Friday, 29 February 2008

Thursday, 28 February 2008

Yumiko Nii - Performance 29th March - Cafe Shimi Musasaki in Kyoto

Just a quick note about a performance by Yumiko Nii at Cafe Shimi Murasaki (カフェ 汚点紫) in Kyoto on the 29th March. The performance starts at 8.00pm. See Flyer for details and map. The Cafe is usually open from 6.00pm till 2.00am and it is located on Kita Oji Dori,(North side of road) on the West side of the intersection of Kita Oji Dori and Horikawa Dori (営業時間18時〜2時 / 場所・堀川北大路西入る北側 ) Please see photo of the cafe. Contact 090 8143 6886. The work of two other artists (北村博子・小池芽英子) will also be on show.

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Jet Vel, Donald the Nut and Tait Reed live at Kanadian in Osaka 29 Feb 2008

Jet Vel, Donald the Nut and Tait Reed perform live at Kanadian in Osaka 29 Feb 2008. Check the flyer for details.

Thursday, 14 February 2008

DJ AFRIphoniCAAAA/DJ Jetvell - UrBANGUILD 25/26 FEB - Happy Noise Monday/Tuesday

2008年02月25日(月曜日) 京都 UrBANGUILD. “Happy Noise Monday”. ULTRA BIDE   
Shayne Bowden
Foise Nolk
Micah Ginnes
OPEN 18:30 / START 19:30
door.1000yen with 1drink

2008年02月26日(火曜日) 京都 UrBANGUILD “Happy Noise Two for the Tuesday”. ULTRA BIDE .   
DOG (from Los Angels, USA)
Shayne Bowden
Gore Yo
DJ Jetvell
OPEN 18:30 / START 19:30
door.1000yen with 1drink

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Junkroom Special Event-Tuesday 12 Feb 2008

Special Event at Junkroom

12 February 2008

7.00pm - 10.00pm

The performance starts promptly at 7.30pm

太田ひろ Hiro Ohta (from Sapporo) /metal percussion
植村恵亮 Keisuke Uemura (from Sapporo) /guitar
池田一平 Ippei Ikeda (Kyoto) /accordion
袋坂ヤスオ Yasuo Fukurozaka (Kyoto) /dance

with DJ AFRIphoniCAAAA in the intermission.

Junkroom Address and Map

葵リサイクルショップ 2階 京都市左京区下鴨東本町11?3 葵ビル アクセス;京都駅より市バス4系統で洛北高校前下車東に約5分または206 系統で下鴨東本町下車すぐJunkroom Above Aoi Recyle Shop Shimogamo higashi honncho 11-3 Aoi bld,Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.Located on Kita Oji Dori (approx 300m East of intersection with Shimogamo Hondori)

Access by bus numbers 4, 205 or 206 from Kyoto Station (bus 4 and 205 are more direct approx 30mins from Kyoto station)

Hiro Ohta 太田ひろ

Hiro Ohta is an artist who is based in Sapporo (Hokkaido island, Japan). He makes his percussive instruments by himself from junk iron and metal objects. He released an album called “kakera” in 1997. This album is full of the beautiful sound of steel pan drums and the deep resonant sound of the kalimba. These songs have been transformed into dance club music by Charles Webster (miso records) who remixed the tracks and released a 12inch in the U.K in 2004. Also the Japanese film director Yasuaki Nakajima who is based in N.Y. has featured Hiro’s music in a movie called "AFTER THE APOCALYPSE"(2004). In this movie, music was taken from his album “kakera” as well as featuring some unreleased songs. This splendid and extremely beautiful movie was nominated for official selections in over 45 film festivals around the globe. In 2005 he recorded an album “crosspoint”, and he has been performing often in collaboration with several artists. His current art project is “PRINTS” with two electric guitarists Yosuke Hashimoto and Keisuke Uemura.  

Keisuke Uemura 植村恵亮

Musician,guitarist,composer and member of the improvisation and experimental band called “Oro Caldo” that formed in 2001 in Hokkaido (the northern island of Japan). Their music has been described as "Space Tribal Rock" and features musicians Hideki Maekawa ,and Soki Takahashi as well as Uemura. They perform live and make recordings in unusual places lfor example Buddhist temples, on the sea side, in a forest, but also at rave parties.

Ippei Ikeda 池田一平


Yasuo Fukurozaka 袋坂ヤスオ

After studying "Noh" and "Butoh", he started to do solo dance performances. He collaborated with many musicians when making improvised dances.  Yasuo usually performs outside of the theatre, for example, he once performed in the basement of Osaka Tsutenkaku . From 2006 to 2007 he created a series of performaces titled "Beautiful Japan". which criticised Japan's Prime Minister of the day. Fukurozaka is also an active member of the monthly improvised dance get-together "Dosei no Kai". 


Here are some Photographs taken at the event on 12th February 2008.

Sunday, 10 February 2008

David Lakein and Hiroko Takahashi Perform in Tokyo 11 Feb

Chicken & Chicken パフォーマンスパフォーマンス&スペシャル Improvisation Performance

Performers 出演 David Lakein (USA/Berlin) + Hiroko Takahashi 高橋弘子Day 日 :11th/Feb(Mon) 2月11日(祭) Time 時間 : 15:30~ Fee: 入場料 : 1,500円 (ワンドリンク付)

Space: 会場 : Art Live Space 「Special Colors」(アートライブスペース)TEL03-6425-7830 中野区新井5-9-1 アーバンハイム津嶋地下(ピンクの看板「新井薬師はりきゅう整骨院」の下) 1新井薬師駅南口より、道なりに歩き交差点を超え歩くと右手に{「あらいやくしはりきゅう整骨院」 2中野駅北口よりサンモールとブロードウェイを抜け早稲田通りを右に進む。左の新井薬師アイロード商店 街を直進し、クリーニング店の角を右に曲がる。直進左に「丸正」があり、「スタジオライフ」を超え整骨院 TEL&FAX 043-257-7541

Monday, 4 February 2008

David Lakein Performs in Hiroshima 16 Feb

Following his performance at Junkroom (Vol 2) , David Lakein will be performing in Hiroshima on 16/2/2008. Other artists performing on the night are Daisuke Terauchi and Tamaho Miyake. Please see details on the flyer.

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Joan Laage (kogut) Performs inTokyo - 23rd February

Joan Laage (kogut) who performed at Junkroom Vol 2 will be performing in Tokyo on 23rd February at Terpsichore (テルプシコール) with percussionist 'assimilate' (Kuniyoshi Yamada) details about the venue are below.

Joan E Laage (dance) from USA <通称 kogut(コグ)>
Kuniyoshi'assimilate'Yamada (per)

開場18:30 開演19:00

TERPSICHORE address/directions
東京都中野区中野3-49-15 1F