Monday 4 July 2016, 8pm
“Highly experimental French sounds emanating from homemade instruments and recording constructs create quite a varied listening experience even for seasoned avant-garde fans... The construction of new instruments by Pierre Berthet are designed to dislocate the center of the listening experience and play tricks on the ear, forcing the listener to search of the sonic center of his music.” – All Music
Pierre Berthet lives and works in Liège, Belgium. Musician, composer, inventor, craftsman. He studied percussion with André Van Belle and Georges-Elie Octors. Improvisation with Garrett List. Composition with Frederic Rzewski. Music theory with Henri Pousseur. He designs and builds sound objects and installations (steel, plastic, water, magnetic fields, ...). He presents them in exhibitions and solo or duo performances. He worked with Frédéric Le Junter, Pierre Bastien, dj Low, Rudi Trouvé, and played percussion with Arnold Dreyblatt ("Animal Magnetism" on Tzadik, "The Sound of One String" on Table of the Elements).
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Wouter van Veldhoven lives in Utrecht, Netherlands, and creates home-made musical instruments and recording devices from discarded objects, reel-to-reel tape machines, broken radios, toy pianos, antique televisions, etc.
His output shifts between dusty, lo-fi experimental ambient and organic, automated minimal techno.
He has recorded solo works for Slaapwel, Morc, and Mort Aux Vaches and has collaborated with Greg Haines, Machinefabriek + Soccer Committee, Yuri Landman and Mark Versteegen.
Mari Ohno is a sound artist, based in London and Tokyo. She is a PhD student studying sound and science at Goldsmiths, University of London. Most of her works are sound installation and performance, which are focused on the cross-discipline areas of sound, computational, and biological arts, to explore the boundary between living and non-living. She has been selected for a residency as one of two composers for the Embedded programme organized by Sound and Music (UK), and is spending 18 months in residence at Cafe OTO.
Her works have been presented at various venues, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Japan), Tokyo Wonder Site (Japan), Cafe OTO (UK), among others. In addition, She has presented her projects at international conferences, such as ISEA and NIME.
She has been selected for prestigious competitions, including the Grand Prix of Tokyo Sonic Art Award, the Jury Selection of Japan Media Arts Festival, and the Nomination of BLOOOM Award by Warsteiner in Germany.