Eight-channel sound installation.

NOVEMBER 28 2019 – JANUARY 23 2020

The eighth instalment of SONIC SPACE features an eight channel sound installation by the Japanese, Tokyo based artist Toshimaru Nakamura.


Toshimaru Nakamura at Sonic Space. Photo: Henri Falk

Since the mid-nineties Japanese sound artist Toshimaru Nakamura has centered his practice around the “no-input mixing board”. He describes it as a way of using a standard mixing board as an electronic musical instrument by redirecting signals from the output jacks back into the mixer’s input jacks.

“No-Input Digital Delays” at Sonic Space is a direct continuation of this technique. Nakamura employs guitar effect pedals between the outputs and inputs of the mixing desk which twists and distorts the exhibition space by working with feedback sounds from digital delays.

However, the “no-input mixing board” it not merely a technique for sound production. It also operates as a conceptual strategy that disrupts the conventional flow of compositional agency from artist to medium by allowing the unpredictability and glitches of the hardware to function as a compositional principal in this high pitch frequency encounter. Nils Bloch Sørensen.


Visitors at Sonic Space Photo: Henri Falk

November 14, 2019 current sound art, SONIC SPACE