Sound performance by Dimitri de Perrot & dj sniff
Dimitri de Perrot and dj sniff (Japan) come together to perform «Cycles» - an improvisational sound performance that moves between found-sounds and sonic textures manipulated on the turntable and various electronic devices. The playback of a record is not only the re-tracing of music or a past event, but is also an engraving of a new moment on the listener’s memory of the space and time of the playback. Through turntablist techniques and manipulations of sounds through looping and mixing, de Perrot and sniff address this moment where the past repeats itself in cycles but slightly different at every iteration. As sound structures emerge and the dialog between the two musicians develop notions of representation associate with the sound media collapse and what is left is only a presence that could be described as the «now».
dj sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit) is a musician and curator in the field of experimental electronic arts and improvised music. His musical work builds upon a distinct practice that combines DJing, instrument design, and free improvisation. His collaborations include Evan Parker, Otomo Yoshihide, Martin Tetreault, Paul Hubweber, Tarek Atoui, and Senyawa. After completing his master’s at NYU ITP in 2004, he was Artistic Director of STEIM in Amsterdam between 2007-2012 and Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media City University Hong Kong between 2012-2017. He is now based in Tokyo and is Co-Director of AMF (Asian Meeting Festival) - a festival that aims to bring together experimental music practices in Asia.