May 25, 2014

Hikashu Free Improvisation Summit at Fuji Rock Festival 2014

This summer Hikashu performs at Fuji Rock Festival, the biggest musical event in Japan. Their appearance is the day two, July 26. This is the third time for them playing at the festival - they were there in 2011 and 2012.

And this time, as billed themselves as "Hikashu Free Improvisation Summit," they plan to do a special set, focusing on improvisation, with guest musicians, including veteran free-form reedman (and Jim O'Rourke's favorite) Sakata Akira. He's a frequent collaborator with Hikashu as well.

Sakata appeared at Hikashu's christmas concert last year, and they did an improvising jam which turned out quite splendid. So this collaboration has been road-tested and you could expect a bright moment this time, too.

Hikashu performs Nyu'nen at Fuji Rock Festival 2011. This footage is from TV broadcast. Unfortunately, this is the only segment actually aired.

July 26, 2014
"Hikashu Free Improvisation Summit"
@ Orange Court
Fuji Rock Festival

Fuji Rock Festival official site

Naeba Ski Resort, Naeba, Niigata

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