19:00 Uhr

Letters, Voices, Dance & Music

Part of Nippon Performance Nights Vol. 7 and the Nacht der Museen (Night of the Museums) programme 2020
Natsuko Tezuka, Tomomi Adachi, miu
Performance & Konzert
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Composer and performer Tomomi Adachi creates sounds in space in his works, using self-constructed instruments as well as his own movements. For the Nippon Performance Nights Vol. 7 during the Nacht der Museen 2020, he and choreographer and dancer Natsuko Tezuka explore the potential of making bodies, voices, sound and space vibrate together in unison. In their performance “Ursonate”, they translate Kurt Schwitters’ familiar sound poem into sign language and into Japanese, thereby demonstrating the absurdity of linguistic systems. Natsuko Tezuka’s “Anatomical experiment -3 request version” turns the audience into choreographers* of a performance on presence and effect, while “Instruction Language Body” focusses on the communication between voice and body. A concert by Düsseldorf-based composer and conceptual artist miu will conclude the evening.


7 pm 
Video projections from and with Natsuko Tezuka and Tomomi Adachi (Dauer-Installation)
8 pm
„Ursonate (the third movement) by Kurt Schwitters with signed language and Japanese translations”
Natsuko Tezuka, Tomomi Adachi
8:30 pm
„Anatomical Experiment-3 request version“
Natsuko Tezuka
9:15 pm
„Instructions, Language and Body”
Natsuko Tezuka, Tomomi Adachi
10:30 + 11 pm

Tomomi Adachi

Tomomi Adachi is a composer, sound poet, installation artist and theatre director. He studied philosophy and aesthetics at Tokyo’s Waseda University. He plays improvised music with voice, live electronics and self-made instruments. He performed Kurt Schwitters’ “Ursonate” for the first time in Japan. Additionally, Tomomi Adachi wrote about visual arts, music, and performance art as a newspaper and magazine critic. He arrived at visual arts (video and installation) in 2003. Between 2009 and 2011, he stayed in New York as an Asian Cultural Council awardee. Furthermore, he received an invitation by the DAAD to come to Berlin as a composer in 2012. At the time of this writing, he lives and works in Berlin and Tokyo. adachitomomi.com

Natsuko Tezuka

Natsuko Tezuka is a dancer and choreographer. Her style is marked by a trial and error approach and is not based on any preexisting technique. She started her “Anatomical Experiments” series, in which she explores her own body, in 2001. In the same year, she became a finalist for the Toyota Choreography Award with “Anatomic Experiment-2”, going on to tour New York, Berlin, Jakarta and Rio de Janeiro, where she interacted with local artists*. In 2010, she started the Asia Interactive Research project while also starting an enquiry club for “people’s performances” with ST Spot in Yokohama. Together with Venuri Perera (Sri Lanka) and Yeong Ran Suh (South Korea), she founded the Floating Bottle company to examine what Westernisation means for Asia. She added Berlin as a further base for her activities in 2018.

Conceptual artist miu was born in Shimane, Japan, in 1976. He studied sonology and electronic music at the Kunitachi College of Music (Tokyo, Japan) as well as at the Koninklijk Conservatorium (Den Haag, The Netherlands). He has been living in Europe since 1998, actively freelancing as an artist since 2001. He realised numerous performances, concerts and exhibitions both nationally and abroad, all of them marked by his intercultural experiences. miu lives and works in Düsseldorf. milch-labor.com

photo: Jürgen Morgenrot