clinamen tides - hitoshi kojo, jgrzinich, eku

clinamen tides – hitoshi kojo, jgrzinich, eku

Clinamen Tides – is a scored performance piece which combines amplified and acoustic sounds, recordings and objects, structure and improvisation. Multiple small speakers disperse the sound throughout the room and among the audience, with an emphasis on listening and movement. The artists will play recorded sounds, found materials and homemade instruments to create sound works of rich tonal and textural complexities.

A performance in 3 parts. Each artist is a conductor and performer. The piece, half scored – half improvised, offers a frame and direction, but allows space for small variations of spontaneous actions to shape the sound. The piece plays equally on visual as well as sonic elements.

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Clinamen Tides performed at the Pispalan Nykytaiteen Keskus.
Tampere Finalnd, July 2006

clinamen tides

clinamen tides
photos by Patrick McGinley

“Clinamen” is the name ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus gave to the spontaneous microscopic swerving of atoms from a vertical path as they fall. According to Lucretius who was influenced by Epicurus, there would be no contact between atoms without the clinamen, and so, “No collision would take place and no impact of atom upon atom would be created. Thus nature would never have created anything.” (De Rerum Natura, lines 220-225)

Clinamen Tides performance at Gallery Saoh and Tomos, Tokyo (28.10.06)
as part of the ‘Marginal Art’ exhibition organized by Abiko Open Air Exhibition

clinamen tides

clinamen tides

clinamen tides

clinamen tides

clinamen tides

clinamen tides

clinamen tides
photos by Shirakawa Masahiro

clinamen tides

clinamen tides

clinamen tides

clinamen tides
above: Clinamen Tides performance in Osaka and Kyoto Japan, November 2006

John Grzinich (EST/US) is a mixed media artist who has been working mainly with sound since 1995. He has performed and worked extensively throughout Europe and the US and has published a number of CDs on such labels as Staalplaat (NL), CMR (NZ), erewhon (BE), Intransitive Recordings (US), Elevator Bath (US), Pale-Disc (JP), Cloud of Statics(CH), and SIRR(PT). These works consist of solo and and collaborative productions of experimental electro-acoustic sound pieces that result from studio and performance activity. Currently John is a project and media lab coordinator for MoKS – center for art and social practice, an artist-run international residency center and project space in southeast Estonia.

EKU (Evelyn Müürsepp) is a visual artist residing in south- east estonia. her creation has taken different forms besides paintings, like poetry performances, installations and processes. here you can get acquainted with some of her works. if you would like to obtain some of her paintings or are somehow else interested what she does, do not hesitate to contact her. since 2001 she is also involved with moks – artist- in- residence program at Mooste, Põlva County, Estonia.

Hitoshi Kojo (JP/CH) has worked in various artistic areas such as music composition and painting in both traditional and contemporary methods, as well as installation, performance, etc… He diagonally crosses the center and the surrounding of those creative areas, as he does in life. He has grown with the influence of an ancient culture and the thought of Asia since his birth. Yet he also was influenced by his relatives, a quantum physicist, a psychoanalyst and buddhist monk. He currently lives in Europe, where he absorbs old myths and manners along with contemporary philosophy. These influences, he prefers to masticate and to digest, just like his favorite foods. He laughs in the metaphysical labyrinth, swims in the stridulation of the Milky Way, and indulges in eroding sunlight. His artistic trails exude and drip by the names OCTPIA, SPIRACLE, and KODAMA for now.