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Experimental Sounds with Kikù Hibino

Portrait of Kikù Hibino leaning on a table with a synthesizer

Experience a sonic journey through Meiji Modern during a live, in-gallery performance by Chicago-based experimental artist and composer Kikù Hibino. 

Utilizing analog modular synthesizers and modern digital audio technology, Kikù will bring to sonic life a diverse range of influences in the exhibition, from the precise craftsmanship of Meiji cloisonné, to the colorful layering of woodblock prints, to the repeating patterns and tesselating shapes found within ceramic vases in the exhibition. 

FREE, open to all. Space may be limited, please register in advance

About the artist

Sound artist Kikù Hibino has dedicated his career to exploring the complex interplay between nature's inherent structures and the human imagination through electronic music. Inspired by the intricate beauty of human languages, natural patterns, optical illusions, and moirés, Kikù crafts electronic compositions that challenge traditional rhythmic structures and melodies, inviting listeners into a world where linear and non-linear converge harmoniously. Represented by the Italian record label Superpang, Kikù's innovative work has been showcased in venues across the States, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and Experimental Sound Studio, among others. His contributions to sound art have been recognized with a 2017 Individual Artist Grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and a 2021 Outer Ear Artist in Residency at Experimental Sound Studio.

Image: Photo of Kikù Hibino by Liina Raud; Installation & Graphic Design by María Burundarena.