13.10.16, Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London
- news 2016
PRAXIS 4 – Yoko Ikeda, Wakana Ikeda, lo wie, Ryoko Akama
Thursday 13th October, at Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, 14 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW
Fourth instalment of innovative poetry series, presented by Royal Poetics Research Centre and Parasol Unit
7.30 pm ∙ £5 suggested donation ∙ Booking required. Please email: email@example.com
The evening features the first UK appearance of three internationally-acclaimed performers: Yoko Ikeda (JP), Wakana Ikeda (JP) and lo wie (KR), along with UK-based composer Ryoko Akama. The quartet will perform unconventional scores that explore the relationship between text and sound.
The performances will include ‘mada’ (2015) by Taku Sugimoto, ‘CLOUD SCISSORS’ (2015) by lo wie and more.
Yoko Ikeda is a violin/viola player who explores musical freedom with improvisation and experimental music. She has recently joined in Suidobashi Chember Ensemble with Wakana Ikeda, Taku Sugimoto etc. which performs experimental works by contemporary composers.
Wakana Ikeda is a flautist who works with variety of music from classical, rock, folk, free jazz to improvisation.
She graduated from Toho Gakuen School of Music University, supervised by Ryu Noguchi, Masahiro Arita and Yuji Numano. Having performed and released CDs internationally, she has now co-founded Suidobashi Chamber Ensemble with Yoko Ikeda, Masahiko Okura, Taku Sugimoto, Aya Naito and Wakana Ikeda in order to perform scores including Wandelweiser music. http://ikdwkn.tumblr.
lo wie is a member of A.Typist, in which she collaborates with Ryu Hankil, and the writer Kim Taeyong. She organizes the music composition concert series namsan in Seoul. http://lo-wie.blogspot.
Ryoko Akama is a UK-based composer and performer whose work, ranging from text compositions to sound installations, pursues minimal, reductive, cumulative, and contemplative experiences. She directs the melange edition label and is co-editor of the independent publisher mumei. http://www.ryokoakama.