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2011-05-29 21:30:00

Shinya Sugimoto / KenYa Kawaguchi / Jeremy D. Slater

Shinya Sugimoto (1979) is a New York-based Japanese composer and recording engineer. Sugimoto merges recorded samples such as Renaissance choral, nature sound, electronic sound and improvisational piano phrases into a polyphonic structure of multilayered sound, creates obscure soundscapes, which are often grotesque and catastrophic. Although largely based on western classical tonality and twelve-tone technique, his musical style crosses over immensely broad field.

Born in Japan, Sugimoto studied piano, classical harmony, counterpoint and audio engineering. Around 2000, under the influence of glitch electronic music, he started using Max/MSP, developed a texture-oriented compositional method, which was also deeply rooted in 20th-century classical music and ambient music by composers such as Claude Debussy, Arnold Schoenberg, Olivier Messiaen, Toru Takemitsu and Brian Eno.

After settling in New York City in 2006, Sugimoto has been involved in various projects as a recording engineer, pianist, arranger and film composer. He has been frequently attending SHARE open jam sessions, played solo performance sets at ISSUE Project Room in 2009 and in 2010. He currently resides and works in Brooklyn.

JEREMY D. SLATER is a sound artist essentially, but also works with video and sound in performance and installation settings. His sound work consists of field recordings as a base to create processed drones with tabletop guitar, objects, ambient noise, and environmental sound. Performances include live performed video that is ambient and reactive. Video work also includes single and multiple channel videos for screening and installations with sound and ephemeral sculpture. Jeremy was one of the 1999 recipients of the Computer Art Fellowship from New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) and has attended the Experimental Television Residency and was recently artist in residence at Seoul Art Space in Geumcheon in Seoul, South Korea.

Jeremy has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally including: music for "Paradiso", a performance with Leimay at Watermill Center (Watermill, New York), video at White Box Gallery (New York), music for "Floating Point : Waves" performance with Leimay at Here Art Center (New York), sound for "Radio Gowanus" at Cabinet Gallery in Brooklyn, NY for "Postcards From Gowanus", video screening at "Red Hook Cine Sioree" (Brooklyn, New York), "Situ’arte” Pátio da Inquisição" (Coimbra, Portugal), "Transnatura Videolab: Imagem Corpo - Corpo Formal" (Semide, Portugal), "Electrochoc Festival" (Rhône-Alpes, France), "Digital Art Weeks SoundScape Programme" (Zürich, Switzerland), "Neighborhood Public Radio (NPR)" sound performance at The Whitney Biennial (New York, NY), video screening for "Video as Urban Condition" (Linz, Austria), and sound/video presented with the "Flatland Limo Project" (Melbourne, Australia and Armory Art Fair, New York), and many live performances with sound and video in the
United States, Canada, Korea, Japan, and Germany.

Jeremy has performed and/or exhibited with Leimay, CaveActs, Front Room, Fuseworks, Diapason Gallery, Issue Project Room, The Whitney Biennial (NPR), Albright Knox Art Gallery, Bridge Art Fair, Fountain Art Fair, Hogar Collection, Perpetual Art Machine, The Tank, Collective Unconscious, Chashama, Electronic Church, KuLe, Staalplaat, Loophole, Tonic, The Stone, fotofono,Goodbye Blue Monday, monkeytown, Zebulon, Union Hall, Flushnik, The Kitchen, Millenium Film Workshop, Here Art Center, Cabinet Gallery, opensource, Cave Art Space, Grace Exhibition Space, Plan B, Theater for the New City for The New York Butoh Festival, Clink Street Gallery, 7hz, Myungdong Gallery, Yogiga Expression Gallery, and Seoul Art Space.

KenYa Kawaguchi

KenYa Kawaguchi was born in Hiroshima, and moved to New York. He plays an un-lacquered, un-jointed, bamboo flute to help express his music directly and transcend any separation between performer and instrument in the tradition of Watazumi-Do, and has been inspired by the playing of John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy. Kawaguchi is a member of Seiji Nagai Group and an Associate of the Open Music Ensemble.

The above featured set will be held at
Share @Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY
232 3rd St. (at 3rd Ave), 3rd Flr, Brooklyn, NYC
(Location subject to change, please check back this link &/or facebook page when the date comes closer!)
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