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2017-07-05

Keiichiro Shibuya + Hatsune Miku『THE END』
Performance at SOU Festival in Georgia

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Keiichiro Shibuya + Hatsune Miku will perform “THE END” as official invited performance in SOU Festival being held 15 May to 5 July 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Hatsune Miku is a humanoid persona voiced by Vocaloid, a singing synthesizer application. She is a 16-year-old anime character, who gave rise to the Vocaloid culture throughout Japan. Now tickets for her 3D concerts are sold-out. She is a popular pop star in Japan.

Keiichiro Shibuya ‘invited’ her to sing in his first vocaloid opera “THE END”. The opera without a human vocalist was constructed from multi-screen 3D images and electronic sound. She starts her journey with the existential question: “Will I die too?” The hologram pop star reflecting on her existence offers her audience unbelievable audio and visual show.

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In this festival prominent performers take part in, the ensemble of Steve Reich( by Ensemble Modern), Brian Eno, Stephen O’Malley(known as the guitarist of Sunn o))) ), Alva Noto, William Basinski and Zeena Parkins etc.. In the last one, Ryoji Ikeda, Blixa Bargeld (the former member of Einstürzende Neubauten)and Raster-Noton performed.

Keiichiro Shibuya + Hatsune Miku play as the key performer at the closing performance of the festival, in Georgian National Opera and Ballet Theater of Tbilisi. The hall is known as the traditional opera theater opened in 1951.

Since “THE END” was unveiled in 2012, Japan, it has been performed in France, Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. Then it will be performed in all parts of the world centering on Europe.

It has achieved unprecedented success as an opera fused with technology and drawn many people’s attention increasingly.


SOU FESTIVAL
City:Tbilisi/Georgia
Venue:Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre
Date:5 July 2017(Fri)

hhttp://www.soufestival.com/news/full/28

2017-06-18

TITLE: Playing Piano with No Speakers
ARTIST: Keiichiro Shibuya

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Keiichiro Shibuya performs a unplugged piano solo concert for one night stand.

In this month Shibuya performed and achieved a great success in Palais Garnier, he announced new piano solo concert in Japan.

This is a sequel to his concert series “Playing Piano with No Speakers”. There is no rights, microphones and speakers, you can experience a completely unplugged piano solo performance.

The venue is Daikanyama HILLSIDE PLAZA. There is only 200 seats, so the ticket will be sold out soon.

He plays a Boesendorfer, be of a fair size about 275 centimetre. It has been announced a first performance of new song presented in Plais Garnier, as piano solo version.

In recent years, he has performed mainly in Europe, it is a precious opportunity to listen to his solo performance in Japan. So this piano solo concert is must-sees.


DATE/PLACE:

18 June 2017(Sun)
Open 18:00
Start 19:00

Daikanyama HILLSIDE PLAZA 
18-8 Sarugakucho Shibuya-ku Tokyo
Tokyu Toyoko Line Daikanaya Station, 3 minutes on foot.
The venue is in the basement.

TICKET:
Performance:Keiichiro Shibuya(Piano)
Venue:Daikanyama HILLSIDE PLAZA 29−10 Sarugakucho Shibuya-ku Tokyo
Date:2017/6/18(Sun) Open 18:00 Start 19:00
Charge:ADV Seat S 7,000yen(Without Tax、from first to third row)
ADV Seat A 5,000yen(Without Tax) 
DOS Seat S 9,000yen(Without Tax, There is no DOS ticket in case of sold out of ADV ticket)
DOS Seat A 6,500yen(Without Tax、There is no DOS ticket in case of sold out of ADV ticket) 
Buy the Ticket


※Enter in order of arrival, no seat for standee.
※Signing session will be hold for applicant to buy CDs after each performance.
※You cannot cancel and change of orders.
※Pre-school child are not allowed in. And if there is a judgment to cause trouble for someone in the hall, admission may be restricted.
※You cannot enter after curtain time, please don’t be late.
※You cannot take recording equipments(recorder, camera, video etc.), food and drink, cigarette, and dangerous goods into the hall. If you don’t follow it, you may delete the camera date and cancel the ticket, and leave the hall.


I have started a concert series “Playing Piano with No Speakers” in 2015. I have a simple concept, there is no microphones and speakers so it become a completely unplugged piano solo concert. And this concept is a inquiry “ how can I scrap off excessive elements and sharpen a form of piano solo concert.”

