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Sonic Acts

Sonic Acts, festival for contemporary and historical developments at the intersection of art, technology, music and science, looks at its shared history with Ikeda, and looks ahead to its festival in the spring of 2019. The evening's programme will be conducted in English.


Tatsuru Arai: Matters-ton (Hyper Serial Music)
Tatsuru Arai (JP, 1981) studied composition at Tokyo College of Music and continued with MA-studies Composition, Computer-programming & Multimedia art at the Academy of Music in Berlin. Arai’s live audiovisual performance Matters-ton is the 2nd chapter of his ongoing project Hyper Serial Music, in which he expands classical means related to the history of Serial Music, the significant 20th-century movement in music headed by Arnold Schönberg, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Pierre Boulez. In Matters-ton, Tatsuru Arai presents his own innovations of 3 principles of Serialism: ‘structural’, ‘complex’ and ‘noisy’.

Red Brut
Red Brut (NL) is the moniker of Marijn Verbiesen, who is also part of Sweat Tongue and JSCA. As Red Brut, she is isolated, displaying a highly talented ear for day-to-day sounds, musique concréte composition and spontaneous sound collage. She recently presented her self-titled debut LP on Belgian label KRAAK. Red Brut’s music is highly personal, subtle, and displays an ever-curious mind. Although rooted in the sinister absurdism of early 2000s experimentalism, her music embraces and redefines the concept of ‘music of the universe’, coined by the likes of John Cage and Daphne Oram.

This performance is followed by Tron. A combination ticket at a reduced rate can be purchased here.

photo credits:
1: Red Brut © Kasper Vogelzang
2,3,5,6: © Tatsuru Arai: Matters-ton (Hyper Serial Music)
4: Red Brut © Michael Heindrich