4th December // a (human) resonating body // piece for Kazehito Seki by Pedro Lopes
“a (human) resonating body” a multi-channel multi-microphone solo by Japanese vocalist Kazehito Seki
When people think of experimental sound, noise, drones, pushing the boundaries of musical composition in real-time, they rarely think of “voice”. However, Kazehito Seki’s work is a canonical example of pushing the envelope with his own voice, nothing else. Indeed it sounds electronic at times, but that is a byproduct of how everything in one’s body can be used as a resonating chamber for producing new sounds. In a special solo performance, Kazehito will extend his wide vocal range to his body. Microphones of various kinds (surface transducers, muscle microphones, throat) will be attached to Kazehito’s body, allowing him to acoustically explore the whole space around him. This performance was designed in collaboration with Pedro Lopes (microphone design and placement).