Monday, May 21, 2012

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle/ ねじまき鳥クロニクル

Photo above is from final run-through Rehearsal at DUMBO.  
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (ねじまき鳥クロニクル)is a multimedia theatrical production based on the international best-selling novel by Haruki Murakami, directed by Stephen Earnhart (formerly director of production for Miramax films).  The Asian premiere will be at Singapore Arts Festival, May 25 through 26, 2012.

Yuko Takahashi Dance Company Charity Performance

Photo above is from La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival, May 17th, 2012
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A dance company from Sendai, Japan.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Yozakura Nights

Above is Ikue, the bassist of the Suzan.
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April 14, 2012
8-11 pm

Live Concert by pop-rocker Alex York, singing in Japanese and English, and New York City’s beloved riot-girl, garage punk band from Tokyo, The Suzan, followed by DJ Aki's mixing melodies at Hanami Lounge, as a part of J-CATION Festival.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Dances made to Order, "in Between"

You can view the rest of still photos at  flickr slideshow, or thumbnails.  

"in Between" is a collaborative short dance film, which will premier in March 7, 2012, at  Dances made to order.

Dances Made to Order is a curated monthly film series. Every month, they feature three talented collaborators who rise to the challenge of creating five-minute dance films—in just two weeks—inspired by ideas chosen by their audience.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"without records"

It sounds like some urban creatures inhabiting at a piece of property in midtown manhattan.

Musician/ composer/ producer Otomo Yoshihide's computer-operated installation - a series of empty turntables set up to produce a variety of sounds - was created as an homage to Christian Marclay's album Record Without a Cover (1985).  Presented in conjunction with the Turntable Duo concert on November 19, 2011 at Japan Society, of New York City.

Sound composed by Otomo Yoshihide
Visual composition by Aoyama Yasutomo
System design & Programing by Ito Takayuki

without records members: Hirabayashi Makoto, Hasegawa Akiyo, Tsubasa Kamei, Ayumi Sakamoto, Soichiro Migita, Futoshi Miyai

Installation made possible through the cooperation of Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM), with technical support by YCAM interlab.

Turntable Duo: Otomo Yoshihide + Christian Marclay

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AT Japan Society

OTOMO'S INSTALLATION "without records": NOVEMBER 17-20, 2011

Two experimental music giants, Otomo Yoshihide and Christian Marclay, perform together in New York for the first time in over a decade. Marclay, one of the world's leading artists and winner of the 54th Venice Biennale Golden Lion Award, pushed the boundaries of musical creation when he pioneered the use of the turntable as a musical instrument. Otomo, electroacoustic improvisation musician and free jazz guitarist, earned an international reputation as a central figure in Japan's avant-garde music scene. Together, these unconventional "turntablists" will again push to the extreme what is possible with turntables and records.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Alexandre Wimmer, a musician, New York, 2011

Alex, a French man who resides in Paris, visits New York city almost every fall for his musical gigs.  He is a seasonal resident of NYC.