No Man Is an Island

Continuing in 2020 in both the U.K. and Japan, No Man Is an Island brings together amazing combinations of exceptional players and artists from both countries, seeking to explore a collaborative way of working in the process of developing new project ideas and unique performance experiences.

Collectively experimenting with the relationship between composition and improvisation, structure and freedom, each ensemble in this first programme of projects will be made up of a combination of British and Japanese connected artists.

There will be a varied balance of UK/Japan based artists depending on the location of the project group; e.g. more British artists in the U.K, and more Japanese artists in Japan.


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Project groups 2020

Part one - U.K.

Point of No Return Kit Downes - piano Thomas Morgan - bass Emi Makabe - voice / shamisen.

Lotus Code Ed Jones - sax, bass clarinet, electronics Nikki Yeoh - piano Riaan Vosloo - bass Tim Giles - drums Yuriko Takagi - photo/film Hannah Copley- poetry

Part two- Japan

Purple Haze Orchestra Mariko Hirose - composer / conductor Iain Ballamy - sax/composer/conductor Vocal: Nozomi Otsuka
Trumpet, flugelhorn: Motoi Murakami, Kenichi Akatsuka, Hiroyuki Ishikawa, Yusuke Sase
Trombone: Keita Harigai, Hironori Eto, Mariko Maeda, Ryouta Sasaguri
Sax's/flute: Junko Hirayama, Yuuka Numao. Yoshihiro Goseki, Yuichi Terai, Kei Suzuki.
Flute: Masato Yoshikawa.
Violin: Erika Saijo.
Guitar: Kazutoshi Umeda, Kei Koganemaru.
Piano: Takayuki Yoshimura.
Bass: Katsuyasu Narumi.
Drums: Fumihiro Ibuki.

Point of No Return Kit Downes - piano Thomas Morgan - bass Emi Makabe - voice / shamisen.

Lotus Code Ed Jones - sax, bass clarinet, electronics Toku - trumpet Niki Yeoh - piano Shin Sakaino - bass Shun Ishiwaka - drums Yuriko Takagi - photo/film Hannah Copley- poetry

Part three - U.K. & Japan

Nostalgia 77 with Monday Michiru-Mariano Monday Michiru - vocal / flute Nostalgia 77

Rowland Sutherland and Azuka Yoshizaki Rowland Sutherland - flute Azuka Yoshizaki - koto


 

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