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

April 1, 2005
Performance past event

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

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