Sabatini Building, Garden
Yoshi and Tashi Wada
The Japanese musician and artist Yoshi Wada, based in San Francisco, joined Fluxus in 1968 after meeting George Maciunas. Subsequently, he studied music composition with La Monte Young, the Indian vocalist Pandit Pran Nath and the Scottish bagpipe players James McIntosh and Nancy Crutcher. His work, normally made with long horns connected to air compressors, bagpipes and other electronic mediums, is built from the use of loud drone sounds. Yoshi Wada’s son Tashi Wada, who grew up in New York and lives in Los Angeles, works with experimental music, art and interdisciplinary performance, his compositions using seemingly simple structures and tuning systems calibrated to generate perceptively rich and unpredictable effects.
In this instance, they will perform a specific piece with the collaboration of percussionist Ingar Zach and the Banda de Gaitas Lume de Biqueira.
The Madrid producer, DJ and artist trained in jazz, studying bass composition, a focus which held sway in the work he subsequently produced. His early career was strongly influenced by ‘90s techno, a sound that grew and evolved into rhythms more akin to house music. Schwartz has played in clubs such as the Panorama Bar, Berghain, Robert Johnson, Fabric and Output, his records praised by critics and artists alike.
In this session, Schwartz will explore the edgier side of dance music, relating figures such as Jamal Moss and his more experimental strands to composers such as Terry Riley and Robert Ashley.