A piano solo concert is the most simple form in my activities, and I do subtraction it furthermore, I have got a new form. There become no dress, MC… and lighting, interval of songs, and encore, in a blackout, I play my pieces, impromptu songs, and classic pieces mash upped without stopping up to a rest time among the first half and the last half.

I cannot say it well, it is a kind of expression of non-dimensional time, I feel there is a sense that a border of time and space are melted away, I think it is same sense as audience.

There is sound from piano directly and resonance of instruments, and it is offered only to limited number of audience.
To realize it as a concert, it is required a excellent piano and a hall corresponding to that.
When doing this unplugged concert for the first time in two years, I selected Daikanyama HILLSIDE PLAZA as venue.

I hold my concert “Playing for maria” five years ago in this hall, I still remember the sound reverberation and touch of the piano.
The touch of the Boesendorfer in this hall, be of a fair size about 275 centimetre, has some thrill like steering a ship, it was engraved on my memory.

The hall is blackout, and there is no speakers, the piano is established at the center of the hall, the audience seats encircled. The piano will be tuned carefully for that concert.
I’m thinking about playing my new piece presented in Plais Garnier, as piano solo for the first time.

And this day, 18th June is the tenth anniversary of maria’s death, I dedicate this concert to her.

Keiichiro Shibuya


CREDIT:
Performance / Keiichiro Shibuya
Host / ATAK

2017-05-22

New Movie Work Unveiled
“Playing Piano Plus”
Shot and edited by Tomohito Wakui

Keiichiro Shibuya has held the annual piano solo concert at the end of the year. The last one, 4th December 2016 was titled “Playing Piano Plus“.

In the last concert, he performed a piano and sax duo with Naruyoshi Kikuchi in the matinee, and presented a collaboration with Mirai Moriyama’s dance in the soiree, with the intention of performing with independent artists who doesn’t hert together certainly.

This time, new video work of the last concert was published dividing into two parts. It was shot and edited by Tomohito Wakui, getting attention as a new-generation artist. He has released some works expressing primitive possibility of technology, combining junk parts and audios by programming.

This is a new style of video work only he can do, it ‘s not just a recording.

http://lutemedia.com/post/shibuyakeiichiro-pianoplus

2017-05-08

Keiichiro Shibuya appeared in Paris Opera

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This performance will be held in four days, 8, 9, 12, 13 May, 2017 in Theatre National de l’Opera de Paris. It consists of four parts, two works by William Forsythe, Merce Cunningham’s work, and “Scary Beauty” by Keiichiro Shibuya and Jeremie Bélingard and Adrien M & Claire B, it is a new creation for dance.

Jeremie Bellangard is known not only as a dancer but also as an actor in recent years. He will leave the ballet company in Theatre National de l’Opera de Paris, but he has new performances(collaborated with Olafur Eliasson and Jamie xx)and other projects.

Bélingard has choosed Shibuya as a partner at his last performance.”Scary Beauty” is the title of the latest project in Shibuya and represents the quest for a new art form beyond minimalism.

they have based in Paris and collaborated to produce some pieces “The Way of The Rabbit” and “ Parade of The World” etc. In this occasion, Adrien M & Claire B, acts in Degital Arts and Performing Arts, has became a member with them. Shibuya performs with piano and computer at the stage. It will be an innovative pieces no one has ever seen.

Shibuya has created new pieces “Scary Beauty” and “The Decay of The Angel”. These are inspired by a text from Michel Houellebecq’s pieces and “The Decay of The Angel(In Japanese “Tennin-Gosui”)”, The last long piece by Yukio Mishima.


Scary Beauty Creation (World Premiere)
Date:2017/5/8 14:30、9 19:30、12 19:30、13 14:30、20:00 Start
Venue:Palais Garnier(Paris) 8 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris

Keiichiro Shibuya (Music)
Jérémie Bélingard (Dance)
Adrien M & Claire B. (Video Creation)


TICKET:
Optima 110 €
Cat1 95 €
Cat2 80 € 

For More InformationParis Opera official HP

2017-04-06

Dentsu Live Presents on 2017/04/06
Panorama Talk 01:Keiichiro Shibuya×YKBX×evala

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Panorama Talk 01:Keiichiro Shibuya×YKBX×evala
Talk Title「Future theater」(Interviewer:Shigeru Ogawa)
Date:2017/4/6(Thu) 18:30 Open 19:00 Start 21:00 End
Venue:GINZA PLACE 3F common ginza
    
Price:¥1,000(include 1drink)
Capacity:80 ※All seat are free
Application:http://commonginza.peatix.com

2017-02-25

Keiichiro Shibubya Participate in
JAPAN HOUSE FORUM 2017

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Keiichiro Shibuya participate in JAPAN HOUSE FORUM 2017.
JAPAN HOUSE is the project by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, aim to comprehend “what is japan” and to broaden our horizon for the empathy, since 2017.
The members involved in this project and the guests succeeding at home and overseas in each field meet and discuss about “now” and “future” for JAPAN HOUSE. Shibuya ascend the Session 4, the subject is “Ahead of there, 2020″.


