Sunday 8 May 2022, 2pm
O YAMA O is a music project of artists Keiko Yamamoto and Rie Nakajima. Using a combination of kinetic devices and found objects, they create soundscapes inspired by Japanese myth, ritual, anthropology and everyday, non-spectacular sound worlds. Works are often composed of Yamamoto singing while Nakajima’s constructs escalating micro-orchestras in direct response to unique architectural spaces. O YAMA O has been collaborating with Billy Steiger, Marie Roux, and David Cunningham. O YAMA O has been performed at : Borealis Music Festival (Bergen), NoShowSpace (London), Mayhem (Copenhagen), LCMF (London), Novas Frequencias (Brazil) and some other places.
“How often are we in such intimate closeness to the materials of sound, the physicality of a naked voice, without chairs, microphones, distance, so conscious of light, climate, atmosphere, the nearness of other bodies, the permeability of a structure that is outside as much as in?” - David Toop
Billy Steiger was born in Howth on the 16th December, 1986. Now he plays the violin.
“Then he sat down by a pond and began to play a tune. As he played, the most extraordinary thing happened. One by one the fish in the pond began to jump out and fly about in the air. And what is more, they were all different colours and they were singing to the music.”
Patrick, Quentin Blake.
Daniel Blumberg is an artist from London.
He has released three solo albums on Mute, Liv (2014), Minus (2018) and On&On (2020), and composed the score for the film The World To Come (dir. Mona Fastvold, 2020).
He regularly collaborates with Billy Steiger, Ute Kanngiesser, Tom Wheatley and operates in the groups GUO with Seymour Wright, and BAHK with Elvin Brandhi.
His drawings have been exhibited at Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Union Gallery London and MACRO Rome.
Some people know David Cunningham's work as an artist whose large installation works explore the spectator's real time experience of the acoustic properties of a space - these works have been shown at Chisenhale Gallery, Tate Britain, Ikon Birmingham and ICC Tokyo. Others are more familiar with his parallel work as a record producer and musician who over many years has worked with an eclectic range of people, amongst many others The Flying Lizards, This Heat, Michael Nyman, Patti Palladin, Martin Creed and most recently O Yama O.