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filmachine

Keiichiro Shibuya + Takashi Ikegami

Motion and transformation carving out new dimensions in music
Time and space built with multilayered sound

Keiichiro Shibuya, a pioneering figure in the realm of electronic music, is regarded also for his work with his label ATAK, while Takashi Ikegami aims to formulate a new theory of life based on his research into complex systems and artificial life. This exhibition introduced a new installation based on the "Third Term Music" theory for the realization of "music of motion and transformation" put forward by these two artists.
The title "filmachine", a word coined by combining "film" and "machine", reflects the idea of an apparatus that continuously generates immaterial spatial bodies of sound with a film-like quality. Using state-of-the-art three-dimensional audio technology to generate "films of sound" in a space with added dynamics, this work advanced new forms of time and space.
Date
August 9 - October 9, 2006
Place
Studio B
Special Site
http://msi.ycam.jp/

Works

filmachine (Commissioned by YCAM / World Premiere)

Keiichiro Shibuya + Takashi Ikegami

Installation as an embodiment of "Third Term Music"

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filmachine (Commissioned by YCAM / World Premiere)

Keiichiro Shibuya + Takashi Ikegami

Installation as an embodiment of "Third Term Music"

This three-dimensional sound installation is based on the new musical theory "Third Term Music" advocated by Keiichiro Shibuya and Takashi Ikegami.
A musical structure containing elements derived from the theory of complex systems, such as sound texture, composition, motion, and blinking light, unfolds over the period of 13 minutes. A stage made of multiple boxes of various shapes and heights is put up in the exhibition space, surrounded by an arrangement of LED lights and a total of 24 (8x3) speakers. In a state bereft of their normal, stable senses, visitors experience a new dimension in music in motion and transformation, while abandoning themselves to a body sensation aroused by various sounds ranging from minutely wavering electronic sounds to sudden bursts of roaring noise.

Sound
The motion of sound in this work is controlled via LAKE Technology's "Huron", a system for precisely controlling 24-channel audio signals. Special software developed with the aim to maximize this system's potential makes it possible to generate complex audio images that appear at various points within the spatial construct. The blinking LEDs arranged in columns around the exhibition space are controlled via data of the sound's volume.
Tour Information
  • February 7 - March 30, 2014 MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO 2014
    Venue: Tokyo City View (Tokyo)

  • April 13 - August 14, 2011 lille3000 2011
    Venue: Gare Saint Sauveur (France)

  • March 24 - April 3, 2011 Festival VIA 2011
    Venue: Espace Sculfort (France)

  • March 10 - 20, 2011 Festival EXIT 2011
    Venue: Maison des Arts de Créteil (France)

  • January 29 - February 10, 2008 Transmediale.08
    Venue: Podewil (Germany)

Credit
multiphonic 3-dimentional programming: evala
program development: Yuta Ogai
lighting control programming: Daito Manabe
production assistant: maria

Events

Symposium "The Orientation and Future of Sound Art"

August 9, 2006

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Symposium "The Orientation and Future of Sound Art"

Held in celebration of the exhibition opening was a symposium discussing future prospects in sound art and laptop music, as well as possibilities of the installation format.
Date
August 9, 2006
Place
Foyer
Credit
Guest: Keiichiro Shibuya, Takashi Ikegami, Akihiro Kubota
Moderator: Kazunao Abe (YCAM)

Live concert "musimissile"

September 16, 2006

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Live concert "musimissile"

This live concert featured performances by Keiichiro Shibuya himself, as well as evala and maria, two sound artists from Shibuya's music label ATAK, and Christophe Charles, an artist known among others for his collaborations with Oval.
Date
September 16, 2006
Place
Studio A
Credit
Live: Keiichiro Shibuya, evala, maria, Christophe Charles
Visual: Yoshiro Osaka

Profiles

Credit

Organized by:

  • Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion

In association with:

  • Yamaguchi City
  • the Board of Education of Yamaguchi City

Grants from:

  • Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities
  • Agency for Cultural Affairs

Corporate sponsors:

  • OTARITEC corporation
  • Color Kinetics Japan Incorporated
  • Musetex/Orbit Ltd.
  • Cameo Interactive Ltd.
  • Timelord Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Engineering Company Ltd.

Special support:

  • The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Department of General Systems Studies Ikegami lab
  • ATAK

Co-developed with:

  • YCAM InterLab

Produced by:

  • Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM]
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