tone of orient concert


Thanks to all helped me to made it happen. The university concert greatly ended. Two pieces were premiered after months of talks and trials. wonderful turn-up. relief.
Shame Craig did not arrive but his voice enlivened the space low and strong alongside 18Hz that I was blasting out from the biggest Genelec subwoofer at the university.
I am happy to share the audio file of Pulse piece here. Two lions is not reproduceable in normal stereo speakers so I do not bother uploading.
The Phills Hall was totally shaken by lovely infrasound. I was merely happy to receive too much bass from his voice melting with low frequency and my little electronic device, Box of Austere.
For Pulse; what a collaboration to make silence a sign of auspicious and dignified. Thanks to Mrs. Sumie who listened to me so well to get it played.
Tone of Orient, series of composition with Japanese instruments, will continue.

Two Lions (2013)
Ryoko Akama – electronics
Craig Schofield – recorded narration
Tone of Orient series 02:The text is derived from Katsuzaburo Renjishi (Katsuzaburo Kineya / Mokuami Kawatake / 1861) a traditional Nagauta song (Japanese traditional music) that mythologises filial piety through the story of a lion and his cub.This composition critically examines what I would describe as the philosophy of austerity behind Japanese society. For this composition I use Box of Austere, an electronic device developed from a shamisen body (Japanese lute)

Pulse (2013)
Ryoko Akama -electronics
Sumie Kent – koto
Michelle Lewis-King – pulse performance
Tone of Orient series 01: PULSE is an audio-visual collaborative performance that combines digital technology and traditional instrumentation to explore the embodiment of interior and exterior soundscapes. It uses Lewis-King’s Pulse Project (a performance series which transposes people’s pulses into bespoke compositions) as a point of reference and feedback circuit for the performance of the score and the visuals. This project is jointly supported by University of Huddersfield and Anglia Ruskin University: Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute.

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