Edge of Presence
Audio visual performance with dancers
Silent images on the screen
A Dancer pauses
sounds and notes linger on the edge of presence
Super 8 film:
Chris H.Lynn (US)
Field recordings, sounds, objects, music:
Chris H.Lynn (US) & Hiroko Komiya (JP)
Guest dancer; Atsushi Takenouchi ( JP) Ola Capiga-Łochowicz (PL) Guest musician; Krzysiek Łochowicz (PL)
Chris H.Lynn and Hiroko Komiya have started collaborating since the spring of 2021. The released digital album “Oto no Yukue “ in Feb 2022, with extracting the instant sound of each land, exchanging like a sound letter, and creating new compositions from the explorations. It became a sketchbook-like album of sounds with seasonal changes, elements of nature, and some distant memories. They also have ongoing projects between here and there simultaneous recording, sound journal, speaking voice, and audiovisual live performance.
Chris H. Lynn is a filmmaker, sound artist, educator, and curator from the United States. His digital images and Super 8 films explore the subtle rhythms of movement, light, and sound in urban and rural landscapes that vary from the Eastern shores of Maryland, U.S. to Nanjing, China. His work has been shown at the Librairie Avant-Garde, Nanjing, China, UNZALAB in Milan, Italy, American Film Institute (AFI) in Silver Spring, Md, Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinamericano Habana, Cuba, Goethe Institut, Washington D.C., The Anthology Film Archives, NYC, and a variety of venues internationally. His work was featured in the book Cinema and the Audiovisual Imagination by Robert Robertson. His sound works have been published on Impulsive Habitat, Verz Imprint, Green Field Recordings, KandalaRecords, Plus Timbre and echOmusic and have appeared on radio programs worldwide.
Hiroko Komiya plays object sounds; stone, water, seashell, toys, etc. and percussion, zither, shrutibox, voice. Inspired by the air, space, movements, inner body, memory, she expresses the sound without bound melody or rhythm. Since 1999, she accompanies Atsushi Takenouchi's JINEN Butoh as a musician, all his works and live performances are created and played by her live music. Apart from dance, she collaborates with film, sculptor, painter, poet, story teller, costume designer, various artists for exhibition, installation, etc.
Released first solo album “Eau Nouvelle” ( sometimeStudio, France 2009 ) Released Butoh performance music album " Pendulum Sea" ( SBENG! Dischi, Italy 2017) Also released 2 albums in collaboration with French experimental band LENA CIRCUS ( 2008, 2011)