Ableton artist masterclass with Kyoka
'Find the new vibration in sound'
Hey there! As the Zaragoza Ableton User Group announced a few days ago, Kyoka will visit Xprésate next 25th november and we all are counting the minutes remaining...
In this post, we advance some details of Kyoka's masterclass.
First, the artist proposes to check together through a field recording sound. Then we'll discuss in wich part of recording we find groove or inspiration in order to find differents points of view.
Finally, we'll share our impressions trying to combine them and compose a new piece together using the unlimited potential of Ableton Live .
kyoka is the first solo female artist on the raster-noton roster - works as a musician/composer in Berlin and Tokyo and is known for her chaotic and direct musical approach and a heavy-rough sound, resulting in a broken pop-beat with experimental yet danceable rhythms.
She grew up in Japan, having piano, flute and syamisen lessons during her childhood. While listening and recording radio shows and Tuning sound of the radio to tape, she became
attracted by the tape recorder and bass sound. Simultaneously, she enjoyed to take her tape recorder to pieces and observe each role. It assisted her to understand the invention of the recording apparatus.
In 1999 she started to explore the potential of synthesizers/computers and began a trip as a backpacker with her small synthesizer at will. USA, Spain, France, UK etc.
There, she experienced to improvise music with some local underground artists and learned difference in expression by personality, regionality and the musicality. In 2008 she released her first EP. Kyoka has presented live performances at CTM, Sonar (tokyo), Volt Festival, and also Plissken Festival.
Last year she was one of the participant at well known Loop Ableton meeting.
Now she's working in a sound exploration project thanks to FUGA, developed by Born! Music at Etopia Centro de Arte y Tecnología.