Sound installation / Live | [0℃] in Japan May 27 – 29 2016


Sound installation / Live | [0℃]

Plan: Hideki UMEZAWA, Yoichi KAMIMURA
Design: Tadao KAWAMURA

We are collecting the sounds of ice and the documents related to them from artists all over the world, as we believe that the ice might solidify with the conditions of the lands and their memories. In this exhibition, we create an installation work and do a sound performance based on those collected sounds and documents, and attempt to fill the space of blanClass with the huge memories of the world captive in the ice.

[participating artists ]
・Leah Beeferman
・Marc Behrens
・Hafdís Bjarnadóttir
・Daniel Blinkhorn
・Jez Riley French
・Yukio Fujimoto
・Shuta Hasunuma
・Lily Hibberd
・France Jobin
・Yoichi Kamimura
・Yoshihiro Kawasaki
・Francisco López
・Hiroaki Morita
・Katie Paterson
・Steve Roden
・Katsuhiro Saiki
・Philip Samartzis
・Yuko Shiraishi
・Akio Suzuki
・Seiji Takahashi
・Hideki Umezawa
・Jana Winderen
We’re currently negotiating many more.
The name of the participating artists are updated at all times on this website.

Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29, 2016
Sound installation: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm ( Only 29 days are – 7:00 pm. )
General Admission: ¥1,000
Live ( Hideki UMEZAWA + Yoichi KAMIMURA ) : May 29, 7:30 pm –
General Admission: ¥1,800(One drink)

The equipments provided by Taguchi Craftec

Send+Receive 10 years of sounds (2009)

send + receive’s 10th Anniversary audio + video DVD set,
featuring select performances from the past ten years of  send + receive’s remarkable history, extensive liner notes by festival founder Steve Bates, and a feature-length documentary about the festival by Winnipeg filmmaker/writer Caelum Vatnsdal.

South Devon 05.23.2009 – framework


This sunday on Framework : “these are few of my favorite things”  by i8u

/*framework* / – phonography / field recording;
contextual and decontextualized sound activity
presented by patrick mcginley

*framework*/ broadcasts:
-sunday, 10pm, london, uk on *resonance104.4fm*(
– tuesday, 12pm, thessaloniki,  on *cooradio (
– thursdays, 7pm, lisbon, pt on *radio zero* (
– fridays, 1am, brussels, be on *radio campus 92.1fm*(
– saturday, 5pm, south devon, uk on *soundartradio* 102.5fm(

“these are few of my favorite things” (1st installment)

My interpretation of field recording based works is very broad, however , i can tell you what influences me with my work and hope this gives you a hint as to how i came to choose the pieces you will hear.

The sound of music, my favorite things, John Coltrane, Hendrix, Pink Floyd, de Bussy, Satie, Penderezky, the list goes on, but basically, all these artists have a sound, it is unmistakable.

What John Coltrane does with his interpretation of my favorite things, is what i try to do with my own work, i try to do with textures, what he does with notes. The way he interprets the melody, flowing with incredible precision and musicality, i find very inspiring.

When i prepared this program, i tried to take this further, looking for different processes of interpretation and looking for artists who have mastered their unique identity through the music of sound.



Evelina Domnitch + Dmitry Gelfand, from “Colorfield Variations.” on line


3.vester fields (extract of)
Steve Roden on Volume


4.Effect Of Discovery
Angel from kalmukia on Editions Mego 2008

5.untitled sound objects
PE Lang+ zimoun

6.Patchworked Blanket
sawako from HUM on 12k


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San Francisco 03.21.2008 – Listen/Vision

March 21, 2008
If you’re going to be in the SF Bay Area this month, we’d love to see you there… and VOLUME present

Friday, March 21st, 2008, 7-9pm
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA 94133

LISTEN/VISION is a unique series exploring the art of perception. It is a place and time for a shared experience of sound and light and space. VOLUME and have partnered to commission new and unreleased sound and video works from an international pool of acclaimed contemporary artists. These exclusive pieces, not to be found anywhere on the web or a CD, are presented in a collective listening environment. LISTEN/VISION will also host occasional live performances and multichannel sound installations.

For more information, visit and

The second installment of this series, LISTEN/VISION 02 will present ew work by Gregg Kowalsky, David Kwan , i8u and CHiKA, and Sawako.

Gregg Kowalsky
Rosebud for Red Magus, 2006 (18:17 min)
Kowalsky’s compositions range from drone and noise pieces to the psychedelic, which are highly influenced by the thick, humid air of South Florida where Gregg lived for most of his life. He is interested in filling the spaces his music occupies through dense, live mixes. He has composed for film, dance, acoustic ensembles and sound installations. Gregg’s debut full-length album, Through The Cardial Window was released on the Kranky label in Spring 2006. Gregg Kowalsky resides in Oakland, California where he completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in Electronic Music and Recording Media at Mills College.

