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2018-06-18

Keiichiro Shibuya’s Android Opera “Scary Beauty”
The Japan Premiere will be Performed
An Android Conducts a Human Orchestra and Sings with them

【Information】
Event:Android Opera “Scary Beauty”
Date:Sunday July 22, 2018  20:30 Start
※After the performance, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Takashi Ikegami and Keiichiro Shibuya will take the stage to talk.
Venue: Symbol zone(ground floor),Miraikan(2-3-6 Aomi Koto-ku Tokyo)
Fee:Premium Seat(ADV only):10,000 yen(Tax included)
   General Seat 4,500 yen(Tax included) 5,000 yen(DOS, Tax included)
Ticket:ADV is sold only on Peatix, it starts selling it at 0:00 AM on Monday, June 18.
http://scarybeauty.peatix.com
Official HP:http://scarybeauty.com

Related Event:
「Alter2」Special Exhibition:Friday July 20 〜 Sunday July 22:Symbol zone, Miraikan


Trailer of Android Opera “Scary Beauty”:


[Cast]
〈Concert〉
Keiichiro Shibuya:Concept, Composition, Direction, Piano
Alter2:Vocal, Conduct
The Volunteer Orchestra of Students and Graduates at Kunitachi College of Music
:Orchestra performance
Violin I:Riri Ikawa(concert master), Mizuka Iwata, Akiko Kishii, Kanae Toyota
Violin II:Taro Ito, Shota Sakachi, Sayaka Anjo, Wakana Shimane
Viola:Haruka Kaneyasu, Saya Koki, Mirei Hanaoka, Yuta Goto
Cello:Akira Sato, Rina Okada, Mai Tanaka, Shiori Sato  Contrabass:Haruka Onitsuka, Seiya Kondo Flute:Sayaka Kurose Clarinet:Reika Matsumoto Bass Clarinet:Yuna Kawashima 
Alto Saxophone:Yuri Nakamura Horn:Tsukasa Hashimoto
Trumpet:Aya Nishida Bass Trombone:Shoko Kuriyama Percussion:Koichi Kameo, Hiroki Mano

〈The talk after the performance〉
Hiroshi Ishiguro, Takashi Ikegami, Keiichiro Shibuya:Speaker
Mahoro Uchida(section chief of project for exhibition):Moderator

[Develop and Collaborative work for Android]
Hiroshi Ishiguro, Kohei Ogawa(Develop for Android)
Takashi Ikegami, Itsuki Doi(Program for Android)

[System Architect and Electronics]
Hikaru Kotobuki

[Program Support]
Masayuki Momo, Shinichi Yamaguchi

[Lighting]
Takayuki Fujimoto

[PA]
Hiroyuki Kanamori

[Video]
Tomohito Wakui

[Stage Manager]
So Ozaki

[Technical Assistant]
John Smith

[Supervisor of Orchestra]
Motoharu Kawashima

[Instructor of Orchestra]
Yasuaki Itakura

[Score Writing]
Osamu Suzuki

[Sound Program Support]
Daichi Miyata

[Vocaroid Support]
Justine Emard

[Supervisor]
Takehito Masui (Warner Music Japan Inc.)

[Produce]
Tamami Kanda, Momoko Nakamura


Sponsored by:ALIFE Lab.
Cosponsored by:Miraikan
Special Cooperated by:Osaka university, Intelligent Robotics Laboratory(Ishiguro Lab.),The university of Tokyo, Ikegami Laboratory, Alternative Machine Inc., Canon Marketing Japan Inc.
Cooperated by:Innovator Japan Inc., Warner Music Japan Inc., Various Dimensions Co., Ltd.,
Tohjak Inc., YAMAHA Music Japan Co., Ltd., Crypton Future Media, INC., NATIVE INSTRUMENTS JAPAN Inc., High Resolution Co., Ltd., Pi PHOTONICS,INC., Tama Tech Lab., Studio ATLAS
Supported by:Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Orange Co., Ltd.


