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JUNE 3 - JUNE 5, 2022


Ye’ela Wilschanski

FRIDAY I JUNE 3 I 6:30pm & 8pm
SATURDAY I JUNE 4 I 3pm & 4:30pm

Afloat is wearable sculpture sewn onto a PVC pipe cube sized as wide as the artists outstretched arms and as high as her neck. During the performance the cube unfolds soft sculptures/ architectural garments/ quilts as well as ceramic sound instruments.

Ye’ela Wilschanki is an interdisciplinary New York based artist. She has performed and exhibited solo shows at Das Schaufenster (Seattle, MA 2021) mhPROJECTnyc (NYC,2021), A.I.R Gallery (NYC, 2020), Arts on Site (NYC, 2019), Movement Research at the Judson Church (NYC 2019), Spring/Break Art Fair (2019). Past group shows include Another Place Gallery (NYC, 2022), The New School XReality Center (NYC, 2021), A4 Art Museum (2018, Luxelakes, China). Wilschanski has participated in residencies at MASH Dance House (Jerusalem Israel, 2015), Lake Studio Residency (Berlin Germany 2014), Euginiusz Geppert Academy (Wroclaw, Poland 2014). Wilschanski holds an MFA from Hunter College (NYC, 2019) and a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Israel, 2014).


Kwami, Tomoko Hojo and Julia Santoli


Assorted Sounds is a concert series to create a space in which artists and composers can share work in progress or try new ideas in the field of experimental sounds and music. This series was launched by composer Francesca Le Lohé and sound artist Tomoko Hojo in February, 2021 in Tokyo.This time in New York, Julia Santoli, Kawami and Tomoko Hojo will be presenting improvisational performances.

Settling scores of balance and gravity,  Kwami brushes against the linear flows implied by instrument construction. She searches continuously for new possibilities hidden amongst the leaves, approaching a critical organology of musical instruments and their surroundings. She finds patient and mediative patterns focused by physical repetition of specified actions. Body and breath dancing, music of the gutters. Based in Brooklyn, NY.


Tomoko Hojo is an artist working within the fluidities between Sound, Music and Performance. Recently she develops projects around Yoko Ono in Tokyo and London, based upon the theme that makes (women’s) silenced voices audible in the history. As well as solo activities, she has an ongoing collaborative project with Swiss sound artist Rahel Kraft, their projects seek for hidden, faint and intimate sounds, which are often inaudible in the relationship between people and place. She also co-ordinates and performs as part of Tokyo based Ensemble for Experimental Music and Theater, which explores questions around theatre and notation, propounded by John Cage. She has written about the pre-history of Sound Art in Japan from 1950s to 1970s, focusing on exhibited sound works created by artists having their origins in music, published in the book, After Musicking, edited by Yoshitaka Mōri, Tokyo University of the Arts Press, in 2017.

Creating immersive and precarious environments with voice, video, feedback, electronics, psycho-acoustics, and installation, Santoli navigates presence, memory, and postmemory-- memory ruptured by dislocation and inheritance (diaspora), mediated only through representation, projection, and creation. Santoli’s approach to vocalization integrates embodied practice with an attention to close listening and empathetic response in both the artist and audience, often tipping the scales between resonant clarity and extreme sonic states.
Image from Issue Project Room by Cameron Kelley

Assorted Sounds is made possible in part with a grant from the Asian Cultural Council to advance international understanding through cultural exchange in the arts.