David Kwan
Solaris, 2006 (10:07 min)
Sound-generated video projections; dimensions and running time variable; video projection with sound. David Kwan composes soundscapes using live radio signals and feeds them into a customized video imaging system to reveal visual patterning and to electromagnetically alter their dimensions. The end result is an electronic form of painting that is constructed from sound but manifested as light.

Kwan has presented work at the Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive, Headlands Center for the Arts, Artist Television Access, The Lab, and Mission 17 in San Francisco; Jack Straw New Media Gallery in Seattle; Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart; and Baracke am Deustchen Theater in Berlin. He received a BA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Electronic Music from Mills College, where he has been teaching in music, art and intermedia.

i8u and CHiKA
Infinity02, 2008 (30:38 min)
Unlimited or unmeasurable in extent of space, duration of time: the infinite nature of the fabric of space. CHiKA uses minimal objects in two-dimensional space to create a video work invoking the feeling of the unlimited possibilities, approaching the unmeasureable nature of the infinite. I8u’s soundscapes inspired by the concept of string theory mirror our limited understanding and imagination of these strings as they slip in and out of the dimensions we are aware of. The audio and visual moves from a closed world with perspective as its corresponding symbolic form.

France Jobin aka i8u is a sound/installation/web artist residing in Montreal, Canada. i8u’s audio art can be qualified as “sound-sculpture.” It reveals powerful, opaque and complex sound environments where analog and digital meet. Her installation/web art can be said to follow a parallel path, incorporating both musical and visual elements.

Chika Iijima is a live computer visuals artist working within New York’s expanded cinema community and VJ scene. Her videos implement geometric minimalist patterns and original graphics in unique, repetitive combinations. Chika has performed at the Museum of Modern Art (New York), The Mapping Festival (Geneva), the Bushwick Art Project (Brooklyn, NY), and the clubs Galapagos and Tonic, both in New York.

Untitled, 2006 (15:18 min)
Sawako is a Tokyo/NYC-based sound sculptor who understands the value of dynamics and the power of silence. After beginning in video art, Sawako shifted her focus from the video camera to sound. Once through the processor named Sawako, sounds in everyday life – field recordings, instruments, voice and electronic sounds – float in space vividly with a digital yet organic texture. Her unique sonic world has been called “post romantic sound” by Boston’s Weekly Dig.

LISTEN/VISION 02 is $5 for the general public and free for S.F.A.I. students and faculty.

Los Angeles 11.07.2007 Restless Brilliance

November 7th 2007

Hammer Presents
Restless Brilliance

Join us for two evenings exploring new trajectories in music and video. Showcasing new work in the emergent field of experimental electronic and audiovisual performance, Restless Brilliance presents artists that are blurring the lines between music, cinema, performance, and art.

October 23
William Basinski
Steve Roden
Screening: The Sound of Microclimates by Semiconductor

November 7
Taylor Deupree
Christopher Willits
i8u & CHiKA
Screening: RHYTHM EXP by Frank Bretschneider

Restless Brilliance is curated by Volume

Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024

The Museum is located at the northeast corner of Westwood and Wilshire Boulevards in Westwood Village, 3 blocks east of the 405 freeway’s Wilshire Boulevard exit.

Montreal 06.01.2007 – Mutek 2007

June 1st 2007


June 1, 2007 21:00 pm
59 Ste-Catherine Est

Cobblestone Jazz
Kalabrese and his Rumpelorchestra
Matthew Dear’s Big Hands
The Mole

For the occasion of the very promising NOCTURNE 3 showcase, the Metropolis will host a massive two-room event to kick-start the weekend.

In the main room, several of today’s best producers bring new band projects to the stage for an energetic showcase designed to celebrate the organic side of dance music. Hotly tipped Swiss producer Kalabrese and his Rumpelorchestra bring an innovative mix of techno and funk, while superstar DJ/producer Matthew Dear previews material from his new electronic pop album with his three-piece band, Big Hands. Montreal’s The Mole keeps the evening rolling with his infectious brand of disco-soul, before joining forces mid-set with the inimitable Cobblestone Jazz (Vancouver), a three-man electronic jam band led by none of other than Mathew Jonson.

Meanwhile, over in the Savoy Lounge, six experimental electronic musicians and two visual artists from Japan, New York, Paris, and Montreal will build a strange and fanciful soundtrack for the curious: O.Blaat, Sawako, Chika, Bubblyfish, Glomag, Decrepticon, Mec and i8u.