Breeze Before Chaos

Ai Yamamoto and Dan West

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Multicultural Arts Victoria


Ai Yamamoto unites with Dan West for a rare live performance

About Ai Yamamoto

Japanese-born Ai Yamamoto has been a figure in the Australian electronic music community since the early 2000s, sourcing sounds from field recordings, video games and daily life. These textures form a body of work influenced by soundscapes, electronica, ambient and industrial music.

About this concert

Ai Yamamoto’s compositions fuse soundscapes and atmospheric sounds with intricate textures. She turns mundane sounds from daily life into playful melodies that emanate a vivid visual presence. In a rare live performance, Ai is joined by multi-instrumentalist, music producer and sound designer Dan West to perform and recontextualise works off her recent EP, Remembering, and unreleased works. This is also the premiere of Dan and Ai’s collaborative sound works, which explore Ai’s love of melodies and Dan’s finest minimal beats, reminiscent of Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Ai’s fascinating video works will help guide you on this sonic journey.

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Ai Yamamoto keyboard/laptop
Dan West keyboard/synth/guitar/laptop