20170914

Tokyo Jun Kawasaki MPDL Eurasian Opera 3

The end does not end, 2017 version (Premiere)



an Glembotzki (Violin),  Keiko Komori (Clarinet),  Aki Ozawa (Guitar)
Jun Kawasaki (Doublebass),  Choi Jae Chol (Korean instruments)
Vocal and voice:  Seika Miki,  Kentaro Tsuda,  Satoshi Tsuboi,  Akira Yoshimatsu
Dance:  Aya,  Hiroyo Miura


Director, Composer:  Jun Kawasaki
Stage manager:  Kiri Shirosawa
Co-director, Video: Hideto Miyuki

Black Sea Baikal Jun Kawasaki MPDL Eurasian Opera 2

Baikal project and Black Sea project
Black Sea project:
Istanbul, Turkey and Odessa, Ukraine
July 2017

Aya (Butoh dance),  Choi Jae Chol (Korean instruments),  Jun Kawasaki (Double bass)Selen Gülün (Vocal, Piano),  Saadet Türköz (Vocal),  Duygu Demir (Cello)Anya Tchaykovskaya (Vocal),  Vitaliy Tkachuk (Traditional flute),  Ouroboros (Dance theatre)


Baikal Jun Kawasaki MPDL Eurasian Opera 1

Baikal project and Black Sea project
Baikal project:
Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude (The Republic of Buryatia),  July 2017

Seika Miki (Vocal),  Aki Ozawa (Guitar),  Jun Kawasaki (Double bass),  Hiroyo Miura (Dance)
Marya Korneva (Vocal)   Oxana Zhambalova (Vocal)  
Liudmila Zamashchikova (Violin)   Ilya Lunushkin (Clarinet)


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2017 July Jun Kawasaki MPD Labo Baikai and Black Sea project Schedule




Jun Kawasaki, Music and Poetic Drama Laboratory is Japanese Contemporary music theatre – It features a blend of contemporary choreography, modern compositions, experimental music, and traditional music. They have a project creating a new Asian MUSIC AND POETIC DRAMA with world traditional musicians. This project have began in Tokyo since 2015 and collaborated with Korean, Russian, German, Ukraine, Turkish, Armenian musicians.
In 2017, They will do “Baikal project and Black sea project”. In this Baikal project, they collaborate with Marya Korneva (vo.), Oxana Zhambalova (vo.), Liudmila Zamashchikova (vl.), and Ilya Lunushkin (cl.).
They interpret and reconstruct old Russian and Japanese folklore and sing and play it freely with improvisation and contemporary dance. Now, in order to generate New Eurasian roads, they are also exploring their road as traveling player.


Irkutsk, Russia

11 July, 2017    EDISON craft bar
Seika Miki (Vocal),  Aki Ozawa (Guitar),  Jun Kawasaki (Double bass),  Hiroyo Miura (Dance)
Supported by Andrei Gedeon

12 July, 2017    Old Munich
Seika Miki (Vocal),  Aki Ozawa (Guitar),  Jun Kawasaki (Double bass),  Hiroyo Miura (Dance)
Marya Korneva (Vocal)   Oxana Zhambalova (Vocal)  
Liudmila Zamashchikova (Violin)   Ilya Lunushkin (Clarinet)
Supported by Gallery Viktora Bronshteyna

Ulan-Ude, The Republic of Buryatia, Russia

15 July, 2017    Open-air stage of "Voice of Nomads" International Music Festival
Seika Miki (Vocal),  Aki Ozawa (Guitar),  Jun Kawasaki (Double bass),  Hiroyo Miura (Dance)
Marya Korneva  (Vocal)

18 July, 2017    Ethno gallery ORDA
Seika Miki (Vocal),  Aki Ozawa (Guitar),  Jun Kawasaki (Double bass),  Hiroyo Miura (Dance)




Istanbul, Turkey

22 July, 2017    Bant Mag. Mekan
Jun Kawasaki (Double bass),  Aya (Butoh dance),  Choi Jae Chol (Korean instruments)

23 July, 2017    PÜR ISTANBUL
TOKYO ISTANBUL MEETING – Acoustic Duo Session & Party
Jun Kawasaki (Double bass),  Aya (Butoh dance),  Choi Jae Chol (Korean instruments)
Saadet Türköz (Vocal)

24 July, 2017    Bakırköy Municipality Theatre
Jun Kawasaki (Double bass),  Aya (Butoh dance),  Choi Jae Chol (Korean instruments)
Selen Gülün (Vocal, Piano),  Saadet Türköz (Vocal),  Duygu Demir (Cello)




