Sunday, December 10, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
See invisibles. Irony has been used a lot as rhetoric. Is it necessary to see what is not seen? You'd better understand what you can see at first.
Artists must show invisibles off. In Ikebana works, every single plant towards the invisible pivot point. The basic composition shapes with three plants. They stay static equilibrium with asymetric composition. Viewer's eye movement follows invisible line naturally. Pre-established harmony with asymetric but hormonizing makes us feel good. Ikebana organises the universe.
Seiko Nasu will show you the road to his invisible universe.
You will see Seito's Ikebana Show @SEEDS Dec.9th
1st Show start on 21:00
2nd Show start on 24:00
Friday, November 10, 2006
Chinese aicent terminology did not define that "not being" is the opposit idea of "being". They undersood that "not being" is being "not be".
God only knows. You might be trustful person if that words occur in mind when you face problems. G.O.K. is a marginal room in making decision and a charm which leads you to rational action in the long run. The respect on the nature raises curiosity and
builds the talent. The art will be given on you, not achieved by your daily practicing. Ascetic practice aims to abandon yourself, not to get something. As long as keeping modest to the nature, the idea will keep coming into you. Well, some might say, "That is not the art". You need to know the limit of human being.
Tsubaki Hanawo(ツバキハナヲ) sings the spinning news out of his body. His split hoarsy voice reminds of smoky morning in Shibuya. Another might recall the solid sound of rain on the rocks in Yakushima island. Either Shibuya or Yakushima island is no different jungle as it is. Tsubaki Hanawo's blues explodes the breathing shout out of the communication to the nature.
See it, here it and smell the "Tsubaki Hanawo" Blues Show @SEEDS"Tsubaki" Dec. 9th around midnight.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Kyuyo Ishikawa dispels calligrapy mysticism with only three words, "Tong, Suh, and Tong". This simile comes across the tinny sound in mind of the brush strokes. He mentions letters used to be inscribed in stones and calligraphy is the imitation of this carving movement of chisel: Brush is the chisel and paper is the stone. "Tong" is the hitting sound of the chisel and "Suh" is the sound of slide of chisel. With Prof. Ishikawa's view point on calligraphy, you can enjoy it more ever.
Another pleasure of calligraphy appreciation is to understand the history of forming them. Prof. Shizuka Shirakawa, respectable philologist and dead in October, was said to be able to recognize its pronounce and meaning when new chinese charactors descovered in the ruins. That is because the chinese character, or Kanji, compoesd with the several figures each of which has original meaning.
Orie Yoshida, a Japanese calligrapher, draws letters on her deep understanding of the chinese charactor world. That gives us deeper enteretainment to see.
Her "Tong, Suh and Tong" sound takes us trip away to the gate of the deep cavern in Chinese Sichuan maountains.
Don't miss the great journey of live calligraphy drawing @SEEDS, Dec. 9th Sat, 21:00 open.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Norika Kizaki（木崎詔甲）, drum player on the center photo, told, "We wanna spread taiko, or drum, music out among the young people." She started her career with her father drumming team and has seeked for the chance to let the youngs experience a Japanese style beat music. Who invited her was double Michiko's who met in a high school days and have kept good relationship based on the harmonization of both musical talent. Ms. Yamada（山田路子）, on flute, said, "We beat too much sometimes" The name of team named after thier play style, like fire works pump upon sky. Three of them, however, can't be seen fervent players before starting reharsal.
Ms. Tsukimura（月村路子） uttered "So-y-ya" and Kizaki started fervarish beat on two of drums. Tsukimura's beat was electrical deep and Kizaki's Yamada's was jumpin g sparkling. Yamada's flute caught me incredibly miraculous. Like Mr.Crapton's Slow hands, her accurate finger handling was too fast to see. More than her technique, her tone out of flute was incredible and impressive.The mellow gold refrain of Yamada's flute on the champagne drum on beat harmonized and took you to the fractale splashing world of sound with gas.
Daka-Daka's "talking 'bout my generation" debut on @ SEEDS, Dec. 9th. with proudly offered
Nobuko Kawashima, one of the precious Japanese lute player, has a concert every two month in Yanaka. She said, "Yanaka is the best place to listen biwa play. So I want people to enjoy not only music but this atmosphere down here" She has started "Yanaka Biwa Style" concert two years ago. "Yanaka has still friendly community where neighbors knows and give a help if you need" She thinks that this ambient area life has a good effect on her expression.
