FORMANT BROTHERS

Program

  • FORMANT BROTHERS [Miwa Msahiro + Sakonda Nobuyasu]

  • FORMANT BROTHERS “The Formant Brothers’ SHOW BOAT ── Dodoitsu and Ballad Songs for the Artificial Voice ──” 2021

  • FORMANT BROTHERS “The Formant Brothers’ SHOW BOAT ── Dodoitsu and Ballad Songs for the Artificial Voice ──” 2021

  • FORMANT BROTHERS “The Formant Brothers’ SHOW BOAT ── Dodoitsu and Ballad Songs for the Artificial Voice ──” 2021

  • FORMANT BROTHERS “The Formant Brothers’ SHOW BOAT ── Dodoitsu and Ballad Songs for the Artificial Voice ──” 2021

  • FORMANT BROTHERS “The Formant Brothers’ SHOW BOAT ── Dodoitsu and Ballad Songs for the Artificial Voice ──” 2021

  • FORMANT BROTHERS “The Formant Brothers’ SHOW BOAT ── Dodoitsu and Ballad Songs for the Artificial Voice ──” 2021

  • FORMANT BROTHERS “The Formant Brothers’ SHOW BOAT ── Dodoitsu and Ballad Songs for the Artificial Voice ──” 2021

PERFORMANCE [Nayabashi Bridge Area]

“The Formant Brothers’ SHOW BOAT
── Dodoitsu and Ballad Songs for the Artificial Voice ──”

Date:
November 27th Sat. [1]15:00-15:30 / [2]17:00-17:30*Held on November 28th in case of rain.
Venue:
Nayabashi Bridge
Performer:
Miwa Masahiro (Big brother)
Sakonda Nobuyasu (Guitar / Little brother)
Okano Eugene (MIDI Accordion)
Nishimura Akihiro (Song + MIDI Accordion)
Shigemori Mika (Shamisen + Song)
Ushiyama Taira (Acoustic engineer)
Year:
2021

ACCESS

Program

"Showa Kare-Susuki"
Song + MIDI Accordion: Nishimura Akihiro
Guitar: Sakonda Nobuyasu

"NEO DO-DO-I-TSU - Six Japanese folk songs -"
Songwriting: FORMANT BROTHERS (2009/2021)
MIDI Accordion: Okano Eugene
Shamisen + Song : Shigemori Mika

"Yume no Waltz"
Songwriting: FORMANT BROTHERS(2012/2021)
MIDI Accordion: Nishimura Akihiro + Okano Eugene
Shamisen: Shigemori Mika
Guitar: Sakonda Nobuyasu

Artist

FORMANT BROTHERS

The FORMANT BROTHERS is a collaborative unit for composition and speculation, formed in 2000 with Masahiro MIWA and Nobuyasu SAKONDA. Focusing on the "voice" they have been exploring today's issues of technology and art philosophically, musically, and technologically, aiming to make machines sing the "songs" of the 21st century. Major works; “Ordering a Pizza de Brothers”, “Neo Do-do-i-tsu”, “Yume no Waltz”, etc., in which the artificial voice is played by human hands. They won the Prix Ars Electronica 2009 for "Le Tombeau de Freddie/L’Internationale".

Masahiro MIWA was born in Tokyo in 1958. In 1978 he moved to Germany and studied composition at National Academy of Art in Berlin and at the Robert Schumann National Academy in Düseldorf. Since the latter half of the 1980s, Miwa has released countless works that were created using the method known as algorithmic composition. He is a former member of the Methodicism coterie and currently a professor at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences [IAMAS].

Nobuyasu SAKONDA, musician and media artist, was born in Kobe in 1961. He has been presenting many media art works using his original vocal synthesis software and also publishing articles on Media studies on Voice and Machine. A co-author of textbooks for Max programing. A professor at the Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences, Department of Visual Media.