Odessa, Ukraine

28 July, 2017    Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art
Odessa International Theatre Festival 2017
Aya (Butoh dance),  Choi Jae Chol (Korean instruments),  Jun Kawasaki (Double bass)
Anya Tchaykovskaya (Vocal),  Vitaliy Tkachuk (Traditional flute),  Ouroboros (Dance theatre)




Tokyo, Japan

The end does not end 2015–2016
16 September 2017   Koen-Dori Classics
open: 18:00  start: 19:00
Aki Ozawa (Guitar),  Jun Kawasaki (Double bass),  Shinichiro Kanda (Piano, Synthesizer),  Seika Miki (Vocal)
Aya,  Hiroyo Miura,  Kentaro Tsuda,  Satoshi Tsuboi,  Akira Yoshimatsu

The end does not end 2017
17 September 2017   Koen-Dori Classics
open: 16:00  start: 17:00
Jan Glembotzki (Violin),  Keiko Komori (Clarinet),  Aki Ozawa (Guitar)
Jun Kawasaki (Doublebass),  Choi Jae Chol (Korean instruments)
Vocal and voice:  Seika Miki,  Kentaro Tsuda,  Satoshi Tsuboi,  Akira Yoshimatsu
Dance:  Aya,  Hiroyo Miura

charge (by the day):
3,000yen (advance)  3,500yen (doors)
contact us: Music and Poetic Drama Laboratory


Director, Composer:  Jun Kawasaki
Stage manager:  Kiri Shirosawa
Co-director, Video: Hideto Miyuki


Supported by Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

2017 July Jun Kawasaki MPD Labo Eurasian Opera Baikai and Black Sea project




Odessa Internatinal Theater Festival


                                              Ulan-Ude  Festival Voice of Nomads

Istanbul=Tokyo Meeting









20170622

Premier 22 June 2017 TOKYO

Premier 22 June 2017 TOKYO

Music theater “The end does not end 2017”
- Baikal and Black Sea project-
               by Music and Poetic Drama Laboratory (MPDL)
               Composed and Directed by Jun Kawasaki

22 June 2017, Koen-Dori Classics, Tokyo, Japan open: 19:00 start: 19:30


Eurasian opera = 21th century Mythological songs = Magic realism of North East Asia

Ensemble:
Jan Glembotzki (Violin)Keiko Komori (Clarinet)
Aki Ozawa (Guitar)
Jun Kawasaki (Doublebass)
Vocal ensemble :
Kentaro Tsuda
Akira Yoshimatsu
Satoshi Tsuboi
Solist:
Choi Jaechol (Korean instruments)
Seika Miki(vocal)
Dance: 

Aya
Hiroyo Miura



In 2015, Music and Poetic Drama Laboratory performed a theatre music “the end does not end” in the 100th anniversary of birth of Tadeusz Kantor at Theatre X, Tokyo. In 2016, we performed this theatre music as a Eurasian Opera in Armenia (Caucasus project), Russia (Moscow meeting) with impromptu musicians and singer who sing traditional music of her own country.
In 2017, this theatre music altered differently by Jun Kawasaki’s new composition with chamber music. After premier we are going to perform it in Buryat Republic, Turkey, and Ukraine, and have performances in this September in Tokyo. Welcome to this premier and watch a moment in which new piece will be created.

We are singing collection of mythology in the 21th century based on modern Chinese novel that describes about life of minority, nomadic, and hunting race who lived in border between Russia China, two World Wars, Russian Revolution, establishment of People’s Republic of China, and customs such as language and shamanism that being lost. This theatre music is constructed by songs and unique chorus system, and based on many locality and life of minority groups. According to a certain kind point of view, it can connect to modern Latin American Arts such as García Marchez and could be called Magic realism of North East Asia.
There has been Silk Road on Eurasian Continent from ancient times. We will be Marebito (visitors from afarworld), going and making new ways. Encounters of the Far East music, Asian music, and European music are making new Eurasian ways.


Director, Composer: Jun Kawasaki
Music conductor : Aki Ozawa
Stage manager: Kiri Shirosawa
Co-director,promotional desiner: Hideto Miyuki
Production: Music and Poetic Drama Laboratory (MPDL)

Jun Kawasaki Music and Poetic Drama Laboratory (MPDL)
http://musicpoeticdrama.com/home.html
e-mail: info@musicpoeticdrama.com

20161221

2013 contrabass solo at kyoto for Senrei Nishikawa(Japanese traditional dancer )

contrabass solo at kyoto for Senrei Nishikawa(Japanese traditional dancer )

video

for Senrei Nishikawa Profile   Dancer, Choreographer, Artistic Director
Jun Kawasaki made music for her dance pieces based on Japanese traditional dance.

