Outlands Qujaku

Outlands QujakuOUTLANDS experimental music touring network have annouced an original audio-visual collaboration between Japanese psych band Qujaku and UK visual artists IMPATV.

Developed during a residency in Japan in June 2019, this new production explores ideas of duality.  Sound triggers light that in turn creates form via an amalgam of heavy, rhythmic ambience combined with visual projections, lighting and stage design.  The resulting union will unfurl as an expansive spectacle to stimulate the senses.

Special guests group A open each night of the tour with a spectacular new AV set.

Ensō – a circular symbol hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.

Sone – a unit of loudness; how loud a sound is perceived.

Ensō Sone expresses a freedom to create loudness, which marks the starting point for this exciting new collaboration. Further ideas from Japanese Zen practice; of oneness, natural opposites and equilibrium, the spirit of harmonious cooperation, the visible and the invisible, absolute fullness in emptiness, simplicity, completeness, and endlessness are explored.

The tour includes special guests electronic, industrial act group A (now the solo project of Tommi Tokyo) who in turn collaborate with Berlin based visual artist DEAD SLOW AHEAD on a new multi-dimensional video universe, opening the gate to the inside-self, mixing slow ethereal abstract sounds with mind-shattering stroboscopic video pulsations, designed to challenge the observers’ expectations of AV work.

As with all OUTLANDS tours, there will be an accompanying workshop to shine a light on the artistic processes behind the production. IMPATV will host an experimental video workshop prior to the ENSÕ SONE shows, exploring some of the techniques they use to create their videos and visual work, using a variety of new and outdated technologies. Participants will have their own experimental video work to take away with them.


Wed 6th Nov – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds

Thu 7th Nov – Milton Keynes Gallery

Fri 8th Nov – London – Corsica Studios

Sat 9th Nov – Cambridge Junction

Sun 10th Nov – Bexhill – De La Warr Pavilion

Mon 11th Nov – Bristol – Cube Cinema

Tue 12th Nov – Plymouth – KARST

Wed 13th Nov – Manchester – Fairfield Social Club

Thu 14th Nov – Bradford – Fuse

For more information visit the official OUTLANDS website or follow them on Facebook and Twitter where they tweet as @OutlandsNetwork



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