Ectoplastic x Tomoko Nakasato Take Off Sound
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Samstag, 10 Juni, 2023 - 17:00

Ectoplastic x Tomoko Nakasato Take Off Sound

10 Jun 2023 - 23:00




Tomoko Nakasato, choreography and performance

Jakob Gruhl, composition and sound editing

Stephan Kloß, software development

Clothing by BIEST

"Take Off Sound"

audiovisual motion tracking performance

With music by schneiderTM

Produced by Ectoplastic

17Uhr & 20Uhr, 10€





Take Off Sound is an audiovisual motion tracking performance. Tomoko Nakasato interprets live Jakob Gruhl's arrangements through motion tracking. She becomes a "human mixer" (Thaemlitz), combining styles from contact and street dance. A camera with depth sensor captures the entire body; sound objects and parameters are assigned to the individual limbs. The result is a session between installation and performance, incorporating spatial sound and visuals.

The software behind it is developed by Stephan Kloß under the name Mazetools. Musical support for the project is provided by SchneiderTM. The Berlin collective BIEST is responsible for the costume. The project is supported by Musikfonds e.V. with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Video: Take Off Sound live at ZiMMT


Funded by Musikfonds e.V. by means of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

With the friendly support of ZiMMT e.V.





Tomoko Nakasato
Tomoko Nakasato, from Hokkaido, Japan, started as a hip-hop street dancer in the 90s and combines this experience with contemporary dance techniques, ballet, sound art as well as physiotherapy. She lives and works in Berlin since 2008. From 2011 until today she has worked internationally with people like Ilpo Väisänen (Pan sonic, the Angel), Dirk Dresselhaus (Schneider TM, the Angel), Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten), Damo Suzuki (Ex-Can), Takako Suzuki, Takehito Koganezawa and Frank Bretschneider (Raster-Noton).

Jakob Gruhl
Jakob Gruhl is a graduate museologist and was born in 1986 in Bautzen/ Budyšin. Since 1999 Jakob is active in the field of hip hop and electronic music. During his studies he focused on contemporary witnesses and new media in museums. Jakob has accompanied the Mazetools project from the beginning and is dedicated to the theoretical and practical exploration of innovative music technologies. He is co-founder of ZiMMT e.V. in Leipzig, part of Sorbian cultural networks and on the Interdisciplinary Advisory Board for the Cultural Office of the City of Leipzig.


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