AKIO SUZUKI –
” m e r i d i a n s c e n e r y ”
A legendary Japanese sound artist, Akio Suzuki has been performing, building instruments, and presenting sound installations for nearly 40 years. His music is simple and pure, exploring how natural atmospheres and sounds can be harnessed and then set free. To experience his art is to lose oneself in the sound that surrounds us. Akio performs on a range of unique self-made instruments including Analapos – an instrument he invented in the 1970s that creates echoes through the acoustic transmissions of a spiral cord stretched between two metal cylinders, De Koolmees – consisting of hollow glass tubes suspended over a frame, and an ancient stone flute (Iwabue) passed down through his family for many generations. Akio has collaborated with artists such as Toru Takemitsu, Takehisa Kosugi, Derek Bailey, Peter Brötzmann, Steve Lacy and John Butcher.
SAMUEL D. LOVELESS –
krɪstəfə [live crypt]
Samuel D. Loveless is a creative, working in a plethora of mediums, predominantly located in the sonic realm as a composer-performer. His work covers a range of genres challenging the traditional approach to composition, exploring the relationships between the performer, their performance aids, physical space and audience, with accessibility and inclusivity being central to his practice. Having graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London as a composer, trumpeter and vocalist, Samuel has progressed on to study a Masters in Composition at the Royal College of Music as a South Square Trust Award Holder and a Vaughan Williams Bursary recipient.