Schertler on “dis•play” with Ryuichi Sakamoto
International award-winning film score composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto presents dis•play, a unique production combining sound and visual installation with musical performance. The music is based on Sakamoto’s 2017 album async, with some new material. Sakamoto and his long time collaborator Shiro Takatani (dumb type) developed visuals and site-specific acoustic installation. The “cinemagraphic” music echoes both the visuals and sounds from the original acoustic elements, plunging the viewer into a universe of quasi-meditative discovery.
Shows took place earlier this year in Paris, Metz and Nantes. For these performances Schertler pickups, along with traditional microphones, were used to capture the vibrational energy of piano, cello and Sound-Sculptures made by Val Bertoia (Bertoia Studio).
The pickups have become a mainstay in Sakamoto’s contact mic toolkit:“In addition to the benefit of reducing feedback occurrence when capturing and processing quieter sounds, often the Schertler pickups reveal a hidden, deeper sound to the objects they’re placed on”.