【Contact】
ATAK Tokyo Inc.
info@atak.jp
※In the evening Saturday, July 21, a part of the rehearsal will be shown and we will set up an opportunity to report. Please to ask us if you plan to report on the previous day or that very day.

2018-05-12

ATAK Dance Hall in MORI,MICHI, ICHIBA2018, Sunday May 12


ATAK Dance Hall will perform at Sunday, May 12 20:40 in MORIMICHIDISCO.STAGE.
 
【Date】Fryday May 11 11:00~22:00, Saturday May 12 10:00~22:00, Sunday May 13 10:00~20:00
【Venue】Laguna Beach Gamagori, Aichi(Otsuka Green beach)&Lagunasia
【Ticket】¥2,000 ※You can get a early bird discount ticket and unlimited-use entry pass.
 
≪Friday, May 11≫
UA / 国府達矢 / トクマルシューゴ / 七尾旅人 / BAD HOP / fhána / 藤原さくら / PES / BOREDOMS / and more…

<NF in MORI MICHI ICHIBA 2018>
DJ:Ichiro Yamaguchi(sakanaction) /
Daito Manabe+Setsuya Kurotaki(selector duo from Rhizomatiks Research) / and more…
VJ:Rhizomatiks Research

≪Saturday, May 12≫
青谷明日香 / ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION / ATAK Dance Hall / 石野卓球 / OGRE YOU ASSHOLE / Otto & Orabu / 折坂悠太 / ORIGINAL LOVE / GRAPEVINE / KEITA SANO / 小島ケイタニーラヴ / 小西康陽 / 在日ファンク / 坂本美雨+haruka nakamura / John John Festival / DAVE CROWE / tricot / nutsman / Nulbarich / BIOMAN / 蓮沼執太フィル / ハナレグミ / HALFBY / 般若 / フレデリック / Base Ball Bear / MAJORFORCE DJ set / 優河 / YUKA MIZUHARA / Ramza / and more…

≪Sunday, May 13≫
Irish Music Party with DAVE CROWE / ELLI ARAKAWA / 大沢伸一 / 大橋トリオ / okadada /
掟ポルシェ / odd eyes / odol / 片想い / 漢 & D.O × DJ BAKU / kim morrison / キュウソネコカミ /
くるり / Salyu / 水中、それは苦しい / 水曜日のカンパネラ / 砂原良徳 / SPECIAL OTHERS ACOUSTIC / toe / tofubeats / Dorian / Polaris / Michael Kaneko / mabanua / ゆるふわギャング / 吉澤嘉代子 / yonige / Licaxxx / Ryu matsuyama / The Wisely Brothers / and more…
 
Organaizer:MORI,MICHI,ICHIBA Executive Committee

Contact:morimichi@tsuitachi.jp

HP:http://mori-michi-ichiba.info
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/morimichiichiba
Twitter:http://twitter.com/morimichiichiba
instagram:https://instagram.com/morimichiichiba
YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/morimichiichiba
 
 

2018-04-12

A Champagne Dinner Live Show
with Keiichiro Shibuya and Naruyoshi Kikuchi(Guest)

Date: Thursday, 12 April 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. Open 7 p.m. Start

Venue: Girandole 41/F, Park Hyatt Tokyo
3-7-1-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku
Tokyo, Japan, 163-1055

Price: 35,000 yen (including to tax and service charge) per person.
*3 course dinner with 4 varieties (3 magnum bottles) of Champagne…

Contact: Girandole 03-5323-3459

https://restaurants.tokyo.park.hyatt.co.jp/en/news/1293.html


Keiichiro Shibuya will perform at the third edition of The Masters of Arts series, in Park Hyatt Tokyo. The masters of Arts is Park Hyatt Tokyo’s original collaboration series, invited all kind of artists. This upcoming event will showcase the ‘Masters’ in music and Champagne. Guests will experience a mesmerizing piano and saxophone performance by Keiichiro Shibuya and Naruyoshi Kikuchi in a sophisticated setting, with French cuisine carefully prepared by Chef de Cuisine, Manabu Ichizuka and the 4 different varieties of Laurent Perrier Champagne, with Special Guest Philippe Sauzedde, Brand Ambassador for Laurent Perrier. Keiichiro Shibuya and Naruyoshi Kikuchi have performed in perfect harmony so far. Guests will have a great night with this special collaboration in this vibrant dinner show.