20161210

MPDL  2016 Tokyo|Yerevan|Moscow

Jun Kawasaki, Music and Poetic Drama Laboratory

The end does not end Конец – еще не конец


with 
Ayumi Paul (German),  Sergey Letov (Russia),  Anya Tchaykovskaya (Ukraine),  Vyacheslav Gayvoronsky (Russia),  Alina Mikhaylova (Russia)


Jun Kawasaki, Music and Poetic Drama Laboratory, sampler Nov. 2016 from miyuki hideto on Vimeo.

20161028

youtube Jun kawasaki


contrabass solo for Senrei Nishikawa (Japanese traditional dancer)

Performed by Jun Kawasaki at "Senrei Mai Sansou Senrei's 
Mountain Studio" Aug 27 2013 Kyoto Recording & Video Editing by Kazuhiro Kasuya



"db-ll-bass - sound, body, and instrument"

"db-ll-bass" is a highly unique sound-movement piece, by Aydin Teker, a Turkish choreographer, and Jun Kawasaki, a Japanese contrabassist. Pursuing the relationship among the sound, body, and musical instrument., it was performed in Istanbul in October 2012, and Tokyo and Yokohama in February 2013. This is a clip of the performance in Istanbul. For the details of the project, visit the official website: http://db-ll-base.jimdo.com/

"db-ll-bass - sound, body, and instrument" is a project of research and practical collaboration between a choreographer who viewed a body playing music as dance, and a musician who seeked the source of sound and music in his body while playing music. The piece was performed in Istanbul, Turkey, in Oct. 2012, and Yokohama and Tokyo, Japan, in Feb. 2013. This is the record of the performance in Tokyo. For the details of the project, please visit the official website (http://db-ll-base.jimdo.com/).

Concept and choreography: Aydin Teker
Music and performance: Jun Kawasaki
Produced by: Kiki Arts Project, Tokyo (kiki.arts.project@gmail.com)
Official website: http://db-ll-base.jimdo.com/








sound migration  2011@Budapest

Japan-Turkey Contemporary Music Collaboration
Sound Migration

The Japan Foundation will be conducting a project called "Sound Migration" which is a contemporary music collaboration between Japan and Turkey. Four musicians and an actress will be working together in Istanbul, Turkey, in September, to create new pieces, and then in the beginning of October will be performing them in Izmir, Cairo, and Budapest as well as Istanbul. The performance in Istanbul will be held as the opening in the 'Istanbul International Contemporary Dance & Performance Festival (iDANS)'. Furthermore, the performances in Istanbul and Izmir will be a part of the 'Japan Year 2010 in Turkey'.

Coming together from the two countries will be: Kazuki Kunihiro, a Japanese composer; Saadet Türköz, a Kazakh Turkish vocalist; Jun Kawasaki, a Japanese contrabassist; Şevket Akinci, a Turkish improvisational guitarist; and Micari, a Japanese actress. These five persons, all soloists in their own right, provide an extremely intense sound as well physical movement and they use this intensity to construct a world that is something quite unique, which is the reason for their being selected.

Türköz's keen individuality, a blend of Central Asian narrative tradition and jazz improvisation, cannot be without influence from the fact that her parents had fled East Turkistan as refugees and made their way to Turkey over the course of more than ten years. Kawasaki and Akinci, utilizing the high level improvisation techniques, will explore the connection between 'self' and 'other', which will not likely be something reducible in meaning to national differences. Micari, through her unique expressiveness, which rouses the imagination of the audience, will undoubtedly liberate the body movement from its subordination to the music. The creative process of these five individuals from completely differing backgrounds is expected to produce a harmony as well as a deliberately persisting sense of heterogeneity. Standing at the center of this subtle balance and giving it a sense of wholeness is Kunihiro who displays a sure-footed compositional ability in his international theatrical collaborations. It is this harmony together with the diversity of elements that generates the power to create a new music and makes this project something to believe in.

The pieces will be developed for three weeks in Istanbul. The whole work will be comprised of eight musical scenes. The five performers together with these scenes will be allowed to freely 'migrate' through the joint creative process, recurring in altered forms and, in due course, bringing forth an evocative world of sound. It will be an original act of creation that cuts off a slice of 'now,' the present moment, where the migration of peoples is occurring on a global scale.



for dancer (Aya)

primitive Opera   Ryunosuke Akutagawa 

band data

group improvisation Exias- J

for dancer(Saga Kobayashi)