I/O1: Ryoko Akama & Gerard Lebik | Luciano Maggiore & Louie Rice



I/O1: aerosols & hunters 

I: Ryoko Akama & Gerard Lebik Duo – “What Are They Doing?”
O: Luciano Maggiore & Louie Rice – “La Caccia” by Walter Marchetti (1965 – open air version)

I/O is a new series of events that comprises two perfomances: one performance outdoor in the public space of the city and one indoor at Standards.

OUTDOOR – h. 7.30 pm (meeting @ Standards, performance in the Bovisa neighboorhood)
Luciano Maggiore e Louie Rice:
Walter Marchetti – La Caccia (1965 open air version)
Realisation of artist’s score in the public space. Composed in 1965, the score calls for a number of hunting whistles to be played according to a pre-determined system dependant upon the performance environment.

INDOOR – h. 10:00 pm @Standards
Ryoko Akama / Gerard Lebik
What Are They Doing? – Sound Performance with mundane objects and rotating air tins
Is their sound performance combining the elements of individual aesthetics: whilst Akama deals with motors, magnets, fans, bowls or other found materials, Lebik participates with rotating air cans. Layers of subtle sounds intertwine each other to create a collage of acoustic vibrations and air fluctuations, changing space into an acousmatic instrument and changes the conventional properties of listeners’ perceptions.
“This collaboration is a preserving and recasting act of identity. The sounding objects collaborate and intermingle as a whole as well as independently and concurrently. It is ‘a situation‘ where the space is to be experienced. I am interested in a different existence level; the ebb and flow of experience such as absence and presence, past and present.’ (Ryoko Akama)

LUCIANO MAGGIORE (Palermo 1980) lives and works in London. Active musician in the field of electroacoustic music, in recent years he has developed a strong interest in the mechanisms of sound diffusion, using speakers and several analogue and digital devices (walkmans, CD players, tape recorders) as principal instruments. His interest is focused on the architectural and psychoacoustic as well as dynamic and directional values of sound with a strong emphasis on fixed sounds.
His works are published by Balloon & Needle, Boring Machines, Consumer Waste, Hideous Replica, Palustre, Senufo editions, 1000Füssler, Triscele Registrazioni and Tulip records.

LOUIE RICE (UK, 1986) living in London he is one third of VA AA LR, runs Hideous Replica, programs NO-PA / PA-ON with Luciano Maggiore. He works with electronic and acoustic systems – utilising the physicality of the medium, signal chain and spatial context to create disruptive audio, performance and installation.

RYOKO AKAMA is a Japanese sound artist/composer/performer, who approaches minimalistic compositions that magnify silence, time and space and offer quiet temporal/spatial experiences. Her works examine delicate and fragile objects such as paper balloons and glass bottles, creating tiny occurrences that embody ‘almost nothing’ aesthetics. Her performance and installation works are comprised of automated mundane objects and simple electronics in order to produce spontaneous activities of sound and light vibrations. She runs melange edition label, amespace and co-edits mumei publishing.

GERARD LEBIK (1980) – his music and sound works oscillate between improvised and composed forms. Using acoustic and electronic media, he focuses on such phenomena as time, space, the perception of sound waves. From 2014 with Zuzanna Fogtt creates Sanatorium Dźwięku – festival / platform for experimental and new music.
Collaborated and performed with: Keith Rowe, Phil Minton, Ryoko Akama, Lucio Capece, David Maranha, Kasper T. Toeplitz, Eryck Abecassis, Paul Lovens, Piotr Wojtasik, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Jerome Noetinger, Noid, Klaus Filip and many others.
Participated: Kunsthalle Basel, TodaysArt Festival Hague, V: NM-Festival Graz, Biennale Zagreb, Tokyo Jazz, Festival Umbrella Chicago, TD Vancouver, Bienalle Wro, Avant Art, Mem Bilbao, LulCec Barcelona, SuperDeluxe, Ftarri-Tokyo, Quite Que- Berlin, Fylkingen Stockholm, CSW Warsaw, De Werf Brugge, Dizzy’s Club NY.


Nell’ambito del progetto Città-Suono, realizzato con il contributo del Comune di Milano.

Artwork by Blaho