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Tomomi Adachi

Tomomi Adachi

Adachi Tomomi (family name is Adachi), born in Kanazawa, Japan in 1972, is performer, composer, sound poet, installation artist, occasional theater director. He studied philosophy and aesthetics at Waseda University in Tokyo. He has played improvised music with voice, live electronics and self-made instruments. He had composed works for his own group “Adachi Tomomi Royal Chorus” which is a punk-style choir. He has performed contemporary music: vocal, live-electronics or performance works by John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, Christian Wolff, Tom Johnson, Dieter Schnebel, Takahashi Yuji, Yuasa Joji and Fluxus including world premiere and Japan premiere as Cage’s “Variations VII”, “Europera 5,” and “Waterwalk”. He is the only performer of sound poetry in Japan and has performed Kurt Schwitters’ “Ursonate” for the first time in Japan. He has made several sound installations and original instruments (e.g. “Tomomin”, his hand made electric instrument is familiar with many musicians). He also has organized many concerts which pick up experimental music, sound art, collaboration work and inter-disciplinary performance in Japan and Germany. He founded “Ensemble for Experimental Music and Theater” with his students in Tokyo in 2011. The group is working for pieces by Fluxus and recent conceptual composers.

In 2012 he was invited by the Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD.

Recently, he is focusing his activities on solo performance (with voice, sensors, computer, self-made instruments), sound poetry (especially to the unknown great Japanese sound poetry tradition), video installation and workshop style big ensemble with non-professional voices and instruments. Currently living in Berlin and Tokyo.

www.adachitomomi.com

As of January 2017

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