JAPAN HOUSE FORUM 2017

Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:30 ~ 18:00 Entrance: 11:00 ~
Venue: Space 0, Omotesando Hills


Session 4 16:45~18:00

Presenter:
Yoko Ishikura(Emeritus Professor at Hototsubashi University)
Hitoshi Kinoshita(Representative Director at Area Innovation Alliance)
Kenta Koga(Representative at Gakko)
Keiichiro Shibuya(Composer, Musician)
Akiko Naka(CEO at Wontedly)
Daito Manabe(Media Artist)

2017-02-11

Keiichiro Shibuya, Justine Emard
Perform in MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO
OPENING LIVE

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The Media Ambition Tokyo 2017 will open on Sturday February 11 again this year.Keiichiro Shibuya will perform in the opening live at Roppongi Mori Tower 52nd floor.

Shibuya perform with David Letellier (a.k.a. Kangding Ray)、Taeji Sawai and Justine Emard.


MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO Opening Live Digitally Scape

Date:Sat, 11 Feb 2017 Start: 20:00〜
Venue:Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower 52F, TOKYO CITY VIEW
Price:Free

Artists:
Keiichiro Shibuya+David Letellier(a.k.a Kangding Ray)+Taeji Sawai+Justine Emard(VJ)
Gil Kuno / Ken Ishii / Fuyuki Yamakawa / Kezzardrix / Savka / Baku Hashimoto / Ei Wada /David Letellier / Taeji Sawai
UNSOUND INTERACTIVE LIVE
Musicians: Gil Kuno, Ken Ishii, Fuyuki Yamakawa
VJs: Kezzardrix, Savka, Baku Hashimoto

MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO Opening Live [Digitally Scape]


Keiichiro Shibuya
Composer, Musician. Born in 1973. BA of Composition, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. In 2002, Shibuya has established ATAK, a music label releasing CDs of cutting-edge electro-acoustic works by various artists all over the world. His major past works are “ATAK015 for maria“, ”ATAK022 Live in Paris”, etc.

In 2012 he has staged “THE END”, the world’s first vocaloid opera combining imagery and computer music, without starring any human performers. After that, “THE END” is performed in Paris, Amsterdam, Hambrug and Aarhus. Currently, “THE END” is requested to be played by several major art festivals in the world.

Now he is based in Tokyo and Paris. He does many cross-sectional collaboration works with researchers and artists including Takashi Ikegami (professor in the Department of General Systems Sciences at the University of Tokyo), Hiroshi Ishiguro (robot scientist), Hiroshi Sugimoto (artist), Jérémie Bélingard (Étoile of Ballet of the Paris Opera).

http://atak.jp


Justine Emard
Born in 1987. Lives and works in Paris, France

With different mediums (photography, video, installations, augmented reality..), she explores the image through the image of screens, frames and out of field ideas as well as interactions with devices which simulate the reality to project the audience into augmented and fictional parallel universes.
Graduated from the superior art school in Clermont-Metropole, she did a residency the same year in a virtual residency center and Videoformes (digital art festival) in 2010-2011. She showed her work in France and abroad during personal and collective exhibitions.
She collaborates with the Pavillon Neuflize OBC, the artist-in-residence programme and research lab of Palais de Tokyo between 2013 and 2016.

In 2015-2016, she had been resident at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (Montmartre) and in May 2016 she created the Parade for the End of the World performance with Jérémie Bélingard and Keiichiro Shibuya at the Maison de la Culture du Japan to Paris.

In 2017, she is laureate of the residence Hors-les-murs of the Institut Français and Tokyo Wonder Site in Japan.

www.justineemard.com


David Letellier (a.k.a. Kangding Ray)
David Letellier, a.k.a. Kangding Ray at a well-known labels of “Raster-Noton” and “Stroboscopic Artefacts”.He howcases his entire artistic activity, especially the experimental sound piece inspired by his installation work of “Versus” in this event.


Taeji Sawai
Sound artist. He focuses on the effect sound gives under various environments to investigate the new potential of sound interaction. Sawai started to perform as portable[k]ommunity around 2000, and as a solo act, he gives radical performance to vibrate the eardrum of the audience by a particular method,using the wavelengths outside the audible zone.

