53 Bankside
London, England SE1 9TG

Monday 28 May 2007, 21.00–None set

These three performances by Japanese and Austrian artists Ryoichi Kurokawa, Toshimaru Nakamura and Billy Roisz of AVVA and Sachiko M with Benedict Drew use digital and computer graphics to create a synthesis of sound and images on a spectacular scale.

Ryoichi Kurokawa is an audiovisual artist living in Osaka. His works take on multiple forms such as screening works, recordings, installation and live performance. Kurokawa composes time-based sculpture with digital generated materials and field recorded sources.

Billy Roisz specialises in feedback video and video/sound interaction using monitors, cameras, video mixing desks, a self-built videosynth, computer and turntables for video and sound generating.

Toshimaru Nakamura has been producing electronic music on a self-named 'no-input mixing board', after many long, unhappy years with the electric guitar. The name describes the method of his music. 'No' external sound source is connected to 'inputs' of the 'mixing board'.

Sachiko M has been active as a sampler player since 1994. Early in her career she was involved in the cut-up and 'plunderphonic' (or 'plagiaristic') sampling movements. In 1998, in a drastic departure from those approaches, she originated the revolutionary method she uses to this day, manipulating the sampler's internal test tones. With the 2000 release of Sine Wave Solo, her extreme solo recording consisting entirely of sine waves, Sachiko M suddenly became the focus of intense interest on the international scene, including European music festivals and Britain's Wire magazine.

Benedict Drew is an artist who works with both sound and video for film and live performance. Benedict has worked with various improvisers including Tom Chant (as duo Suscete) Angharad Davies, Alistair Leslie, Steve Beresford, Seymour Wright, Rhodri Davies, Mark Wastell, Matt Davis and Otomo Yoshihide.
Opening up art. Tate Modern Collection with UBS

Tate Modern Turbine Hall
£18, booking recommended

Official Website: http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/thelongweekend2007/9030.htm

Added by ChrisDodo on April 9, 2007