Taishi Kamiya


day : 2013-03-19 (tue)
time : 20:00 open / 20:30 start
live : Taishi Kamiya (Japan), dj sniff (Japan / Hong Kong), Nerve (Hong Kong)
place : CIA (Culture Industries Association)http://www.ciahk.org/
admission : HK$100 (Advance) / HK$130 (At door)
website : http://www.ciahk.org/special-activities-division/


Takuro Mizuta Lippit (aka dj sniff) is a musician, curator and producer in the field of experimental electronic arts and improvised music. His musical work builds upon a distinct practice that combines DJing, instrument design and free improvisation. He is interested in how a mediated musical memory, from archival collections of vinyl records to digitally captured sound events during a performance, can be used to create a new sonic reality that emerges through the fleeting notion of the "now." This pursuit has led him to create customized instruments that allow him to intuitively access and re-play these different temporalities ingrained in our listening consciousness. His live performances range from carefully constructed solo sets to improvisational groups with virtuosic instrumentalists. His curatorial work aims to present a global overview on new experimental approaches to music, sound and performance. He is often involved in facilitating the technical or conceptual development of the works that he features, and his network is built from being an active artist in the field. During his appointment as Artistic Director of STEIM (2007 - 2012) in Amsterdam, he has curated and produced over 100 projects including large scale international festivals and award winning art works.

Graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a master degree in composition and electronic music, Hui is a member of electronic music group VSOP and DJ of the clubnight “Are Friends Electric?”. With his multidisciplinary background, Hui’s main interest lies in exploring and experimenting the boundaries between contemporary music, sound art, multimedia theatre and pop culture. He was commissioned by Zuni Icosahedron to compose his first opera The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci in 2010, and commissioned by City University of Hong Kong to compose The Four Infinities for the opening of the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre in 2012.

Taishi Kamiya


Taishi Kamiya is a sound artist and a developer of sounding devices born in Sapporo. He plays the soprano saxophone and processes saxophone sound and field recording sound in real time to create his music. Also, he is interested in the site-specific characteristics of sounds. He pursues a moment in which sounds become music through his performances at various locations, such as temple and snow field, and composition of his installation works in which he creates unknown acoustic space by coordinating these site-specific sounds.