The Power of the Unseen

Chosho Hakkei in Rittor Base – Live Performance ver

evala (See by Your Ears) (JP)

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Streaming schedule

Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (CEST)
Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (CEST)

“Chosho Hakkei in Rittor Base – HPL ver,” which won Prix Ars Electronica 2021 Digital Musics & Sound Art Honorary Mentions, originated from three works presented in the sound exhibition ”Chosho Hakkei”‘ held in 2019 at Nakazu Bashoen Garden and Marugame Museum of Art in Kagawa Prefecture. evala reconstructed these three works into an 8.1.2ch spatial audio work at Rittor Base Ochanomizu in February 2020 and released it as a stereophonic streaming/downloadable sound source using HPL, a technology that allows listeners to experience 3D sound through headphones. This time, evala will return to Rittor Base in Ochanomizu for an online live performance titled ”Chosho Hakkei in Rittor Base – Live Performance ver” using the 3D sound system and high-definition video system. set 1: Sep. 11, 1:00 p.m. (CEST) set 2: Sep. 12, 5:00 p.m. (CEST) Reservation mandatory.


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Performer – evala (JP): Musician Sound Artist
evala has been creating edgy works of electronic music and exploring auditory experience with the use of 3D sound systems as new instruments. Founder of See by Your Ears, which explores the dormant possibilities in hearing under the concept “seeing with one’s ears.” In 2020, evala received the Excellence Award at the 24th Japan Media Arts Festival for his “Sea, See, She – To you, who is yet to come,” based on the concept of “invisible cinema.” In 2021, he received the Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention for his spatial sound album “Chosho Hakkei in Rittor Base – HPL ver”

Sound Engineer – Jiro Kubo (JP): Acoustic Field Inc.
Founded Acoustic Field Inc. in 2007. Kubo’s work includes the development of sound systems and consulting on spatial audio, and based on his rich experience, he provides technical support for sound artists’ music production and installations using spatial audio. In 2014, he released the high-quality binaural processing technology “HPL.” He is a technical director of See by Your Ears.

Photography/Video Direction – Kenshu Shintsubo (JP): Born in 1968. Graduated from the Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. Shintsubo works in photography, video, and other media. His major works include “Landscape” (Kadokawa Shoten, 2012) and “Rugged TimeScape” (collaboration with Takashi Ikegami, FOIL, 2010). Recent major exhibitions in Japan include the Saitama Triennale 2020 and the Northern Alps Art Festival 2017.

Lighting – 2bit (JP): Programmer, ISHII 2bit Program Office
Born in 1984. In 2010, started working as a multi-genre programmer. He gives direction and develops interactive contents, mobile apps, and server technology. He is also involved in stage direction (especially lighting direction). His representative works include “HagukiWokamuToRingoKaraTiGaDeru – an exhibition in which a group of fluorescent lights are triggered to light up by the noise emitted by other fluorescent lights when they’re turned on, and these are reflected in a mirror so there appear to be many more lights than there actually are.

Producer – Susumu Kunisaki (JP): Director, RITTOR BASE
Born in 1963. While working for 20 years as the editor-in-chief of Sound & Recording Magazine, a magazine for sound creators, he started a live recording event called “Premium Studio Live” in 2010, and launched a label to distribute the recorded sound in high-resolution. At the end of 2018, he opened the multi-purpose studio “RITTOR BASE” and is working on creating new contents on sound installations and live streaming with a binaural premise.


Credits for the live performance:
Performer: evala(See by Your Ears)
Sound Engineer: Jiro Kubo
Photography/Video Direction: Kenshu Shintsubo
Lighting: 2bit
Producer: Susumu Kunisaki
Venue: Rittor Base Ochanomizu

Credit for the album “Chosho Hakkei in Rittor Base – HPL ver”:
All Sound Production, Compose, Recording, Mixing: evala
HPL Mastering: Jiro Kubo
Cover Design: Ryoji Tanaka
Cover Photo: Kenshu Shintsubo
Curatorial Direction: Kazunao Abe
Produced by “See by Your Ears”
Special Thanks to: Rittor Base, ACOUSTIC FIELD INC., Semitransparent Design, Banshou-en Conservation Association, Nakazu Bashou-en Marugame Art Museum, Whole Universe, EDGEof, and Akio Suzuki