Ensemble
for
Experimental Music
and
Theater

About

Ensemble for Experimental Music and Theater

The ensemble based on the questions around “theater” and “notation”, propounded by John Cage, critique and reconstruction of the genealogy of conceptualism and minimalism from Fluxus, Scratch Orchestra, earlier Minimalist music to the stream after Wandelweiser Group.
We were formed by participants of Tomomi Adachi’s workshop (Yotsuya Art Studium) in 2011. The members have various backgrounds, music, performing art, visual art, poetry, etc.

  • Mika Inoue
  • Satoko Kono
  • Midori Kubota
  • Yuki Sato
  • Anzu Suhara
  • Arata Takagi
  • Yui Nakamura
  • Masuhisa Nakamura
  • Takuma Nishihama
  • Kazuko Hidaka
  • Shogo Baba
  • Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Takuya Watanabe
  • Tomoko Hojo
  • Tomomi Adachi

Schedule

  • Oct.29 - Nov. 3, 2017
    London, Berlin tour in 2017: Japanese experimental music 1962 to 2017.

    This program focuses on Japanese experimental music since the 1960s to the present especially works written either as text or graphic score under the influence of John Cage and fluxes.

    Day1 in London

    Date
    Sunday 29th October 8pm (door 7:30PM)
    Venue
    Hundred Years Gallery (13 Pearson St. London, E2 8JD)
    Entry
    £8 (£5 concession)
    Booking and details
    http://hundredyearsgallery.co.uk/eemt/
    Performers
    Chiho Oka, Satoko Kono, Midori Kubota, Ayako Kosaka, Kota Sakamoto, Masuhisa Nakamura, Tomoko Hojo

    Program:

    • Sapporo / Toshi Ichiyanagi (1962)
    • Clapping Piece / Yasunao Tone (1963)
    • Boundary Music / Mieko Shiomi (1963)
    • HACTION MUSIC II / Motoharu Kawashima (2015)
    • Drops by electronic metronome / Masuhisa Nakamura (2014/2017)
    • You need my feedback / Tomomi Adachi (2016)
    • Spin Cycle / Satoko Kono (2017)
    • Tokyo Patent Approval Office 東京特許許可局 / Midori Kubota (2017)

    Day2 in Berlin

    Date
    Wednesday 1st November
    Venue
    SPKTRUM (Bürknerstraße 12 12047 Berlin) http://spektrumberlin.de/home.html
    Entry
    7-12 € (up to your offer)
    Booking and details
    http://spektrumberlin.de/events/detail/ensemble-for-experimental-music-and-theater-378.html
    Performers
    Chiho Oka, Satoko Kono, Midori Kubota, Ayako Kosaka, Kota Sakamoto, Masuhisa Nakamura, Tomoko Hojo

    Program:

    • Sapporo / Toshi Ichiyanagi (1962)
    • Clapping Piece / Yasunao Tone (1963)
    • HACTION MUSIC II / Motoharu Kawashima (2015)
    • You need my feedback / Tomomi Adachi (2016)
    • Drops by electronic metronome / Masuhisa Nakamura (2014/2017)
    • Music for the skull / Tomoko Hojo (2017)
    • Tokyo Patent Approval Office 東京特許許可局 / Midori Kubota (2017)
    • Spin Cycle / Satoko Kono (2017)

    Day3 in London

    Date
    Friday 3rd November 8pm
    Venue
    IKLECTIK ('Old Paradise Yard' 20 Carlisle Lane, London, SE1 7LG)
    Entry
    £9 door / £7 adv
    Booking and details
    http://iklectikartlab.com/eemt/
    Performers
    Chiho Oka, Satoko Kono, Midori Kubota, Ayako Kosaka, Kota Sakamoto, Masuhisa Nakamura, Tomoko Hojo

    Program:

    • Music for Electric Metronome / Toshi Ichiyanagi (1960)
    • Clapping Piece / Yasunao Tone (1963)
    • Water Music for a SP record / Mieko Shiomi (1964/1965)
    • +- / Takehisa Kosugi (1987)
    • Canon on AC / Tomomi Adachi (2011)
    • The・things / Midori Kubota (2012)
    • In sync / Takumi Ikeda (2012)
    • Music for the skull / Tomoko Hojo (2017)

Works

The first self-produces live concert

2011/7/10(Sun)

10th July 2011 @Performing Gallery & Cafe Esorabako  (Kagurazaka, Tokyo)

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