Date & Time: Saturday, 27 June 2015, 8:30pm door opens
Venue: FINDARS, No. 8, 4th Floor, Jalan Panggong, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Admission by suggested donation: RM20
Sachiko M (sinewaves)
Sudarshan Chandra Kumar (voice & electronics)
KOK Siew Wai (voice)
Game of Patience (drums, contrabass/electronics, saxophone)
There are two SPIL labs back to back in June with rare international guests. The second lab, SPIL 014 will feature acclaimed Japanese avant-garde and improvised musician and composer, Sachiko M! Sachiko M will play alongside local and regional musicians Sudarshan Chandra Kumar, KOK Siew Wai and Game of Patience (Darren Moore, Brian O’ Reilly and YONG Yandsen) at FINDARS on Saturday, 27 June 2015 @ 8:30pm.
Sachiko M is an avant-garde improvisation musician, who’s known internationally for her original performance with test sinewaves from electric instruments. She is the curator and director of the recent cross-disciplinary ‘ever-changing’ art exhibition “Open Gate” at the Hin Bus Depot Art Center in Penang. Through the Asian Sound Research project with the support of Asia Center Japan Foundation, and SPIL, Sachiko M will play in Kuala Lumpur and meet with local audience for the first time!
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
SACHIKO M is avant-garde improvisation musician, who’s known for her original performance with test sinewaves from electric instruments. While performing at International music festivals and concerts around the world, she had taken part in more than 100 albums including solo. In 2011, she had created sound installation “I’m Here – shortstay” in Singapore, which was brought back home later to tour 6 alternative spaces in Japan. The piece was compiled into a photo slide archive piece FINAL CALL in 2014. Her recent works indicates the expansion of her field of work from music performance: compiling photography book, composition of a song for NHK’s TV drama series “Ama-chan”, publishing autobiogrpahy, choreography for Bon Odori, among others. She was awarded the Ars Electronica Golden Nica prize digital music category in 2003 and “55th The Japan Record awards”, the Best Composition category in 2013. Sachiko M is the project director of Asian Sounds Research /Japan foundation Asia center, ENSEMBLES ASIA.
KOK SIEW WAI is an improvised vocalist, video artist and independent artist-organizer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She’s performed in festivals such as Kuala Lumpur Contemporary Music Festival, Playfreely Festival (Singapore), Asian Meeting Festival (Japan), E-Poetry Festival (USA) and more. In February 2015, Siew Wai joined the Ensemble Asia Orchestra led by Otomo Yoshihide and performed in Tokyo and Kyoto. Siew Wai and Yandsen formed Reflex Reactions, an improv duo with voice and saxophone. She is the festival director & curator of the artist-run Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival (KLEX) since 2010.
SUDARSHAN CHANDRA KUMAR is a musician. He has contributed vocals and live electronics to bands such as HKPT, T!T!T!, and Takdir. His live setup is comprised of loopers, synths and effects pedals which are used to create improvised soundscapes.
GAME OF PATIENCE (Darren Moore – drums; Brian O’ Reilly – contrabass & electronics; Yandsen – tenor saxophone) is one of the few groups in South East Asia region dedicated solely to the creation of free improvised music. Unconstrained by any given tradition, they draw influence and techniques from both the Asian and Western experimental music traditions. Performing with a focused intensity complimented by mercurial group interplay, they create sharp sweeping shards of improvised noise-jazz, creating textures combining extended techniques and electronics with elements of free jazz, electroacoustic composition and free improv.
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