Concert by Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda

Oct 18, 2017

Concert, Performance


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


8:00 p.m.


For their collaborative performance at Western Front, Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda experimented with analogue equipment, self-made instruments, and found objects to consider sound as space, in relation to the architecture, acoustics, and energy of the Grand Luxe Hall.

The artists performed in the round to create a non-directional listening experience. Tape machines, radios, various pedals, microphones, percussion instruments, pieces of wood, nails, hammers, buckets, marbles, glass jars, and lights were carefully placed on tables or directly on the floor of the performance space. The visual arrangement of their instruments informed the performance score, suggesting combinations and relationships between objects.

The concert was presented as part of the-possible- impossible-thing-of-sound—a sound installation series that investigated real and imagined sounds beyond the hearing spectrum.

Video documentation of this performance is available upon request.

Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.