Sound poetry night with W. Mark Sutherland, Alessandra Eramo and Tomomi Adachi
September 17th (wed) 2014
Solos and collaborative sound poetry performance by Canadian sound poet W. Mark Sutherland with two Berlin-based sound poets/voice artists, Alessandra Eramo and Tomomi Adachi
W. Mark Sutherland is a Canadian intermedia artist. His aesthetic practice is a hybrid that pivots on the creation of work blurring the borders between poetry, visual art, music and performance art. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Musicworks magazine (www.musicworks.ca) and editorial correspondent for Rampike magazine (www.uwindsor.ca/rampike). A very brief selection of Sutherland’s recent public performances includes THEWORDMUSIC Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland (2006), Voice ++ Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada (2007), Yuxtaposiciones Festival, Madrid, Spain (2008), 3durch3, Wilhelmspalais, Stuttgart, Germany (2010) and 100 Jahre Konkrete Kunst, Art Rehau, Rehau, Germany (2010), Language To Cover A Wall, SUNY, Buffalo, USA (2011) and Symposium on Voice, Agency and Improvisation, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Canada (2014).
Alessandra Eramo is a vocalist, sound artist, composer and performer. Her works take on hybrid forms between electroacoustic music and performance art through the conjunction of voice, sound, language, noise, field recording, drawing, gesture and text . Gaining international recognition, she exhibited and performed in festivals, galleries, theatres, artist-run centers and radios such as Deutschlandradio Kultur, Roulette New York, Galerie Haus am L√ºtzowplatz Berlin, Liverpool Biennial 2012, Sonic Circuits Festival Washington DC. In 2011 she exhibited at the “Italian Pavilion in the World” of the 54th Venice Biennale, invited by the Italian Culture Institute of Stuttgart. Grants and residencies include: Correnti Seduttive Taranto, Harvestworks New York, Hotel Pupik Austria, Senat Berlin International Cultural Exchange. Her music was released a.o. on Corvo Records and Audition Records.
Tomomi Adachi is a performer/composer, sound poet, instrument builder and visual artist. Known for his versatile style, he has performed his own voice and electronics pieces, site-specific compositions, choir pieces for untrained musicians, improvised music and contemporary music in all over the world including Tate Modern, Maerzmusik, Centre Pompidou, Poesiefestival Berlin, Merkin Hall, Tempelhof Airfield, STEIM and Walker Art Center with a wide range of materials; even brainwave, artificial satellite and paranormal phenomenas. As the only Japanese performer of sound poetry, he performed Kurt Schwitters’ “Ursonate” as a Japan premiere in 1996 and has introduced Japanese sound poetry tradition. CDs include the solo album from Tzadik, Omegapoint and naya records. He was a guest of the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD for 2012.