Sep 8, 2016

Food (Iain Ballamy, Thomas Strønen) with Makigami Koichi Japan tour 2016 September 18-21




Food, improvised music unit consisted with Iain Ballamy on saxophone and Thomas Strønen on drums, tours Japan this month. The dates are as follows:

September 18 - Jazz Art Sengawa, Tokyo
September 19 - Odawara Castle, Odawara, Kanagawa
September 20 - Super Deluxe, Roppongi, Tokyo
September 21 - Dolphy, Yokohama

Food plays as duo as well as with invited guests. This tour is no exception - all the dates are with Makigami and other interesting artists.

Food official site







September 18, 2016
@ Jazz Art Sengawa
Chofu, Tokyo
guest: Hikashu
See here for details.


September 19, 2016
"Kanagawa Re-Koten Project"
@ Odawara Castle Park
Odawara, Kanagawa
guest: Arzhan Suu (Makigami Koichi and Sato Masaharu)
open 18:00 - start 18:30
adv 3,000 yen - at door 3,500 yen
re-coten2016.com

Odawara Joushi Koen, Odawara, Kanagawa



September 20, 2016
@ Super Deluxe
Roppongi, Tokyo
guest: Makigami Koichi (voice, theremin), Jim O'Rourke (guitar), Ishibashi Eiko (keyboard)
open 19:30 - start 20:00
adv 3,500 yen - at door 4,000 yen
https://www.super-deluxe.com

Super Deluxe, Roppongi, Tokyo



September 21, 2016
@ Dolphy
Yokohama
guest: Makigami Koichi
open 19:00 - start 19:30
adv 3,500 yen - at door 3,800 yen
www.dolphy-jazzspot.com

Dolphy, Yokohama

Sep 7, 2016

Star Pine's Cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo October 6





Hikashu performs at Star Pine's Cafe in Kichijoji, Tokyo on October 6.




October 6, 2016
"Hikashu's Autumn"
@ Star Pine's Cafe
Kichijoji, Tokyo
open 18:30 - start 19:30
adv 3,900 yen - at door 4,300 yen

www.mandala.gr.jp/spc.html

Star Pine's Cafe, Kichijoji, Tokyo


Aug 31, 2016

Double bill gig with 88 Places Pilgimage on October 21, 2016




Right now there are two appearances for Hikashu announced: One is Jazz Art Sengawa (Hikashu and Food playing together!), and the other is a double-bill gig with Hachiju Hachi Kasho Junrei (Eighty-eight Places Pilgrimage) at Hearts+, Ohtsuka, Tokyo on October 21, 2016.

Hachiju Hachi Kasho Junrei is a trio with progressive rock flavour. Their official site is here.


October 21, 2016
"88 Hikashu Junrei"
@ Hearts+
Ohtsuka, Tokyo
Other act: Hachiju Hachi Kasho Junrei
open 18:30 - start 19:00
adv 3,000 yen - at door 3,500 yen
hearts-web.net/plus/
Ticket available on September 4

Hearts+, Ohtsuka, Tokyo

Jul 31, 2016

Jazz Art Sengawa 2016




The 9th Jazz Art Sengawa is held at the Sengawa Theater, Chofu, Tokyo on September 16-18. The line-up is as follows:



September 16 Friday

16:00-17:30
Free Improvisation ZOO
open session moderated by Makigami Koichi, Fujiwara Kiyoto and Sakamoto Hiromichi

18:00-
Opening Ceremony
Chikotsu: Ohsumi Kenji (voice), Ohtake Dai (drums)

19:00-20:00
World Service Project


September 17 Saturday

11:00-11:45
Sound Play for Children
moderated by Tokidoki Jido (Sometimes Automatic)

13:30-14:45
"eyes" directed by Fujiwara Kiyoto
Roger Turner (drums, percussion), Oki Itaru (trumpet), Yanagiya Koharu (shamisen), Fujiwara Kiyoto (bass)

16:15-18:00
"legs" directed by Makigami Koichi
Jim O'Rourke (synthesizer, guitar), Ishibashi Eiko (keyboard, piano), Joe Taria (drums), Ivin Ronning (trumpet), Makigami Koichi (voice)
Yagi Michiyo Trio: Yagi Michiyo (electric 21-string koto, 17-string bass koto, electronics, voice), Sugawa Takashi (bass), Ohmura Wataru (drums)

19:30-21:00
"mouth" directed by Sakamoto Hiromichi
Phew (vocal) x Mukoujima Yuriko (violin)
Hayakawa Yoshio (vocal) x Sakamoto Hiromichi (cello)


September 18 Sunday

11:00-11:45
Sunday Matinee Concert volume 165
"Experience the strange world of microsound"
moderated by Shimizu Hitomi

