experiments in music

Test Tone vol. 89

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Sound Experiments

Test Tone 89: Awash in the Min Min Light

February 12th, 2013 (Tuesday) 20:00 to 23:00 at Super Deluxe, Nishi Azabu, Tokyo.

Yoshio Machida (steel pan) + Peter Knight (trumpet, from Australia) + Andrew Brooks (saxophone, from Australia)

Yoshio Machida (steel pan) + Peter Knight (trumpet, from Australia) + Andrew Brooks (saxophone, from Australia)Deep listeners get ready. Coming together for the first time will be three distinct improvisors who have taken their instruments to the far reaches of sound artistry. Not only fine musicians, but performing listeners locating those sounds between the sounds.

Trumpet player Peter Knight and saxophonist Andrew Brooks make the long journey from Australia to Japan, where they meet with peerless steel pan player Yoshio Machida for some immersive acoustic conversations.

Yoshio Machida

Peter Knight

Andrew Brooks

Cycle~ 440 (from Australia)

Cycle~ 440Hailing from Perth in Western Australia, Cycle~ 440 is the semi-improvisational electro-acoustic duo of Sam Gillies (piano) and Kevin Penkin (laptop). Fusing acoustic piano with laptop sampling and processing, their music moves between shimmering soundscapes to dense and complex passages with haunting cinematic intent.

Conjuring up nostalgic worlds of empty playgrounds, deserted farmlands and monolithic open spaces in black and white, Cycle~ 440 could very well create a fitting soundtrack for the films of Bergman or Tarkovsky—given the chance.

Cycle~ 440 on Bandcamp

Sam Gillies

Kevin Penkin

Kynan Tan (from Australia)

Kynan TanWorking within a range of media, Australian artist Kynan Tan manipulates the digital realm to create electroacoustic compositions, installations, audiovisual work and improvised live performances. His work investigates the use of digital technology, manipulating data to express it into environments through sound and light.

On this night, he will show his new multi-screen work 'Multiplicity', which should give a healthy dose of Kynan's all-encompassing approach to audiovisual exploration.

Kynan Tan

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.