Ami Yamasaki | Live performance

Image Credit: Image: Winter Solstice Light-Worship (2018), at the Enoura Observatory founded by Hiroshi Sugimoto, courtesy the artist and Odawara Art Foundation. Photo: Taku Kato

Aller Park Studios, Park Road, Dartington Hall Estate, Devon TQ9 6EL

Monday 18 November 2019
Admission Fee: Pay what you can
No booking required

Ami Yamasaki sings the sounds of brooks, birds, trees and waterfalls. An experimental vocalist and cross-disciplinary artist from Tokyo, she creates live acoustic performances, installations and films. 


Ami’s work explores a fundamental question: ‘How does the world construct itself?’ For her, this question is a love letter to the natural world and to life itself, more vital than any answer. She sings as she works at each site and the patterns she creates are a direct response to the acoustic feedback she receives. She sings, and listens, and ‘little by little, the space begins to make its own music’.


Ami sings with a technique called echo-location. She has performed in various contexts, including galleries where she has sung in duets with paintings and with audience members. 


Recent performances and exhibitions include Winter solstice concert (2018, Enoura observatory founded by Hiroshi Sugimoto), Sounds to Summon the Japanese Gods (2016, Japan Society of New York), Signs of Voices (2016, Kyoto Art Center, Japan), Setouchi Triennale 2019 (Japan), and Sonic City 2013 Liquid Architecture (2013, RMIT, Australia). 


Ami presented at TEDx Tokyo in 2016 and has been awarded the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship (2017) and the Asian Fellowship at the Asia Center of Japan Foundation (2018). 


Everyone is welcome to this free performance. Pay what you can donations are invited on admission to support the programme. Doors open at 6.30pm and please do just come along – no booking required.


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