JunKroom will be holding a special event on Thursday 17th February at Urbanguild on Kiyamachi Dori in central Kyoto. We are very honoured to have Alexander Rishaug, Espen Sommer Eide (Phonophani) and Sigbjorn Apeland, 3 great artists from Norway participate in this event as part of their Japanese tour. This will be their only appearance in Kyoto. In addition we will have local performers Mitsu Salmon & ryotaro, ieva (Samuel Andre) Sseeaann Rrooee and Yosuke Fujita.
Please see descriptions and links for each of the performers below.
So… There’s a broad mix of musical styles on show at this event it will certainly be an entertaining evening! I’m looking forward to seeing you… Please tell your friends and let’s give our Norwegian visitors a big welcome to Kyoto!
JunKroom Special Event
17th February 2011 (Thursday)
Doors open 6.45pm Starts 7.00pm
1500yen in advance 2000yen at door (includes 1 drink)
We also have a facebook page for this show- here’s the link. If you join the guest list (attending/maybe attending) the entrance is only 1500 yen including 1 drink. There are also details on the JunKroom site.
Alexander Rishaug is a sound artist and musician based in Oslo, Norway. His sound is melodic, melancholic and often quiet. Rishaug explores tones and textures through the use of electronics, field recordings, toys or simply just playing around with an instrument. Rishaug combines an intimate knowledge of his musical equipment with the curiousness of an amateur.
Phonophani (Espen Sommer Eide) was born in Oslo, Norway. Espen played music originally on percussion instruments, flutes and trumpet, before emphasising computer-generated sounds. Eide has released several solo albums as Phonophani, on the Rune Grammofon record label. Phonophani is multi-instrumentalist and digital electronics music, characterized by various manipulated live instruments integrated with pure electronic sounds.
Sigbjørn Apeland (born 1966) is a musician (organ, harmonium) and academic, well known for work that is on the border between folk music, church music and improvisatory music.He graduated from The Rogaland Conservatory of Music (1988) specializing in the study and the performance of Church Music. He also studied ethnomusicology at the University of Bergen (1998), before doing a research fellowship at the Grieg Academy writing his dissertation on the Musical Life in the Norwegian Church as Cultural Practice (2005).
Mitsu Salmon creates solo and collaborative performance pieces weaving together her distinctive vocal style with dance, text and visuals.
ryotaro is an accordionist, composer and performer. He uses MIDI-accordion; intermixing accordion, synthesizer and programmed sounds to make music.
Yosuke Fujita performs on a portable home made pipe organ creating minimal instant compositions.
Sseeaann Rrooee (Sean Roe)
Makes sound collage by performing on stylus free turntables using paper that is amplified to create sounds directly from the grooves in the records.
ieva (Samuel Andre)
Musician and soundtrack composer. Using his computer he creates live performances use multi layered field recordings creating quite mysterious imaginary aural worlds
ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS
new-Kyoto bldg. 3F,
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). Walk approximately 150 metres. Its on the 3rd floor of the New Kyoto Building – access by elevator or stairs. Here’s a map.