- Date and Time
- March 28th, 15:00-16:00
- Foyer of the Yokohama Museum of Art (Open to the first 100 guests bearing exhibition tickets for that day.)
This is the improvisational sound event taking the opportunity afforded by young artist Teppei Kaneuji’s first large scale solo exhibition held at Yokohama Museum of Art. It will happen as collaborating live event performed by the artist Teppei Kaneuji and the music group Laptop Orchestra. In this performance, Kaneuji make up the three dimensional pieces using found objects scattered all around in the exhibition space (gallery foyer) beforehand. And Laptop Orchestra will make musical composition from the sound emitted from materials or equipments such as electric coffee maker handled by Kaneuji.
Laptop Orchestra is a Tokyo based sound artists collective, run by the artist Philippe Chatelain founded in 2002. They research electronic and interactive music with up to 10 members with laptops. Each player plays/operates laptop computers and single speakers, but no recorded sound in their hard-disks. For each concert, they invite guest musician to provide sound source for the orchestra. Laptop Orchestra develops a sound work processing those sounds in realtime in a chain reaction mode. The network activity generates moving musical structures that layers on the direct sound, thus crossing immediately the real and the virtual dimension.
- Wednesday, May 5, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Participant registration begins at 1:30 pm)
- The Grand Gallery of the Yokohama Museum of Art (Free for participants and audience members.)
Large numbers of participants can join in a game of ping pong on a custom made ping pong table that combines sound and image. Open to people of all ages. The winner will receive a special prize.
Artist’s collective formed in 2004 in Kyoto, Japan.
Formed by six artists who continue to pursue individual careers, the members of COUMA – Takehiro Iikawa, Teppei Kaneuji, Yuki Kimura, Manpei Tsurubayashi, Ai Nakagawa and Hyougo Hofuku – met through table tennis. COUMA reduces, into its works, the world that emerges when the heights of table tennis are reached. "Table Tennis Players," held at ARTZONE in Kyoto in February 2005, reflects COUMA’s unique style. A table-tennis table was placed in the center of the venue and the six members stayed at the venue for as long as possible, playing table tennis while completing the work. This year COUMA has so far participated in "Shinkaichi Art Street" (Kobe Art Village Center, 2005) and "YOKOHAMA 2005: International Triennale of Contemporary Art"(Yamashita Pier, Yokohama, 2005.)