Ai Yamamoto was born in Japan and has lived in Melbourne, Australia since the early 2000s. She sources her sounds from field recordings, game sounds, and daily life in the world, manipulating these textures into a body of work influenced by sound scapes, ambient, and industrial music.
Her main area of interest is the dramatic structure and flow of music, which she addresses through the use of gentle melodies paired with abstract texture, bringing an atmospheric soundscape in her compositions.
She has worked with a range of sound and video artists such as Lawrence English, Ben Frost, Sofi Basseghi, Kaigen, Steve Law, Bita Fayyazi, antuong nguyen, and others.
This compilation is a collection of work submitted by people who were part of the MESS Recovery Residencies program in 2021-2022, delivered in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria and Liquid Architecture. All tracks are self-produced by the artists. The program and this compilation were made possible with the support of the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. MESS would also like to thank our supporting partners Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne and the Meat Market Studio Program. LP artwork by Angie Penna-Li.
This shadow image is shot in our kitchen. Shadows appear on this wall in April, May and June and these images are a reminder of autumn days. The autumn golden light brings some hope (kibou) and melancholy, always.