Friday, 3 January 2014

John Street Social Club Presents JunKroom at Stroud Valley Artspace 17th January 2014

John Street Social Club Presents JunKroom at Stroud Valleys Artspace

17th January 2014 From 7.00pm Free Entry

SVA 4 John Street Stroud Glos. GL5 2HA

Sounds and actions from the Japanese Underground

Artist & Musician Sean Roe (aka Sseeaann Rrooee) will play a selection of rare Japanese lps from the 60s to 80s and present a slide show of documentary photographs taken at “JunKroom” the multidisciplinary live event he organized in Kyoto from 2006-2011. Special guest performance by Mitsu Salmon a dancer and performance artist currently based in Chicago who has also lived and performed in Kyoto both as a soloist and in Butoh dancer Ima Tenko’s company. At tonight’s event Mitsu will perform “Fish Dreams” a solo piece integrating text, movement and painting.

Mitsu Salmon ( MFA The School for the Art Institute in Chicago) creates original performance and visual works, which fuse multiple disciplines and cultures. She was born in Los Angeles, California and studied experimental theatre and painting at NYU. She has lived and created work in India, England, Germany, Amsterdam, Japan and Bali. She has presented at places such as Performance Space 122, Dance Theatre Workshop, Highways Performance Space, Links Hall, the Berlin Performance Art Festival and the London Performance Art Festival.

Sean Roe (a.k.a Sseeaann Rrooee) is a Multimedia artist and Musician who studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and at Middlesex University in London. He has exhibited and performed in the UK, Europe and Japan. While living in Japan between 2006-2011, he produced the JunKroom multi-disciplinary live event in Kyoto.When performing solo he plays LP records on stylus free turntables using only paper to carry the sound from the grooves of the record to the speakers. The sounds coaxed from the vinyl surfaces are amplified using microphones and contact microphones attached to to the paper itself. The performances are (generally) quite slow contemplative and intimate, an exploration of pure sound - with minimal use of processing and effects. Sean is also a member of Kyoto Based Michael Jackson sampling Ambient Drone Duo amalls の skcaj. Sean is now based in Stroud and will be continuing with the JunKroom project bringing greater exposure for Japanese performers to audiences in Gloucestershire.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

JunKroom Event on 25th March at Servant Jazz Quarters- London Dalston!!!
























After 4 years at Urbanguild in Kyoto, Japan - The JunKroom event has now started out in London......The fabulous venue Servant Jazz Quarters In Dalston has offered to host the first London event on 25th March..... and as is typical of all the JunKroom events, there's an incredibly diverse range of performers on show......We are especially happy to host Syndrome WPW who is coming over from Lausanne in Switzerland....

25th March 2012
at
Servant Jazz Quarters
( address & direction below)

JunKroom special event in London
6.00pm - 10.30pm
Tickets are £5.00
(£4.00 for Students and Facebook guest list)
Link for the facebook event page here


Performers

Syndrome WPW
Charlie Khan & the Bullfrog Chorus
Kelly Teh
Cosmic Onion Shield + Guest Lucy Ridley
DJ Matt Temple (Matsuli Music)
Richard Dean
Sseeaann Rrooee



Syndrome WPW

Disease. Curse. Italy. Heavy metal. Bontempi. Destructive introvert, urban epileptic: Syndrome WPW's electronic latopless show includes tragedy, neurosis and bullets.

Syndrome WPW comes from Lausanne, Switzerland, and has been performing since 2004 in Switzerland, France, Japan, USA, Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany.   Syndrome WPW's first album, Marek Marek's Murder, has been released by Midinette Records in October 2008. It was mixed by Shapemod, producer from Berlin and also engineer for Peaches and Planningtorock. It contains 14 tracks of electronic analog punk-rock, full of aggressiveness, with a strong affinity for westerns and heavy metal.
When performing on stage Syndrome WPW offers a similar energy: far removed from traditional laptop electro live performances, his show looks like nothing else. The audience gets punched in the face, and at the end of the performance the stage is nothing but a heap of ruins.

http://www.syndromewpw.net/

Syndrome WPW's CD Marek Marek's Murder (Midinette Records) is available
* Get it from any good record shop (Distr: Namskeio/CH) * Worldwide mail order @ Midinette Rec. shop * Digital release available on iTunes and Juno



