~~ // Chihei Hatakeyama \\~~
Chihei Hatakeyama is a sound artist and musician living on the outskirts of Tokyo. He has performed for years under his given name and also as one half of the electroacoustic duo Opitope, along with Tomoyoshi Date. Hatakeyama polychromes memory-evoking soundscapes with various recorded materials of electric & acoustic instruments such as electric guitars, vibraphone, and piano. He has released music on Kranky, Room 40, and his own White Paddy Mountain label, amongst others.
~~ // Vida Vojić \\~~
"Unconsciously, I ended up in sound to express the invisible inside. Everything interconnected, a feeling in my chest, turned into a tone, grew into a new world. I aim for purity - what is suppressed underneath the intellect. It is a physical reaction to the confrontation of myself, removing the barriers between me and the reflection of me - the sound. The biggest loss is to forget to feel. I seek to get as close to feelings as possible, without the need of explanation in between, leaving an open end to the expression. Perhaps that is when thinking becomes irrelevant, and listening becomes something that
you do with your body first, and thought secondly.”