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Japan Sound Portrait Podcast 30

Japan Sound Portrait

Release Date: 10/24/2017

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Concluding our series of podcasts focusing on Akinobu Tatsumi's visit to the UK, we are happy to bring you a section from his performance at The Rose Hill in Brighton on Sunday 24th February - it's a rather special journey through a range of both traditional and modern sounds. Please enjoy! And with many thanks to Yolanda Liou for the picture, which was taken on the very first day of Tatsumi's visit.    

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Although beginning and ending somewhere in the vicinity of Japan, this podcast travels beyond our normal geographical boundaries in order to preview some of the artists who'll be performing alongside TA2MI on his forthcoming UK tour. The mix is inspired sequentially from the line-up for our Sound Portraits event at The Rose Hill in Brighton on Sunday 24th February http://www.therosehill.co.uk/events/2019/2/24/japan-sound-portrait https://www.facebook.com/events/1998259136955218/ thereby featuring: Nick Luscombe/Japan Sound Portrait - Monomachi Theme Simon James - OCT Meditation Bonus...

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We are delighted to confirm the full details for Akinobu Tatsumi / TA2MI's forthcoming visit to the UK, which will include: Wednesday 20th February The Arts Institute, Plymouth - KanZeOn screening, Q&A, DJ set https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/ta2mi-tour-uk-2019-kanzeon-and-the-hip-hop-monk https://www.facebook.com/events/522540438237169/ Friday 22nd February Falmouth Academy of Music and Theatre Arts - Live Performance, Q&A https://www.facebook.com/events/280977739248868/ Sunday 24th February Sound Portraits at The Rose Hill, Brighton - Live Performance/DJ set ...

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Also celebrating Tatsumi's forthcoming visit to the UK, we are making the film KanZeOn available to watch online for free for the first time - Tatsumi is one of three main characters in the film, which is part documentary and part a sensory exploration of sound, so anyone wanting to find out more about his fascinating double-life as a Buddhist priest and DJ/producer can do so via the following link. https://vimeo.com/103341775 This podcast provides an introduction to the sonic character of the film, consisting of selections from remixes of the film's soundtrack by the following artists: woob...

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Following the announcement of our forthcoming event 'Thus Have I Heard: Sound and Buddhism in Japan' http://thushaveiheard.eventbrite.co.uk/ which features the Buddhist priest and producer/DJ Akinobu Tatsumi, this podcast features a selection of Tatsumi's music. Two selections are taken from this mix of some of his more dancefloor oriented tracks by Yoshie Takahashi https://www.mixcloud.com/TA2MI/all-ta2mi-music-mix-by-yoshie-takahashi/ interspersed with an experimental entirely new track called 'Contact is Universe'. Further details will be announced shortly for other events that Tatsumi...

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In this podcast we are happy to share some of the great music that we've been sent/given during the year... - starting with a remix by our friend Koichi Yuasa/japanetehq of a Japan Sound Portrait track made with Takeshi Nishimoto at last year's nowJapan Festival. - followed by a track called City (Lm version) by GOOD LUCK HEIWA, from their album Lm released at the end of 2017. http://goodluckheiwa.jp/lm/ GOOD LUCK HEIWA are Takuji Nomura on Keyboards and Daichi Ito on Drums and Whistling, and they are also part of Haruomi Hosono's touring band - we were grateful to receive their CD as...

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Nick meets DJ Sinta and UKD from the Tokyo Grime production duo Double Clapperz, and ONJUICY, a Grime MC also from Tokyo, during their visit to London earlier this summer. https://soundcloud.com/doubleclapperz https://onjuicy.localinfo.jp/ We already started to explore the story of Grime music in Japan in a previous interview with Elijah, Director of the UK label Butterz http://japansoundportrait.libsyn.com/japan-sound-portrait-23 and 6 weeks from now sees what promises to be a landmark event taking place in Tokyo, where Butterz will celebrate their 8th birthday alongside an Allstar line-up of...

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Nick meets Tomoko Hojo and Rahel Kraft - two sound artists who are exploring intimate, hidden sounds in different regions through a joint project. During their two months residency at Nairs in 2017, they investigated the specific acoustics of the Lower Engadine, in collaboration with the local community with special regard to the interaction of 'inner sounds' between people, language, space and nature. Their previous work Reborn Homes Through My Voice, seven site-specific sound works in a traditional Japanese house with performances and events, was exhibited at the Denchu Hiraksuhi House,...

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We are delighted to interview Kiku Day, (http://www.kikuday.com/) one of the organisers of the World Shakuhachi Festival, which is taking place this week in London. Following discussion of the festival, Kiku-san gives some in-depth background about the history of the instrument, and discloses elements of the experience of playing the instrument, whereby the techniques of breathing and improvisation can make for a transformative meditation. -------------------------------------- More information about the World Shakuhachi Festival 2018 in London. As you can read on the...

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Nick discusses the film CODA with its subject Ryuichi Sakamoto and its Director Stephen Nomura Schible. ---------------------------------- One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades, from techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer. The evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following cancer, his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new...

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Tomoko Sauvage, Japanese musician and artist active since mid 2000’s, investigates the sculpturality of sound and improvisation in relation to the environment. Mainly known for a musical / visual research about ‘natural synthesizer’ of her invention, composed with diverse fluid, bowls, ceramic, light and underwater amplification, Sauvage’s approach is attached to questions of alchemy, meditation and balance between hazard and mastery. Under the form of performances, installations and musical compositions, her work is regularly presented in Europe, Asia and America.

https://o-o-o-o.org/

https://tomokosauvage.bandcamp.com/