Rie Nakajima x Akira Sakata Live Performance

Date(s) : February 5 (Tuesday), 2019

Time : 19:00 pm – 20:00 pm (Door opens at 18:00 pm)

This event brings together the London-based artist Rie Nakajima who is known for her installations and performances comprising site-specific sounds created with self-made battery-powered motors and small found objects, and Akira Sakata, a musician from the world of jazz who has collaborated with creators in a variety of genres. We invite you to experience the magical mixture of sounds from Sakata’s saxophone and Nakajima’s intimate objects which Sakata fondly describes as “sound-producing sculptures.”

Organized by: Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
Venue: The Hall at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
Fee (includes museum admission): General 3,500 yen, Members and their guests 2,500 yen
Reservations will be accepted by telephone (03-3445-0669) or email ( Please write your name, membership number (if you are Hara Museum member), daytime contact number and requested number of seats in the body. Reservations will be confirmed by return email. Capacity: 60 / free seating

Rie Nakajima
Artist. Lives in London. After studying art history at Tokyo University of the Arts, Nakajima studied sculpture at Chelsea College of Arts and the Slade School of Fine Art. Since 2013, he has collaborated with a great many musicians, including David Tope and the Sculpture Project, Pierre Belt and the Dead Plants and Living Objects Project, Keiko Yamamoto and the O YAMA O band, Akira Sakata, Akio Suzuki and David Cunningham.

Akira Sakata
Musician. Sakata is a visiting professor in the Faculty of Life Sciences, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science and in the Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University. Born in Kure, Hiroshima in 1945, Sakata majored in marine biology at Hiroshima University. From 1972 to 1979, he was a member of the Yosuke Yamashita Trio. In 1980 he formed “Wha ha ha” and his own trio “Sakata Trio” and began touring throughout Europe. He has continued to be an active performer over the years with many groups that have been formed and dissolved. He has recently authored the book MIJINKO a silent microcosm (which includes the CD Kai) published by Shobunsha.