A Journey Around My Room Performance

| 4th June | 7.30pm | £5 (£3 con.) |

A night of musical performances developed from resident Stephen Chase’s current exhibition A Journey Around My Room, which features submitted works documenting journeys around personal rooms.

Ryoko Akama gives a musical audio-visual performance in response to the exhibition, based on a journey around her room.

Stephen Chase gives a solo musical performance, reading items from the exhibition as a musical score for instruments and non-musical items alike.

Chase also performs with Beatrix Ward-Fernandez and Linda Kemp in a piece loosely inspired by Bruce Nauman’s violin studio walk pieces called Nauauauauau.

Ryoko Akama is a Japanese sound/visual artist/composer. She works with stripped-down electronic sounds and in recent years has largely supplanted the laptop she used in the group the Lappetites (Eliane Radigue, Kaffe Matthews, AGF) with homemade devices: housed in the shell of the traditional Japanese string instrument called the shamisen.

Stephen Chase composes, improvises, and walks quite a lot. His work veers erratically between generative methods and following-his-nose, and is drawn to the relationship between physical action and sound production, group interactions, and the acoustic characteristics of a space, using performance, installation and text.