“A delicate soundscape, something between theater and performance, with finely tuned pandemonium: thin electrical wires, plugs and switches, a dish with water, microphone stands, a box of eggs…” — TheaterKrant, Holland
Osaka-based sound and installation artist Tetsuya Umeda creates surprising sound scores with an intriguing variety of found objects, inventions and environmental or architectural elements. Even places that at first glance seem nothing special, can have countless characteristics found above the ceiling, or behind the wall, in lightning systems and structures, the wall-material, the construction of the building, etc. Umeda creates his work through a dialogue with everyday tools and scraps, re-purposed machines and toy parts, creating elaborately related systems of cause-and-effect. Powered by gravity, wind, centrifugal force or falling objects, Umeda’s work often creates unpredictable, unstable sonic and visual environments.
Touring support for Tetsuya Umeda is provided by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program.
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ST - Students
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