may, 2019

sun26may8:00 PMtrio
Tamaru (bass guitar)
中村としまる Toshimaru Nakamura (no input mixing board)
増渕顕史 Takashi Masubuchi (guitar)

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1963年東京生まれ。音響構成および即興/非即興演奏による活動。未知の情感との邂逅を志向。音源発表はzero gravity、trumn、および自主レーベルからソロ作品、headzから横川理彦、杉本佳一と結成した「installing」の作品リリースなどがある。ベースギター演奏において、ディレイとボリュームペダルによる持続音奏法や、硬質なノンエフェクト倍音奏法を案出。現在は後者から進み、ベースギターのアコースティック化に至ったところ。


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。