Biwa play reminds of the blues shouting at the corner of down the south French Quarter, New Orleans. Like Muddy Waters play, Ms. Kawashima inspired us of her deep voice as well as lute's sound. Her growling hoarse maintained the astonished red wine fregrance. The sound of picking strings and banging lute body with her alt voice waives the meticulous persian carpet.
The Japanese lute, biwa, was introduced here after the long journey on the Silk road. A dry blue sky with the cow bell ringing can imagin in the biwa sound she pulled. Yanaka Biwa Style trace back the mother culture of Japan, spinning new blues style.
Oh, mama, you can't end the Yanaka Blues again. Liberize prowling to stuck inside a bustling mobile.
Don't miss a great opportunity for the refuge of bustle. Yanaka Biwa Blues @SEEDS Tokyo Impact on Dec. 9th. see this blog for more info.
Nobuko Kawashima (川嶋信子)
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Japonism Christmas Event SEEDS 8th "Tsubaki: Camellia"
Lst's spend the "Japonism" Night Together. SEEDS Tokyo Impact 8th invites anybody love japanese art for the premere of Tokyo christmas season. The blue eyes depiction of Japanese culture are welcome. High quality traditional but modern art performance will ease you and seeds new creativity in you.
anyway, drop by SEEDS in Shibuya at club ON@OFF, or you won't piss the night away.
Venue: No Need Reservation
December 9th Sat. 21:00 start till Dawn 4:00
1,500 yen (1 drink)
Shibuya ON@OFF MAP
21:30- Maharajah Harmonics "Kazoo" Junpei Makuuchi
22:15- Yanaka Blues Again Biwa(Japanese lute) Nobuko Kawashima
22:45- Christman Chanpaign Bloom Shinobue+Wadaiko (Bamboo flute + Japanese Drum) Michiko Yamada "DakaDaka"
23:30- Bluse Man from the South "Tsubaki Hanawo" Show
24:15- Watch That Man Soul Dance Ko Ito
25:00- Ambient Trunpet Ko-Do-Na
25:30- Jam w/t Dijurijue, Berrydance and more
Pantomime Magic Monchack
Art Live Performance
21:00-4:00 Curving and Printing Aya Kondo
24:00-4:00 Drawing Riu Wauke
21:00-4:00 Calligraphy Orie Yoshida
21:00- 4:00 Ikebana Live (Flower arrangement) Seiko Nasu
Live Photo http://oknauts.jp/renaiblog/
DJ+Video double A.M. coorporation
VJ Area 81
Kimono Dress Hana Rieko Hagiwara
previous images here
live legend here
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Monday, October 16, 2006
High pitch wave surround and her sound blast off the wall up to the sky. Yukiko Oka created on the cloud atomasphier with unhearble sound of slender Japanese flute, shinobue or noukan. This high pitch, called "Hishigi" uniquely can not been heard any other instruments than nokan. This high pitch sound would relax you like acupuncture effect.
Hishigi means "pulled" or "crushed".
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Hiroki Koichi deeply pumps the breath into a bamboo. The heavy breath comes across the deep whispering out of bamboo flute, or shakuhachi, a Japanese old flute. 1/f flicker sound made us dipping into an air bath tub.
Friday, October 13, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Art is one of what can't be analysed with stracture model theory. Artist is born to express yourself and hate comparison with others. A captain of dancefloor, DJ, would be the best example.
DJ Kazuki is, however, staratigically exceptional. His play emboss cozy air among the audience and never appeal itself. Like an acient chinese kingdom aimed to demolish its exsistence on people. They think invisible government is the best management. DJ Kazuki's play inherits of this asian modest way.
His positivly negative succeeded attract out of audience. He didnot "cast" his music, but uploaded and publiced one.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Aya Kondo, Japanese wood curving artist, brusted on SEEDS Tokyo Impact 7th again. Her third act on Tokyo unique art festival gripped the audience intension. Seeing curving process scatter the fresh impression on those never have expierinced the art new born moment.
Aya Kondo's open approach deserves more world wide interest. This unique art activist bring the art down to the normal art lovers. She released the mix up art out of the arrogance fine art society. That is the liberation of art.
The approse of SEEDS Tokyo Imact audience proved her art action. She charmed and talked, "In front of people, I got energy and wiil be more creative". Well, they also be creative by her charm.
Monday, October 09, 2006
A throw of red flag looked like red leaves bloom of Mt. Fuji or Kyoto temple forest. Or that was like leaves falling down back to the earth.
Blossom or Falling?? Or even both?? That is re-birth of Nature, which Ko Ito would like to show us. This is like the acient chinese thought "Yin and Yang" and what Ko Ito's let us think about.