Japanese sound artists creates harmonic clouds with 100 toy keyboards
100 Keyboards is the landmark performance by Japanese multi-instrumentalist Asuna Arashi, who tours it around the world. By putting small pieces of wood between the keys of 100 plastic toy keyboards, Asuna makes the keyboards keep the same tone for a long time. The result is a hypnotizing yet imperfect harmonic cloud - because of the cheap instruments’ impurities, the timbre and overtones constantly evolve. A mesmerizing listening experience that will make you forget about time.
27.09: short performance (15') as part of the sound journey Boem Boem: A sonic journey through STUK
28/09: long performance at 21:00
ASUNA’s live performances are an experience; textured soundscapes that blur the lines between art and music.”
Credits100 is a Europesean co-presentation with Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Porto, WOS Festival Santiago de Compostela, Museu do Oriente Lissabon, Musée d'Arts de Nantes, Trempolino Nantes, FFT Düsseldorf.