Michael McDermott::Natsuko Tezuka&Tomomi Adachi Duo


durational sonic meditation

Composer, musician and artist in residence at Liebig12 Michael McDermott will present a three hour durational sound bath.
The concert is based on practices of Deep Listening and Vipassana meditation.

Listeners are invited to enter and leave the space quietly to experience some or all of the three hour performance of deeply still tones and sounds at the edges between hearing and listening consciousness. Listeners can experience the sounds through meditating, listening, reading, sleeping, yoga or subtle movements that do not disturb the others in the space.


Natsuko Tezuka (movements, voice) + Tomomi Adachi (voice, movements)

Tezuka and Adachi present their collaboration first time in Berlin. Tezuka extracts her dance and voice from Asian vernacular movements. Adachi uses movements as an extension of his voice performance. It is not a collaboration between a dancer and a musician, both of them explore the ream of movements and voices equally to draw a weird presence with their primal bodies and languages.

About the artists:

Michael Reiley McDermott currently guest at Liebig12 as artist in residency. He works at the nexus of sound art, music composition, meditation, Deep Listening and sonic ecology in a practice called Sonic Photography. During his residency he will also present durational sonic meditation concerts, give a talk on the connection between Deep Listening and Sonic Ecology. http://mikronesia.com/

Dancer / Choreographer, Natsuko Tezuka was born in Yokohama Japan. She started her career as a solo dancer in 1996, changing her style from pantomime to dance, and she has worked with themes of trial and error to explore her own style that does not employ conventional techniques. She produced her Anatomical Experiment series with the theme of body observation in 2001. In 2007, she made the piece to she videotaped a chat with her family and traced their movement of the body. She performed this piece, name is “Private trace”, at the theater Berlin Mitte. In 2010, she started a new project entitled Asia Interactive Research, which is a trial to observe folk performing arts in Asia to think about what was Western modernization.

Tomomi Adachi is a performer/composer, sound poet, instrument builder and visual artist. Known for his versatile style, he has performed his own voice and electronics pieces, sound poetry, improvised music and contemporary music, also presented site-specific compositions, compositions for classical ensembles, choir pieces for untrained musicians in all over the world including Tate Modern, Maerzmusik, Centre Pompidou, Poesiefestival Berlin and Walker Art Center. He has been working with a wide range of materials; self-made physical interfaces and instruments, brainwave, artificial satellite, twitter texts, 3D printer and even paranormal phenomenas. CDs include the solo album from Tzadik, Omegapoint and naya records. He was a guest of the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD for 2012.