Ami’s work explores a fundamental question: ‘How does the world construct itself?’ For her, this question is a love letter to the natural world and to life itself, more vital than any answer. She sings as she works at each site and the patterns she creates are a direct response to the acoustic feedback she receives. She sings, and listens, and ‘little by little, the space begins to make its own music’.
Ami sings with a technique called echo-location. She has performed in various contexts, including galleries where she has sung in duets with paintings and with audience members.
Recent performances and exhibitions include Winter solstice concert (2018, Enoura observatory founded by Hiroshi Sugimoto), Sounds to Summon the Japanese Gods (2016, Japan Society of New York), Signs of Voices (2016, Kyoto Art Center, Japan), Setouchi Triennale 2019 (Japan), and Sonic City 2013 Liquid Architecture (2013, RMIT, Australia).
Ami presented at TEDx Tokyo in 2016 and has been awarded the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship (2017) and the Asian Fellowship at the Asia Center of Japan Foundation (2018).
Everyone is welcome to this free performance - donations are invited on admission tosupport the programme. Doors open at 6.30pm and no booking is required.