A Sound/Visual Duo, KISHOTEN (起承転), Release a New Japanese Ethno-Electronic Music CD!!
It’s not uncommon to hear good Irish, Indian, or Peruvian world music albums. But a Japanese world music CD that can satisfy the ears of electronic dance music fans? Well, this just might be the one. A New York based visual / sound unit KISHOTEN will release their new CD, Basement Dongara, on Saturday, November 17. A public release party will be held at RESOBOX at 7:30 p.m., where Michiro Negishi (KISHOTEN: programming, keyboards, vocals) and Miki Fuller (KISHOTEN: VJ) will perform music from the CD along with Japan-inspired VJ stylings. Guest performers include Greylyng, an Ambient/Improvisation duo, performing pieces from their recently released CD, “i keep silence.”
KISHOTEN fuses the sounds of Japanese folk music (Minyou 民謡) and festival music (Matsuribayashi 祭りばやし) with electronic house, techno, and drum’n’bass beats. “Our goal is to bring Japanese music (Minyou and Matsuribayashi) to NYC dance floors,” said Michiro Negishi. “We want people to realize how refreshing and exciting traditional Japanese music can be, as I discovered only recently myself!”
Saturday, November 17, 2012
ADMISSION: free (CD $5)
Door 7:15 pm / Start 7:30 pm
7:30 pm Meena (Kathak: Indian classical dance)
7:45 pm Greylyng (Ambient/Improvisation)
8:30 pm Kishoten – 起承転 (Japanese ethno-electronic music)
Michiro Negishi （根岸道郎）was a backing vocalist for Saeko Suzuki and Shishonen during the new-wave era in Japan. Music by his band, Children, was included in a compilation album produced by legendary Keiichi Suzuki. In the U.S. he played progressive-rock (otowala), Jazz (Richard Ruotolo Sextet), and electronic music (Burning Scriptures).
Miki Fuller (フラー美樹) is an upcoming visual artist in New York City focused on items and images that become the icons found in daily life. Also, over the years, she has been a guest performer in projects led by New York artist, Ei Arakawa.
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