Thursday, 19 March 2009

MAP EVENT - 23rd March-29th March in KYOTO

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MAP 参加アーティスト / Featured Artists

小池芽英子 Koike Meeko(Artist)

伊波晋 Iha Shin (Performer)

Michel KOUAKOU (Dancer)

Leyna Marika PAPACH (composer, visual artist)

Michael J. Migliacci (painter, video artist)

Yangjah (Dancer)

Sean Roe (Sound performance artist. DJ)

白井廣美 Shirai Hiromi (Performance artist)

伴戸千雅子 Bando Chikako (Dancer)

ニイユミコ Nii Yumiko (Dancer)

古川遠 Furukawa On (Dancer)


Directions: see map below or visit the blog detailed above.

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Wednesday, 18 March 2009

A Spring LIVE ART DAY at Enishi-an (4th April 2009)

Enjoy a Spring day with "OISHII" performances and food in a Japanese style house.
Three sessions are planned in the day.

Date: 4/April/2009 Sat

Open: 13:00
Afternoon session 14:00~17:00
Open session for improvisation and collaboration. (Please join us)

Evening session 18:00~20:00
Multi-disciplinary performances and collaborations.

Night session 22:00~24:00

More relaxed and informal performances and collaborations.

Afternoon + Evening sessions ¥2000 (with snacks)
*same price for just one session.
Night session ¥1500 (booking required)
All 3 sessions ¥2500 (booking required)

After the Night Session, it is possible to stay at the venue.
If you would like to do so, please tell us when you book your ticket,
and make sure to bring your own sleeping bag.

Kenichi Higashino (Story telling)
Takashi Kojima (Laptop)
Hanaarashi (Dance)
Hiromi Shirai (Performance art)
Sean Roe (Performance art)
Tom Hall (Laptop)
+ Tim Olive (Guitar etc )
Yangjah (dance)
Harahachi (FOOD)

2-6-3 Minamino Shijonawate Osaka


15 min. from JR Shijo-Nawate Station (Gakken-Toshi Line)
Walk towards Shijo-Nawate Jinja (Shrine) and turn left at a Limori Haitsu (apartment)
Train: JR Osaka to Kyobashi Kanjo Line, change to Gakken-toshi Line
or direct from JR Kita-Shinchi Tozai Line






 ・昼ライブ 14〜17時 

 ・夕ライブ 18〜20時 

 ・夜ライブ 22〜24時 


  昼+夕ライブ 2000円(スナック付き)
  夜ライブ   1500円(予約制)
  全3ライブ  2500円(予約制)

小島剛(Lap Top)
Tom Hall (Lap Top) + Tim Olive (Guiter etc)
Sean Roe (パフォーマンスアート)

080-3849-0390 (Yangjah)

電車/JR大阪駅〜環状線京橋駅で乗り換え、JR学研都市線 四条畷駅 下車。

Monday, 16 March 2009

NOMEANSNO at Urbanguild-Kyoto on 26th MARCH

Biographical stuff care of Wikipedia!

NoMeansNo is a punk rock music group originally from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and now located in Vancouver, British Columbia. The band was formed in 1979 by brothers Rob Wright (bass guitar and vocals) and John Wright (drums, keyboards and vocals). Their name derives from an anti-date rape slogan. For their first four years the duo's music would seem to be influenced as much by jazz and progressive rock as punk rock. The musical press described their earliest recordings as "Devo on a jazz trip, Motörhead after art school, or Wire on psychotic steroids."[1] NoMeansNo have been credited with being an influence on, and perhaps even the genesis of, math rock.


OPEN 18:30/ START 19:00

adv.5500 yen + 1drink / door.6000 yen + 1drink


Friday, 13 March 2009

JunKroom Special Event!! 13th March at UrBANGUILD in Kyoto (see photos from the event below!)


今回の目玉はパリ在住のTOMOKO SAUVAGE、陶製の容器に満たした水を使いhypnoticな音楽を演奏します。手製の楽器 "slitars"を奏でるCHARLES-ERIC BILLARD も注目の出演者。トランペットプレイヤーの Christopher Fryman と12弦ギターを奏でるBun Ito(伊藤文)をフィーチャリングしたFLOATING ROOM はアンビエントサウンドで別世界を創造します。ノルウェーの JANA WINDEREN(タラの鳴き声を世界で初めて録音したサウンドアーティスト)が送ってくれた最新の音源も披露します。4月に米国ツアーに出かけるまえの MITSU SALMON and RYOTARO(アコーディオンとダン ス)も出演します。

パフォーマンスの合間にはいつものようにDJ AFRIphoniCAAAAA (Sseeaann Rrooee) のeclectic mix な音楽をお楽しみください。

Junkroom will be holding a special event on 13th March (Friday) at UrBANGUILD in Kyoto featuring TOMOKO SAUVAGE who is visiting from Paris. She creates hypnotic music with tuned porcelain water bowls and electronics. Also on the bill is CHARLES-ERIC BILLARD with his home made instruments called "slitars". FLOATING ROOM (featuring Christopher Fryman on trumpet and Bun Ito on 12 string Warr touch Guitar) create other worldly ambient sound-scapes . JANA WINDEREN - an extraordinary sound artist from Norway will be sending us one of her latest recordings, and you'll have a chance to catch MITSU SALMON and RYOTARO before they leave for a series of performances in New York in April. Textile Artist JULIE PEREIRA will also be joining the event- with a special screening of customized slides.

DJAFRIphoniCAAAAA (Sseeaann Rrooee) will play his usual eclectic mix in the gaps between the live performances.