13:30-15:00
"hands" directed by Sakamoto Hiromichi
Ohno Yumiko (bass), Asa-chang (tabla), Minakumari (sitar), Nakahara Masaya (electronics), Sakamoto Hiromichi (moderator)

16:30-18:00
"ears" directed by Fujirawa Kiyoto
Hashimoto Ichiko (piano, voice), Sakata Akira (alto saxophone), Tommaso Capperato (drums, electronics), Fujiwara Kiyoto (bass)

19:30-21:00
"nose" directed by Makigami Koichi
Food: Iain Ballamy (saxophone), Thomas Strønen (drums, electronics)
Hikashu: Makigami Koichi (vocal, cornet, thememin), Mita Freeman (guitar), Sakaide Masami (bass), Shimizu Kazuto (piano, syhthesizer, bass clarinet), Sato Masaharu (drums)


Admission:
1 stage ticket - 3,000 yen (2,700 yen for Chofu-city resident - 1,500 yen for student with valid ID)
1 day pass - 6,800 yen
2 days pass - 12,500 yen (available while supplys last - limited quantity)
ticket available at The Sengawa Theatre Box Office, eplus

"Free Improvisation ZOO" September 16 Friday
admission free

"WorldService Project concert" 19:00-20:00 September 16 Friday
admission free - requires ticket but no charge

"Sound Play for Children" 11:00-11:45 September 17 Saturday
admission: 500 yen for adult, charge free for children

"Sunday Matinee Concert" September 18 Sunday
admission free


jazzartsengawa.com





Sengawa Theatre, Chofu, Tokyo

Jun 30, 2016

Summer Tour 2016: Shizuoka Toyohashi Kyoto Nagoya July 18-21



Starting on July 18, Hikashu will embark on 4 cities tour. The dates are as follows:


July 18 - Freakyshow, Shizuoka
July 19 - Avanti, Toyohashi
July 20 - Rag, Kyoto
July 21 - Tokuzo, Nagoya



July 18, 2016
@ Freakyshow
Shizuoka
other acts: Noisu, Sakabashira Imiri, Daichu
open 19:00 - start 19:30
adv 3,000 yen - at door 3,500 yen

Freakyshow, Shizuoka



July 19, 2016
@ Avanti
Toyohashi
Other act: Jigen Gakudan #9
open 19:00 - start 20:00
adv 4,000 yen - at door 4,500 yen
open 19:00 / start 20:00
www.avanti-music.com

Avanti, Toyohashi



July 20, 2016
@ Rag
Kyoto
open 18:30 - start 19:30
adv 4,000 yen - at door 4,500 yen
www.ragnet.co.jp

Rag, Kyoto



July 21, 2016
@ Tokuzo
Nagoya
open 18:30 - start 19:30
adv 4,000 yen - at door 4,500 yen
www.tokuzo.com

Tokuzo, Nagoya


May 16, 2016

Hiroshima on June 18, 2016





On June 18, Hikashu performs in Hiroshima.

It happens that President Obama visits the historic city this month as well. It's the first time for a US president being there while in office. It's an epic moment.

The same thing applies to the band because it takes quite long time for them to revisit there. Last time they performed there is 25 years ago. Actually they've been contemplating to play there for years. It takes time but has succeeded to actualize it at last. Naturally the band's highly motivated and quite enthusiastic for the show and so the fans too. Certainly it'll be great.


June 18, 2016
@ Sumatra Tiger
Hiroshima
open 18:30 - start 19:00
adv 4,000 yen - at door 4,500 yen
www.sumatratiger.com



Sumatra Tiger, Hiroshima




May 15, 2016

John Zorn's Cobra Fukuoka Operation on June 17, 2016


John Zorn's Cobra in Wels on November 6, 2009. downtownmusic.net


On June 17 there's a performance of John Zorn's Cobra, a game piece composed by Zorn, held in Fukuoka. It's two days before the Hikashu's gig at the city.

The line-up is as follows:

avan (bass), Uchida Ryo (trombone), Kinoshita Takaya (accordion), Yoshiyanagi Takuma (percussion), Shirasaka Yasuyuki (taiko), Tomi (voice), Nakamura Yuji (bass clarinet), Horio Shigemasa (trumpet), Watanabe Toru (pipe), YoungJin Bae (janggu), Makigami Koichi (prompt).



June 17, 2016
John Zorn's Cobra Fukuoka Operation
@ Kantoukan Theater
Fukuoka

start 18:30 - open 19:00
adv 2,000 yen - at door 2,500 yen
plaza-kantoukan.jp

www.design.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~mflab/
inquiries mflab9@gmail.com


Kantoukan Theater, Fukuoka