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Thinking Spaces: Tomomi Adachi, Guelph ON

September 27, 2013

We’ll kick-off this year’s events with a visit from vocal improviser, composer, & sound poet, Tomomi Adachi (see below for more information). This opening event will happen at an irregular time & place: 10 Carden (, 8-10pm.

Self-Made Instruments and Telepathy in Improvisation: A Public Talk and Discussion with Tomomi Adachi.

Tomomi Adachi will discuss his own work as an improviser with a focus on his own approach to self-made instruments and on his newest project PUTIF (People’s United Telepathic Improvisation Front), a collaboration with Jennifer Walshe. In PUTIF, Walshe and Adachi improvise together at a specified time in two separate locations, listening to one another at distances beyond the reach of the human ear. These improvisations are recorded and later combined and compared. They also encourage others to listen telepathically to their improvisation and send in descriptions of what they hear. Tomomi will discuss how telepathy is working as a conceptual framework for musical improvisation. The project compels us to consider how others can be present in their absence, how improvisations can be a tool for being together despite physical distance, and questions the advantages of telematic technology in an age where it is becoming increasingly common.

If you’d like to prepare for the discussion, you can view one telepathic listener’s response here.

and/or, you can learn more about Tomomi’s self-made instruments here.

and/or, you can browse his ample documentation of his diverse projects here.


September 27, 2013


42 Carden St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 3A2 Canada
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