9+1=0 | Komyo-ji | 901 Editions 15th Anniversary
901 Editions celebrates its 15th anniversary with a party at Komyo-ji, featuring performances by Rie Nakajima, Konrad Sprenger, Masaya Kato and Fabio Perletta. A tribute to Haruo Okada and Steve Roden with sound diffusions of their works for the label kicks off the event. We have limited seats, please use this form to secure yours. You will pay at the door. Join us!
音楽レーベル「901 Editions」の15周年記念パーティーが、東京・神谷町にある光明寺にて開催されます。Rie Nakajima（中島吏英）、Konrad Sprenger、Masaya Kato（加藤 雅也）、Fabio Perlettaによるライブパフォーマンスが行われるほか、Haruo Okada（岡田晴夫）、Steve Rodenへのトリビュートとしてレーベル作品のSound Diffusionがイベントのオープニングを飾ります。お席に限りがございますので、こちらのフォームよりお申し込みください。チケット代は当日会場にてお支払いいただきます。ぜひご参加ください。
December 2nd, 2023
Open 17:00 • Start 17:30
Adv ¥3000 • Door ¥3500
3 Chome-25-1 Toranomon
Minato City, Tokyo
RIE NAKAJIMA is a sculptor living in London. She has been working on creating installations and performances by responding to physical characters of spaces using combination of motorised devices and found objects. Fusing sculpture and sound, her artistic practice is open to chance and the influence of others. She has exhibited and performed worldwide. Her first major solo exhibition was held at IKON Gallery in Birmingham in 2018. She has also collaborated with Museo Vostell Malpartida (Cáceres), Tate Modern (London), Serralves Museum (Porto), ShugoArts (Tokyo), Hara Museum (Tokyo), The Wattis (San Francisco) and Cafe OTO (London). Her frequent collaborators includes David Cunningham, Keiko Yamamoto, Pierre Berthet, Marie Roux, Billy Steiger, David Toop, Akira Sakata among others.
KONRAD SPRENGER is the pseudonym of Joerg Hiller, a composer, music producer and artist based in Berlin. He was born in 1977 in Lahr, Germany. Hiller runs the Choose record label, for which he has produced recordings by artists Ellen Fullman, Arnold Dreyblatt, Robert Ashley and Terry Fox among others. Since 2000 Hiller regularly performs and works together with minimal music composer Arnold Dreyblatt and composer/ instrument builder Ellen Fullman, the bands Ethnostress and Ei and collaborates with the art collective Honey-Suckle Company. His recent focus has been on live performance with a computer-controlled multi-channel electric guitar. His music and installation work have been presented at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berghain, Gallery Giti Nourbakhsch, Podewil, Schaubühne, Pavillon der Volksbühne, Berlin; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden; Frankfurter Kunstverein; Künstlerhaus Stuttgart; Kunsthalle Basel; MoMA PS1, New York; Cubitt Gallery, London; Sonar, Barcelona among others.
MASAYA KATO is a Japanese composer and performer, whose work is influenced by poetry and visual arts. Along with his solo performances, he has collaborated with video artists and photographers. He has released albums on international labels such as Time Released Sound (US), Whitelabrecs (UK), LINE (US), Shimmering Moods Records (NL) and mAtter (JP).
FABIO PERLETTA is a sound artist, composer, professor and curator living and working in Italy. His work encompasses recorded compositions, performances, site-specific installations, text scores, online projects and participative actions, appearing worldwide at festivals and art galleries like A×S Festival (Pasadena), Human Resources (Los Angeles), BlueProject Foundation (Barcelona), Arts Santa Mònica (Barcelona), Pollinaria (Civitella Casanova), El MAMM (Medellín), Ultima Festival (Oslo), Ryosokuin Temple (Kyoto), MoMA (Wakayama), Café OTO (London), Standards (Milan), roBOt Festival (Bologna), and Auditorium Parco della Musica (Rome), among others. Perletta’s solo and collaborative recordings are documented on LINE, Dragon’s Eye Recordings, Granny Records, Superpang, aufabwegen, Dinzu Artefacts, and his own imprint 901 Editions. His latest album "Nessun Legame Con La Polvere" (translated: no attachment to dust) will be released on Room40 on November 17th. Alongside artist Davide Luciani, he runs the interdisciplinary Mote Studio in Berlin. He is currently a professor of sound design at ISIA University in Pescara, Italy.
HARUO OKADA (1953-2022) was a sound designer, working at Pioneer Corporation Audio Company. He had many experiences in studios as a recording engineer and since the 1970’s recorded sounds for various genre of music, commercials and music production for TV shows and events. In 1990, he started to create sound sources for research and product’s contents. In 1997, he launched the “Creation Project” in which he took part in product planning and proposed some products such as “Pure Malt Speaker” and “System Component Happy Tune”. In 1999, he started the “Sound Bum” project and collected field recordings worldwide. Since 2008, he had directed the sound matter and the sound source creation for the web site ”Sound Lab”. In 2009, he created and recorded the high sound quality CD, titled “Dynamik”. He released the albums "Kaiko" (901 Editions, 2015) and "Genkai" (LINE, 2016) in collaboration with Fabio Perletta.
STEVE RODEN (1964-2023) centered his life upon the making of connections and meaning by experimenting with visual imagery, music, language, code, translation, listening, and the amassing of various collections of objects and ephemera. In a KCET Artbound interview with Sharon Mizota from 2012, he shared, “It’s a very personal way of moving through the world to connect things that really weren’t meant to be connected.” Since 1986, Steve consistently exhibited and performed his work in the United States and abroad. His artwork is held in many public and private collections including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and San Diego, and National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece. Inspired by experimental sound artists and composers like Brian Eno, Meredith Monk, Rolf Julius, and Morton Feldman, Steve developed his own style of music and performing known as “lowercase.” Steve’s vast and impressive discography and landmark releases include “forms and paper” (2001, 2011 Line, and on vinyl 2024 Aurora Central Records); “i listen to the wind that obliterates my traces” (2011, Dust to Digital); and “Oionos” (2022, Room 40), a track originally created for the exhibition “The Grand Promenade” (2006), Athens, Greece. Traveling the world to perform in sound art festivals and exhibit at museums and kunsthalles, Steve met and collaborated with many like-minded contemporaries. Steve Roden leaves behind a prolific and profound body of work. In the 2012 Artbound segment he speaks about the making of art as a learning process and the only way to do it is by experimentation and failure.