october, 2020

sat24oct8:00 PMtrio
本藤美咲 Misaki Motofuji (baritone sax)
中村としまる Toshimaru Nakamura (no input mixing board)
増渕顕史 Takashi Masubuchi (guitar)

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本藤 美咲
2015年、ストラスブールにて開催のワールドサクソフォンコングレスへの出演や、Asian Youth Jazz Orchestraにて東南アジア・ジャパンツアーに参加するなど国外での活動機会を得る。
このほか、ハンドサインによる即興作曲手法を用いる『Tokyo sound-painting』、アンサンブルクインテット『SAX CATS』などに所属。
本藤美咲 Misaki Motofuji

中村としまる Toshimaru Nakamura
No-input mixing board player

Toshimaru Nakamura’s instrument is the no-input mixing board, which describes a way of using a standard mixing board as an electronic music instrument, producing sound without any external audio input. The use of the mixing board in this manner is not only innovative in the the sounds it can create but, more importantly, in the approach this method of working with the mixer demands. The unpredictability of the instrument requires an attitude of obedience and resignation to the system and the sounds it produces, bringing a high level of indeterminacy and surprise to the music. Nakamura pioneered this approach to the use of the mixing board in the mid-1990’s and has since then appeared on over one hundred audio publications, including nine solo CD’s.

He has performed throughout Europe, North America, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, Korea, China, Singapore and Malaysia, performing and recording both as a soloist and in collaboration with numerous other musicians.

As an active organizer of concerts in Tokyo, Nakamura has helped many musicians coming to Japan find places to perform, both with himself and with others. From 1998 to 2003 Nakamura and Tetuzi Akiyama ran the concert series Improvisation Series at Bar Aoyama and then later the Meeting at Off Site series of concerts. Both these concert series were crucially important in exposing a new manner to improvised music (referred to as Electro Acoustic Improvisation) to the Japanese public and to foreign musicians visiting Japan, making Tokyo one of the global hotspots for this new approach to music.

中村としまる Toshimaru Nakamura

増渕 顕史 Takashi Masubuchi
2008年頃よりはじめた、嶋澤ヒロノブとのユニット Pelktopia で即興での演奏活動を開始する。

2018年 R,R,R 【Headlights (PT)】・Disappearing Foliage 【Senri Records(JP)】2枚のソロアルバムをリリース。