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2014-12-10

『ATAK Dance Hall LIVE in KYOTO』
‘Railroad art festival vol.4 Station of the sound’ cooperation live


Live:ATAK Dance Hall (Keiichiro Shibuya+evala)
DJ:SEKITOVA / Masahiko Takeda

Date:
Dec. 10, 2014  Open 19:00 / Start 19:30 / Fin 22:30

Venue:
KYOTO METRO

Charge:
ADV ¥2,500 DOOR ¥3,000

Time Table
19:00 DJ: Masahiko Takeda
19:30 DJ: SEKITOVA
20:30 LIVE:ATAK Dance Hall
21:30 DJ: Masahiko Taked

Info:
http://www.metro.ne.jp/schedule/2014/12/10/index.html

2014-10-31

ATAK Dance Hall
DAIKANYAMA UNIT [HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE PARTY 2014]

Line up:
ATAK Dance Hall (Keiichiro Shibuya+evala)
Prefuse 73 (WARP/Yellow Year Records)
DJ EMMA (NITELIST MUSIC/MALAWI ROCKS)
MONKEY TIMERS (DISKO KLUBB)
Anchorsong
Mixmaster Morris (Ninja Tune)
INNER SCIENCE
Supermaar a.k.a DJ MAAR (DEXPISTOLS)
TAAR (ROC TRAX/PARK)
DJ YOGURT (Upset Recordings)
VJ MANAMI
FOOD: KOYO

Date:
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 Door: 23:00 ~ Start: 23:00 ~

Venue:
DAIKANYAMA UNIT

Charge:
FULL COSTUME FREE
SEMI COSTUME 2,000yen
ADV 3,000yen
W.FLYER 3,500yen
DOOR 4,000yen

Time Table:
UNICE
23:00-01:00 MONKEY TIMERS
01:00-02:30 DJ YOGURT
02:30-05:00 MIXMASTER MORRIS
UNIT
00:00-01:15 Anchorsong
01:15-02:15 ATAK Dance Hall
02:15-03:45 Prefuse 73
03:45-05:00 Inner Science
SALOON
23:00-00:30 TAAR
00:30-02:30 Supermaar a.k.a DJ MAAR
02:30-06:00 DJ EMMA

Info
http://www.unit-tokyo.com/schedule/2014/10/31/141031_halloween.php

2014-10-20

Keiichiro Shibuya solo concert “Perfect Privacy”

Le compositeur de THE END – le vocaloid opéra donné en 2013 – revient sur la scène du Châtelet avec un concert live pour piano et ordinateur.
Un programme qui permettra de voyager dans son univers éclectique.

Keiichiro Shibuya solo concert “Perfect Privacy”
au Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, le 20 octobre 2014

Réserver
http://chatelet-theatre.com/fr/event/keiichiro-shibuya

The composer of THE END – the vocaloid opera performed in 2013 – returns to the Châtelet stage with a live concert for piano and computer.
A program which allows you to journey into its eclectic universe.

Keiichiro Shibuya solo concert “Perfect Privacy”
at Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, october 20 2014

Buy tickets
http://chatelet-theatre.com/en/event/keiichiro-shibuya

2014-10-07

Keiichiro Shibuya solo concert “Supervision”

Piano, Computer : Keiichiro Shibuya (ATAK)
Monitoring Camera System : Masato Tsutsui (Arque Inc.)
Live Sound System : Yoshiyuki Kanamori (Oasis Sound Design)


Data:
Tue, 7 Oct 2014 Door Open: 19:30 ~ Start: 20:00 ~

Venue:
INTERSECT BY LEXUS – TOKYO
4-21-26 Minamiaoyama Minato-ku, Tokyo
※This concert is invitation-only

Partners:
Arque, Inc. Takagiklavie, Inc.

Concept
The concert is monitoring device. The music is motioned by audience.

Three cameras capturing images of the movements of his hands and fingers as they dance around on the keys, swaying about, filled with emotion and expression, and projactioned. Thereby, dividing / enlarged played are projection.

This secret concert composed by piano solo, piano and computer duo, such as improvisation, and close distance of the audience and the performer than yesteryear salon, so experience except the composer of the brain.

In addition, it is also a prospectus of concerts presenting the fluctuation of the so-called boundary such as composer and musical performance, pop and experimental, acoustic and technology, to listen and be viewed.

The contents of which may be said tthe best of Keiichiro Shibuya. Its contents, including the new tune by computer and piano, movie number he worked, piano solo of “for maria”, vocaloid Opera “THE END” which played on the piano instead of Hatsune Miku.

