Nozomu Matsumoto, Nile Koetting
14-18 november 2018
Somerset House Studios, London, UK
Presented as part of ASSEMBLY, Climatotherapy is the first UK unveiling of Japanese producer NOZOMU MATSUMOTO and artist NILE KOETTING’s latest collaborative work - a fusion of AI vocals, strings and orchestral sounds - inspired by Matsumoto’s latest release on The Death Of Rave.

Nozomu Matsumoto and Nile Koetting are perhaps best known for being behind Tokyo’s EBM(T), a virtual listening room for “the discovery and sharing of sounds” where they have presented works from Lars Holdhus, aka TCF, Sam Kidel and Robin Mackay.

Commissioned by Somerset House Studios, Climatotherapy was the first UK presentation of their work. Each day Nozomu Matsumoto has hosted one to one, 20 minutes performative listening sessions every hour and a half from 12.30.

Co-produced with Music Hackspace.
Assisted by Henry Cooke, Tim Cowlishaw and Jakub Fiala, BBC R&D.
Photography by Anne Tetzlaff
Photography by Anne Tetzlaff
Photography by Anne Tetzlaff

NOZOMU MATSUMOTO and NILE KOETTING are founders of the online sound curatorial platform EBM(T), collaborating and presenting works by various artists such as Shana Moulton, Lars Holdhus, aka TCF, Sam Kidel and Robin Mackay. EBM(T) curated a part from the show in Tokyo Art Meeting VI TOKYO: Sensing the Cultural Magma of the Metropolis at The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2015, also in 2017 EBM(T) co-curated a music and art festival INFRA インフラ presenting artist’s work in a museum, gallery and clubs in Tokyo.

NOZOMU MATSUMOTO is Tokyo-based artist and composer. This sound design work includes Sustainable Hours at Maison Hermés, Tokyo 2016, and FUKAMI, une plongée dans l'esthétique japonaise at Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, Paris, 2018. Nozomu released his remarkable first vinyl Climatotherapy and début for The Death of Rave, 2018.

NILE KOETTING is an artist working with a diverse range of formats, such as installation, performance, scenography, sound and composition. His artistic projects explore a new perception of interchanges between material and immaterial, living and non-living beings in a landscape of performative time and space. He often terms his approach "scenography" as opposed to demarcation of a clear border between the performance space and the audience. His work and projects have been presented at Moscow Biennale 2017, ZKM Karlsruhe, Hebbel Am Ufer Theater, Western Front, Mori Art Museum, Maison Hermès Tokyo Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.

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