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Avant-garde Musician Mitchell Akiyamam to Present at AES Toronto’s March Meeting

March 21st, 2017

Volume_JMB_TH_27-small-2-2The Toronto chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced that this month’s meeting will be a presentation by avant-garde electronic musician Mitchell Akiyamam, who will present video documentation of several of his pieces of sound art and discuss them technically and conceptually.

Where & When

Mitchell Akiyamam, avant-garde electronic musician

When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Ryerson University
RCC 361
Rogers Communications Building
80 Gould Street, Toronto, ON
Corner of Gould and Church, east of Yonge St  (Dundas Subway)

About the Event

Akiyamam will be discussing his art practice and the ways in which it is informed by technical experimentation, sensory experience, and historical and theoretical scholarship.

His presentation will include video documentation of several pieces of sound art and discuss them technically and conceptually. This includes a recent work, “108 Sphere of Release,” which animates the historic Buddhist temple bell on the West Island, given to Ontario Place by Japanese-Ontarians in 1977. Akiyama transformed the bell itself into a loudspeaker, which replays recordings of his grandmother, who was in attendance at the bell’s original inauguration ceremony.

There will be an in-person demonstration of a sound sculpture, “The Third Ear,” in which one bites on a wooden dowel in order to conduct sound through the bones in the teeth and jaw.


For more information, go to www.torontoaes.org.

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