Charlie Khan & the Bullfrog Chorus

Who, what, and why is Charlie Khan? Musician, wordsmith, malefactor, man of mystery, and potential psychopath, he rules over a peculiar little world of his own twisted design, crammed full of jaunty tunes, loud noises, breathless rants and jet-black humour.
Whatever the truth about Charlie Khan may be, he certainly knows how to entertain and terrify in equal measure. Singing demented ditties about death, war, disease, money, injustice, love, hate, bizarre sexual practices and transsexuality, he turns his mind to anything he sees fit to apply his wit, and mocks it mercilessly. His acerbic turn of phrase is underpinned by a gloriously ramshackle, yet idiosyncratically tuneful, cacophony of decrepit keyboards, clattering percussion and booming double-bass.

http://www.charliekhan.net/


Kelly Teh

Kelly Teh is a Malaysian born New Media artist who is currently based in London. Teh’s creative work began in experimental music and sound art, which often incorporated visualization in sound. However, her professional role in the Broadcast industry has inspired her to incorporate other media elements into her sound work. Kelly’s recent work has started to evolve into the direction of participation, collaboration and interaction. This is due to her interest in what she has dubbed as ‘stage sharing’, where every audience member plays a unique role on the stage. For tonight’s performance, Kelly will be joined by bassist and producer Shaun Cronin. He’s also a published writer with a number of articles in print / online and is currently pitching a music-influenced drama-comedy TV serial to networks & production companies as well as writing a film script.

http://www.harpylistens.com/



Sseeaann Rrooee

Sean Roe (a.k.a Sseeaann Rrooee) is a Multimedia artist and Musician who studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and at Middlesex University in London. He has exhibited and performed in the UK, Europe and Japan, and has also lectured and conducted workshops in Colleges, Galleries and Art Spaces. While living in Japan between 2006-2011, he produced the JunKroom multi-disciplinary live event in Kyoto. On returning to the UK, he restarted the JunKroom event in London. When performing solo he plays LP records on stylus free turntables using only paper to carry the sound from the grooves of the record to the speakers. The sounds coaxed from the vinyl surfaces are amplified using microphones and contact mics attached to to the paper itself. The performances are (generally) quite slow contemplative and intimate, an exploration of pure sound - with minimal use of processing and effects. Sean is also a member of Kyoto Based Michael Jackson sampling Ambient Drone Duo amalls の skcaj.


Matt Temple (Matsuli Music)

Matt Temple has been promoting and playing eclectic sounds since the early 1980s. He has produced and promoted concerts with the likes of Amampondo, Malombo Jazz, Thomas Mapfumo and Sipho Mabuse and played with the afro-punk band Four Horsemen. He now run Matsuli Music, a reissue label dedicated to lost South African afro-jazz recordings. His DJ-sets cover a wide range of influences from rockabilly to afro-psychedic sounds and beyond.


http://matsuli.blogspot.com/


Cosmic Onion Shield + Guest Lucy Ridley

Taishi (who performs solo as Cosmic Onion Field ) is a Japanese multi instrumentalist, Improviser and Choreographer who has lived in London until recently, but is now based in Nagoya, Japan. He will be joining us tonight via Skype in a collaboration with dancer and Vocalist Lucy Ridley from People Pile
Cosmic Onion Shield has collaborated in the past with People Pile (dance group), Kei Ishikawa (butoh dancer), Koichi Yoshida (shakuhachi player) and Meme (butoh dancer)

You can catch up with Taishi’s latest activities in Japan here
http://www.cozmik-onion.webs.com/

Richard Dean

Richard Dean Performance Artist and printmaker. His exhibition titled “Flood” (as part of the Site Festival in Stroud/Bristol) gained positive reviews in the UK Press. For tonights event Richard will be combining Farsi love poems and Geiger counters.....


Servant Jazz Quarters
http://www.servantjazzquarters.com/

The Servant Jazz Quarters is in the heart of Dalston, on Bradbury street, We are within two minutes walk from Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction London Overground stations.

Address:
10a Bradbury Street
Hackney
N16 8JH
Nearest ELL Station: Dalston Junction

The following buses stop nearby: 30, 38, 56, 67, 76, 149, 236, 242, 277, N38, N76


Monday, 16 January 2012

JunKroom event reappears mysteriously in London! Opening show on 25th March 2012!!

















After a long (too long) break, the JunKroom event will be starting up again in London.

Details about the event to follow soon!!!

So.... keep your diaries open on the 25th March...and check your train /bus timetables......Dalston Junction will be your destination!!





