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Test Tone vol. 46

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Sound Experiments

Test Tone vol. 46: Anthology of Transoceanic Sound and Image

June 9, 2009 (Tuesday) 20:00 to 25:00 at Super Deluxe, Nishi Azabu, Tokyo.

This month, we are proud to present three groups of touring overseas artists. Coming from Switzerland, New York and Normal, Illinois, each of these unconventional musicians will bring an original approach to sound creation, manipulation and exploration to the evening. 21st century lounge at its finest.


Nick Hoffman (from Illinois) + Takahiro Kawaguchi

Nick Hoffman (from Illinois) + Takahiro KawaguchiAfter a successful 2008 tour of Japan, Illinois native Nick Hoffman is back with a fresh arsenal of re-imagined sounds for our ears.

This time around, he will be joined by improvising artist Takahiro Kawaguchi, who has been active in sound art, installation and performance since 2000, playing in units such as Hello and Off Cells (with Seijiro Murayama and Taku Unami).

Perhaps proving that the sum is greater than its parts, this session will be an excellent chance to see Kawaguchi and Hoffman match off their sonic explorations in a unique setting.

Nick Hoffman

Takahiro Kawaguchi

Object Collection (Travis Just/Kara Feely from New York)

Object CollectionCombining techniques and methodologies from different creative mediums, Object Collection aims to develop new artistic work through experimental music and theater (and all things in-between).

Following five years of fruitful activity (which began with a performance of John Cage's Song Books in Germany), founders Kara Feely and Travis Just are now making the trip from New York to Japan for a second time.

Be sure to catch them this time around.

Object Collection

Object Collection on myspace

Andrea Valvini (from Switzerland)

Andrea ValviniBack in Tokyo to perform his new piece Soleil Rouge, swiss computer musician and composer Andrea Valvini will present an intimate performance showcasing his spectacular rhythmic work.

Originally a drummer and percussionist, this will take Andrea back to familiar territory, yet judging by his previous work, we can also expect a good dose of the unfamiliar.

Andrea Valvini (E-Mixtur)

Evil Penguin

Evil Penguin Grand wizard of vinyl and interstellar treasure hunter, the Evil Penguin makes the perilous journey to the forbidden archives, extracting the tastiest gems from a cosmic vat of recordings long forgotten.

01.06.2009. 22:02