experiments in music

Test Tone vol. 22

Test Tone 22 flyer

Experiments in music

Test Tone presents vol. 22

April 10, 2007 (Tuesday) 20:00 to 24:00 at Super Deluxe, Nishi Azabu, Tokyo.


Government Alpha

Government Alpha is Yasutoshi Yoshida's experimental harsh noise project that has been in existence since 1994. His debut outing a year later was a track on the compilation CD Extreme Music from Japan, on UK label Susan Lawly. Since then there has been a steady stream of Government Alpha output on compilation and collaboration CDs, as well as his own releases.

Government Alpha
Government Alpha on MySpace

S20-Hiroaki Umeda

Hiroaki UmedaS20 is a dance group founded by dancer and choreographer Hiroaki Umeda while still a student at Nihon University in 2000. In the few short years since its inception, Umeda has been acclaimed both at home and abroad for While Going to a Condition, which has been performed in many cities around the world.
In addition to choreography and dance, Umeda also creates sound, images and lighting design for his pieces, and is a regular collaborator with other artists in a variety of fields, including musician Toshimaru Nakamura, video artist Takehito Koganezawa and video maker Octavio Iturbe.

Hiroaki Umeda

Christophe Charles & Hiraku Suzuki

Christophe CharlesChristophe Charles has been heavily involved in the Tokyo arts scene since he relocated here on a university scholarship back in 1987; his installation and audio works go further back still to 1983. He has released several solo CDs on the Mille Plateaux label and has appeared on many other releases as a collaborator, remixer or contributor.
For Volume 22 of Test Tone, Christophe Charles will be joined by visual artist Hiraku Suzuki, who will perform live painting inspired by the musical performance.

Christophe Charles
Hiraku Suzuki

Zbigniew Karkowski & Atsuko Nojiri

Zbigniew KarkowskiZbigniew Karkowski studied composition at the State College of Music in Gothenburg, Sweden, aesthetics of modern music at the University of Gothenburg's Department of Musicology, and computer music at the Chalmers University of Technology. He works actively as a composer of both acoustic and electroacoustic music. He has written pieces for large orchestra (commissioned and performed by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra), an opera and several chamber music pieces that have been performed by ensembles in Sweden, Poland, and Germany. He was also a founding member of the electroacoustic music performance trio Sensorband, a unit notable for its network concerts played via ISDN and Internet.

Karkowski has collaborated with many experimental groups and artists, including The Hafler Trio, Blixa Bargeld, Merzbow, Stelarc, John Duncan, Aube, Tetsuo Furudate ... the list goes on. For this Test Tone set, Karkowski will be joined by some-time collaborator Atsuko Nojiri, who will provide visuals for the show.

Tetsuo Furudate

Tetsuo FurudateSound artist Tetsuo Furudate teams up with Karkowski for a performance as World as Will, a unit that takes its name from the 1819 work of Arthur Schopenhauer, and one that has been described as 'Wagner-esque' in its furiously intense orchestrations and instrumentation.

Tetsuo Furudate

25.03.2007. 05:42