experiments in music

Test Tone vol. 74

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Sound Experiments

Test Tone 74: Outbreak Patterns

October 11th, 2011 (Tuesday) 20:00 to 23:00 at Super Deluxe, Nishi Azabu, Tokyo.

Supertoque (Kelly Churko + Tim Olive + Cal Lyall)

Supertoque (Kelly Churko + Tim Olive + Cal Lyall)Exploring a formidable world of distinctly un-guitar-like sounds, this guitar trio careens and scrapes its way through intrepid passages to reach some wonderfully dense sonic terrain. All three guitarists (Kelly Churko, Tim Olive and Cal Lyall) are at home in a sound palette taken from the obscure Canadian ranchlands, and may draw out some creaky windmills, silo blowers and a thrashing machine or two.

Kelly Churko on Myspace

Tim Olive

Cal Lyall on Myspace

Cat Hope (from Australia) + Kouhei Harada

Cat Hope (from Australia) + Kouhei HaradaBe prepared for the unexpected in this first-time meeting between Australian composer and sound artist Cat Hope and Max/MSP whiz Kouhei Harada.

Coming from a classical background as a flautist, Cat Hope has since moved into experimental realms of expression as a vocalist and bassist, performing solo or in small ensembles. Her current projects include Gata Negra, Lux Mammoth, the noise improvisation bass quartet Abe Sada, free improv duo Candied Limbs and new music ensemble Decibel. She has directed and edited numerous short music videos, created audiovisual installations and often works with dance choreographers. Cat is the founder of the Totally Huge New Music Festival Conference and has received a number of accolades in her native Australia for her extensive contributions to the arts scene.

Kouhei Harada uses field recordings, acoustic instruments and modified guitar, all of which is processed and arranged through the use of Max/MSP programming to deconstruct and re-construct new acousmatic worlds filled with beautiful layers of melodic noise.

Cat Hope

Kouhei Harada

Bolitz (from France: Polo + Vincent Laubeuf + Hugues Vincent)

Bolitz (Polo + Vincent Laubeuf + Hugues Vincent)While after almost 100 concerts throughout Japan, the name of cellist Hugues Vincent is perhaps more than a little well-known locally, he hopes to do likewise with his electronic trio Bolitz. With two fellow countrymen (composers Polo and Vincent Laubeuf) bringing the CPU processing power and Hugues on a selection of electronic debris, the music shifts between organic spaces and dense electronic exploration.

A gripping cluster of interstellar sounds from some of France's finest improvisors.


Vincent Laubeuf on MySpace

Hugues Vincent on MySpace

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.