Drinking from the Spring of Liquid Love (dj sniff)
Drinking from Spring of Liquid Love is a spatial representation of a compositional process that emerges through negotiations between media, technology, and musicians. Taking inspiration from more than 10 hours of music collected from the internet with the title of “Liquid Love”, a new song was made in collaboration with Japanese singer songwriter mmm (me/my/mo). This song was engraved onto one-off vinyl record made by Ming-Chin Chiu. The installation is constructed from repurposed technology used for composing the song, such as a spring, cassette tape, and a deconstructed DJ set, each manifesting their physical characteristics through sound.
dj sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit) (Japan)
dj sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit) is a musician and curator in the field of experimental electronic arts and improvised music. His musical work builds upon a distinct practice that combines DJing, instrument design, and free improvisation. His collaborations include Evan Parker, Otomo Yoshihide, Martin Tetreault, Paul Hubweber, Tarek Atoui, and Senyawa. He was the Artistic Director of STEIM in Amsterdam between 2007 to 2012 and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University Hong Kong between 2012 to 2017. He is now based in Tokyo where he is the Co-Director of AMF (Asian Meeting Festival) — a festival that aims to bring together experimental music practices in Asia and teaches at Kyoto Seika University.