experiments in music

Test Tone vol. 90

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Sound Experiments

Test Tone 90: Massive Compact Halo Objects

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

Teruyuki Oshima (ex. guitar, from sim) + Cal Lyall (guitar/electronics)

Teruyuki Oshima + Cal LyallTaking the form of a guitar duo with very non-guitar stylings, Teruyuki Oshima (sim, plus3, etc.) and Cal Lyall will explore the innermost reaches of their stringed, or perhaps unstringed, instruments. Playing the 'ex. guitar' (a guitar without neck or strings), Oshima takes a minimalist approach to creating sound, relying on the magnetic pickups for a kind of musical metallurgy that resonates with the performance space.

Meeting the minimalism will be some extended guitar overtures from Cal Lyall, who might just toss some harmonic debris onto the industrial landscape.

Teruyuki Oshima

Cal Lyall

Crys Cole (from Canada) + James Rushford (from Australia)

Crys Cole + James Rushford Believe it or not, musicians who actually listen are a rare breed. We can count ourselves lucky that two of the finest listeners around will be in town at the same time for a first-time collaboration at Test Tone. Crys Cole is a Canadian sound artist whose sound explorations have taken her around the globe, playing with the likes of Oren Ambarchi, Tim Olive, Tetuzi Akiyama, and Keith Rowe.

That list of string players broadens on this evening with the invitation of Melbourne-based composer, pianist and violist James Rushford, a versatile musician working internationally in the fields of both new music and improvisation.

Crys Cole

James Rushford

FAIR PLAY (Akihiko Ando + Koshiro Hino)

FAIR PLAY (Akihiko Ando + Koshiro Hino)Delivering electronic mash-up of the highest order, FAIR PLAY is the fantastically dynamic duo comprising Akihiko Ando (from Kuruucrew, OWKMJ, Henrytennis, etc.) and Osaka-based Koshiro Hino (from YPY, Bonanzas, Talking Dead Goats"45, etc). Creating a layer cake of thump, bleep and beats along with some loping bass, FAIR PLAY verges into the danceable at times, while always keeping some unpredictable stumble for fans of kitchen disco.

Hot off a US visit, they may be upping their game with a bit of perverted juke import. Watch the footwork.

FAIR PLAY on Soundcloud

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.