Saturday, 23 April 2011

Final JunKroom event on 22nd April 2011 at Urbanguild in Kyoto

















Many thanks to all the performers for putting on a brilliant show at the last JunKroom event in Kyoto.
This was also a charity event to help people in the Tokoku region who are suffering as a result of the earthquake and tsunami. The door money plus a collection we did during the show brought in around 48 000 yen- which I'll round up to 50 000 yen. So we have 25 000 yen to give to ゆめ風基金(Yume-kaze fund) and 25000 yen to give to JVC Thank you everybody for contributing !!

DEtails about the work the charities are doing can be found on their Home Pages. (addresses below)

ゆめ風基金(Yume-kaze fund)
http://homepage3.nifty.com/yumekaze/

JVC
http://www.ngo-jvc.net/jp/projects/touhoku/report0413.html


Please watch this space for for future developments....The JunKroom event take a break and restart in London where I hope to be able to promote the excellent work of my friends in Kyoto and give UK audiences the chance to see some of the best Music, Dance and Art coming out of Japan.

Here's a list of performers who have participated in the JunKroom event over the last 4 years...many thanks to all of you!

Alexander Rishaug, Phonophani (Espen Sommer Eide), Sigbjorn Apeland Yosuke Fujita, ieva, Sseeaann Rrooee, WEAST (Murakami Hiroshi & Tanaka Ryo), Acsoc / Syndrome WPW (Serge Teuscher), CLONELINESS (aka Charles-Eric Billard) Yoshida Koichi - Udonya Mentei - Okuda Satoko - raw elements - Sseeaann Rrooee - 西野貴人 (太鼓) - Das Capital Punishment - Aleatoric Tinkerbot - Yangjah - 魚雷魚 - MaDonald - Mash Cucumber - 時空JIKUUUUUUUUU - amalls の skcaj -Peachman (Toshiya Momota) - Praed - Problematica - Bridget Scott - Christopher Fryman - Misuzu - Hamah Moh - Harikokue (Harico + Kozue Sugiura - ieva (Samuel Andre) - Lorenzo Senni - Naked Mozart (Donald the Nut + Chiko Choko) - Miimo - ra_ka - Seed - Yoji and his ghost band - Llama Labo - Buggatronic (Daniel Buess /James Hullick) - raks khamis - Tim Olive - Nick Hoffman - Takahiro Kawaguchi - AUJIK - Porta Chiusa - Hannes Lingens - Pierre Borel - The Patty Hearst Noise Opera - Vice - Problematica - Ritsuko Hidaka - DJ AFRIphoniCAAAA - Anthony Guerra & Mark Sadgrove - GG Jackson - Katsura Mouri - Hakobune - Kenichi Higashino - Hiromi Shirai - Sbot N Wo - madonaLD! - Akiko Igaki - Azumi Miyata - Junichi Inoue - Psychedelic Desert - S.C.F - Jet Vel - Armelle Dousset - Mariko Tajiri - Titan No Kai - Inouratomoe - Salads in Space - Hanaarashi - Oh My Cow - The Pumpkins - 7hz Tribe Arkestra - Moe Matsuki - Yuka Hanamoto - Public on the Mountain - Anne Marijin Koppen - Clemence Baars - Andrea Valvini - Day Good Explorer (Stephen Munoz & Jack Glacken) - Eddie 135 - Prof Mari Oka - Toshikuni Doi - Denki Gypsy Special - Kazuya Hagihara - Geronimo Label - Falsos Gitanos - Mir - Dan Marlin - Tomoko Sauvage - Charles-Eric Billard - Shinji Kameda - Bum Creek - Shags Chamberlain - Floating Room - Mitsu Salmon - ryotaro - Jana Winderen - Julie Pereira - Baku - Akira - Tadashi Yonago - SEVEN FIELDS from J - Kusum Normoyle - JP DuQuette - Malawicob - Takashi Tanaka - Alice Sailor and Damage Distortion - Sadaharu Horio - Handsome Buggy - Iron Egg - Karolina Raczynska - Caitlin Coker - Amrik Sahnsi - Ms Meka Nism - Junko Imai and Chiaki Kuwahara - Richard Dean - Sylwia Gorak - Floating Room - Veejay Figshta - Bloom Creation - Titan No Kai - Teruyuki Tanaka - Take-Bow - Cosmic Kaigan - Uratomoe Trio - Jerry Gordon - Mesuinu & Co - Hiroyuki Furuya - Johnny Miller - Shabushabu - Hana Joss - Shinyokoeband - Kaneko Kitawaki Guitar Duo - 15 mm films - Duncan Galbraith - Suda Nobuto - Fucked 76 - Matthew Mullane - Yuko Nexus 6 - On Furukawa - Tonko - Takaaki Matsui - Hiro Ohta - Keisuke Uemura - Ippei Ikeda - Yasuo Fukurozaka - kogut (Joan Laage) - David Lakein - Empty Orchestra - Yumiko Nii - Reiko Kiyama - Cell 6
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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The Final JunKroom Event in KYOTO on 22nd April 2011 @ Urbanguild in Kyoto


















