Performance, 23 June 2016
Modular synthesizer, voice and electronics
Ferocious, delirious, even rabid – none of these words comes close to describing the unbridled energy of the free improvisations by Richard Scott and Tomomi Adachi. Their collaboration is characterized by a deliberate and finely detailed chaos that consists of feedback, disruptions and extremes of frequency and amplitude. The resultant swarms of noise assault, overwhelm and finally liberate the listener from all preconceived notions of the extremes and limits of sound art.
Scott is a sound artist and electroacoustic composer. His primary interest is in free improvisation and the artistic possibilities of electronics, including modular synthesizers and controllers such as the Buchla Thunder and Lightning and his own self-designed WiGi infrared controller developed at STEIM in Amsterdam. He studied free improvisation in the 1980s with John Stevens, saxophone with Elton Dean and Steve Lacy, and electroacoustic composition with David Berezan and Ricardo Climent.
Adachi is a sound and visual artist, performer, poet and instrument builder. His works incorporate a wide range of materials: self-made physical interfaces and instruments, brainwave, artificial satellite, twitter texts and even paranormal phenomena. Known for his versatile style, he has performed and presented his work for voice and electronics, sound poetry and improvisations at the Tate Modern, Maerzmusik, Centre Pompidou, Poesiefestival Berlin and Walker Art Center. In 2012 he was a guest of the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD.