dj sniff

Photo Credit: You Wei Chen

Drinking from the Spring of Liquid Love (2020)

Drinking from the 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 an one-off vinyl record made by Ming-Chin Chiu from Taiwan.

The installation is constructed from technology used for composing the song, such as a spring, cassette tape, and a DJ set, but repurposed to each manifest their physical characteristics through sounds.

The vinyl record cannot be listened to in the installation but the new song and its evolution can be accessed online via QR codes together with a playlist of the original source material.

This work was commissioned by TheCube Project Space Taipei.

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.

He was the Artistic Director of STEIM in Amsterdam (2007-2012) and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University Hong Kong (2012-2017). He is now based in Tokyo where he is the Co-Director of the Asian Meeting Festival (AMF) — a festival that aims to bring together experimental music practices in Asia and teaches at Kyoto Seika University.
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