Christina Vantzou / Chihei Hatakeyama

Sunday 26 November 2023 | 21:00
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Christina Vantzou is a Greek-American composer/sound artist based in Brussels. Her work has been presented in spaces including Philharmonie de Paris, Barbican, Villa Lontana, Café Oto, The National Observatory of Athens and many other museums, churches, galleries, cinemas and focused listening settings. At KET, she will present her new work for electronics and acoustic sound sources coexisting with natural environments, both terrestrial and subaquatic. Composed of hydrophone recordings from Sifnos, field recordings from Eftalou, and delicate, fleeting frequencies of the ARP 2500, the work undulates and unfolds with an acute awareness of space and no-time, enveloping, dissolving and disrupting in equal turns.

Chihei Hatakeyama is a sound artist, an organizer and mastering engineer who lives in the Tokyo. He polychromes memory-evoking soundscapes with various recorded materials of acoustic instruments such as guitars, vibraphone, and piano; mostly played by hand and processed time and time again via laptop. Since then his many album was released by Room 40, Under The Spire, Hibernate Records, Magic Book Records, Home Nomal, OwnRecords, Spekk, Dronarivm, Constellation Tatsu, Glacial Movements Records and his own label White Paddy Mountain, created in 2013. Since then, White Paddy Mountainwhich since, has released over 40 recordings by some of the most accomplished ambient, shoegaze and folk musicians in Japan. In recent years Hatakeyama continues to evolve his sound by analog synthesizer, modular synthesizer and compact guitar effector.

Before and after the sets, the music is selected by DJ Yeb Shen.