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Tomomi Adachi


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Berlin Sound Poets Quoi Tete, Collective Poetry Performance, Ausland, October 23, 2013

hosted by Tomomi Adachi, Jelle Meander, Ernesto Estrella and Cia Rinne

with R. Huelsenbeck, M. Janko, Tr. Tzara, and T. Sawa

complete recording (4:29) [via YouTube]

Berlin Sound Poets Quoi Tete, Collective Poetry Performance, Altes Finanzamt, May 15, 2013

hosted by Tomomi Adachi, Jelle Meander, Ernesto Estrella and Cia Rinne

complete recording (9:50) [via YouTube]

EDIT Series Reading with Tianna Kennedy (co-sponsored by Writers Without Borders) at the Kelly Writers House, February 18, 2010

  1. untitled (1:56): MP3
  2. Face for Voice and Gesture (4:16): MP3
  3. Anata 5 (2:17): MP3
  4. Sekkan no Shu (2:04):MP3
  5. Voice Sound Poetry Form Begun With -X- (1:46): MP3
  6. Opus Ki (1:54): MP3
  7. Second Hand (3:17): MP3
  8. introduction to Voice and Infrared Sensor Shirt (2:25): MP3
  9. Voice and Infrared Sensor Shirt (6:19): MP3
Complete reading (1:01:47): MP3 / MOV (via KWH-TV)

Variations on the theme of Kurt Schwitters's "Ursonate."

Schwitters Variations (7:54): MP3

(Hear more of Tomomi Adachi's sound poetry on his page at UbuWeb.)

Sound Poetry Videos, 1995-2008

1. Minna No Uta (Song for Everyone), 1995

A performance by turntable player and publicly gathered unprofessional voice performers (around 10). A sound signal is sent from the turntable player to headphones which all voice performers wear. These performers imitate the sound without any interpretation; the performers play exactly the role of amplifiers and speakers. All performer's voices and acts are totally different because input sounds are too complex to imitate accurately. The audience cannot hear original turntable sounds.


2. Adachi Tomomi Royal Chorus performing Yoiko, 1999


3. Performance for Voice and Infrared Sensor Shirt, 2004-2006


4. Osuterokomusa, 2006

Basic elements are composed by complicated canonic methods for a text (poly-linguistic; alphabet based and Japanese syllable letter based). It is an exploration in polyphony from a monophonic text.


5. Sound Poetry in a Bath, 2007

A performance based on the first published sound poetry in Japan; "Voice Sound Poetry Form Begun With -X-" written by futurist painter Hide Kinoshita in 1924. The poem was printed on Japanese Dadaism magazine "MAVO."


6. Yumiko, 1997/2008


7. Performance with dj sniff at Super Deluxe, Roppongi, March 29, 2008

For more information on ADACHI Tomomi, please visit his website here.

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