experiments in music

Test Tone vol. 60

Test Tone 59 flyer

Sound Experiments

Test Tone vol. 60: Principles of Symmetry and White Noise

August 10th, 2010 (Tuesday) 20:00 to 25:00 at Super Deluxe, Nishi Azabu, Tokyo.

Veltz / TV-OR (Dedicated to Television Performance)

TV-ORIn a pioneering new unit, VLZ Produkt label head Akira Matsuoka takes a mountain of discarded televisions and recycles them in wonderfully ear-popping ways. "Dedicated to Television Performance" takes Nam June Paik as a starting point for a visceral exploration into our relationship with the cathode ray tube.

Half-installation, half-performance, the light, sound and movement of these nearly-obsolete devices will be controlled by three performers in an orchestral cacophony of channel surfing.

TV-OR (Dedicated to Television Performance)

VLZ Produkt

Missing Man Foundation (Cal Lyall + Peter Slade)

Missing Man FoundationMissing Man Foundation is a collaboration between Cal Lyall (Tetragrammaton, Jahiliyyah) and Peter Slade (Legofriendly). The music takes a semi-improvised approach, emerging into shifting structures from sound sources such as tabletop guitar, manipulated electronics and drum machines.

Since 2001, MMF has released three albums, scored music for film, and have appeared on a number of compilations. Ponderosa, MMF's latest recording soon to be released on NKR Records, is the first to mix composed and entirely reconstructed pieces with improvisation.

Missing Man Foundation

Xtronic (from France)

XtronicElectronic musician and performer Xtronik constructs a dense tapestry of electronica and digital textures in which percussive noise and bleeps collide in a world where division and fragmentation create industrial ambiences, hypnotic melodies and polar atmospheres.

Xtronik has collaborated widely with video producers, artists, graphic designers, theater producers and choreographers. He is also one of the founders of POS-K records.


Evil Penguin

Evil Penguin Master of disguises, Mexican top-hats, ambient rockabilly to minimal Hawaiian Kumulipo chants, the Evil Penguin poses the primordial question of evanescence against a backdrop of New Wave folk. Celebratory, subliminal, moment-to-moment. A Tasmanian treasure with a penchant for open spaces.