8/18 spektrum at berlin

ITO, YPY+YAMATO, MORIMOTO #186
18 August | 20:00 at spektrum
http://spektrumberlin.de/events/detail/ito-ypy-yamato-morimoto-186.html

Doors: 19:30 / Start time: 20:00
Entrance 5-10 euro (up to your offer)
Please come on time, as we will start early

Three sets from Tokyo, Osaka, Nagasaki and Berlin:

Atsuhiro Ito
YPY (Koshiro Hino) + Yamato Sekiguchi
Seiji Morimoto
Atsuhiro Ito was born in 1965. He launched his career as a visual artist in the late ’80s, and in ’98 began presenting sound performances at art exhibitions and so on. Ito made use of fluorescent lighting (which is also an element of his art installations) in the creation of an original sound device called the OPTRON. He continues to refine the instrument while approaching sound from a contemporary-art-based perspective.

YPY is a solo project by an Osaka-based Koshiro Hino who also plays a central role in the Goat and Bonanzas. The compositions he produces are marked by the frequent use of muted sounds and overtones, while actively employing the sounds that are not part of the standard chromatic scale. Its primitive feel gets often referred to and was credited for achieving a new original style. Also,numerous works have been produced alongside under the moniker of YPY from his own cassette label birdFriend. Following his first EP “Visions” release from Berlin-based Nous in 2015, his debut album “Zurhyrethm” is out this June from EM records from Osaka. In 2015, a new project was launched, named “Virginal Variations”, which he explores the classic-electronic crossover with a larger ensemble. YPY

Yamato Sekiguchi is a light / multimedia artist. Since 2010, he started a series of Light sculptures, made by Handle Projector, lasers, LED’s, sensors, a lot of gadgets, dynamo powered installations, to make solid objects of light, expanding on the matter of what a projection can be. He’s using light as medium and focuses on various phenomenon of lights into his light sculptures. His newest piece [Circular Continuum] is a high speed rotating huge chassis with LED’s, witch enable to project live visuals on space, ever-changing light forms with sounds. He did a lot of Audio-visual shows in collaboration with multi-genre artists in Japan and various countries.

Seiji Morimoto is a Berlin based artist creating sound performances, installations and videos. He is interested in the uncertain acoustic appearances between usual objects, for example water and stones, and the technical medium. He has collaborated with Takehisa Kosugi, Keitetsu Murai, Olivier Di Placido, Francesco Cavaliere, Olaf Hochherz, Ignaz Schick, Crys Cole, Alessandra Eramo, Nicolas Wiese, Kakawaka, Seijiro Murayama, Katsura Yamauchi, Makoto Oshiro and many others.