Peter Cusack is a field recordist and sound artist with a long interest in the sound environment. In 1998 he started the Favourite Sounds Project that explores what people find positive about the soundscapes of the cities – London, Beijing, Chicago, Prague, Birmingham and Berlin – where they live.
His project Sounds From Dangerous Places (described as sonic journalism) investigates soundscapes at sites of major environmental damage including the Chernobyl exclusion zone, the Caspian Oil Fields, and, currently, the Aral Sea. During 2011/12 he was a DAAD artist-in-residence in Berlin and initiated the Berlin Sonic Places project to consider the relationship between soundscape and urban development.[vimeo 36230576 w=620&h=300]
The duet of Richard Scott & Kazuhisa Uchihashi brings together two of Berlin’s most expressive improvising composers, who worked together intensively in 2015 discovering a vivid, powerful performance in which many genres of sound and noise seem to effortlessly coexist. This will be their first sonic encounter of 2016.
Richard Scott is a free improvising electroacoustic composer working with electronics including modular synthesizers and controllers such as the Buchla Thunder and Lightning and his own self-designed WiGi infra red controller developed at STEIM. He has been composing and performing for over 25 years recently working with artists such as Evan Parker, Jon Rose, Richard Barrett, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Shelley Hirsch, Ute Wasserman, Michael Vorfeld, Frank Gratkowski and his own Lightning Ensemble.[vimeo 132657121 w=620&h=300]
He studied free improvisation in the 80s with John Stevens, saxophone with Elton Dean and Steve Lacy, and electroacoustic composition with David Berezan and Ricardo Climent.
He has released many albums, for example with Grutronic and Evan Parker for PSI records, The Magnificence of Stereo (sruti BOX) and has a solo double modular synthesizer LP, Several Circles and an album with Sidsel Endreson, Debris in Lower Earth Orbit, both due for release on CUSP Editions in 2015.
Kazuhisa Uchihashi was born in Osaka in 1959. Since about 1983 he has actively developed his approach centered on free improvisation with many different kinds of machines and sound-devices.
He has collaborated with Yoshihide Otomo, Shelley Hirsch, Shizuru Ohtaka Zeena Parkins, Hans Reichel. Barre Phillips, Kang Tae Hwan, Leo Smith, Peter Brötzmann, Eugene Chadbourne, Chris Cutler, Fred Frith, Derek Bailey and many others.
Sound Anatomy w/ Peter Cusack, Richard Scott, Kazuhisa Uchihashi
Saturday, 02nd April 2016 | 20:00 CET
Spektrum | Bürknerstr. 12 | 12047 Berlin/Neukölln