Avsluta – Atau Tanaka

IKLECTIK [off-site] presents,

Avsluta – Atau Tanaka

Friday 12 February 2021 | 8.30pm (GMT)

An evening of vocal synthesis and digital processing, EMG muscle sensing and techno-pop computer music, streamed live from IKLECTIK.  The event will also feature 3 readings by Brandon LaBelle, Sally Jane Norman and David Toop.

The event will be streamed live in binaural, the audience is invited to use headphones to fully enjoy all the audible delicacies and the spatialisation of the pieces.


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Line up

Atau Tanaka



Listening to the Body – Brandon Labelle
from Sound Art Festival Dystopie Berlin-Brasilien 2020
The book, Sonic Agency out on Goldsmiths Press


Touchstone – Sally Jane Norman
from Touch Festival, STEIM Amsterdam 1998
reading by Josephine Berry


Sleep Music – David Toop
from Inflamed Invisible: Collected Writings on Art and Sound, 1976-2018
on Goldsmiths Press



Artists bio


Lucie Stepankova (aka Avsluta) is an electro-acoustic composer and performer, free-improviser and lecturer of improvisation and performative practices at the London College of Communication. She runs Introspective Electronics – a collective platform for adventurous music featuring regular radio shows, podcasts, and event series.

Inquiry about our being in, experiencing and interacting with the world through the lens of deep ecology and collective experiences, intimacy and spirituality are at the core of her practice. Lucie works with objects, organic materials, field recordings, synthesis and digital processing to create sense-of-place compositions challenging frontiers between actualities and potentialities. The general aim of her practice is to encourage audiences to engage in listening as an active-creative practice, to reconnect with and embody emotions, and to inquire into possible approaches towards solidarity as understood within the framework of deep ecology.


Atau Tanaka

Meta Gesture – Ph credit: Martin Delay

Atau Tanaka uses EMG muscle sensing to turn the human body into a musical instrument. His first inspirations came upon meeting John Cage during his Norton Lectures. In the 1990s he formed Sensorband with Zbigniew Karkowski and Edwin van der Heide and in the Japanoise scene played alongside Merzbow, Otomo, KK Null. His second trio, Sensors_Sonics_Sights was with Thereminist Laurent Dailleau and visual artist Cecile Babiole. He has performed in John Peel’s Meltdown at London Southbank, in the French improvised music scene with Camel Zekri, Metamkine, Le Quan Ninh, and Michel Doneda, and in duo with Adam Parkinson (aka Dane Law), and with the visual artist Lillevan. He has releases on Sub Rosa, Bip-hop, Caipirinha Music, Touch/Ash, Sonoris, Sirr-ecords, NX Records and is commissioning editor for the Sonics Series at Goldsmiths Press.



Intro and credits music by Christian Duka & Jose Macabra Spatialised by Christian Duka


3D sound powered by Auditif


Livestream production: B-Side Live – Rob Hall




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Amoenus is a non-profit art organisation that facilitates, educates, curates, and promotes immersive art centred around 3D sound.”