2017-02-17

Yokohama Dance Collection 2018
『Parade for the End of the World』
A one-night only post performance live

An android opera “Scary Beauty” performed by Keiichiro Shibuya in October 2017. In that premiere, Peter Knight, director of the Australian Art Orchestra accompanied by android vocalist, trumpeter and improviser is eager to co-star with Keiichiro Shibuya and will come to Japan. Japan And the Australian experiment music scene collide with each other.

The performance entitled Quiet Storm (Storm of Silence) performed is a special live-only special live with the 10.2 channel sound system.

Quiet Storm for Four Musicians
Date:2018/2/17 Open 19:00(Open 18:45)
※after 『Parade for the End of the World』。

Venue:Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 Building 3F

【performer】
Shibuya Keiichiro(Piano、Electronics)
Nakamura Toshimaru(No Input Mixing Board)
Peter Knight(Trumpet、Electronics)
Joe Talia(Percussion、Electronics)

【ticket】 
¥2,000 
● Reservation is limited to those who have a ticket semi-ticket of “Parade for the End of the World” or TPAM 2018 registrant.
● One reservation per person.
● It will be a reservation in order of arrival, so reservation reception will be closed as soon as we reach the planned number.

(1)Reservation form
URL:https://www.quartet-online.net/ticket/quiet_storm_for_four_musicians
※If you have a 『Parade for the End of the World』 performance ticket, please be sure to mention the performance day of the performance in the remarks column.
(2)On that day, at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 Building 3F Hall reception, settlement of the day.
At the time of payment, we present the following 2 points.
● Reply mail when applying
● “Parade for the End of the World” ticket semi-ticket or TPAM pass
※ If you do not present the above two points, you can not enter. Please be sure to bring it.

【主 催】 ATAK、Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No.1 Building [Public Interest Foundation Yokohama City Arts and Culture Promotion Foundation]、Shibuya Keiichiro

2018-02-15-performance

“Parade for the End of the World” (Japan Premiere)
Ticket is now on sale!!

parade
With music by Erik Satie, costumes and set by Pablo Picasso, script by Jean Cocteau, and choreography by Nijinsky’s successor, Léonide Massine, Parade was first performed by the Ballets Russes at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris in 1917.

To commemorate the centennial of the premiere, Jérémie Belingard, Shibuya Keiichiro, and Justine Emard have created a fresh interpretation where body, music, and video blend together in harmonious layers.

Parade for the End of the World
Date:15 Feb 19:30、16 19:30、17 17:00、18 17:00
Venue:Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

2017-09-15

Keiichiro Shibuya’s New Mono opera
Scary Beauty will be Worked openly in Public view

Ahead of world premier ”Scary Beauty” in Adelaide, we will do the creation openly in public view in National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.

With “Skelton(Android and Singer in the opera), at 15th we will work mainly music and at 21rd we will do with lightning. For the world premier, we will open our creation in public.
 
 
Date:
September 15 2017 19:00-20:30
September 21 2017 14:00-15:30
Open door. You have free access to the hall within the open time.

Venue:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation 7th Floor,
Miraikan-Hall

2-3-6 Aomi Koto-ku Tokyo

Target: Anyone can participate in that.

Capacity: around 50(On a first-come-first-served basis)

Fee: Free(No admission fee)

Participation Way: No reservation is needed. Please visit the venue on the day.
 
 
Organizer: Executive committee of Scary Beauty

Supporter: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

Contact: info@atak.jp
On the day, please inquire of National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
Tel: 03-3570-9151

Special Web Site: 『Scary Beauty』
 
 

2017-09-11

ATAK Starts Music Distribution for the World
Discontinued Products are Revived

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ATAK starts music distribution of their all works since 2002 for the world on more than 30 online music distribution stores(iTunes, Amason Music etc.)from September 11 2017. On the 11th day of every month, 3 to 4 works are distributed sequentially.

