Q&A | Open Reel Ensemble: Reel-to-reel artist talk & demonstration
Open Reel Ensemble closes the opening day of the Forum with a performative Q&A on reels. Two-time laureate of the Japan Media Arts Festival, Open Reel Ensemble, founded in 2009 and whose current members include Haruka Yoshida, Ei Wada and Masaru Yoshida, has an undoubtedly signature approach to creation and music making.
Using old reel-to-reel tape recorders from the ‘70s and ‘80s hooked up to controllers and obsolete electrical devices, the ensemble delivers a live musical performance as irresistible as it is atypical. Featuring the band in conversation with MUTEK.JP’s Artistic Director, Maurice Jones this session will dive into Open Reel Ensemble’s motivations behind their uncanny musical universe, the definition of their self-described style of “magnetikpunk” and the experience of providing music for four Issey Miyake’s fashion shows. The conversation will be followed by a live demonstration of how the group uses vintage reel-to-reel tape recorders as instruments, ahead of their performance at Nocturne 1 on August 23rd.
Please note that the activity will take place in Japanese, with live translation into English.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
4:15 pm_5:45 pm Montréal time