THE FINAL JUNKROOM EVENT!!!
AT URBANGUILD in KYOTO

22nd APRIL 2011


After producing and being involved in about 30 show in the last 4 years or so.... The JunKroom event in Kyoto finally comes to an end. I will be returning to England in the next few weeks after having lived in Kyoto for 5 years. Organizing and participating in these events has been an education for me- it’s helped me meet some of the most interesting performers in Kyoto. I hope in return, the event has contributed to the diverse cultural life of this city by acting as a forum for both local artists and those visiting from overseas. To all the performers who have contributed, and to all the visitors to the event, I’d like to say thank you for supporting JunKroom in Kyoto! And..... a huge THANK YOU to everyone at Urbanguild who have provided the perfect home to the event!

I will be restarting the JunKroom project in the UK, so.. to all the performers who have joined the event in Kyoto- there is an open invitation to come over and perform in England. Junkroom will become a bridge between Kyoto and London and will introduce the work of Japanese performers to audiences in the UK. I look forward to my new role supporting the work of all the friends I’ve made while I’ve been living in Kyoto.

For this last event I’ve decided that proceeds will be donated to charity to help the people in the NE of Japan who have been devastated by the Earthquake and Tsunami, as well as the problems with the Nuclear Power plant in Fukushima.
















THE FINAL JUNKROOM EVENT!!!
AT URBANGUILD in KYOTO

22nd APRIL 2011

Starts at 7.00pm Ends at 2.00am (or later!)
Entry 1500 advance or 1800 at the door
1 drink is included!

PERFORMERS

Acsoc (Serge Teuscher)

http://www.midinetterecords.net/acsoc/

Serge Teuscher who is a member of the electronic punk-rock outfit Syndrome WPW based in Lausanne in Switzerland, will be performing solo for this event under the moniker Acsoc. Expect some uncompromising and beautifully brutal sounds!

Naked Mozart

http://nakedmozart.com/

Naked Mozart are the Kyoto based duo of Donald the Nut -proto nerd rocker from San Francisco’s Three Day Stubble and classical violinist Chiko Choko. So what’s in store....perhaps the rebellious spirit of Mozart, sinister vocal acrobatics and dollops of potty humor.

WEAST (Murakami Hiroshi & Tanaka Ryo)

An artist unit, formed in August, 2010. The members are Murakami Hiroshi living in Tokyo and Tanaka Ryo living in Kyoto. As a theme 'What is connecting?,' they have a variety of experiments and tests. As a result they put out documents and performances.

Bridget Scott & Problematica

http://www.myspace.com/problematicajp

Kyoto based duo perform on Electric violin voice and metal percussion- For tonights performance they will be joined by Bridget Scott with her unique blend of Japanese traditional and contemporary dance.

SseeaannRrooee

Sean Roe (a.k.a Sseeaann Rrooee) was born in Crawley, England 1963. He is a Multimedia artist, Musician and Curator, and has exhibited and performed widely in the UK, Europe and Japan, and has also lectured and conducted workshops in Colleges, Galleries and Art Centres. Since 2007 he has produced the JunKroom multi-disciplinary live event in Kyoto.

Christopher Fryman & Misuzu

http://www.myspace.com/christopherfryman

Christopher Fryman will be performing on Trumpet (electronically treated and processed) creating an ambient backdrop for the exotic dancing of Misuzu.

Chikako Bando & Yumiko Nii

http://www.tcn.zaq.ne.jp/hanaarashi/Welcome.html

Chikako Bando and Yumiko Nii are both members of the extraordinary contemporary dance group “Hanaarashi” Their performances are strange and challenging! Highly recommended!

CLONELINESS aka Charles-Eric Billard

http://charlou2006.blogspot.com/

Charles-Eric Billard performs on home made and cannibalized traditional instruments combined with electronics, creating gently pulsating music with a Balinese flavour.


Mitsu Salmon & ryotaro

http://www.lightsake.blogspot.com/
http://www.ryotaro.info/

Mitsu Salmon creates solo and collaborative performance pieces weaving together music, dance, text and imagery. She was born in Los Angeles, California. She has received her BFA from the Experimental Theater Wing at New York University (January 2005). ryotaro is an accordionist, composer and performer. He uses MIDI-accordion; intermixing accordion, synthesizer and programmed sounds creating instant compositions.

