Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Multipletap U.S. Tour Announcement

MY JHOUSE ROCKS LIVE EVENTS in conjunction with OTS Productions, Multipletap and the Japan Foundation announce a variety of talented artists from Japan coming on tour to the U.S. this coming latter part of March and beginning of April 2016. Check the dates to see if a performance will be in a city near you!


Hijokaidan / Avandoned / Dora Video + Jeff Carey / The Great Triangle
March 24th Boot and Saddle - Philadelphia
More info: TBA

March 25th The Crown - Baltimore
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March 26th Strange Matter - Richmond
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Hijokaidan / Hatis Noit / DoraVideo + Jeff Carey / ucnv / Atsuhiro Ito / Kou Katsuyoshi / Yosuke Fuyama / Makoto Oshiro / Sofheso
March 29th Beerland - Austin
More info: 5:00PM / $10

March 30th Siberia - New Orleans
More info: TBA

March 31st The Cleaners - Atlanta
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April 1st Wills Pub - Orlando
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April 2nd Churchills - Miami
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The “Abandoned Idol Group” formed by members that were rejected at other idol auditions. After practicing and performing on the street, they made their debut in July 8th, 2014.They have mainly been active at live venues in Tokyo, and they also have had opportunities to perform at notable events in Japan. On their one-year anniversary in July 2015, they released their first mini-album “Tenmetsu Bye-Bye(Blink Bye Bye)” which invites the modern poet Tahi Saihate for the lyrics of the title song. They also collaborated and performed with the King Of Noise “Hijokaidan” as “Ava-Kaidan” in that same month.In September, they performed at the Natsu-No-Mamono AOMORI ROCK FESTIVAL’15 held at the Yogoshiyama Ski Park in Aomori prefecture, and they are now working on their new mini album that is planned to be the first release coming out from TRASH-UP!! RECORDS, which is the music label started up by the trash culture magazine TRASH-UP!!
They are currently the most real idol group in Tokyo.

Hijokaidan was formed by Jojo Hiroshige and Naoki Zushi in 1979 in Kyoto, and it is considered the first noise band in Japan and perhaps in the world. They have played full volume improvisational noise for more than 25 years, and have become well known in the world as "King of Noise". Naoki Zushi left the band in 1980. However, in the same year the band got a new member, T-Mikawa. Around 1980 to 1982, Hijokaidan had various people playing in the band, and it got great attention by the media for their destructive performances. In the latter half of the 80's, JUNKO and Fumio Kosakai became regular members. After these additions, Hijokaidan settled with 4 members who are Jojo, T-Mikawa, JUNKO and Kosakai, though they occasionally perform with guests. They played with Nao Shibata, the drummer in 2004. Their popular album "Zouroku No Kibyo" came out in 1982 and has been a longstanding hit. Hijokaidan have done many shows overseas, and have released their works on labels in England, the United States and Spain.

Developed by Yoshimitsu Ichiraku, DoraVideo is a computer system controlling drums as well as a solo of him. Having been suffering from waist pain , Ichiraku resigned as a drummer and restarted his music career when Tkrworks released DORAnome, a real-time remixing instrument of music image. Unlike the music from other musical instrument, Ichiraku composed is unique music with his own ideas. With DoraVideo, Ichiraku are well-received in rock music festivals, Jazz festivals, media art festivals, movie festivals, and art festivals worldwide. In 2005, nominated by the digital music department, he won the Honorary Mention in Ars Electronica. In June 2007, he was invited to participated in La Biennale di Venezia, and attended World Expo in Spain on behalf of Japan in August, 2008. In 2009, he took part in the performance in SMAP x SMAP. In the field of new media art with overwhelming serious works, Ichiraku’s works incorporate common, coarse, and even vulgar entertainment. Currently, with the instruments sponsored by Vestaxs and Cacio, he is making DORAnome3, a highly completed work.

Yousuke Fuyama

Yousuke Fuyama was born in Nagano, Japan in 1983. He is an artist, composer, programmer, visual and graphic designer, and VJ.

