Sound of the Mountain (Craig Pedersen and Elizabeth Millar), Shinkan Tamaki

2018 / 10 / 20 (土)
OTOOTO - Higashi Kitazawa
Experimental, Improvised, Performance, Unclassifiable
¥2000 with 1 free drink
Shinkan Tamaki
Sound of the Mountain (Craig Pedersen and Elizabeth Millar), Shinkan Tamaki


Sound of the Mountain

Should you be without any information and listening to this music, you could easily believe this is some electro-acoustic music; maybe of objects pushed around on a carpet, but then heavily amplified; very soft in volume but very powerful at the same time. This is some fascinating stuff. -Frans De Waard, Vital Weekly.

A duo featuring the hollowed-out of amplified clarinet and trumpet, Sound of the Mountain comes from a strong history of improvisation and extended performance techniques, offering their audience long-form deep listening experiences through the sculpting of vitalized breath.

Since forming in 2015, they have played over 100 concerts together, developing a sound language which merges acoustic and electronic textures through amplification and extended performance techniques. With this language they create long-form improvised soundscapes, evoking a vast range of textures, from silence and spaciousness, to rumbling bass and room saturation. The duo works with closely-mic’d instruments and minimal equalization, avoiding the use of effects pedals and loops, such that their constant physical attention drives the music. The whistles and creaking of metal and reed anticipate the more dense moments of distortion and feedback in pieces that can be appreciated as discreet moments, or longer forms.

Active touring artists, they have played internationally throughout Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Australia, and coast-to-coast throughout Canada. Making a point of collaboration, the duo has collaborated with Japanese improvised music pioneers Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Michiyo Yagi and Akira Sakata, Canadian experimental trailblazers like the electro-acoustic duo Instant Places, Tone Deaf’s Matt Rogalsky, or Guelph’s own hurdy-gurdy player Ben Grossman, and members of Quebec’s experimental electronic community Alain Lefevbre, Anne-F Jacques, and Emilie Mouchous, along with many many more. Favouring community-building and DIY ethics you’re most likely to hear them playing in your friend’s basement, artist-run-centres, galleries and cafes.


Shinkan Tamaki
Artist in search of never-before-seen images and new perceptual experience. He makes mainly moving image and works related to it. There are works which cross between abstract and concrete, sound and image. In some film works, he focused on the materiality of film and applied it as sculpted objects. Recently, He makes video works which we observe optical phenomena in our daily life. And he also shows live performance that he manipulate lights with glass and prism. The works were screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Media City Film Festival (Canada), Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Video & Music Festival (Malaysia), and so on. Organizer of experimental events in sound and image “Sound Screening”.


微細な息使いを管楽器とアンプを用いダイナミックな音へ変貌させるカナダの即興/実験音楽デュオSound of the Mountain。光学現象を操り新しいイメージを生成する田巻真寛。昨年マレーシアでの初共演以来、2度目の共演となります。

Craig Pedersen(アンプリファイド・トランペット)
Elizabeth Millar(アンプリファイド・クラリネット)
田巻 真寛 / Shinkan Tamaki(映像、光学実験)


Sound of the Mountain
アンプを利用した管楽器の特殊奏法による即興演奏を特徴とするデュオ。息使いそのものによって形作られた音像は長く深遠な聴取体験をもたらす。カナダのモントリオールを拠点とし、カナダ国内のコンサートやフェスティバルの他これまでにオーストラリア、シンガポール、マレーシアでも演奏している。2017年、アルバム「Amplified Clarinet & Trumpet」をリリース。


Elizabeth Millar – amplified clarinet
豪パース出身のクラリネット奏者。2009年よりモントリオール在住。2014年よりLori Freedmanに師事。フリー・インプロヴィゼーション、ノイズ・ミュージック、現代音楽、クレズマーなどを演奏する。Joane Hetu、Jean Derome、John Oswald、Yves Charuest、Anne-F Jacques、Philipe Lauzier、Ian Birse and Laura Kavanaugh (Instant Places) 他と共演。


Craig Pedersen – amplified trumpet
トランペット奏者、作曲家、教育者。ジャズ、フリー・ミュージックの他、商業音楽、クラシック、クレズマーも演奏する。2011年にリーダーバンドCraig Pedersen Quartet/Quintetで4枚のアルバムを発表。ソロや他のグループでも多くのアルバムをリリースしている。2014年11月、Ueli Dorigと共著で「Trumpet Sound Effects」(Berklee Press and Hal Leonard)を出版。Joe Morris、Pauline Oliveros、Nicolas Caloia他と共演。


田巻 真寛
見たことのないイメージと新しい知覚の気づきを求め、主に映像とそれに関連した作品を制作する。抽象と具象、イメージと音の狭間を行き交う映像、フィルムの物質性を探求した作品などがある。近年は日常の光学現象を観察するビデオ作品の制作、ガラスやプリズムで光を操作するライブパフォーマンスも行っている。ロッテルダム国際映画祭、カナダのメディアシティ映画祭、クアラルンプール国際実験映画&音楽祭など海外での上映とライブも続いている。音と映像の実験場「Sound Screening」主宰。



住所 (英語):
B1, 3-13-10 Kitazawa, Setagayaku
Higashi Kitazawa
住所 (日本語):
世田谷区北沢 3-13-10 エコロニー東北沢 B1F
Higashi-Kitazawa (3 min walk)