Berlin-Tokyo Experimental Music Meeting

Oct 31st-Nov 3rd, 2019 at Goethe-Institut Tokyo

Artistic Director: Tomomi Adachi
Matthias Bauer (bass, voice), Mazen Kerbaj (prepared trumpet), Ignaz Schick (turntable, electronics), Biliana Voutchkova (violin), Ute Wassermann (voice, bird calls), Tomomi Adachi (voice, electronics, composition)

Oct 31st 19:00 Improvised music concert 1 (guest: SAKATA Akira)

Nov 1st 19:00 Biliana Voutchkova violin concert, works by Adachi, Suzuki, Matsudaira, Dillon, Saunders, Ablinger and Bang (produced by SUZUKI Haruyuki Suzuki and FUKUI Tomoko)

Nov 2nd 13:00-15:30 Voice Workshop by Ute Wassermann
16:30 Improvised music concert 2 (guest: dj sniff)
18:00 Talk session with Berlin artists

Nov 3rd 13:00-15:30 Improvisation Workshop by Matthias Bauer
16:30 Improvised music concert 3 (guest: UENO Yoko)

 

Ryogoku Art Festival 2016

Direction: Tomomi Adachi
Piano music festival

Opening Event

George Maciunas:Piano Piece #13 (for Nam June Paik) + Tomas Schmit :Sanitas #151
31 July 2016, open 12:30, start 13:00
Piano: Adachi Tomomi

<Program A> Dance in the Labyrinth – Josef Matthias Hauer

31 July 2016, open 16:30, start 17:00
Piano: Kuroda Aki, Sudo Chiharu, Hoyano Miwa, Kobayashi Yuna & Adachi Tomomi

program:
Josef Matthias Hauer:
Atonale Musik (the first part) (1922)
Zwölftonspiel für Klavier zu zwei Händen (1955)
Hausmusik für Klavier zu zwei Händen (1958)
Labyrinthischer Tanz für Klavier zu zwei Händen (1953)
and more
Video1 VIdeo2

 

<Program B> Two Pianos in Ryogoku

2 & 3 August 2016, open 18:30, start 19:00
Piano: Kuroda Aki, Mieda Shintaro

program:
Ute Wassermann: PianObjects (commissioned work, W.P.) Video
Mathias Bauer: Pi (commissioned work, W.P.) Video
contact Gonzo: Hell of a wooden push for the 88 keys (commissioned work, W.P.) Video
Adachi Tomomi: Things seen by the right hand and the left hand (with glasses) (commissioned work, W.P.) Video

Steve Martland: from Dance Works
Luciano Cilio (transcription by Girolamo de Simone): Suiff (2004)
Miyake Haruna: Sutego Elegy (1973)
Luciano Chessa: Variazioni su un oggetto di scena
Chris Newman: from Sad Secrets (O So Sorry, Hoffnungsloser Himmel, The Dead Man, etc.) (1981/82)

 

<Talk> Fuji Kazuoki talks about the Quarter-Tone Piano
6 August 2016, open 13:30, start 14:00
Talk: Fujii Kazuoki & Kuroda Aki

 

<Program C> The World of the Quarter-Tone Piano

7 August 2016, start 14:00 & 18:00 (open 30 min.before)
Piano: Fujii Kazuoki, Kuroda Aki, Sudo Chiharu, Hoyano Miwa, Kobayashi Yuna

program:
Ivan Wyschnegradsky:
-24 Préludes dans tous les tons de l’échelle chromatique diatonisée à 13 sons, for 2 pianos in quarter tones, Op. 22
-Etude sur le mouvements rotatoires Video

Charles Ives: Three Quarter-Tone pieces

 

Tokyo Gen’on Project 2014

Adachi made a programming for a contemporary music ensemble, Tokyo Gen’on Project, it covered from Peter Ablinger to Moondog, all of them were the Japan premiere. The concert also included three new piece by himself.

