Takahiro Kawaguchi & Makoto Oshiro

When 22 Mar 2016
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Where ISSUE Project Room
22 Boerum Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

Following initial phase of renovations on ISSUE’s downtown Brooklyn theater, the organization returns home in Spring 2016 for a special series of performances utilizing the unique acoustic properties of the space before the final stage of construction begins.

Japanese artists Takahiro Kawaguchi and Makoto Oshiro have collaborated for years as the live performance and installation trio The Great Triangle. These unconventional artists experiment with self-made sound-making devices and everyday objects to create configurations of sound with discrete relationships to performance spaces. Tuesday, March 22nd at 8pm, a special evening at ISSUE Project Room’s 22 Boerum Place theater features solo sets by both artists. Kawaguchi, who describes his work as “space recognition through the sounds”, performs a work for handmade acoustic horns and small objects, drawing on his recent release with Utah Kawasaki, Amorphous Spores (Erstwhile). Oshiro combines diverse materials including electronic devices and household products in a solo improvisation.

★ This event is preceded by an open-bar reception for ISSUE Members at 7pm.

Takahiro Kawaguchi (b. 1980, Osaka) creates installations, performances and recorded works through composing spaces with sound-making devices and everyday objects that generate light and wind. Recent work includes Amorphous Spores from Erstwhile Records with Utah Kawasaki and self titled Takahiro Kawaguchi from Senufo Editions. He is member of live installation / performance group The Great △ with Makoto Oshiro and Satoshi Yashiro. He also writes, designs T-shirts, and composes music for others.

Makoto Oshiro (b. 1978, Okinawa) is a Tokyo-based performer and artist. His primary medium is sound, but he also combines other elements including light, electricity and movement of objects. In live performances, he uses self-made tools and instruments that are based on electronic devices, every day materials, and junk. His installation work handles sound as a physical and auditory phenomenon, and focuses on characteristics such as vibration and interference. He has recently released his first solo CD Phenomenal World on Japanese label Hitorri. He is also a member of the the live installation / performance group The Great △ with Takahiro Kawaguchi and Satoshi Yashiro.

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