The second two-piano festival Ryogoku Art Festival welcomes as its artistic director the Berlin-based composer/performer Tomomi Adachi. As well as working to realize landmark pieces for two pianos, Adachi will commission new works from a cosmopolitan line-up of leading musician (including non-composers) as well producing new work himself. The festival also aims to create an arena for collaborations with outstanding performers including Milan-based, globally active pianist Aki Kuroda, and a young Japanese generation of performers tackling first-class contemporary music led.
Tomomi Adachi: Artistic Director
Performer and composer Adachi engages in a broad range of activities that includes solo performances with voice, various sensors, computers, and self-made musical instruments. He has performed alongside Jaap Blonk, Nicolas Collins, Akira Sakata, Jennifer Walshe, Annette Krebs, Richard Barrett, M.C. Schmidt (Matmos), Yuji Takahashi, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Takahiko Iimura, Kim Itoh and Neko Hiroshi. He is also professionally active as an installation artist and video artist, and also undertakes large-scale ensemble projects with non-musicians. He composes many pieces for untrained voices, and pieces using unique musical notation.
He stayed in New York from 2009 to 2010 as an Asian Cultural Council grantee, and was invited to Berlin as a composer on the DAAD ‘Artists-in-Berlin’ program in 2012. He currently lives in Berlin.
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