CANCELLED! [Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda]

photo by Goran Vejvoda_2

Due to bureaucratic lameness at the US embassy in Japan and a typhoon that is likely to result in all flights from Japan being cancelled, we regret to inform you that this show will not happen. Maybe next spring…

Japanese sound artists Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda perform with self-made instruments, analogue tape machines and radios, wood pieces, nails, hammer, and daily objects, by responding to the architecture, acoustics and energy of the performance space. Though they differ in generation and performance practice, Suzuki and Onda have collaborated extensively in recent years and share a deep interest in the relationship between sound and space and explore the possibilities of site-specific happenings. They released their first duo album <em>ma ta ta bi in 2014. Onda and Suzuki perform by utilizing unconventional and self-made instruments including analog cassette Walkmans and radios, found pieces of wood, nails, hammers, buckets, marbles, and glass jars, allowing the individual architecture and acoustics of the various sites to guide the flow and development of the performances. Each performance will begin with the artists in the middle of the space, surrounded by the audience, before gradually moving throughout the environment as the performance unfolds.