Before the Canada tour, Makigami Koichi will join the performances of Mori Ikue in Sweden and Denmark.
May 9, 2013
Mori Ikue "Kibyoshi" project
@ Made Festival
Mori Ikue (electronics), Makigami Koichi (voice)
May 10, 2013
Makigami Koichi (voice), Mori Ikue (electronics), Lotte Anker (saxophones), Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello)
from Made Festival website:
Japan's true heroes of avant-garde
Two of Japan's true heroes of avant-garde, electro-artist Ikue Mori and vocalist Koichi Makigami, bring to MADE a synthesis of traditional Japanese culture, theatre, images and experimental pop music.
Ikue Mori began her musical career in 1977 when, together with Arto Lindsay, she started the cult No Wave band DNA. Using a combination of images and electronic music, Mori today creates atmospheric landscapes located at the junction between science fiction and nature romanticism.
Koichi Makigami is one of Japan's leading multi-instrumentalists and the musical force behind groups like the acclaimed "pop experiment" Hikashu. As a vocalist Makigami is extremely versatile, with a voice that commands a range spanning from jazz, to throat singing, to rock.