ICC Kids Program 2010 "What Sounds Do We Hear?"

Let's Try to Change the Way of Hearing
Workshop “Let's Experience the ‘Sonic Interface’”

Walk in the building with the “Sonic Interface” that expands the hearing range of the ears through the use of headphones, microphones, and computers. By changing your “ears,” this device provides real-time experience of transforming spaces and time sensitivity.
Cooperation: Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS)

Date: August 7 (Sat.), 8 (Sun.), September 4 (Sat.), 5 (Sun.), 2010 [Finished]
Each workshop is approximately 15 minutes in length
Times: 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm
Venue: ICC 4F Special Space (around Tokyo Opera City)
Participation fee: free of charge
Capacity: three people for each session (in order of arrival on the day)
*Registration will take place as needed from 11:30am at ICC Reception.
Target participants: Children of elementary school age or above
*Visitors are free to look around


Born in 1965, MAEBAYASHI Akitsugu presents as “locations” for experiences works that focus on “hearing” and “sound” as points if contact for the body and its environment. His works include “Audible Distance,” which was Runner-up in the ICC BIENNALE ’97, and his 1999 work “Sonic Interface,” which turned the impact of changes in hearing on sensory perception into a work of art. In “Open Space 2009” he presented “A Piece for Metronome and Anechoic Room,” a work that utilizes three-dimensional acoustic technology. He is now an Associate Professor at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS).
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