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Momentum #5: Pierre Berthet plays Tom Johnson / Aki Onda
03/06/2010 - 20:30

Aki Onda: “First Thought Best Thought”
Over a span of two decades, Aki Onda has been using the cassette Walkman for making field recordings which he keeps as a sound diary. He considers these recordings to be personal memories, and not just sounds. Aki Onda will play his first cassette recording which he made in Morocco in 1988.

Pierre Berthet: “Galileo”, a composition by Tom Johnson
Galileo is a composition/instrument that swings on five pendulums. The slowest of these hangs from a line about 260 cm long, suspended from a height of about four meters. The other four pendulums must be carefully measured, following the formula discovered by Galileo Galilei some 500 years ago, so as to make their cycles in 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, and 4/5 the time necessary for the longest. A sequence of short compositions allow us to hear all the different combinations of tempos. The piece has evolved slowly from three pendulums to five, from 10 minute to over 40, in a variety of situations.

MOMENTUM – Platform for Performance-Art is a yearly festival focussing on Performance-Art created by visual artists. The fifth edition of the festival will take place on the 4th, 5th and 6th of June 2010 in Brussels in the spaces of ART2WORK / Bellevue – Creative Brewery. Participating artists are Angie Seah (SG), Los Torreznos (ES), Irma Optimist (FI), Ronaldo Ruiz (PH), Dorothea Rust (CH), Markus Goessi (CH), Mikes Poppe (BE), Emilio López-Menchero (BE), Jürgen Fritz (DE), SHIMA (BR). More info here.

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