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Instru­ment Builders Project goes to Kyoto

The project is an international forum for exper­i­men­tal sound, music and performance in Aus­tralia and the Asia-Pacific

This year’s Instru­ment Builders Project will take place in Kyoto, Japan. Aptly called Instru­ment Builders Project Kyoto: Cir­cu­lat­ing Echo, it runs from 30 August–17 September. The forum brings in artists from Indone­sia, Aus­tralia and Japan to make musi­c instru­ments at Kyoto Art Centre. Among those participating are Masamitsu Araki, Misbach Daeng Bilok, Caitlin Franzmann, Tomoko Momiyama, Wukir Suryadi, Natasha Tontey and Yuya Tsukahara. The forum’s workshops, talks and performances are open to the public.

Founded in 2013 by Kristi Mon­fries and Joel Stern, the first Instrument Builders Project took place that same year at iCAN in Yogyakarta, Java. The following year it moved to the National Gallery of Vic­to­ria in Melbourne, Australia. Full details of 2018’s Kyoto programme can be found at their website.