Sound Exploration with Otomo Yoshihide/FEN

May 14, 2016
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Wizard noise unit FEN (Far East Network) makes its North American debut at Japan Society for a one-of-a-kind evening of sound exploration. Led by pioneer Japanese experimental musician Otomo Yoshihide, who was hailed by The New York Times as “incredibly adept…” and is also known for his composition of the hit theme song from the 2013 NHK morning drama Amachan (あまちゃん), FEN includes leading avant-garde musicians from throughout Asia of equivalent prestige to Otomo in Japan: Ryu Hankil (Seoul), Yan Jun (Beijing), and Yuen Chee Wai (Singapore).

Cash bar opens at 6 PM and stays open throughout the evening.

Arrive early, and explore Japan Society’s Gallery’s spring exhibition In the Wake: Japanese Artists Respond to 3/11. Extended hours until 7 PM on May 14 and free admission to all FEN ticket holders!

Thanks to Pioneer Works for hosting the FEN artists for a residency and recording session.


Concert #1 Club-style Session: 7:00 – 8:00 pm – Sold Out
*A wait-list will begin at the Box Office at 6:00 pm, 1 hour prior to the concert.

$18/$15 Japan Society members

Concert #2 Auditorium Session: 9:30 – 10:30 pm (general seating)
$18/$15 Japan Society members

* Two Session Pass
$32/$26 Japan Society members. Available by calling the Box Office at (212) 715-1258.


FEN (Far East Network) performance at LUFF | Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival 2013

Sound Exploration with Otomo Yoshihide/FEN is supported by Doug and Teresa Peterson and J-LOP, funding from The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan. Additional support is provided by the Asian Cultural Council.


Photos: FEN, courtesy of LUFF 2013 © René Zumstein; Otomo Yoshihide © Rui Sato; Ryu Hankil, courtesy of the artist; Yan Jun © Cao Shuying; Yuen Cheewai © Teoh Eng Hooi.

  • Saturday, May 14, 2016
  • 7:00 pm