September 13. Concert: Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda (JP) + Mats Lindström (SE)

The japanese sound artists Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda present a unique opportunity to experience the innovative artists’ sonic and spatial explorations. The multimedia performance will be the first time collaboration with Swedish sound artist Mats Lindström—who uses light as a sound-generating source—to create a sensorial garden of sounds and lights

Though they differ in generation and performance practice, the NYC-based Onda and the Kyotango-based Suzuki share an astonishingly inventive, open-ended, and spontaneous approach to the infinite and variegated possibilities of sound.

Onda and Suzuki perform by utilizing unconventional and self-made instruments including analog cassette Walkmans and radios, found pieces of wood, nails, hammers, buckets, marbles, and glass jars, allowing the individual architecture and acoustics of the various sites to guide the flow and development of the performances. Each performance will begin with the artists in the middle of the space, surrounded by the audience, before gradually moving throughout the environment as the performance unfolds.

Aki Onda visited Weld 2010 with his cassette solo performance.

Since initiating a collaborative relationship in 2005, the duo Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda have embarked on a number of tours in Europe and Asia, exploring site-specific locations ranging from an abandoned factory on the outskirts of Brussels to an underground parking lot in Glasgow. Suzuki and Onda released their first album “ma ta ta bi” on ORAL_records in 2014.

works as a composer and a musician, often with strains of live-electronics and with live performance, intermedia, scenic elements and visual arts as a complement to the music. Lindström has worked both with music for theatre, opera, radio-art and dance. Formerly an engineer in the electronics industry he has designed and constructed a number of unique electronic musical instruments and apparatuses. Some use light as a sound generating source. In several projects he has collaborated with Weld´s artistic Director Anna Koch. He teaches sound art and has been given lectures worldwide on sound art and the history of the Swedish electronic music scene. Since 2004 he is the artistic director of EMS, Elektronmusikstudion, EMS in Stockholm.