26 March, 2013

art magazine "REAR no.29" (2013)

I wrote an article for a Japanese art critic magazine, "REAR no.29"'s special issue of "about the sound" which will appear on store shelves from this week.

In addition to myself, there are four contributors:
Akiko FUJII "The Cage Effect Today", Tomoko YABUMAE "What his voice inspires - Fuyuki Yamakawa", and Hisanori GOGOTA "Between music (performance) and art (exhibition)".

This is actually the first time for me to be asked to write an article for a critical media though, I'm glad to find that mine is the opening article in this issue.

Under the title "music on the stage", I wrote about a recent trends of music (for) theater, referring to recent Japanese stages: "Dokoka Iku Fune"(Direction:Toshiro SUZUE, Music:Tomohisa HASHIMOTO), "The Restaurant of Many Orders"(Direction:Hiroshi KOIKE, Music:Toshio NAKAGAWA and Kensuke FUJII),
"Hikari no nai(Kein Licht)"(Direction:Motoi MIURA, Music:Masahiro MIWA)
and from The Netherlands,
"A.M."(Arnoud Noordegraaf: Film and Music) and Tomoko MUKAIYAMA's works.

In this no.29, "MusiCircus at Adachi Market" where I performed as the unit, SHOT, is also mentioned in the article of Ms.FUJII. And there is also a review of the stage "Mishima-ru" for which I made music.

You can find REAR in some bookstores and gallery (sorry, only in Japan). [bit.ly/wheREAR]
Also you can order through [tsubamebook.com]

"REAR no.29" (2013) 
Feature 1 - about the sound
Feature 2 - sculpture artist and works
ISBN 978-4-907210-29-8
JPY 450, A5 size, Japanese

Iseo NOSE's new book

the book I ordered has arrived. In his new book "New / Decoded Music", Iseo NOSE offers commentary on his amazing collection of records and CDs, more than 30,000. It covers Dada, Industrial, Techno, House, Drone, MUSICK(John Savage) etc.. 

12 March, 2013


On Sunday 17 March, I am having a concert of melodica trio with Makoto Nomura and Tatsuhiro Watanabe at TORIA Gallery in Tokyo. 

If you are around, please come to TORIA Gallery!
Hope to see you there.



Makoto Nomura (Melodica player, composer)
Watanabe Tatsuhiro (percussionist, composer)
Tomohisa Hashimoto (time based artist)

Sunday March 17, 2013 (Doors open at 2:30 )

at TORIA Gallery
5-8-5 Nishiogikita, Suginami-ku, Tokyo

Free admission (tipping system)

Gardika Gigih Pradipta:Melodi di Kampung
Michael Parsons:Rhythmic Canon
Andrew Melvin:Carillon Sec
Hugh Nankivell:Goat Music
Noriko Nakamura : Baby Green
Kohei Kondo : Three men on an island in the south
Hikari Kiyama : The Love Suicide at Sonezaki
and more...