The University of Maine’s Intermedia MFA program is pleased to announce Tomomi Adachi as the first to arrive through their Visiting Artist series. Beginning September 22nd Tomomi Adachi will be the IMRC Center’s Researcher in Residence through October 8th. Tomomi will have a performance on September 30th at 7:00 pm in 104 IMRC, Stewart Commons on the University of Maine campus in Orono. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Tomomi Adachi is a performer/composer, sound poet, instrument builder and visual artist. Known for his versatile style, he has performed his own voice and electronics pieces, site-specific compositions, improvised music and contemporary music in all over the world including Tate Modern, Maerzmusik, Centre Pompidou, Poesiefestival Berlin, Merkin Hall, Tempelhof Airfield, STEIM and Walker Art Center working with Jaap Blonk, Nicolas Collins, TAKAHASHI Yuji, Annette Krebs, SAKATA Akira, Jennifer Walshe, ICHIYANAGI Toshi and OTOMO Yoshihide. He has composed for untrained vocal groups and professional contemporary music ensembles, been using brainwave, artificial satellite and even paranormal phenomenon. He directed Japanese premiere of John Cage’s “Europera5” in 2007. CDs include the solo album from Tzadik, Omegapoint and naya records.  He was a guest of the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD for 2012.

 

More information on Tomomi Adachi’s work can be found at http://www.adachitomomi.com

 

The Masters of Fine Arts in Intermedia at the University of Maine provides substantial advanced study for individuals interested in interdisciplinary study in the arts. The program emphasizes intensive development of students’ creative and innovative abilities through a diverse engagement with multiple research processes, critical thinking skills and creative production tools and technologies. The visiting artist series supports and reflects the wide variety of disciplines represented by the program including but not limited to, Art, New Media, Theater, Dance, Philosophy, Art History, Engineering, Communications, Media Studies, Music, Psychology, Natural Sciences, and others.

 

These events are sponsored by the Intermedia MFA Program, the Department of New Media, The University of Maine Cultural Affairs / Distinguished Lecture Series and the Correll Professorship in New Media.

 

For more information contact Sarah Hollows at sarah.hollows@maine.edu