Technosonics XX: Sound, Object, Place

Concert I featuring Ryoko Akama
February 21, 2020 - 8:00pm
The Bridge
Free

The McIntire Department of Music and The Bridge PAI present Telemetry at the Bridge at 8pm on Friday, February 21, 2020.  This installment of the Telemetry series will be part of the TechnoSonics Festival XX: Sound, Object, Place and features guest artist Ryoko Akama. The festival will showcase these guests and UVA Faculty and Graduate composers over two concerts: Friday the 21st at The Bridge PAI and Saturday the 22nd at Old Cabell Hall. TechnoSonics is an annual multiday festival that brings composers, performers, and music professionals to Charlottesville.  TechnoSonics is celebrating the 20th year of bringing cutting edge music to the University of Virginia and Charlottesville Virginia. The Telemetry Series, supported by UVA Arts and the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts is always free and open to the public.

Ryoko Akama

Akama works with installations and sounds that approach listening situations that magnify silence, time and space. Her sculptural work engages with mundane objects and invisible energies such as magnetism and gravity, employing small and fragile objects such as paper balloons and glass bottles in order to create tiny aural and visual occurrences that embody ‘almost nothing’ aesthetics. She also composes text scores and performs a diversity of alternative scores in collaboration with other artists and musicians.

Akama co-curates ame and co-runs the independent publisher mumei publishing and melange edition.

Selected installations include: the way they are (Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2019, UK), composition of happiness (Spanien19C, 2019, Denmark), kosetsu (Stedelijk Museum, 2019, Amsterdam), ploughs and harrows (Konfrontation Festival, 2018, Austria), listening with the city (Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, 2018, Germany), odds and ends (Bunkier Sztuki Gallery, 2018, Poland), loiner or (Industrial Museum of Leeds, 2018, UK), Object Migration (Avant Art Festival + Sanatorium Dź wię ku, 2017, Poland) and 1 5 (Uppsala Art Museum, 2016, Sweden)

https://ryokoakama.com/

 

 

Also featured on this concert are works by Three Blind MICE, Becky Brown, Tedy Coffey & Heather Frasch, Michele Zaccagnini, and Max Tfirn as well as an installation by the Sound Arts Group.

 

This concert is part of the Telemetry concert series. This monthly concert event occurs in partnership with The Bridge, and features UVA faculty, students, locals, and renown experimental performers. They push boundaries of musicianship by offering a unique laboratory to engage new methods of composition and instrumentation. Unlike anything else in the city, Charlottesville artists and audiences connect with new concepts and are continuously inspired towards ingenuity through unique sound experiences.This monthly music series occurs in partnership with The Bridge, and features UVA faculty, students, locals, and renown experimental performers. They push boundaries of musicianship by offering a unique laboratory to engage new methods of composition and instrumentation. Unlike anything else in the city, Charlottesville artists and audiences connect with new concepts and are continuously inspired towards ingenuity through unique sound experiences.

All events are subject to change.

Please call 434.924.3052 for more information.

The Bridge PAI
Phone: 434-984-5669
Email: info@thebridgepai.org
Website: thebridgepai.org

The Bridge is located at 209 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA

Supported by UVA Arts & the Office of the Provost & the Vice Provost for the Arts

 

Address

UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu