Echokamer #8: Atsuhiro Ito

Light-sound experiment

29 Sep 2013

Atsuhiro Ito, known for his use of modified fluorescent tubes as a sound source (the instrument which he christened the Optron). The sound performer gave an hour long show where he integrated light and sound into one performance. There was a 5 euro dinner before the concert started. Members only pay € 3. If you are not a member yet entrance was € 8 (€ 5 for the membership).


Atsuhiro Ito live - Sound performer from Japan playing the Optron. An original music device he created.

With: Atsuhiro Ito

Atsuhiro Ito

He was born in 1965. He launched his career as a visual artist in the late ’80s, and in ’98 began presenting sound performances at art exhibitions and so on. Ito made use of fluorescent lighting (which is also an element of his art installations) in the creation of an original musical device called the optron. He continues to refine the instrument while approaching sound and music from a contemporary-art-based perspective. In addition to his solo exhibition and performance projects, Ito is active in a number of musical units. One of these is Optrum, the explosively loud “extreme optical noise core band” consisting of Ito and drummer Yoichiro Shin. Between 2000 and 2005 Ito presented various sound (music)/visual image-related events at Off Site, the now-defunct gallery/free space in Yoyogi, Tokyo.

Echokamer is a series of events during which composers, musicians and other sound-makers experiment with sound at, and with the sound of, Mediamatic Fabriek. The giant industrial hall reverberates and erodes, and produces quite a bit of sound all by itself. The perfect place for noisy experiments.

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Dinner will be served by Carlos from 19:00 on (5 euro). The performance starts at 20:30.
WARNING! This show contains heavy flashing lights!

Tickets are €3,-
Membership required €5

Supported by Mediamatic Foundation, Echokamer
Co-organized by Emiko Chujo
Produced by Yutaka Endo, LUFTZUG EUROPE