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Experimentik #59 #Biliana Voutchkova / Kiku Day & Ayako Kataoka

16.November / 21:00 - 23:00

Experimentik #59

Biliana Voutchkova / Kiku Day & Ayako Kataoka

Biliana Voutchkova – violin, voice

Kiku Day – shakuhachi, bone and plant flutes, pitched stones
Ayako Kataoka – tape, graphical score

Experimentik 2022 is supported by inm
Einlass: 20.30 Uhr


Biliana Voutchkova – violin, voice

Biliana Voutchkova is a dynamic and thoroughly engaged interdisciplinary artist, composer-performer, violinist and curator with a truly personal, unconventional artistic language. Through the prism of listening, her early training in classical music and the years of development as contemporary artist-performer, she explores states of spontaneity and intuitive resonance embodied in her multifaceted activities. Her work includes regular performances of major solo violin/ensemble works, new music by contemporary composers often written for her, original work including concerts, performances, long durational formats, multidisciplinary collaborations, compositions and installations with focus on the sound space.


Kiku Day – shakuhachi, bone and plant flutes, pitched stones
Ayako Kataoka – tape, graphical score

Kiku Day (PhD, London; MFA, Mills; BA, London) is a shakuhachi player and ethnomusicologist from Copenhagen Denmark, where she grew up with her Japanese and American parents. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London
Day plays ­jinashi shakuhachi – an older type of shakuhachi, only consisting of the raw untreated bamboo in the bore as a contrast to the modern shakuhachi with a rebuild bore. She also plays bone and plant flutes, pitched stones.
Day has performed with performers such as Fred Frith, Joanna MacGregor, Mats Gustafsson and Joëlle Léandre, and as a soloist with Odense Symphony Orchestra playing Takemitsu Toru’s November Steps and with choirs such as the Nonsuch Choir, Voces8 and Coro Casa da Musica at venues such as Southbank, UK; Disney Hall, USA and the Danish Radio Concert Hall.
Day is known for her innovative playing techniques in cross-cultural settings, especially in her collaborations with performers such as Hyelim Kim from South Korea and in Sonas Mutua – a duet with Marisol Jimenez from Mexico and a duet with Ayako Kataoka.
She has furthermore explored soundscapes of antiquity with music anthropologist Eva Fock. She brings the instruments such as bone flutes and pitched stones into her innovative colloborations.

Ayako Kataoka (MFA, Mills College) is a Japanese interdisciplinary artist, who works in sound, installation and performance.
Her artistic and research interests include: Sound Art, Japanese Spatial Concepts, Sound/Landscape, and Music and Movement Improvisation.
Kataoka has shared her work and crossed mediums at: San Francisco International Arts Festival, Ftarri in Tokyo, Sound Forms Symposium in Copenhagen, The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bolzano in Italy, The Stone in NY, Tokyo International Dance Film Festival, and High Zero festival in Baltimore, among many others.


Datum: 16.November
Zeit: 21:00 - 23:00
Venue Name: tik
Address: Rigaer Straße 77
Berlin, 10247
Organizer Name: Experimentik