High-quality music sources are distributed from OTOTOY on the 11th day of every month and interview about distributed album by keiichiro Shibuya is carried on the web site in a serial form concurrently.

At September 11, The three works 「ATAK001」「ATAK002」「ATAK015 for maria」go on sale, you can download on the each online music distribution services(iTunes Music Store etc.)

「ATAK001」is the first work of ATAK released at November 2002. It is full album by ”slipped disk”, its a laptop duo by Keiichiro Shibuya and maria, she is his partner and founding partner of ATAK.「ATAK001」 became a striking work for not only music field, but also art and design field due to their sound mixed musical complexity and strong groove.

001

「ATAK002」is a monumental work that Yuji Takahashi came back to electronic music field(He had put an end to that up to that time)with laptop. And it is a collaborated work with Keiichiro Shibuya. This had been discontinued work for long time, its a revival we had hoped for.

002

「ATAK015 for maria」is Keiichiro Shibuya’s first piano solo album released in 2008. This work, exceptionally long seller for a piano solo album, proved that an acoustic album with high quality of sound and high-resolution could become a cutting edge work for electric music, due to full use of DSD recording and mastering, ahead of the recent boom of high-resolution. This work is became a major turning point for him.

Before now we could download and buy only overseas, from September 11 you can get these works in Japan. In OTOTOY, DSD datas are released.
 
 
https://www.tunecore.co.jp/artist/keiichiroshibuya
 
 
◼︎High-Quality Music Sources

ATAK in OTOTOY
http://ototoy.jp/feature/20170911

First Distribution
http://ototoy.jp/feature/2017091101

ATAK015 for maria(DSD 2.8MHz)

http://ototoy.jp/_/default/p/81704



ATAK015 for maria


http://ototoy.jp/_/default/p/81700



ATAK001
 slipped disk


http://ototoy.jp/_/default/p/81698

ATAK002
Keiichiro Shibuya + Yuji Takahashi
http://ototoy.jp/_/default/p/81699
 
 
https://atak.jp/ja/music/
 
 

2017-08-30

Keiichiro Shibuya’s New Opera
Scary Beauty will be Unveiled
for World Premier
Android Sings with Human Orchestra in Australia

scary beauty

An unprecedented opera will be unveiled in OzAsia Festival in Adelaide, Australia for two days 30th September to first October. It is Shibuya’s new mono opera, he play as composer, conductor and piano player. It is named “Scary Beauty”, an android sings with human orchestra.

It is a first time in 5 years for him to release a new opera work since 2012(”The End”). Besides, it is the world’s first experiment to co-acting with android and human orchestra.

“Scary beauty “(means weird beauty)is a new mono opera performed by “Skelton”(humanoid android)with human orchestra. This android has been developed by Hiroshi Ishiguro(professor in Osaka University)and improved the degree of freedom in motion like human by Takashi Ikegami(professor in Tokyo University).

The music has three parts, each part is composed of a collage of text in each works by Michel Houellebecq, Yukio Mishima and William Burroughs. This texts is selected as imaging a weird scene after all mankind become extinct. Android in asexual condition sings in a synthetic voice with a 10 peace traditional chamber orchestra.

scary beauty

And a worldwide fashion house “sacai”, leaded by Chitose Abe produces android’s costume.

When seeing scenes from a motion like human to a motion cannot human do with a weird voice cannot human utter by android, what is on our mind? There are coexistence of some elements beyond our image and contrast, audience will gain a new feeling between scary and beauty.

The motion on “Skelton” is not programed in advance, it is generated by orchestra performance in real time. This generating system adopt “Spiking neural network” composed of a model copying neuron systems in human brain. An output of this network is expressed as android’s behavior, it has many patterns from kind of periodic to chaotic, it depends on a performance by human orchestra. It is world’s first performance with android and human.

Australian Art Orchestra(AAO),succeeding multidisciplinary activities as contemporary music ensemble performs with android. Shibuya plays as composer, conductor and piano player.

