Roger Turner and Otomo Yoshihide duo @ Hara Museum

Date(s) : February 17 (Sunday), 2013

Time : 6:30 pm- (museum opens at 5:30 pm /The Hall opens at 6:00 pm)

Roger Turner
Grew up amongst the Canterbury musical life of the 1960’s with a strong jazz foundation. Since 1974 work has been concentrated on exploring a more personal percussion language through the processes of improvisation. Solo work, collaborations with experimental rock musics and open-form song, extensive work with dance, film and visual art, involvements in numerous jazz-based ensembles, and workshop residencies have formed part of that development.
Mostly, however, the pleasures and discoveries have been in music-making with many of the finest European and international musicians in ad-hoc and group improvising collaborations including Alan Silva, Cecil Taylor, Henry Grimes, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Keith Rowe, Toshinori Kondo, Irene Schweitzer, and Joelle Leandre. Tours and concerts throughout Europe, Australia, Canada, U.S.A., Mexico, China and Japan, and have included such remote places as the Arctic. Working currently in Konk Pack (with Tim Hodgkinson and Thomas Lehn), duo with Annette Peacock, the Josef Nadj dance project, the Recedents (with Lol Coxhill and Mike Cooper),the Phil Minton quartet, the trio with Michel Doneda and John Russell, the duos with John Russell, Phil Minton, etc.

Otomo Yoshihide
Improvisational guitarist, turntablist and composer, Otomo Yoshihide was born August 1, 1959 in Yokohama, Japan; the son of an engineer, as a child he built his own radio and electronic oscillator, and as a teen began creating sound collages by means of open-reel tape recorders. During high school, Yoshihide performed in a local rock band before moving on to free jazz, influenced primarily by saxophonist Kaoru Abe and guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi; while a university student, he also became fascinated with ethnic music, and in 1981 traveled to Hainan, China to research the area’s musical culture. Upon returning to Tokyo,Yoshihide began regularly performing free improvisation sets at the local Goodman club, although he maintained a relatively low profile until 1987, when he appeared in a duo with saxophonist Junji Hirose in addition to concurrent stints in the bands No Problem and ORT. In 1990, Yoshihide joined bassist Kato Hideki’s group Player Piano and also formed his own noise rock group, Ground Zero. From 1992 to 1994, he also led the Double Unit Orchestra. Other Yoshihide-helmed groups of the period included Mosquito Paper and Sampling Virus Project; following the 1998 dissolution of Ground Zero, his work moved increasingly towards minimalism in projects including I.S.O. and Filament. (Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide)


Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (The Hall)


February 17 (Sunday) 6:30 pm- (museum opens at 5:30 pm /The Hall opens at 6:00 pm)


3,000 yen (includes museum admission)