He has been studying musical research and sound art and completed Master’s Degree in Media Science at Tokyo University of Technology Graduate School of Bionics, Computer and Media Sciences. His main focus on the expressions through data interconversion using various interfaces and programmers. Fuyama won the first prize at LAPTOP BATTLES TOKYO Vol.4(2008) and has been performing live concerts at several occasions and venues including FUTURA2008(France), INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR ARTS AND MEDIA YOKOHAMA 2009, DPG, soundfollies, SonarSound Tokyo 2011,2012, EMAF Tokyo(RedBull Music Accademy)2013 SONICACTS 2013(Netherlands), Seoul International Computer Music Festival 2013(South-Korea),OnSite2013(Taiwan).

While VJ/DJing in club events, he is also a lecturer of Max/MSP/Jitter in Workshop for Creator at WOMB LOUNGE and RUBYROOM. He submitted his installation work to an Exhibition “alienate/demonstrate/edit” 2012 in New Zealand.
He released his sound works from Sludge-tapes(Japan), TTLRecordings(UK) in 2011-2013, and his visual works from Hz-records(Japan), PROGRESSIVE FOrM(Japan), Mozart Kind(UK) in 2011-2013.

He also works as a sound designer / programmer , also as a researcher of Brain Machine Interface Department in National University of Electro-Communication.

Hatis Noit
Female vocalist, born in Shiretoko (Hokkaido), Japan. She draws on her experience with ballet, theater arts, traditional folk music, koto, gagaku (the court music of ancient Japan) and acting in Japan. Vocalist for the band Mutyumu (Virgin Babylon Records hosted by world's end girlfriend) who is highly rated both in Japan and overseas. In addition, her performance as Magdala at the Setouchi International Triennale 2013 is still fresh in memory. She has been engaged in solo carrier. She interprets own singing based on a classical music, ethnic music, whisper, and poetry reading. Thus she establishes solemn and formidable world music. Her performance - corroboration with art, apparel and theater arts - are highly regarded. In 2013, she took part in a YAGYA's (Iceland)'s song as vocalist (released by DELSIN RECORDS, Amsterdam). her 1st solo album “Universal Quiet” was released in 2014. Her newest Single "Illogical Lullaby" features a edit by Thrill Jockey records' own Matmos.
Atsuhiro Ito
Atsuhiro Ito was born in 1965. He launched his career as a visual artist in the late '80s, and in '98 began presenting sound performances at art exhibitions and so on. Ito made use of fluorescent lighting (which is also an element of his art installations) in the creation of an original musical device called the optron. He continues to refine the instrument while approaching sound and music from a contemporary-art-based perspective. In addition to his solo exhibition and performance projects, Ito is active in a number of musical units. One of these is Optrum, the explosively loud "extreme optical noise core band" consisting of Ito and drummer Yoichiro Shin. Between 2000 and 2005 Ito presented various sound (music)/visual image-related events at Off Site, the now-defunct gallery/free space in Yoyogi, Tokyo.

The Optrum album Recorded was released in June 2006 on the label Unknownmix (Headz).

[ SOLO ]
TRANSONIC Festival @Taipei (Taiwan)
KIRIN Big In Japan!
Australia Group Tour @Sydney , Melbourne (Australia)
[ SOLO ]
Europe TourLa Casa Encendida / Play.
Cine en Directo @Madrid (SPAIN)
CAVE 12 @Geneva (Switzerland)
Star + Shadow (As part of AV10 festival) @Newcastle (UK)
Vivid @Birmingham (UK)
Man On The Moon @Cambridge (UK)
Cafe Oto @London (UK)
[ SOLO ]
Australia Tour @Brisbane
Lousanne Under ground Filmes & music Festival @Lausanne (Switzerland)
[ collaboration work ]
( Fashion ) UNDERCOVER Doll Makingw/ Jun Takahashi & Kan Takagi @(Italy)
[ SOLO ]
RADAR Festival '08 @Mexico City (Mexico)
Media City Seoul 2008 Opening Performance @Seoul Museum of Art (Seoul/Korea)
[ Optrum ]
Harajyuku Performance Plus vol.1
[ SOLO ]
U.S.A and CANADA TourTime-Based Art Festival @Portland (U.S)
New Music in Vancouver @Vancouver (Canada
Some Cats from Japan @NewYork (U.S)
HADAKA-K @ Singapore
Australia Tour @Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne (Australia)
Short Europe Tour @Zurich (switzerland), Amsterdam (Netherland)
[ Session ]
Spontaneous Core (Dance Performance) @Venezia Biennale (Venetia/Italy)
[ SOLO ]
Canada Tour '06 @Montreal, Tronto (Canada)
[ Optrum ]
Europe Tour '06 @France, Uk, Portugal, Poland, Spain
[ Duo ] (with Kazuo Imai)
Kill Your Timid Notion Festival @Scotland
[ SOLO ]
Short Europe Tour @Stockholm, Koln, Amsterdam
[ Optrum ]
Tokyo International Performance Market '05
[ SOLO ]
@Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Under World (Taipei/Taiwan)