*This project is a part of the survey on the basic policy of 2020 Olympic/Paralympic Game as per the consignment by Secretariat of the Headquarters for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

2016-12-31

The Most Exiting New Year’s Eve Celebration
in Tokyo by Keiichiro Shibuya, Kikuchi Naruyoshi
and MC-Kan

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COUNT DOWN PARTY 2017 will be held again this year. Keiichiro Shibuya organizes the part of the performers, the event acquires extreme members and dance music, which clearly different from ones of the general events.

The highlight of this event is “THE END on the Beach” given after the successful performance in the central beach in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

This performance is a modified version of The Vocaloid Opera “THE END”. it is composed of the ATAK Dance HALL’s live music, the images produced by YKBX and the images edited by Tomohito Wakui,one of the cutting edge artist. So the voice and image of Miku Hatsune gains a new destructive image.

In addition, JAZZ DOMMUNISTERS(Naruyoshi Kikuchi and Takao Otani),MC-Kan and BAKU join this event, they all are on the front line of Tokyo.80KIDZ、AZUMI join the event as DJ, and new members will be announced.


TITLE:COUNT DOWN PARTY 2017
Date:Sat, 31 Dec 2017 21:00 ~ 28:00
Adm:ADV(e+ 11/19~) 4000yen DOOR4500yen
e+ link http://eplus.jp/cdp2017/
i-flyer (for foreigners) https://iflyer.tv/ja/event/277064

Artists:
THE END on the Beach feat.ATAK Dance Hall (Keiichiro Shibuya+evala) Visuals by YKBX
JAZZ DOMMUNISTERS(Naruyoshi Kikuchi+Yoshio Otani)
MC漢+DJ BAKU
80KIDZ
Watusi (COLDFEET)
akiko
DJ KYOKO
Azumi
Satoru Kurihara (Jazzin’park)
DJ SAIMURA
TSUTOMU(Sawagi Festival | nagomi)
KAIUN DJ MO-Chan
and more

Venue:
Museum Cafe & Restarant THE SUN & THE MOON
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 52F
6-10-1 Roppongi,Minato-ku,Tokyo 106-6152
TEL : 03-3470-0052
http://thesun-themoon.com

2016-12-14

Keiichiro Shibuya solo concert in Milano

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On December 14, Keiichiro Shibuya performs only for a day solo concert “Palazzina Liberty in Musica” with a piano and the computer in Milan.

THREES KEIICHIRO SHIBUYA Piano and electronics

Date:Mon, 14 Dec 2016 21:00 ~ 23:00
Venue:Palazzina Liberty in Musica(Italia)

2016-12-04

Keiichiro Shibuya
Playing Piano Plus

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The pianist Keiichiro Shibuya will perform the annual solo piano concert in the end of the year, featuring guests artists Naruyoshi kikuchi and Mirai Moriyama.

On December 4,2016, the annual year-end solo piano concert will be held in Tokyo at Warehouse TERRADA in Tennozu Isle. It’s called the “Keiichiro Shibuya Playing Piano Plus”.

Tickets are on sale now by [Peatix]Keiichiro Shibuya Playing Piano Plus.

Main part of the concert is Shibuya’s piano accompanied with computer sounds. This event takes place twice: matinee and Soiree, with totally different guests and music.

The matinee session starts from 16:00. It will feature a full-length piano-sax duo performed by Keiichiro Shibuya and Naruyoshi kikuchi.

The soiree session starts from 19:30. It will feature a dance performance executed by Mirai Moriyama and accompanied by piano & computer, Keiichiro Shibuya.

In addition, Shibuya will present some of his new works and also will play in solo.

The matinee’s guest Naruyoshi kikuchi has collaborated with Shibuya as a lyric writer for “Sacrifice (2012)”, featuring Rina Ota as vocalist. this event is first session as live performance.
Shibuya and Kikuchi will play not only improvisation but also standard songs including Bill Evans, Antonio Carlos Jobim and David Bowie by piano and sax.

Mirai Moriyama, the guest of the soiree, is a high profile actor and a dancer. He participated on the remarkable stage-work “VESSEL” by Kohei Nawa and Damien Jarre. Although the film “FISH on LAND” starring Moriyama which Shibuya was in charge as the music director, this duo session is first collaboration for live performance. It must be thrilling that Shibuya will play some piano pieces including his masterpiece “for maria” where Moriyama will perform on them.
Shibuya will move to Europe just after this event and will perform in Milan, Italy.


