ke i te ki (TBA:15)
Artist: Aki Onda and Akio Suzuki | Curator: Chiara Giovando
September 14th, 2015
In this duet performance, revered Japanese sound artists Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda respond to the architecture, acoustics, and energy of the performance space. They create music-based experiences and installations with self-made instruments, analogue tape machines, radios, wood, nails, hammers, and daily objects. Suzuki and Onda share a deep interest in the relationship between sound and space—exploring the possibilities of site-specific happenings. The duo has been collaborating for years and released their first album ma ta ta bi, 2014.
AKIO SUZUKI is known as a pioneer of sound art, but the breadth of his activities and the form of his works far exceeds the normal boundaries of sound art. Suzuki’s journey as an artist began in 1963 with a performance at Nagoya station, in which he threw a bucket full of junk down a staircase. The inspiration behind this performance is the idea that if one were to hurl an object down a well-balanced stairway, a pleasant rhythm might be the result— took the desire to “listen” as its subject. That desire to hear, to listen has remained the one constant in Suzuki’s stance as an artist.
AKI ONDA is an electronic musician, composer, visual artist. Onda was born in Japan and resides in New York. He is particularly known for his Cassette Memories project—works compiled from a “sound diary” of field-recordings collected by Onda over a span of more than two decades. Onda’s musical instrument of choice is the cassette Walkman. Not only does he capture field recordings with the Walkman, he also physically manipulates multiple Walkmans with electronics in his performances. In recent years, Onda often works in interdisciplinary fields and collaborates with filmmakers and visual artists.
Doors at 8:00PM
$12 Member / $15 General
Advance tickets available at pica.com