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Public Programs

Public Programs
The project includes various public programs. You all are welcomed to join workshop, talk events, exhibition, and performance as well as open studio from 4th September. Open Studio Event The instrument-making process is open to the public. Visitors can observe the artists and their collaborations in the studio space. September 4 – September 16, 2018...

The project has started!!

The project has started!!
The Instrument Builders Project Kyoto: Circulating Echo has just started at Kyoto Art Center today! After touring the Kyoto Art Center building, artists introduced themselves each other and shared the idea for the project. The project continues till 17 September and many public programs are scheduled. Please keen eyes on the process of instrument buildings....

Yuya Tsukahara

Yuya Tsukahara
Yuya Tsukahara was born in 1979 and is currently based in Osaka. Along with dancer Masaru Kakio, in 2006 he formed the unit contact Gonzo, which began an improvisational style of physical practice resembling a fist fight. They describe their approach as “Philosophy of pain, technique of contact” and perform in parks and on the...

Natasha Tontey

Natasha Tontey
Natasha Tontey is an artist and graphic designer based in Yogyakarta and Jakarta, Indonesia. She is interested in exploring the concept of fiction as a method of speculative thinking. Through her artistic practice, she investigates the idea of how fear, horror, and terror could be manifested in order to control the public. Her works have...

Tomoko Momiyama

Tomoko Momiyama
Born in 1977 and currently based in Tokyo, Japan, Tomoko works internationally as a music composer and producer of site-specific projects. By intervening in the relationships between people and their environments, she weaves diverse narratives into multilayered music and questions what is home in today’s society. In search of music that is contemporary and folk...

Misbach Daeng Bilok

Misbach Daeng Bilok
Born in 1978 in the Selayar islands of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, Misbach Daeng Bilok has actively engaged in local art communities since 1989 as a musician. He has focused on instrument-building and performances inspired by traditional bamboo instruments from South Sulawesi, and has worked on a bamboo exploration project with village communities in Indonesia. ミスバッフ・デーン・ビロク...

Masamitsu Araki

Masamitsu Araki
Born in 1981, Masamitsu Araki currently lives in Kyoto, Japan. Using sound documentation and field recording methods, he creates audio environments that combine sounds with everyday phenomena and documentation. Araki’s work extends across media and formats, encompassing a theater piece made with multitrack speakers and sculpture, sound installations, and sound sources. His other projects include:...

IBP Kyoto -Circulating Echo

IBP Kyoto -Circulating Echo
*Japanese follows The Instrument Builders Project will launch the new edition. IBP expands its programs to the collaboration in 3 countries, Indonesia, Australia, and Japan. For three weeks, artists with diverse practices and cultural backgrounds from 3 different countries will create musical instruments while sharing the processes of making these devices. Various public programs are...

Interview with the IBP curators for the NGV

Interview with the IBP curators for the NGV
An interview with Instrument Builders Project founders and co-curators Kristi Monfries and Joel Stern by Serena Bentley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.

IBP3 Opening Party at the NGV

IBP3 Opening Party at the NGV
The third iteration and the first Australian presentation of The Instrument Builders Project opened on Saturday 1 November at the NGV Studio in Melbourne. 400 people (and little people) attended and made an almighty racket. The instruments looked and sounded incredible.