Tomoko Sauvage
Charles-Eric Billard
Floating Room
Mitsu Salmon and Ryotaro
Jana Winderen
Julie Pereira
Sseeaann Rrooee

JunKroom Special Event!
at URBANGUILD on 13th March 2009 (Friday)

Doors open 6.30- Starts around 7.00pm - Ends 12.00pm
Entrance: 1800 includes 1 Drink

Scroll down for Directions and Map to the venue


Tomoko Sauvage (Miyata)

Japanese musician living in Paris. She has been working on water in porcelain bowls using hydrophones (underwater microphones), electronics and lately water drops for her performances and compositions. Her first solo album, "Ombrophilia" will be released from and/OAR (USA) in 2009. Collaborators include Gilles Aubry, Momus and Emmanuel Rebus.

Charles-Eric Billard

Multidisciplinary Canadian artist based in Osaka. His work includes video and sound art, installation, collage and painting. Ongoing projects include acting in internet TV series Katsuura Ayako, and construction of home-made instrument installation at Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennal 2009.

Floating Room (Bun Ito and Christopher Fryman)

Bun ITO creates his unique soundscape with a 12 string Warr touch Guitar in an exploration minimalist tapping and looping techniques.Christopher Fryman Is a trumpeter specializing in electronica applications to the trumpet sound, effects and delays. He also composes stage music for modern ballet, and original music for film and video games.

Jana Winderen (Norway)

Jana Winderen (N). Studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London with a background in mathematics and chemistry from the University of Oslo. Since 1993 she has worked as an artist, curator and producer, initiating and producing several independent international art projects in Bergen and in Oslo. Her most recent sound work is “- 25 metres”, a live hydrophone installation (2008) and "+4°C - from Folgefonna to the North Sea" (2007) at Sleppet during the centenary Greig07. Earlier works include the interactive sound installation "Hard Rain" (2006), based on motion tracking, and the group sound installation “freq_out 6” (2007) curated by Carl Michael von Hausswolff at the Dreamland Burn exhibition in Budapest (2007). Future projects includes "Voices from the Deep" in collaboration with Chris Watson, “”freq_out 7” at Happy New Ears festival in Belgium and a CD release through Touch based on hydrophone recordings from the Icefjord Kianga by Ilulissat in Greenland. Jana has exhibited her work in Canada, China, Thailand, France, Hungary, Denmark, England, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Belgium and Sweden.For more information:

Sound has taken a predominant place in Jana's work since 1992. In her sound installation work she has primarily been concerned with interactions with the audience and the acoustics of a specific space.

Winderen says about her work: "I like the immateriality of a sound work and the openness it can have for both associative and direct experience and sensory perception. I have been occupied with finding sounds from unseen sources of sound, like blind field recordings. Over the last year I have collected recordings made by hydrophones, from rivers, shores and the ocean, and more recently also from glaciers in Iceland and Norway. I am also experimenting with different types of microphones to collect sounds which are not obviously recognisable, but give room for broader, more imaginative readings. I use these sounds as source material for composition in a live environment or to create installations where the audience can play with distortion and processing of the sounds.”

Text taken from Exhibition Sleppet . Curated by Jørgen Larsson. The project was supported and organised by Grieg07.

For this Junkroom Special event, Jana will be sending us a new soundscape, she will not be present at the event. Please check here for details about Jana's recent release on CD and 7" single.

At The Junkroom event we will be playing the following piece.

"North Atlantic Drift"
Jana Winderen
14.00 min (24bit, 48kHz)

The track is based on recordings from the Barents Sea on the Marine Institute research ship Johan Hjort, and of decapods, cod, herring, haddock and sea snails from the Norwegian coastline. Recorded with 2 x 8011 DPA hydrophones and 2 x 4060 DPA omnis on a Sound Devices 744T hard disc recorder.

© 2009 Touch. Published by Touch Music [MCPS]. All Rights Reserved.

Mitsu Salmon and Ryotaro

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). She has lived, worked and studied in England, Germany, Amsterdam and India. Currently she resides in Kyoto, Japan where she studies dance and performs with Ima Tenko and collaborates with accordionist/performer ryotaro. Her work has been presented at places such Performance Space 122, Highways Performance Space and internationally at Hebbel Am Uffer, the Berlin Performance Art Festival and the London Performance Art Festival

Ryotaro is an accordionist, composer and performer. He uses MIDI-accordion; intermixing accordion, synthesizer and programmed sounds to create compositions.He has also performed and recorded albums with the bands Elements, Alternate Symphony, trace elements and Picaresque.In addition,he has also collaborated and improvised with Take-bow (performer and table top guitarist), Meri Otoshi (dancer), Mitsu Salmon (performer) and other dancers, actors and painters. He composed, played music and acted in the film "Jellyfish" directed by Nadia Porcar, which was screened at the Osaka European Film Festival in 2004. In 2008, ryotaro released his 1st solo album "Jelly, nico & I".


Textile Artist currently studying in Kyoto. Julie will be creating a series of slides
especially for this event.

DJ AFRIphoniCAAAA (Sseeaann Rrooee)
Hailing from Johannesburg and London, Kyoto resident DJ AFRIphoniCAAAA is the moniker of Performance/Video Artist Sean Roe (aka Sseeaann Rrooee) He also performs in Improv duo Malawicob with Jet Vel.



181-2 Zaimoku-cho
new-Kyoto bldg. 3F,
Kiyamachi Dori

Very Easy to find-Here are some basic directions

From Sanjo Dori go down Kiyamachi Dori
(This is the narrow street running alongside Takase stream
Urbanguild is on the east side (left hand side as you walk down from Sanjo) approximately 150 metres.Its on the 3rd floor of New Kyoto Building- access by elevator or stairs.

Maps/ Directions to the Venue can be found here