It is a concerning reports of the beautiful progressive music which made by mobilization advanced technology.

The concert shows in front of the screen that the picture of the production process is carried away is in extreme close up the real sentiment of performance as well as those momentary flashes where true music is born.

This attempt would be also felt strongly something that installation or a performance as the different side of the concert.

2014-09-11

New Release
ATAK021 Massive Life Flow(DVD)

Keiichiro Shibuya
release:
2014-09-11 (ATAK Web Shop only)
2014-10-07 (public release)
ATAK021 – ATAK Web Shop
※This DVD is limited production.

Spanning 10 days, from 17 April to 26, 2011, Keiichiro Shibuya produced a piece called ‘Massive Life Flow’ at koko gallery in Ebisu, Tokyo, during an open studio event. After Shibuya dragged his piano and computer into the gallery, onlookers were free to watch and listen in on him composing and playing. The experiment gathered a lot of attention, as it was broadcast live on the Internet via a surveillance-like camera. The 82-minute recording of the performance features a total of 18 songs, including improvisations, intimate renditions of well known and unreleased works, never before performed live and unavailable on CD, as well as footage of Shibuya composing and close-ups of his piano play. Furthermore, the DVD is a document of Shibuya’s collaboration with up and coming creators, like Shohei Shigematsu (architect), Kaie Murakami (art director) and Shin Suzuki (photographer).
(As this work is a strictly limited edition, this product will be discontinued when sold out.)

In April 2011, I engaged myself into a peculiar project that could be described as a ten-day open studio music production, defying the mood of self-restraint that permeated society after the 3/11 Tohoku Earthquake.
During this project, titled ‘Massive Life Flow’, I crammed a piano and a computer into a gallery, with people coming and going, free to have a look and listen in on me silently composing, performing or writing e-mails. It turned out that the experiment had impacted me deeply. Only a fine line remained between the personal and the public, and things outside my own control inevitably inverted the two. Similar to the theme of life and death, we find ourselves utterly powerless facing this inevitability. Also, these performances differed greatly from usual concerts and recordings. Playing music in order to explore, experiment and verify, is an irreversibly personal moment, in the sense that you are playing for no one but yourself. It comes close to real freedom. I thought about how great it would be to someday be able to actually play a concert in that same way, and as it turned out, someday I actually would. However, I decided before that as far as my work goes, I would hand it down as a personal record, true to life and with nothing to hide. Finally, even after three years, I’m still surprised at how interesting this recording event has been.
Keiichiro Shibuya – August 25, 2014

‘Massive Life Flow’, described by Keiichiro Shibuya himself as a “personal moment of freedom”, shows in extreme close up the real sentiment of performance as well as those momentary flashes where true music is born, by capturing images of “the movements of his hands and fingers as they dance around on the keys, swaying about, filled with emotion and expression”. Shot from multiple angles and projected in real time inside the gallery, the piece shows us the relationship between watching and being watched.
(As this work is a strictly limited edition, this product will be discontinued when sold out.)
(Please note that this DVD is intended as a piece of documentation and thereby contains some noise or distortion.)

01. Sacrifice
02. Hands stretching out for clouds 03. Limitless
04. Finger Light ver.X
05. Improvisation
06. Spec
07. Ballad
08. Open Your Eyes “House” version 09. Blue Fish
10. For Maria
11. Painful
12. Choral ver.X
13. Fragments of Open Your Eyes 14. Initiation
15. Angel passed
16. In between
17. Reversible Destiny
18. Our Music

Total Time 1’21’44
All Produced, Performed by Keiichiro Shibuya (ATAK)
Camera, Photograph: Shin Suzuki
Video Production: Kaie Murakami (SIMONE)
Exhibition Designed: Shohei Shigematsu
Exhibition Curated: Jun Ishida, Koko Hatafuku
Place: Gallery Koko (2011.4.17 – 26)
Movie Directed, Edited: Kazuya Gunji (ATAK)
Sound Mastered: Kimken (kimken studio)
Designed: Ryoji Tanaka (ATAK, Semitransparent Design)
Menu Screen Designed, Authoring: YKBX
Production Management: Mayu Nemoto (ATAK)

2014-04-25

Hiroshi Sugimoto (Movie) + Keiichiro Shibuya (Music)
collaboration concert “ETRANSIENT”

New exhibition of Sugimoto Hiroshi(Contemporary Artist)「AUJOURD’HUI, LE MONDE EST MORT[LOST HUMAN GENETIC ARCHIVE]/今日 世界は死んだ もしかすると昨日かもしれない」is held at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris on April 25, 2014.(The exhibition until September 7, 2014)
“ETRANSIENT” collaboration concert by Hiroshi Sugimoto and Keiichiro Shibuya is carried out on April 25 and 26, 2014.

