Corey Fuller + Break Ensemble x Synichi YamamotoUS+JP
Born in the US and raised in rural Japan, Corey Fuller is a musician and multimedia artist now based in Tokyo. Fuller grew up between several cultures and traveled extensively as a child, which have made geography, the sea and a sense of space, internal and external, the major components of Fuller’s music. His craft is slow and gradual, composed of minute details finely processed with treated instruments, electronics, field recordings, and other sound sources stirred up with distinct melancholy and emotion. In addition to his work as a solo artist, Fuller finds his collaborations with other artists invaluable. Known for his work as ILLUHA and OHIO on 12k, he has collaborated with musicians Ryuichi Sakamoto, Taylor Deupree, Stephan Mathieu and others on a series of releases and tours.
Following the completion of his 2019 solo album Break, Fuller formed the Break Ensemble with Kyo Ichinose on piano and glockenspiel, Anzu Suhara on violin, Atsuko Hatano on Viola and Hiroki Chiba on Contrabass to faithfully translate the dynamism of the album into a live setting.
Synichi Yamamoto is a Japanese media artist that has been exploring visual imagery through an experimental approach rooted in methods of electronic music rather than traditional cinematography. Active since the 90s Yamamoto has presented his work at a wide range of media art festivals in Japan and abroad, which saw frequent collaborations with fellow artists such as Rei Harakami, Intercity-Express and Corey Fuller. Together with Miraikan - the National Museum of Emerging Science Yamamoto researched the full-dome environment, which resulted in a series of audiovisual performances in this immersive space. His collaborations with MUTEK.JP are frequent and thus far included audiovisual performances, XR experiences in public spaces, and participation in the Japan Media Arts Distributed Museum exhibition at Haneda Airport.
Once again Corey Fuller alongside the Break Ensemble will combine their dynamic, yet sensitive acoustic explorations with Synichi Yamamoto’s visual handiwork for a new kind of synaesthetic adventure.