June 30, 2014 at Suginami Kokaido Small Hall, Tokyo

Richard Barrett: Codex I for 6-12 improvising musicians (2001)
Peter Ablinger: Ohne Titel 1-10 (2005)
Alvin Curran: Inner Cities 3 Toy Piano/Piano Solo (1999)
Jennifer Walshe: Nature Data voice solo (2005)
Moondog: Bird’s Lament
Arthur Kampela: Naked Singularity for tuba solo (2004)
Noah Creshevsky: Tomomi Adachi Redux II for vibraphone and playback (2011)
ADACHI Tomomi: Ancient Chinese Experimental Music -From Yue Jing- No.1 + No.2 (W.P.)
ADACHI Tomomi: It Is Not The Itchy Spot (W.P.)
ADACHI Tomomi: 2013-10-14T06:49:10+02:00/2013-10-14T06:50:10+02:00 (W.P.)

 

Tokyo Sound Poetry Festival

sound poetry festivalThe first festival exclusively focuses on sound poetry in Japan.

Nov. 7th and 8th 2012 at Asahi Artsquare, Tokyo

Invited artists
Maja Jantar, Joerg Piringer, Leevi Lehto (live performance)
Amanda Stewart (skype performance)
Matsui Shigeru, Yarita Misako (talk guest)
video showing: Jaap Blonk & Golan Levin, Hannah Silva, Angela Rawlings

 

 

The Plural Dimensions of Music 2008-2011

Vol.1 Cage in Extreme (Oct 13th, 2008 at Mon-naka Tenjo Hall, Tokyo)
John Cage:
Water walk, Variations II, 62 Mesostics re Merce Cunningham, Solo for Voice 2

Vol.2 Music and Collective, Christian Wolff (Jan. 18th 2009 at Asahi ArtSquare, Tokyo)
Christian Wolff:
Burdocks, Play and Stones from Prose Collection, Exercises, Edges, For 1, 2 or 3 people, For Pianist

Vol.3 Cornelius Cardew “The Great Learning” and “Treatise” (July 5th, 2009 at Asahi ArtSquare, Tokyo)
Cornelius Cardew: Paragraph 4 & 7 from The Great Learning, Treatise
Video Excerpt

Vol.4 John Cage “Variations VII” (Jan. 29th and 30th, 2011 at Asahi ArtSquare, Tokyo)
John Cage: Variations VII
Video Excerpt

Vol.5 Behrman, Ichiyanagi  Lucier and Tenney (Sep. 26th, 2011 at Asahi ArtSquare, Tokyo)
David Behrman: Wave Train
Ichiyanagi Toshi: Appearance
Alvin Lucier: (Tokyo) Memory Space
James Tenney: Maximusic, Swell Piece, Having Never Written a Note for Percussion, Koan from Postal Pieces

 

tomomex I-III

MeX concert series “tomomex I-III” curated with Jens Brand
in Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany in 2005
Artists:
Trevor Wishart, Yuji Sagae and others

 

Artist choice festival

Curated with An Seebach

in Künstlerhaus Dortmund in 2005

Artists:
Sebastien Lespinasse, Monica Klingler, Bettina Wenzel, Henrike Daum, Thomas Stricker, Ben Patterson, Takashi Ishida, Anna Linder and Kathi Kaeppe

 

Dance x Music at Plan B

2002-2004 Advisor of Plan B, an alternative space at Tokyo, curated a series of contemporary dance and improvised music.

 

Music Factory vol.1-5 (1999-2000)

Punoipenson Real Time Orchestration Workshop, SUZUKI Takeo, HAGA Toru, NAKAZAWA Hideki, MORIMOTOSeiji, MIYAKI Asako, YONEMOTO Minoru, IMAI Kazuo, KAWAI Takuji

 

On Sounds or Ears vol.1-6 (1994-1997)

MURAI Hironori, SAKAIDE Masami, KAWASHIMA Motoharu, NISHIJIMA Atsushi, MAEBAYASHI Akitsugu, YASUI Sasagu, Yuko Nexus6, YOSHIDA Ami, FUKUI Tomoko, SUZUKI Atsufumi, UNAMI Taku, FURUSAWA Takeshi, SEKIAI Satoshi, INADA Makoto, EZAKI Masafumi, OKURA Masahiko, TSUNODA Tsuguto, KIKUCHI Masa-aki