For the opening of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s exhibition, the composer and interpreter Keiichiro Shibuya present a live concert at ‘Room 37’ to accompany the artist’s new film. ‘Room 37’ is in the Palais de Tokyo in which was built during the Paris Exposition of 1937. There is in that historic room that ‘Theaters series’ which was the starting point for the film was photographed.

“ETRANSIENT” is coined word that from “transient” and “étranger”.

Keiichiro Shibuya produced music for ‘Memories of Origin’ by Hiroshi Sugimoto (2012). In this concert, several pieces are shown from the sound track of this movie with the “Seascapes” series by Hiroshi Sugimoto.
And, Not only this concert, he presented his sound works by stereophonic sound for Sugimoto’s 3 installations.


Hiroshi Sugimoto (Movie) + Keiichiro Shibuya (Music) collaboration concert “ETRANSIENT”
Movie:Hiroshi Sugiimoto
Music:Keiichiro Shibuya(Piano, Computer)

Date:
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 1st STAGE 17:00 ~ 2nd STAGE 19:00 ~
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 1st STAGE 17:00 ~ 2nd STAGE 19:00 ~

Venue:
Palais de Tokyo – Room37(13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France)

Capacity:
80


Sugimoto Hiroshi(Contemporary Artist)「AUJOURD’HUI, LE MONDE EST MORT[LOST HUMAN GENETIC ARCHIVE]/今日 世界は死んだ もしかすると昨日かもしれない」
http://palaisdetokyo.com/en/exhibition/aujourdhui-le-monde-est-mort-lost-human-genetic-archive

Hiroshi Sugimoto (Movie) + Keiichiro Shibuya (Music) collaboration concert “ETRANSIENT”
http://palaisdetokyo.com/en/events/keiichiro-shibuya

Partners
This exhibition benefits from the support of Fondation Louis Roederer, amanasalto, Japan Foundation, Fukutake Foundation/Benesse Holdings, Inc., Fondation Franco-Japonaise Sasakawa and MARK STYLER, as well as technical support of KORG INC and Horticulture & Jardins.


Profile
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Hiroshi Sugimoto was born in Tokyo in 1948. In 1970 he moved to Los Angeles and studied photography at the Art Center College of Design. He lives in New York and Tokyo. He is best known for his highly stylized photographic series of seascapes, movie theaters, natural history dioramas, waxworks and Buddhist sculptures. These series provoke fundamental questions about the relationship of photography and time, as well as exploring the mysterious and ineffable nature of reality.
In recent years, Sugimoto’s work has become increasingly concrete at the same time as it has become notably more abstract. It has broken out of, or beyond, photographic illusion to touch the moment of an ideal space rendered in photography. In his Architecture series (1997-2002), rather than photographing key modernist buildings to elucidate their lines and volumes, Sugimoto blurred the image in an effort to capture not the buildings themselves but mental images of them.
In September-October 2013, Sugimoto Bunraku was performing in Europe(Madrid, Rome, Paris), was successful.

Books
Time exposed (essays by Sugimoto in Japanese with photographs) Tokyo: Shincho-sha, 2005.
Sense of Space (essays by Sugimoto in Japanese with photographs) Tokyo: Magazine House, 2011.
Origin of art (essays by Sugimoto in Japanese with photographs) Tokyo: Shincho-sha, 2012.

Awards
2001 – Hasselblad Foundation International Award (Hasselblad Honour).
2009 – Japanese Art Association: Praemium Imperiale prize for the ‘Painting’ category
2010 – Medal with Purple Ribbon
2013 – Officier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
2014 – Isamu Noguchi Award for Kindred Spirits in Innovation, Global Consciousness and Japanese/American Exchange

