experiments in music

Test Tone vol. 82

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Sound Experiments

Test Tone 82: Derivatives of Stasis

June 12th, 2012 (Tuesday) 20:00 to 23:00 at Super Deluxe, Nishi Azabu, Tokyo.

Tim Olive + Madoka Kouno + Cal Lyall

Tim Olive + Madoka Kouno + Cal Lyall Kobe-based improvisor Tim Olive will be making his first visit to Tokyo in a while, offering a chance for first time meeting of sorts. Matching off against Tim's raw string-and-pickup explorations will be local sound artist Madoko Kouno, whose recent performances involve the use of empty tape-recorders, metronomes and metal plates to catch variations in interference and space. Joining them will be Test Tone curator Cal Lyall, whose forays into hydrophone manipulation and recording have taken him into the depths of fish tanks, turtle ponds and the South China Sea.

Tim Olive

Madoka Kouno

Cal Lyall

Tarab (aka Eamon Sprod, from Australia)

TarabActive in Melbourne as a sound artist since 2001, Tarab (aka Eamon Sprod) searches out extraordinary listening experiences in everyday urban environments, producing work that prompts insights into our daily interactions with the world. His performances often involve an interplay between field recordings and found objects, exploring the acoustics of the performance space and its tonal possibilities. Open your ears to make way for an expansive listening experience.


Black Zenith (aka Darren Moore and Brian O'Reilly, from Singapore)

Black Zenith Hailing from Singapore, audiovisual unit Black Zenith (aka Darren Moore and Brian O’Reilly) makes some very big sounds against a backdrop of disturbing and hypnotic visual patterns. Using analog modular synthesizers, the duo generate live visuals through the transformation of audio signals into fragmented image. With a careful, pummeling mix of the curiously entracing with the seizure inducing, Black Zenith will help clear your head.

Black Zenith

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.