AMI YAMASAKI | LIVE PERFORMANCE
Monday 18 November 2019, 7pm
Ami Yamasaki sings the sounds of brooks, birds, trees and waterfalls. An experimental vocalist and cross-disciplinary artist from Tokyo, she creates live acoustic performances, installations and films.
Everyone is welcome, donations on admission support the programme.
Doors open at 6.30pm. No booking required.
Ami’s work explores a fundamental question: ‘How does the world construct itself?’ For her, this question is a love letter to the natural world and to life itself, more vital than any answer. She sings as she works at each site and the patterns she creates are a direct response to the acoustic feedback she receives. She sings, and listens, and ‘little by little, the space begins to make its own music’.
Ami sings with a technique called echo-location. She has performed in various contexts, including galleries where she has sung in duets with paintings and with audience members.
Recent performances and exhibitions include Winter Solstice Light-Worship (2018, Enoura observatory founded by Hiroshi Sugimoto), Sounds to Summon the Japanese Gods (2016, Japan Society of New York), Signs of Voices (2016, Kyoto Art Center, Japan), Setouchi Triennale 2019 (Japan), and Sonic City 2013 Liquid Architecture (2013, RMIT, Australia).
Ami presented at TEDx Tokyo in 2016 and has been awarded the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship (2017) and the Asian Fellowship at the Asia Centre of Japan Foundation (2018).
Live events are recorded whenever possible and shared online. Visit our LINKS page to listen to an audio recording of Ami Yamasaki’s performance, and to find out more about her practice.
Aller Park, Park Road, Dartington Hall Estate TQ9 6EL
There is a car park on the West side of the building – turn right off Park Road. Parking is free in all car parks on the estate after 6pm. For more information about visiting the estate, directions and maps, visit the Dartington website here.
There isn’t currently an accessible wheelchair entrance to the Aller Park building – there are four steps from the car park to the entrance hall.
Image: Winter Solstice Light-Worship (2018), at the Enoura Observatory founded by Hiroshi Sugimoto, courtesy the artist and Odawara Art Foundation. Photo: Taku Kato