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Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda to collaborate with Annea Lockwood

The Japanese duo's North American tour in October includes a special New York date with the New Zealand born composer

Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda embark on a North American tour in October. The seven date run will kick off in Vancouver, Canada, before travelling south through the Pacific Northwest to California and then eastwards to New York. Their New York date is a Blank Forms presentation showcasing their first-time collaboration with New Zealand born composer and sound artist Annea Lockwood, in which they will treat found objects as both aural and visual tools.

Onda, based in New York, and Suzuki, from Tango Peninsula, Japan, started collaborating as a duo in 2005, since when they have explored site specific locations on various tours of America, Asia and Europe. These have taken in performances in a factory in Brussels, a carpark in Glasgow, and so on, with Onda and Suzuki playing self-made instruments, found material and analogue equipment. Their first album together, called Ma Ta Ta Bi, was released by the Montreal label Oral in 2014.

Tour dates are: Vancouver Western Front (18 October), Seattle Good Shepherd Center Chapel (19), Culver City SASSAS at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook (22), Valencia Workshop at CalArts (23), Marfa Workshop at Marfa Stockyards (25), Marfa Live Arts at Saint George Hall (26), with Annea Lockwood at a Blank Forms presentation at Brooklyn NY Pioneer Works (29). More information can be found on Aki Onda's website.