Eiko Ishibashi - photo by Jim O'Rourke
Eiko Ishibashi © Jim O'Rourke

ACMI & Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio

ART+FILM: Eiko Ishibashi

Film & Talk





Wed 10 Jul 2024

Join Drive My Car composer Eiko Ishibashi as she discusses her approach to developing her song worlds.

Japanese musician and composer Eiko Ishibashi has created a dynamic approach to sound that operates at the nexus of song form and score. A multi-instrumentalist, Ishibashi has maintained a unique approach to melody and texture that has become her trademark.

Whilst widely acknowledged for her albums on imprints such as Drag City, lately it is her film work which has gathered increased awareness. Her collaboration with Ryûsuke Hamaguchi has produced a series of acclaimed film projects including Drive My Car and most recently, Evil Does Not Exist.

For her presentation, Ishibashi speaks about her approaches to composition and considers how film has offered her new perspectives for which to develop and expand her sound worlds.

About Art+Film

ACMI's ART+FILM program showcases short and feature-length films by leading Australian and international artists. With a focus on single-channel works that harness the unique conventions of cinema, the program comprises internationally significant works from the ever-expanding field of artist films.

Event duration

135 mins




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