ATAK Dance Hall (2011~)

TITLE: ATAK Dance Hall
ARTIST: Keiichiro Shibuya + evala


Performed:
8 Jan 2015
Shibuya WWW

10 Dec 2014
CLUB METRO(Kyoto) – ATAK Dance Hall LIVE in KYOTO

31 Oct 2014
Daikanyama UNIT – HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE PARTY 2014

8 Feb 2014
Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View – MAT LIVE

7 dec 2013
CIRCUS(Osaka) – ATAK Dance Hall in Osaka

3 Aug 2013
DOUBLE TOKYO – GRAND OPENING PARTY

4 May 2013
ELEKTRA(Montreal, Canada)

25 Jan 2013 LIQUIDROOM – Social Initiation

30 Dec 2012
clubasia – THANK YOU 2012

13 Oct 2012
Taipei Artist Village(Taiwan) – OnSite

28 Sep 2012
Club Mago(Nagoya) – ATAK Dance Hall

11 Aug 2012
Makuhari Messe – FREEDOMMUNE0

6 Sep 2012
eleven – PUBLICHOUSE

1 Feb 2012
DOMMUNE – ATAK Dance Hall feat. Rina Ohta

31 Dec 2011
Ebisu Garden Hall – ELECTRONIC TRIBE

26 Nov 2011
Club Metro(Kyoto) – ATAK Dance Hall

8 Nov 2011
DOMMUNE – Ohsama to Katsurei 7th night

1 Oct 2011
clubasia – HITSUJI

10 Sep 2011
TAICOCLUB – camps’11

26 Jun 2011
LIQUIDROOM – PROGRESSIVE FOrM

30 Apr 2011Shibuya WWW – APMT NIGHT

15 Jan 2011
Daikanyama UNIT – ATAK Dance Hall 3 hours


Summary:
ATAK has been updating electronic music since its establishment in 2002. It is known as a techno-music releasing creative group, which also carries variety of creators in motion picture, design, and networking technology.

ATAK Dance Hall is a project produced by its central member, Keiichiro Shibuya and evala as a laptop-duo that focus entirely on the dance floor. Since the first performance “3 Hours Dance hall Set” at Tokyo/Daikanyama UNIT awed the audience with a shock in January 2011, they have been repeatedly invited to numbers of top Japanese clubs and festivals to entertain full house audiences.

The great number of intertwining sound fragments generated from two laptops crosses electro and electronica. The sounds swing through double-step, Bile funk, Vocaloid, Caos algorithm and any other borderlines in a music scene. Shibuya and evala has collaborated with Francois K, RSD a.k.a Rob Smith, James Holden, Nathan Fake, Towa Tei, and Aoki Takamasa since its first performance. The evolution of dance-music coerced by this super unit with magnificent destructive force would not seem to end.


Profile:

Keiichiro Shibuya
Musician. Born in Tokyo, 1973. He graduated with a degree in composition from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. In 2002, he established ATAK, which functions not only as a music label, releasing CDs of domestic and overseas cutting-edge electro-acoustic works, but also embraces creators in various fields such as design, network technology and so on, as well as being a kind of “platform” to develop dynamic new work. Later, in 2002, Keiichiro Shibuya was involved in the commemoration CD of founding Mori Art Museum.

In 2003, he released a CD ATAK002 keiichiro shibuya + yuji takahashi in collaboration with Yuji Takahashi, a Japanese composer/pianist. Later in 2003 ATAK made a domestic concert tour with Icelandic stilluppsteypa. In 2004, he released his first solo album ATAK000 keiichiro shibuya. His dense composition in that he drastically focused in sound material (color) and rhythm, was described as “a perfect work that rules over the history of electronic music” (Atsushi Sasaki).

Shibuya has been continuing collaboration with Yuji Takahashi(composer/pianist, Takashi Ikegami (complex system researcher/ associate professor at Tokyo University) . In 2005 Shibuya and Ikegami started their collaboration as they exhibited a sound installation work at ICC (Inter Communication Center of Tokyo Opera City) and made a concert-style presentation to unveil the The Third Term Music, a music theory of sound variation and the motion dynamics based on nonlinear sciences.

His album ATAK010 filmachine phonics (2007) and the 3-dimensional installation filmachine (2006), made together with Takashi Ikegami, were awarded honorary mention in the digital music division at Ars Electronica in 2007. In 2008, the installation was shown at the transmediale, the annual festival of art and digital culture in Berlin, and there was a partner event at Tesla/Podewil’sches Palais. He also worked for a pedestrian crossing signal music project as an electro-acoustic specialist as well as working as a musician for International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences; for the project he composed music from the viewpoint of urban design in place of the previously-used melody “Toryanse”.

In 2009, he organized and took part in an ATAK NIGHT4 tour throughout Europe, Asia and Japan, which also featured Yasunao Tone, Ryoji Ikeda and Pansonic. In September of the same year, he released his first piano solo album “ATAK 015 for maria”.

In 2010, he released a collaboration album, “Our Music The Principle Of Relativity + Keiichiro Shibuya,” and it topped the iTunes music store chart. He continuously intensifies his creativity, composing for a documentary film by Shusaku Arakawa, giving a concert with mum’s cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir at the technology art festival ISEA2010 in Germany, taking on the musical direction for the TV drama “Spec” (scheduled to air in coming October), and more.

Alongside his musical profession he worked as an associate professor at the University of Tokyo and Tokyo University of the Arts.


Evala
Sound artist. ATAK member. Head of “port”.
Established his label “port” in 2004. Has been involved in projects ranging from sound design for various media, to system design for SONY’s and other manufacturers’ products incorporating cutting-edge technology, next to releasing radical works of electronic music and performing live in Japan and abroad His first solo album “initial” (port, 2006), featuring subtle yet muscular pieces based on artificially processed/edited field recordings, received positive reviews as an “outstanding work at the forefront of cutting-edge sound art in Japan.” Frequently lectures at the University of Tokyo and Tokyo University of the Arts.
His blog “hacking tone” can be found at evala.org/ht/.
port-label.jp


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