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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.

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「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.

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「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

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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.

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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

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“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

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 standing room.
※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 started a concert series “Playing Piano with No Speakers” in 2015. I’ve had a simple concept, there were no microphones and speakers, 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.”

Piano solo concert is the most simple form in my activities. And subtracting elements from it furthermore, I’ve got a new form. There are 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 audience may have same sense.

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 there.
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 will be blackout, and there will be no speakers, the piano established at the center of the hall, and 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 is 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)