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Sat, 14 Nov


No Room For Squares

Ayako Kanda x Miyama McQueen-Tokita

For the first time, the voice and the koto, both of which pursue their own sound, come together. There are no seats for square people. In the early afternoon of November 14th, at a hideout in Shimokitazawa.

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Ayako Kanda x Miyama McQueen-Tokita
Ayako Kanda x Miyama McQueen-Tokita


14 Nov 2020, 3:00 pm

No Room For Squares, Japan, 2-1-7 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 155-0031, Housing Kitazawa Building 2 II 4F


November 14, 2020 (Sat) Open at 14:00 / Start at 15:00 Charge 2,000 yen

Ayako Kanda (vocals)

McQueen Miyama Tokita (Koto) ◆ Shimokitazawa No Room for Squares Housing Kitazawa Building II 4F, 2-1-7 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo can be made on the following page (set later), either by expressing your participation here or by contacting the performers/organizers.◆ Ayako Kanda (voice) Ayako Kanda (voice) Started playing jazz standards while making paintings while in art college. During his childhood, he studied piano and solfege in a junior class aspiring to music college, and spent his days immersed in music. In his early teens, he began acting in theater, strengthening his performances on stage composed of etudes (improvisational plays), and in high school he joined a theater company for the general public. Beginning in the early 2000s, he began performing completely improvised music, just as his pictorial expression changed from figurative to abstract works. Recorded in 2016 with his own improvisational unit formed with local musicians. Released the album "Antigravity vacation" in the US. Currently, they are expanding their field of activity and actively collaborating with performers from all over the world, such as touring in Europe and Asian countries and participating in festivals. ◆ Miyama McQueen-Tokita (Koto) Miyama McQueen-Tokita (Koto) An Australian-born koto player who performs improvisation, contemporary music and original compositions. Regardless of the boundaries of genres, he aims to create music with the koto that modern people find interesting and want to listen to. In addition to his solo performances, he has also collaborated in various forms, and has earned a reputation for his natural and rich expressions. In recent years, in addition to co-starring with artists from all over the world, the number of invited performances at overseas festivals has increased. Co-starring groups include the Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra, the Australian Art Orchestra, and the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, in collaboration with new generation composers, we will move forward to create unprecedented koto music. In 2019, he stayed in New York for half a year as a grantee of ACC, and was involved in contemporary music and improvisation. In 2020, he will release a solo album "SONOBE" containing works by European, American, Australian and Japanese composers. Studied under Satsuki Odamura and Kazue Sawai. Living in Tokyo. art/design @mysterycuts


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