In stage production, Takayuki Fujimoto produces stage lighting and Tomohito Wakui produces projected image. There is a large two plane screen behind the stage, projected a live broadcasting on the stage and edited video in advance, with lighting by full use of LED.

And furthermore, at third and forth October, “THE END” will be performed in this festival. Their performances and themselves play as a main act and main artist in the festival.

(OzAsia festival is an annual festival for cultural exchange with Australia and Asia. it is held for 3 weeks, you can enjoy movie, dance and exhibition.)

scary beauty
 
 
「Scary Beauty」(New work and World premiere)

Date:30th September 18:00〜, first October 14:00〜 (local time)
Venue:Space Theatre Adelaide Festival Centre
 
 
Scary Beauty
http://scarybeauty.com/

OzAsia Festival
http://www.ozasiafestival.com.au/
 
 
【Credit】

Keiichiro Shibuya : Planning, Compose, Direct, Conduct, Piano

Skeleton (Developed in Osaka University) : solo・vocal

Australian Art Orchestra:Orchestra Play
 
 
[Cooperative Research for Android]
Hiroshi Ishiguro(Develop,Control for Android)
Takashi Ikegami(Develop,Control for Android)
Kohei Ogawa(Develop for Android)
Itsuki Doi(Control for Android)

[Costume]
sacai

[Movie,Art]
Tomohito Wakui

[Lighting]
Takayuki Fujimoto

[Sound Management]
Yoshiyuki Kanamori

[Stage Management]
Takuro Iwata

[Technical Assistant]
John Smith

[Produce]
Kazunao Abe
Shigeru Ogawa

[Staff]
Tamami Kanda(Production)
Naomi Oki(Coordinate、Interpretation)
Momoko Nakamura(Production Management)

[Special Cooperation]
Miraikan

[Cooperation]
Innovator Japan Inc.
Steinberg DORICO
YAMAHA Music Japan co.,Ltd.
Byung-woo Yun
Justine Emard

[Reference]
ATAK TOKYO
info@atak.jp
 
 

2017-08-16

Naruyoshi Kikuchi and Keiichiro Shibuya
Perform again at Daikanyama

holiday

“HOLIDAY” is a triple-bill live party organized by Naruyoshi Kikuchi as a showcase of “TABOO” label produced by himself. It will be the 3th time. This time, The main act is a performance by Alternative Latin Orquesta “Naruyoshi Kikuchi and Pepe Tormento Azucarar”. It’s first time to perform in low-price event.

The front act is a unplugged set by Rinbjo(A・K・A Rinko Kikuchi). She came back from maternity leave after releasing “Genkairei” and start to perform again. And “Kyakujin(guest from out of the label)” is Keiichiro Shibuya, perform his piano solo. This event will be a full-acoustic party by them succeed in the world.

The co-acting with Keiichiro Shibuya has been a while since “Keiichiro Shibuya Playing Piano Plus” produced by Shibuya himself in Warehouse Terrada at the end of 2016. They had a great harmony perfectly in tune with each other Even though it was almost improvised performance. And this time, we can see a unplugged performance by sax and piano.
 
 
TABOOLABEL Presents 「HOLIDAY」 Vol.3

Perform/Naruyoshi Kikuchi and Pepe Tormento Azucarar, Keiichiro Shibuya, Rinbjo(a.k.a Rinko Kikuchi)
Date/2017/8/16(Wed)
Venue/Daikanyama UNIT
Start/19:00(Open 18:30)
Fee/¥3,500(include tax) ※A drink fee at the time of admission is extra.
 
 
TICKET :
Ticket Pia 0570-02-9999 [P]334-804
LAWSON 0570-084-003 [L]72398
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INFO : Sunrise Promotion Tokyo 0570-00-3337
WEB : TABOO OFFICIAL WEBSITE
PLANNING :Bureau Kikuchi
PRODUCTION : Sunrise Promotion Tokyo
SUPPORT : Sony Music Artists Inc./TABOO

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