Kou Katsuyoshi
KOU Katsuyoshi is a Korean, who was born in Tokyo, 1983. By having power equipment connected the analog mixer, can control the power supply. When starting the analog mixer with this equipment, and by extending the noise sound at the stop (on/off), one can make varies noise while playing.
(Equipment manufacturer: Manabu Suzuki) Mainly use guitar as a sound source.
Director of MultipleTap.

Japanese electronic music artist and bassist based in Sapporo. His musical career has begun in the late 1990s with the band Qodibop (1998-2012) where he was playing bass guitar and controlling all the electronic machines. From 2004 Iioka has started to focus mainly on his solo project Sofheso and DJing. Influenced by such unique experimentalists as Jan Jelinek, Frank Bretschneider, Vladislav Delay, Autechre or Mark Fell, Iioka has build his own complex and glitchy sound, which nowadays could stand in parallel with his beloved artists’ production. Sofheso works are quite minimalistic, but at the same time very dynamic, saturated with thousands of different sound particles, tense atmospheres and future-thinking modulations. Everything is made with precision and devotion avoiding to follow any current musical trend. since 2012 he uploads a new track to his Soundcloud page each Monday. Moreover, from 2006 Iioka is running Yuritona imprint, which releases limited-edition CD-Rs and cassettes.

The Great Triangle
Starting out from the exhibition “The Great Triangle” held in 2010 at gallery Baikado(Osaka), The Great Triangle is a trio formed by Makoto Oshiro, Takahiro Kawaguchi and Satoshi Yashiro. They occasionally gather and do live performances.

Makoto Oshiro:
Born 1978 in Okinawa, Japan. Oshiro is a performer and artist. His main medium is sound, but he also combines other elements such as light, electricity and movement of objects. In live performances, he uses self-made tools and instruments that are based on electronic devices, every day materials and junk. His installation work mainly handles sound as a physical and auditory phenomena, and focuses on characteristics such as vibration and interference.

Takahiro Kawaguchi:
Born in Osaka, 1980.In 2000, Kawaguchi started thinking about field recordings. His interest lies not in the kind of field recordings that focus on sound tones obtained in the field, but on the configuration of sound in a specific space. He creates recorded works using sound-making objects, presents installations, and is active in the field of improvised music.?

Satoshi Yashiro:
Yashiro had made a self-propelled woofer on wheels and began to show it at exhibitions and use it at live performances sometime around the year 2003. He is a member of the artist run space “HIGHTI”, which is an abandoned factory that was renovated by him and several artists. He also belongs to the drum and mobile woofer band “Motallica”.


Develops programs to intentionally generate glitches, normally an unintended program error phenomenon caused by corrupted data during the playback of still or moving images, and present the results as visual expressions of glitches. The idea is to translate the unconscious operations of playback equipment into works of art by assuming what is supposed to be unpredictable. Glitches produced this way are incorporated into live performances and music clips. Is also active as a member of the Utah Kawasaki Band Aratame ucnv Band.

Makoto Oshiro
Born in Okinawa, 1978. Makoto Oshiro graduated from the Musicology Department, Osaka University of Arts. For live performances, he uses instruments and implements for playing and composing, which he makes by combining electronic devices, junk, and everyday materials.
He also creates installation works using sound, light, and movement.