Stanford Cheung:: CROSSVIEWS – A Sonic Experiment [London Edition]

IKLECTIK presents,

Stanford Cheung:: CROSSVIEWS – A Sonic Experiment [London Edition]

Wednesday 18 January 2023 | Doors: 8pm | Start: 8:30pm
Our Kiosk opens 1 hour prior to doors.

Tickets: £12.50 Advance / £15 OTD

“CROSSVIEWS” is a sonic experiment that pays homage to the Japanese filmmaker Yasujirō Ozu’s cinematic aesthetic “pillow shot” through 21st century piano works, ambient electronics & improvisations.

The “pillow shot” is a film technique where the view diverts from the narrative towards an unrelated scene before proceeding onwards. The use of Ozu’s “pillow shot” allows for the artist to juxtapose different styles and narratives within musical form — notably asymmetry, asynchronism, non-linearity and incompleteness. The result of this “pillow shot” technique is a concert experience where space and time feel indistinguishable to the audience.

With opening performance by UK-based improviser and educator Henry McPherson.

Opening performance by Henry McPherson
Dream Images, Gemini by George Crumb (1929-2022)
A Preface (piano improv) by Stanford Cheung
Andata by Ryuichi Sakamoto (1952- )
Improvisation Cutaway No. 1 (piano, electronics) by Cheung
Seven Falsehoods by Erich Barganier (1988- )
Improvisation Cutaway No. 2 (electronics, piano, field recordings) by Cheung
Spring and Asura (Akashi Version) by Dai Fujikura (1977- )
Improvisation Cutaway No. 3 (electronics) by Cheung
Pleiades Op. 71 No. 1-5 by Takashi Yoshimatsu (1953- )
Improvisation Cutaway No. 4 (piano, electronics) by Cheung
Piano Folio… To a Disappeared Pleiad by Takashi Yoshimatsu

Stanford Cheung

Photo by Dahlia Katz

Stanford Cheung is a concert pianist, sonic artist, improvisor, and poet from Canada. From concerto performances with orchestras, free-form poetry recitals, to electronic improvisation for art installations, Cheung’s commissioned projects have been exhibited or forthcoming at the Osaka University, Banff Centre, Orpheus Institute, The University of Edinburgh, Buddies in Bad Times, CCA Kitakyushu, Studio Kura, Tokyo Poetry Journal, Nomadic Press among others. Stanford is pursuing his Doctoral degree at McGill University where his research is dedicated to the work of Ryuichi Sakamoto. He runs a multimodal soundscape project label The Yuha Archive.

Henry McPherson

Henry McPherson is an artist, improviser, composer, and educator from the UK. He is a lecturer in improvised music at the University of Huddersfield, and a visiting teacher in improvisation at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. His creative practice draws widely across the visual, sonic, and kinetic, and his work has been shown internationally across diverse settings – from concert halls to galleries, from bathrooms to dance studios, from parks and warehouses to cafes, virtual halls and radio. He is one third of the improvising collective the Noisebringers, and lives in Lancashire.