http://www.sugimotohiroshi.com

Keiichiro Shibuya
Musician. Born 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 from all over the world.
Amongst the label’s works are Shibuya’s “ATAK000+”, “ATAK010 filmachine phonics”.
His first piano solo album “ATAK015 for maria” was released in 2009.
In 2010, he released “Soutaisei Riron + Keiichiro Shibuya: Our Music”.
Shibuya is also acting as the music composer for movies such as “Shinanai Kodomo, Shusaku Arakawa”, “Seiji: Fish on Land”, “Spec: Heaven” and “Memory of Origin Hiroshi Sugimoto”, etc.
In 2012, he released “Sacrifice Keiichiro Shibuya feat. Rina Ota”,
“Initiation Keiichiro Shibuya + Hiroki Azuma feat. Miku Hatsune”, and produced the concert “One(X)” in celebration of the 100th anniversary of John Cage’s birth.
Also in 2012 he has unveiled and staged “THE END”, the world’s first vocaloid opera combining imagery and computer music, but not starring any human performers. The performance at YCAM attracted tremendous interest. Also much talked about is Miku Hatsune and Keiichiro Shibuya’s opera wardrobe, which was designed by Louis Vuitton’s artistic director Marc Jacobs and his studio team.
In May 2013, he performed VOCALOID OPERA “THE END” at Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Tokyo.
“THE END” perfomance which was held at Paris Théâtre du Châtelet last November was a massive success, and receive positive critical reception.
Meanwhile, “ATAK020 THE END” was released from Sony Music and Sony Music France, and the Europe tour in 2014 has been confirmed.
http://atak.jp

2014-04-09

“Jacques Tati Film Festival” Commemorative Talk Session

Theme:Sounds of Jacques Tati ‘s movie
Keiichiro Shibuya (Musician) × Mikado Koyanagi (Writer)
The film festival about Jacques Tati(Film maker) who represent the France is held in Japan. It’s starting with the theater image forum on April 12, 2014.
During this time, all the digital-remastered versions are shown. The program, including Japan’s first public works, has been consists of 6 feature films and 7 short films.
Tati, he was a commitment in sets, art and cinematography…. Of course, “sound” placed effectively. Such work has still influenced many artists.
With a film festival, a talk session about Sounds of Jacques Tati’s movie is held by Keiichiro Shibuya (Musician) × Mikado Koyanagi (Writer)

Speaker:
Keiichiro Shibuya (Musician)
Mikado Koyanagi (Writer)

Capasity:
50

Date:
Wed, 9 Apr 2014 19:30〜(Reception 19:00〜)

Venue:
DAIKANYAMA TSUTAYA BOOKS

Sponsor:
DAIKANYAMA TSUTAYA BOOKS

Partners:
Nippon Columbia / Playtime

Contact:
03-3770-2525

2014-03-17

TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK.tv

「Kenichiro Mogi’s Kind of Idea IMAGINE
Guest:Keiichiro Shibuya」

Cast:
Guest:Keiichiro Shibuya(Musician)
MC:Kenichiro Mogi(Scholar of brain science)、Asami Kiyokawa(Artist)

On Air:
BS4
17 Mar and 24, 2014
23:00-23:54
TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK.tv – Kenichiro Mogi’s Kind of Idea IMAGINE-

Official Page:
http://www.bs4.jp/tdw/

2014-02-08

ATAK Dance Hall feat.YKBX
Media Ambition Tokyo Live

<MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO 2014>

MEDIA AMBITION TOKYO 2014 will be held at Roppongi Hills 52F The Tokyo
City view observation deck and INTERSECT BY LEXUS of Aoyama. 7 February – 30 March, 2014.
All works(18 works by 16 artists)are exhibited over two months at all venues.
Media Ambition Tokyo Live held at Roppongi Hills 52F Tokyo City View on February 7 and 8.


Feb. 8, 2014
Media Ambition Tokyo Live Version. “Digitally Show” Produced by Keiichiro Shibuya

【Main Stage】
Live: ATAK Dance Hall(Keiichiro Shibuya+evala)
Ametsub(experimental set) / Hair Stylistics a.k.a Masaya Nakahara
DJ: Daito Manabe+Setsuya Kurotaki / Fumitake Tamura (Bun)
Diana Chiaki
VJ: YKBX / RHIZOMATIKS / KEZZARDRIX

【Mado Lounge】
Mado Lounge produced by PROGRESSIVE FOrM
Live: Vegpher (Keiichi Sugimoto) / Fugenn & The White Elephants
shotahirama
DJ: Fumitake Tamura (Bun) / Redcompass

Feb. 7, 2014
DJ: TOWA TEI / MADEMOISELLE YULIA DJ HICO / DJ RUBY
PELI / HAZUKI
VJ: ENLIGHTENMENT

Date:
February 7 and 8, 2014. Open 19:30/Start 20:00/End 24:00

Place:
Roppongi Hills 52F The Tokyo City view observation deck

Admission:
ADV ¥3,675 /DOOR ¥4,200
info
http://www.mediaambitiontokyo.jp