SOLD OUT Onkyo Marathon
Curated by Carl Stone
Improvisational electronic computer music

April 1, 2005
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Friday, April 1 & Saturday, April 2
7 – 11 pm 

Presented in association with Roulette.

Saturate yourself in onkyo – an umbrella term (fast becoming an international expression) for a new genre of computer music that is primarily atonal, noise-based and improvised. Eat, drink and be merry—with Japan’s most revolutionary composer/musicians of electronic sound pieces, curated by Carl Stone, the U.S. pioneer of live computer music hailed by the Village Voice as “The king of sampling.” Held in a hanami party (spring night flower-gazing) atmosphere, the audience is encouraged to come and go during the four-hour marathon.

Japanese artists include Otomo Yoshihide, considered the founder of the onkyo movement and leader of Ground Zero, who has been featured in major music festivals worldwide; leading electronica composer and former DJ Nobukazu Takemura, whom Spin magazine called “An enigma who stitches elegantly guileless symphonies out of a zillion delicate obsessive compulsive ticks”; Sachiko M, whose cutting-edge recordings consist entirely of sine wave improvisations that have become the focus of international interest; Paris-based AOKI takamasa, a rising figure in electronic music worldwide; rough-edged sound from Taku Hannoda, a young guitar-electronica virtuoso from Osaka; and Yoshimitsu Ichiraku, acclaimed for his drum/live video sampling performance Doravideo. Select New York-based composer/musicians, including the famed Elliott Sharp and o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi), will join this stellar group for improvisation sessions.

Tickets:  $25/$20 Japan Society & Roulette members,
two-day pass $40/$32 Japan Society & Roulette members. 
Re-entry permitted with hand stamp. 


Friday, April 1  
7:00 Taku Hannoda  
7:50 Sachiko M  
8:30 AOKI takamasa + Carl Stone  
9:10 Nobukazu Takemura  
9:40 o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi) + Nobukazu Takemura
10:20 Otomo Yoshihide + Sachiko M + Yoshimitsu Ichiraku  

Saturday, April 2  
7:00 o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi)  
7:50 AOKI takamasa  
8:30 Elliott Sharp  
9:10 Otomo Yoshihide  
9:50 Yoshimitsu Ichiraku  
10:30 Otomo Yoshihide + Elliott Sharp + Taku Hannoda + Carl Stone

  • April 1, 2005 – April 2, 2005