BEYOND THE HORIZON
Release date: 26.11.11
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In 2003, Yashiro began to exhibit and perform using homemade equipment, including a sub-woofer system on remote controlled wheels. During this same time he opened with his friends the performance space Yahiro HIGHTI (http://highti.jugem.jp/) using a converted factory in Tokyo's Sumida district.
Yashiro performs in the band Motallica with the drummer Keiichi Nakano, and has participated in exhibitions such as Great (Baikado, Osaka, 2011) and Extended Senses (Gallery Loop, Korea, 2011)
Track title: Live at YEMM
Tetsuya Umeda gets ideas for his works from the environment and the circumstances surrounding the exhibition space. Even spaces that at first glance seem to be nothing special, can turn out to have countless characteristics found in the space above the ceiling,
or in a space behind the wall, in the position of lightning systems and their structures, the wall-material, the construction of the building, etc. It is from such dialogue with a specific space that Umeda creates his work. He often works in spaces not normally used for exhibitions and makes use of found objects like daily tools and waste scraps in elaborate systems of cause-and-effect relationships.
Powered by gravity, wind, centrifugal force or falling objects, Umeda’s work keeps the situation unstable and unpredictable. Umeda lives and works in Osaka.
Track title: Baseball
Born in Yokohama, Japan, she grew up with classical then jazz piano education. Fascinated by the fluid sound of water she heard on an Indian traditional instrument, she has been working on a self-developed 'electro-aquatic' instrument, "waterbowls", porcelain bowls filled with water, hydrophones and electronics. She literally plays with water by touching and agitating it or by making water drops fall into the bowls.
She has made performances internationally and her works have been released on labels such as either/OAR (US) and dokidoki editions (FR). She uses H2a-XLR hydrophones made by Aquarian Audio Products.
Track title: Waterbowls
KEITETSU (HIRONORI) MURAI
Sound Performer / Artist. born on June 28th, 1962 in Tokyo/Japan.
Track title: Variant 20111021
MINORU SATO –m/s, SASW
In 1989, he started activities under the name "m/s". he established a label called "WrK" for creative activities in 1994, and had been running the label until 2006. he has an interest in a relationship between a description of nature and an art representation, and he is creating art works per physical phenomena and various concepts under the name 'm/s'. His research and creative activities are explored in the form of installations, multiples, performances and written text.
In addition, he is producing sound works under solo project named SASW, collaboration with ASUNA, band 'IL GRANDE SILENZIO' and 'f u r'. he is attempting these sound works to orient toward music.
Besides he is organizing contemporary art exhibitions and various events as curator.
Track title: Live at instrumentalize
[ar050] BEYOND THE HORIZON | JAPAN 2011
Compilation curated by Seiji Morimoto
Special thanks to all the artists involved and Jamie Drouin. Picture by Haruko Miura. Design by Aniana Heras
Keitetsu (Hironori) Murai
MINORU SATO –m/s, SASW