Tomomi Adachi

Columbia College

916 South Wabash Avenue, Room 214
Chicago, Illinois 60605

Solo music and sound poetry, voice, electronics and self-made synths cased in Tupperware. Lampo presents Tomomi Adachi in his Chicago debut. His work is truly fascinating—animated by gesture and imbued with a wry sense of humor.

The performance will unfold in three parts: first, his own text-sound compositions and work from a collection of historical Japanese sound poetry—seldom heard material by Hide Kinoshita from 1924, and Seiichi Niikuni from the 1960s and 70s; then improvisations with his Tomoring II, made of springs and metal wire, and the Tomomin II, one of his Tupperware instruments; followed by Voice and Infrared Sensor Shirt. In this piece Adachi wears a shirt adorned with sensors to modulate his voice as he moves.

Tomomi Adachi (b.1972, Kanazawa, Japan) is a performer, composer, sound poet and video artist living in Tokyo. He plays improvised music with voice, computer and self-made instruments and composes works for his own group Adachi Tomomi Royal Chorus, a punk-style choir of non-professionals. In the field of sound poetry, he performs his own text-sound works as well as those from the little-known historical Japanese avant-garde. He has performed with many musicians, including Jaap Blonk, Nicolas Collins, Carl Stone, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Jerome Noetinger and Tetsuo Furudate, and presented his work at the Tate Modern, IRCAM/Centre Pompidou, Walker Art Center, STEIM, National Museum of Art Osaka, Experimental Intermedia Foundation, Anthology Film Archives and Fylkingen, among others.

Organized in cooperation with Columbia College, Department of Audio Arts and Acoustics, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Sound