Sunday 16 October 2016, 8pm

Photo by Seiji Shibuya

Eiko Ishibashi Band + Denki Udon (Norberto Lobo / Giovanni Di Domenico / Tatsuhisa Yamamoto)

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Debut OTO show for Japanese producer and singer-songwriter Eiko Ishibashi. Though primarily a pianist, Ishibashi is a multi-instrumentalist who is also performs drums, flute, and vibraphone. In recent years, she has shared a stage with artists such as Jim O’Rourke, Keiji Haino, Akira Sakata, Charlemagne Palestine, Seiichi Yamamoto, Gasper Claus, Oren Ambarchi, Glenn Kotche, Darling Gray and Merzbow.

Eiko Ishibashi started her musical career as a drummer, performing in several bands. She started playing the piano a few years back, when she began to score music for films and work as a solo musician. Since then, she has released 2 solo albums and the album “slip beneath the distant tree” under the name of Eiko Ishibashi + Tatsuya Yoshida. Her 2nd album “drifting devil” which featured artist such as Seiichi Yamamoto, had created buzz being critically appraised by both critics and fellow musicians, and was selected for the years best album list in Japanese magazines.

“Across all of her solo and collaborative work, Ishibashi has taken stylistic commonplaces and diverted them from their familiar contexts. Steel drums, pedal steel, free jazz, conservatory recital decorum and the quirky timekeeping of pro are all part of her musical vocabulary.” – Yusef Sayed, The WIRE

Denki Udon

Denki Udon is a trio composed of Norberto Lobo, Giovanni Di Domenico and Tatsuhisa Yamamoto.

Norberto Lobo’s case is that of the artist-illusionist that suggests a ground zero for tradition, conjuring several ghosts while leaving them at his door step. It appears that he’s single-handedly changing the relationship between Portuguese music and the guitar. His playing doesn't get insular nor does he try to hide his many influences - yet you feel like you’ve been exorcized just by listening.

Giovanni Di Domenico was born in Rome and since his birth has been traveling and playing music.
This brought him to perform all over the world in very different contextes and musical genres, from modern jazz to free improvisation and experimental pop, collaborating with very many different musicians. Among them are: Arve Henriksen, Akira Sakata, Jim O'Rourke, Fred Lomberg-Holm, Tatsuya Nakamura, Tatsuhisa Yamamoto, Alexandra Grimal, Joao Lobo, Toshimaru Nakamura, just to name few.
He has released many albums under his name and in collaborations with others.

Born on Oct 25, 1982, in Yamaguchi, Japan. Tatsuhisa Yamamoto is a pure acoustic drummer who plays primarily improvised music.
He has also collaborated with artists such as Otomo Yoshihide, Jim O'Rourke, Sachiko M, Seiichi Yamamoto (ex Boredoms), Keiji Haino, Makoto Kawabata(AcidMotherTemple)

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