Tomomi Adachi & contact Gonzo

Teslan Run

A wild and witty partnership that breaks conventions, performed with children

Part of a new kids’ project at Kyoto Experiment, the music for this performance is created with children by voice performer and composer Tomomi Adachi. Based in Berlin, Adachi’s wide-ranging output includes improvisational performances, self-made instruments, and sound poetry. At a preview workshop he used a musical score made from shapes in order to elicit freer sounds. Working with Adachi is contact Gonzo, the performance group who presented a new work at the last Kyoto Experiment was at the unconventional venue of Nishikyogoku Stadium. Their bodies crashing violently into each other, contact Gonzo showcased a lithe class of physical performance. While both Adachi and contact Gonzo have pursued unique styles of performance unrestrained by conventions, the basic impulse of their creativity remains an extension of children’s playfulness. Departing from music based on a musical score created in workshops between Tomomi Adachi and children, the stage features a Tesla coil, a type of transformer that generates lightning from electrical discharge. For their first collaboration, contact Gonzo and Adachi are joined by the young performers to create an utterly new kind of soundscape.

YEAR
2016 SPRING
DATES
3.26(Sat)-3.27(Sun)
VENUE
Kyoto Prefectural Citizens’ Hall ALTI
DURATION
60min.
CATEGORY

Tomomi Adachi

www.adachitomomi.com

Tomomi Adachi is a solo performer, composer, sound poet, and theater music composer, working across a wide range of fields with voice, sensors, computers, and selfmade instruments. He has performed with the likes of Jaap Blonk, Akira Sakata, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Jennifer
Walshe, Annette Krebs, Yuji Takahashi, Takahiko Iimura, Kim Itoh, Takashi Ishida, Neko Hiroshi, Otomo Yoshihide, and Un Yamada. He is also an installation and video artist, with a recent focus on large ensemble projects and workshops with non-musicians and non-professionals. He directed the Japanese premiere of John Cage’ s Europera 5 at Suntory Hall in 2007 and held a solo exhibition at MaerzMusik in 2012. He has presented and performed his work in Japan, Europe, America, Australia, and across Asia at many kinds of venues, including Tate Modern, IRCAM/Centre Georges Pompidou, and Akademie
der Kuenste Berlin. He stayed in New York from 2009 to 2010 as an Asian Cultural Council grantee. He was also invited as a composer to the Berlin Artists-in- Residence program at Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) in 2012.

ConceptTomomi Adachi, contact Gonzo (Yuya Tsukahara, Ayaka Nakama, Takuya Matsumi, Keigo Mikajiri)
Music and ProgrammingTomomi Adachi
PerformerTomomi Adachi, contact Gonzo, children from workshop and open call (Rina Okada, Yu Ono, SUZU, Dan Senoo, Misaki Senoo, Yuri Takahashi, Kai V.M Takeda, Kuma Tange, Sayo Tomaru, Mikoto Hayashi, Aira Fukushima, Ayaka Yamamoto, Yuki Yamamoto, Haruno Yokota)
Workshop ParticipantsAva Hei Wallen, Neko Kazu Wallen, Runa Itami, Kokoro Ichimiya, Sotaro Ichimiya, Hiyori Ide, Hina Iwaki, Miyu Uratsuka, Haruno Ozaki, Yu Ono, Shogo Kanda, Yoshito Kotani, Mao Sasaki, Yuzuki Sasaki, Satsuki Seki, Kai V.M Takeda, Ryoma Tamura, Haru Tanbara, Ayana Nakai, Sumire Narimoto, Amane Higuchi, Luke Pileggi, Noah Pileggi, Faure Lydia, Ai Fujito, Sho Matsunaga, Tsukino Matsunaga, Mirei Muragishi, Ryosei Muragishi, Kosei Yamada, Ayaka Yamamoto, Yuki Yamamoto, Yuta Watanabe
“Teslan Run Score Project” participantsElisabeth Pica (Rovereto, Italy), Esen Gencol (Vancouver, Canada), TokyoVoizChoir+Sho Masumoto (Tokyo, Japan), Klaus Janek and Milena Kipfmueller (Berlin, Germany), Krachkisten Orchestra (Hamburg, Germany)
Special effectMitsuhide Yakushiji
SoundBunsho Nishikawa
LightingRyoya Fudetani
Stage managerMasaya Natsume
Sound assistantMiyuki Inoue
Production coordinatorYoko Kawasaki (SAYATEI), Nagara Wada
ProductionKyoto Experiment
Supported byJapan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities, Children’s Dream Fund of “National Institution for Youth Education”, The Saison Foundation
Under the auspices ofKyoto City Board of Education
Co-presented byKyoto Prefectural Citizens’ Hall ALTI
Presented byKyoto Experiment

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