho-acoustics. composition. field recordings. sonic rituals. audio exorcism. humanimalism. voice. body. organics. electronics. video. performance. interdisciplinary. multimedia.
dave phillips, live at cocart festival, torun, poland, 26th march 2011. photo by Agnieszka Zwara

Cie Nuna / YoungSoon Cho Jaquet (dryfish performance)
« Ce sont les yeux qui, d’incrédulité, vont ciller : non, ce n’est pas un rêve (…). Raffiné et décalé, ce rituel païen happe lentement, et suscite une fascination persistant longtemps après la représentation. » A propos du spectacle Dry Fish, extrait de la Revue Mouvement, juin 2011. Dry Fish met en scène la rencontre d’une mannequin et de quelques invités sud-coréens venus spécialement pour le défilé… Ces retrouvailles qui s’adressent à tous les sens engendrent un bien étrange équipage. La mise en place de ce dispositif, outre les nombreux jeux qu’elle peut développer, induit une confrontation entre l’imagerie d’un certain type de spectacle occidental et un matériau séculaire, traditionnel, issu d’une autre culture et vital dans la mesure où il s’agit d’une nourriture.

Pei (quadrophonic soundscapes)
Pei is a sound artist and art co-ordinator/curator in the felds of electronic art, digital culture and experimental education, with a focus on the concept of open culture community, mainly but not only in Taiwan and Switzerland. As a sound artist, her artistic praxis of music making involves digital modulation and feld-recording, experimenting with interchangeable vocabulary between sound and visual art, aiming in materialising the immateriality. (feel free to edit the paragraph for your needs).

Delmore FX (lo-fi twangs, bedroom tribalism)
“The Swiss born, Berlin based Elia Buletti works with both analogue and digital equipment to make music that draws lines between free improvisation, bedroom solipsism and outdoor vorticism. Ghostly samples, lo-fi twangs and drum improvisations crystallize and dissipate in openended rearrangements and well honed miniatures”. ( The Wire )

Multitasking (4wd freeform electronica)
Multitasking is the brand new musical project by visual artist Joaquín Luzoro, also known for his freeform electronica dj- sets as Dj Multitasking. His approach to music consist in making different constellations of his music devices collection. Each group of machines will behave differently depending on what devices have been selected. Synthetic acid non 4/4 oriented, those sounds will make you dance if you are in the mood. He’s the man behind the cassettes label Digital Death Records.

Sylvie Xing Chen (live calligraphy, butoh)
Artiste d’interculturelle et multidisciplinaire d’art contemporain
Art- Butoh Dance-Theater
Verbindung verschiedener Kunstbereiche

Ememe (drone noise techno)
Experimental musician from Kyoto Japan.
Lived in Tokyo for 4 years.
Currently living in Berlin.
Pedro Lopes (turntable percussion)
Pedro makes of his instrument, the turntable, a vessel for a experimentation discourse, of analogue tone, often recurring to amplifiers, DIY pressed records, modified needles and percussive objects. Pedro Lopes is one the most interesting and innovative representatives of the exploratory music of Portugal.

Saga Sigurdardottir (Scape of Grace, amp dance)
“SCAPE of GRACE” is an on-going experimental performance project where human and amp bodies share a territory that invites both parties to be subject to sonic and material landscapes. It plays with the idea that sound can be choreographed in space, and that a concert can be danced.

Dani Brown (dance)
How do you imagine the Devil? Für ihr erstes Soloprojekt lud sich die in Hamburg lebende Amerikanerin Dani Brown einen weiteren Gespielen in ihr Studio: den Teufel selbst. Durch ihn verleitet, schlüpft sie leidenschaftlich in verschiedenste Rollen, wodurch sie die Formen und Grenzen des „Solos“ neu definiert und ihre ganz eigene künstlerische Solo-Strategie präsentiert. Gemeinsam mit ihrem Komplizen treibt sie ein konsequentes Verwirr- und Transformationsspiel und testet in wie weit man das (Schau)-Spiel mit den Zuschauern treiben kann und wie die Grenzen des symbolischen Theaterrituals neu gesetzt werden können. HOW DO YOU IMAGINE THE DEVIL ist ein lustvolles Spiel mit Identitäten, Grenzen und dem Verbotenen – der Teufel ist unser Zeuge. Melanie Zimmermann.

Asic Live (bassbeat, poststep, glo-fi)
ASIC [live]. Die winzigen Application-Specific Integrated Circuit Chips, deren Name sich ASIC aneignet, können als Minaturstadtpläne betrachtet werden. Hört man seine Musik, betritt man innerstädtische Schluchten namens Bass, Beat, Poststep, Glo-Fi und Techno.

dj Jordi Fresco (world bass)
Von der Insel mit der rot-weissen Flagge segelt Jordi Fresco in die Welt. Trunken von der Bassmusik zieht er von Hafen zu Hafen. Und immer wieder verliert er sich in den Strassen der Suburbs von Tokyo, Kapstadt bis Buenos Aires.

Anne Rosset (dance)
Since 2006 Anne Rosset, Robert Alexander Pigs and Birds Performance Projects develop a personal, subjective view on the crosspoints between dance, performance, theatre, concert and installation; they explore areas between movement and dance, sound and music. Choreographic concepts are being adopted to musical correlations and vice versa. All manifestations of a performance, meaning movement that creates sound and sound being generated by movement, are being understood as possibilities of communication.

Simon Wehrli (dance)
Studied at Scuola Teatro Dimitri (Verscio, CH) and at Trinity Laban (London, UK). He collaborates as dancer, actor and musician in different projects in Europe and the USA. Amongst others he worked with Judith Sanchez Ruìz (New York, USA), Lizzi Kew-Ross (London, UK) and David Zambrano (Brussels, B). He is founding member of the Swiss-based movement theatre Collettivo Spettatori and the dance-improvisation project 50collective.

Eva Maria Küpfer (dance)
Eva Maria Küpfer was born in Zurich, Switzerland. She studied Dance and Choreography in Paris and at ArtEZ in Arnhem, Netherlands. She was a scholarship recipient of danceweb for the Impulstanz Festival in Vienna 2007. In January 2007 she won the first prize at the Budapest Solo and Duet Festival in a choreography of Saga Sigurdardottir. She created her first dance performance “BOJE” in 2003. Her last creations “Die Vervielfachung der Behaglichkeit”, “Brro Checked” 2006 and “The Future is not set” and “Sabotage” 2007 were shown at ArtEZ Arnhem, Korzo. Co-founder of hohlzke.

Martin Andersson (ramen)
Agronom, Pianist, Komponist, Musiker, Filmer, Künstler, hohlzke-Mitbegründer und -Spitzenkoch…

Mätti Wüthrich (japan proxies, roboshow)
Initialzündung für Tokyo Noise ist Mätti’s viermonatiger Japan-Aufenthalt (April-August 2015). Mätti ist hohlzke-Mitbegründer und ist ein glühender Verfechter des Hallenwohnens und des hohlzke-Rollkonzepts. Als Umweltnaturwissenschaftler und Kampagnenleiter einer internationalen NGO sowie Veranstalter zahlreicher politischer und kultureller Aktionen bewegt er sich an der Schnittstelle von Wissenschaft, Umweltpolitik und Kunst.

Hohlstr. 612, 8048 Zürich (Eingang via Rampe/Durchgang Denner)

Erste Bilder zu Tokyo Noise (more to come!)

Fotoblog Jacob Balzani-Lööv (©Jacob Balzani-Lööv/hohlzke)

Poster zu Tokyo Noise (A3, 5mb)


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