Ken Ikeda is a video artist and composer born in Tokyo (1964), currently a resident in London. He has exhibited sound art and visual installations around the world and has collaborated with Hiroshi Sugimoto, Mariko Mori and Tadanori Yokoo, as well as composing for David Lynch. “Mist On The Window” (2007) and “Kosame” (2010) were released on Spekk, following I(2000) and “Merge” (2003) both from Touch label.
Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, and has been hailed by the Village Voice as “the king of sampling.” and “one of the best composers living in (the USA) today.” He has used computers in live performance since 1986. Stone was born in Los Angeles and now divides his time between San Francisco and Japan. He studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney and has composed electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. His works have been performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and the Near East. In addition to his schedule of performance, composition and touring, he is on the faculty of the Department of Media Engineering at Chukyo University in Japan.
Recordings of Carl Stone’s music has been released on New Albion, CBS Sony, Toshiba-EMI, EAM Discs, Wizard Records, Trigram, t:me recordings, New Tone labels and various other labels.
Rie Nakajima is a Japanese artist working with installations and performances that produce sound. Her works are most often composed in direct response to unique architectural spaces using a combination of kinetic devices and found objects. She has exhibited and performed widely both in the UK and overseas and has produced the ‘Sculpture’ series with David Toop since 2013. With Keiko Yamamoto she has a music project ‘O YAMA O’ which explores music with no genre. She frequently collaborates with David Cunningham, Miki Yui, Pierre Berthet, Guy De Bièvre in the crossing area of art and music. She has performed with Angharad Davies, Clive Bell, Ute Kanngiesser, Johan Vandermaelen, Lee Patterson, Daichi Yoshikawa, Shuichi Chino, Junko Wada, Lau Nau, Yoshihide Otomo, Phill Niblock and many others. In 2014 she received the Arts Foundation Award in the category of Experimental Music.
Stephen Cornford‘s work stems from an abiding fascination with consumer audio electronics: how these devices that we are sold to consume music and images increasingly frame our engagement with the audio-visual world at large. Reconfiguring these media from the inside, re-imagining their functionality, defying their obsolescence and searching for their intrinsic poetry are for me strategies with which to challenge normative use, social conformity and the myth of technological progress. The work inhabits both gallery and gig, taking the forms of kinetic installation and process-based performance by turns, always searching for situations in which the material; whether solid, spatial or sonic; controls the outcome as much as the musician.
Doors 7:30 | music 8pm | entry £5 donation