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Mitchell Akiyama


La musica del canadese Mitchell Akiyama si basa sulla decostruzione digitale di composizioni per strumenti acustici (primariamente pianoforte, chitarra, e archi). Il suo Primo album Hope That Lines Don't Cross è stato pubblicato dall'etichetta Alien8 nel 2001. L'anno successivo vede la pubblicazione di Temporary Music su Raster-Noton; è anche l'anno di inizio della collaborazione col musicista di Cincinnati Joshua Treble. I loro album ClimateVariations e iambrokenandremade ricevono enormi consensi critici. Nel 2004 pubblica If Night Is a Weed and Day Grow Less per Sub Rosa. Akiyama è uno dei musicisti più dotati della nuova scena minimal electronica e, come direttore dell'etichetta intr_version, ha pubblicato dischi eccelenti.

Mitchell Akiyama is a Toronto based composer, artist, and scholar. He has released over ten records on such labels as Raster Noton, Sub Rosa, and Alien8 in addition to works on his own imprint, Intr.version Records. He has scored and contributed music to many films and dance performances. Akiyama has received commissioned from, among others, the Akousma Festival (in conjunction with the Canada Council for the Arts) and the Nouvel Orchestre D’aujourd’hui. He has performed across Europe, Japan, Australia, and North American in concert halls, clubs, art galleries, fallout bunkers, and festivals including Sonar, Mutek, and Send + Receive. Akiyama’s artwork questions received knowledge about the senses and perception. Grounded in his research on technological mediation and storage, his installations and multimedia work investigate the relationship between historical narrative and sensory experience. He has participated in group exhibitions and media arts festivals including the Vienna Museum of Modern Art, Howard House Gallery in Seattle, Le Centre de Culture Val David, and the Signal and Noise festival in Vancouver. Following his doctoral research examined on field recording, he has published on numerous subjects, from sound art to urban ecology in journals and magazines.