Andrew Couzens & Caitlin Coker

Andrew Couzens is a Musician and video maker who aside from his solo work, also performs as a member of SCF and AmallsnoSkcaj . Tonight he will be Joined by Butoh inspired dancer Caitlin Coker who performs regularly in Ima Tenko’s dance company.



Saturday, 19 February 2011

ALEXANDER RISHAUG (solo) / PHONPHANI & SIGBJØRN APELAND (duo) + GUESTS LIVE IN JAPAN, FEBRUARY 2011

Here are details about the Alexander Rishaug, PHONPHANI & Sigbjorn Apeland tour of Japan.
The Photographs are from their recent (17th Feb) performance at the JunKroom event at Urbanguild in Kyoto.



















ALEXANDER RISHAUG (solo) / PHONPHANI & SIGBJØRN APELAND (duo) + GUESTS

LIVE IN JAPAN, FEBRUARY 2011

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ALEXANDER RISHAUG (laptop)
PHONOPHANI (self-made instruments, laptop) with SIGBJØRN APELAND (harmonium)

LIVE + + LECTURE at Gift_Lab, Tokyo 16.02.2011 – start 07:30pm

http://www.giftlab.jp
http://jimushitsu.blogspot.com
http://www.last.fm/event/1828711+『今日のノルウェー実験音楽+2011

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ALEXANDER RISHAUG (laptop)
PHONOPHANI (self-made instruments, laptop) with SIGBJØRN APELAND (harmonium)
YOSUKE FUJITA (pipe organ)
MITSU SALMON (vocal, dance, text, visuals)
RYOTARO (MIDI-accordion, synthesizer)
IEVA (laptop, field recordings)
SSEEAANN RROOEE ( turntables, amplified paper)

LIVE at UrBANGUILD, Kyoto 17.02.2011 – open 06:45 pm / start 07:00pm

http://www.urbanguild.net
http://junkroomkyoto.blogspot.com
http://www.deepkyoto.com
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=180187135350900

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ALEXANDER RISHAUG (laptop)
PHONOPHANI (self-made instruments, laptop) with SIGBJØRN APELAND (harmonium)
HACO (voice, electronics)
REIKO IMANISHI (koto)

LIVE at Common Cafe, Osaka 18.02 – open 07:00 pm / start 07:30pm

http://www.talkin-about.com/cafe/index.html
http://ompasha.blog.shinobi.jp

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ALEXANDER RISHAUG (laptop)
PHONOPHANI (self-made instruments, laptop) with SIGBJØRN APELAND (harmonium)
HACO (voice, electronics)
ALI MORIMOTO (sampler, gameboy)

LIVE at Guggenheim House, Kobe, Shioya 19.02.2011 – open 07:00 pm / start 07:30pm

http://www.nedogu.com/blog/archives/1455
http://www.nedogu.com

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ALEXANDER RISHAUG (laptop)
PHONOPHANI (self-made instruments, laptop)
AKINORI YAMASAKI (guitar)
TIM OLIVE (guitar, electronics)
SONIR (laptop)
MIKU-MARI (guitar, electronics)

LIVE at Sample - White Room, Nara 24.02.2011 – start 06:00

http://samplewr.exblog.jp

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ALEXANDER RISHAUG (laptop)
PHONOPHANI (self-made instruments, laptop)
YASUHIRO USUI (guitar)
RYOKO ONO (alto sax )
TARU TATSUMAKI (drums)
ZONZONO (sampler/electronics)

LIVE at K.D Japon, Nagoya 25.02.2011 – open 06:30 / start 07:30pm

http://www2.odn.ne.jp/kdjapon
http://www.usui-yasuhiro.com/live

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ALEXANDER RISHAUG (laptop)
PHONOPHANI (self-made instruments, laptop)
HOSOMI SAKANA (laptop)
TAISHI KAMIYA (soprano saxophone, laptop)

LIVE at Soup, Tokyo 26.02.2011 - start 07:30pm

http://ochiaisoup.web.fc2.com/index.html
http://jimushitsu.blogspot.com
http://www.cmflg.com
http://www.last.fm/event/1790435+『今日のノルウェー実験音楽+2011

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The tour is supported by The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Tokyo, MIC/UD, Arts Council Norway
and Bergen Council.

Booked and organized by Tetsuro Yasunaga, Sean Roe, Haco, Ali Morimoto, Satoshi Nakazawa
Usui Yasuhiro, Daiki Asari, Espen Sommer Eide and Alexander Rishaug