Mitchell Akiyama Saturday May 8th, 2010
In collaboration with Hamilton Artists Inc, the New Harbours Music Series is pleased to present a musical performance by Mitchell Akiyama in the HAI gallery space.
Toronto born, Montreal based Mitchell Akiyama has carved a niche for himself as one of Canada’s premier avant-garde electronic musicians. Originally trained in classical music and jazz on piano and guitar, Akiyama began composing electronic music in the late 1990s. He has since come to incorporate traditional instruments and real world sound sources in his compositions, fusing the organic and digital. the results can be beautiful and lush, jarring and abrasive, but are, above all, always moving.
Mitchell has released albums with several noted international music labels, including Raster-Noton, Alien8 (Subtractiv), and Sub Rosa, as well as his own Montreal imprint intr-version, and has played extensively in Europe and North America at festivals such as Sonar and Mutek alongside the likes of Oval, Francisco Lopez, Kit Clayton, Pole, Jetone, and Tomas Jirku.
This event coincides with The Archive and Everyday Life Conference, administered by the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University.
Admission is free / pay what you can (PWYC).