Annea Lockwood, Aki Onda, and Akio Suzuki

New York. October 29. Though they differ in generation and performance practice, Aki Onda (b. 1967) and Akio Suzuki (b. 1941) share an astonishingly inventive, open-ended, and spontaneous approach to the infinite and variegated possibilities of sound as a spatial phenomenon. Since initiating a collaborative relationship in 2005, the duo have embarked on a number of tours in Europe and Asia, exploring locations ranging from an abandoned factory on the outskirts of Brussels to an underground parking lot in Glasgow. Onda and Suzuki perform by utilizing unconventional and self-made instruments including analog cassette Walkmans and radios, found pieces of wood, nails, hammers, buckets, marbles, and glass jars, allowing the individual architecture and acoustics of various sites to guide the flow and development of performance. For this final stop of their six-city North American tour, Suzuki and Onda will debut a collaboration with New Zealand-born American composer and sound artist Annea Lockwood. The three artists will present a new collaborative work, examining the possibility of using found objects both as visual and sound tools, accompanied with live video projections of Brooklyn-based filmmaker Motoko Fukuyama, followed by a duo performance by Suzuki and Onda.

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