Shibuya concert “Keiichiro Shibuya Playing Piano Plus”
Date and time:Fri, 4 Dec 2016

Matinee performance at 16:00
Keiichiro Shibuya(Piano)+ Naruyoshi kikuchi (Sax)- Doors open at 15:00

Soiree concert at 19:30
Keiichiro Shibuya(Piano, Computer)+ Mirai Moriyama (Dance)- Doors open at 18:30

Venue: Warehouse TERRADA G3-6F, 2-6-10, Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002, Japan
5-minute walk from “Tennozu Isle” station,
To buy tickets: Please purchase tickets through Peatix.
[Peatix]Keiichiro Shibuya Playing Piano Plus

Admission on the day of first-come-first-served basis, all seated.

ticket:1 day through ticket pre-release 10,000 yen (excluding tax) , Each time 6000 yen (excluding tax, 11/14 (Mon) Release start)
※If tickets through one day of all seats sold out, but does not release each time ticket.
※Peatix only
Audiences who have 1 day tickets will be available to stay whole day at this venue. This event will provide drinking and food venders there.

Appearance:Keiichiro Shibuya , Naruyoshi Kikuchi , Mirai Moriyama
Acoustic:Yoshiyuki Kanamori
Spatial composition:Tomohito Wakui

Organizers:ATAK, Gutenberg Orchestra Co.,Ltd.
Producers:Keiichiro Shibuya, Masanobu Sugatsuke
Catering:VEGE shokudo x ferment books
Cooperation:TERRADA、Steinway & Sons Japan, Ltd. , BACARDI JAPAN LMITED, Studio ATLAS
Information: info@atak.jp、info@gutenbergorchestra.com


Keiichiro Shibuya
Born in 1973. He graduated from Tokyo University, Music Composition Arts Department. He founded the music label ATAK in 2002, to release a cutting-edge electronic music. His masterpiece in piano solo album “ATAK015 for maria”, plus the soundtrack of Mirai Moriyama starring movie “ATAK017 Sacrifice”. He was also responsible for the music of a several movies, TV drama, CM. In 2012, Hatsune Miku starring announced the world’s first video and human absence of Vocaloid Opera performed by computer sounds only: “THE END”. He also realized the cross-functional collaboration with the complex system researcher Takashi Ikegami, robot scholar Hiroshi Ishiguro, artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, the Paris Opera star Jeremy Berangar, Louis Vuitton and PIGALLE, and also with the collaboration of fashion brands such as Ermenegildo Zegna . Now Shibuya is based in Tokyo and Paris.

Naruyoshi Kikuchi
Born in 1963, musician, writer and lecturer. As a musician, he is a sax player who takes care of songwriting, arrangement, bandleader, producer-role, singer, keyboards and rap. As a writer, he is an essayist, music critic, film critic, mode critic and martial arts critic. He also performs as radio personality, DJ, and appearances on TV. He settled his own company, Bureau Kikuchi, on 2013.


Mirai Moriyama
99. Since then, he has appeared in a long list of stage productions, m one-year appointment as Cultural Ambassador by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. As Cultural Ambassador, he spent time in Israel, Belgium, and a number of other European countries, in order to work with diverse perfing arts groups. Moriyama is mhttp://www.miraimoriyama.com/


Preface to the concert

The past few years, I’ve been doing solo piano concerts. And it had became the only important habit for me and I’ve believed that it would last forever to go ahead toward next year.

However, I feel that this isolation is also strange. Most of my international projects are collaboration works and I travel around all over the world with a large-scale team like THE END.
I believed that my piano solo would be the result of self-checking and habits. But I realized that it may be unconscious resistance or expression of attitude against homogenization which goes underneath my country,.

The piano is like mirror, it doesn’t only reflect myself but also the surroundings. And sometimes light comes into that reflection.
This end of the year, rather than being on my own, but not clustered, I wanted to try to play with both strikingly individual towering artists.
Performances have quite different contents in the matinee and Soiree:
It will feature Naruyoshi Kikuchi as a guest in the matinee from 4pm and in the Soiree from 7pm, the dance of Mirai Moriyama will be performed.
Sax is co-starring the musical instrument that makes sound, on the other side, dance has not other sound than the sound rubbing the breath or the floor.
There will be also improvised part where I will play my own songs, but there may be standard, I think I want to go back and forth them seamlessly.
I hope you to experience the isolation of each of us condensed in the one space of the Terada warehouse.

Keiichiro Shibuya