Takuji Naka / Tim Olive

Sat 2 May, 2020
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Fusion Arts

The duo of Takuji Naka and Tim Olive use modified devices (cassette decks, spring reverb, magnetic pickups), self-made instruments (resonating surfaces, simple oscillators, lung-driven tubing), consumer detritus (springs, styrofoam, aluminum foil) and analog electronics to make a lo-fi, difficult-to-categorize music, existing at the intersection of noise, live electronic music, musique concrete and sound art. The duo’s performances are visually engaging, sonically absorbing and strangely evocative, with sound-textures and scraps of pitched material evolving, shifting and mutating in real time, resulting in a music which is uncanny, uneasy, and yet somehow beautiful.

Naka/Olive have been active as a duo since 2014 and have completed tours of Europe and Taiwan, as well as performing extensively in Japan, performing mainly as a duo but also in collaboration with Cristián Alvear, Anne-F Jacques, Jason Kahn, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Makoto Oshiro, Carl Stone and others. They have released three CDs, on Japanese and American labels, and will have a new release in spring 2020.

Naka/Olive Discography:     
“Quince” (Kendra Steiner Editions CD, 2018)
“False Mercury” (trio with Frans de Waard, 845 Audio CD, 2018)
“The New Attractive” (EM Records CD, 2015)

More info: timolive.org

Tickets: £10/£8