Nora Mulder & Rogier Smal duo (from Amsterdam), HACHIYA Maki & YOSHIMOTO Yumi

2015 / 06 / 02 (Tue)
Live House:
Apollo - Shimokitazawa
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Start Time:
Door Price:
1,800yen + drink
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Nora Mulder & Rogier Smal duo (from Amsterdam), HACHIYA Maki & YOSHIMOTO Yumi


Nora Mulder & Rogier Smal duo (from Amsterdam) JAPAN TOUR


Rogier Smal (drums) & Nora Mulder (piano, electric cymbalom)
HACHIYA Maki (voice) & YOSHIMOTO Yumiko (guitar)

Nora Mulder & Rogier Smal is Internationally operating Piano and Drums Duo from Amsterdam.
Searching the bounderies in improvised music and humour.

Rogier Smal is a drummer who experiments with free percussion sounds.
Besides playing in art collective Dagora he plays with different musicians and solo. Lately Rogier has been lucky enough to have been making sonic waves of liberty with gems like: Jaap Blonk, Marshall Allen, Dylan Carlson, Eugene Chadbourne, Geoff Leigh, Ludo Mich, Sunburned hand of the man, Mik Quantius, Daevid Allen, Morihide Sawada and many more.

Nora Mulder is trained as a classical pianist in Rotterdam and Paris and now performing contemporary composed & improvised music on piano & cymbalom. She performs solo, with her own groups 7090 and Trolleybus and with various ensembles for contemporary music throughout Europe. Apart from playing “concert music” whether composed or improvised, on piano or cymbalom, Nora surges for all possibilities of performance: a musician is not just heard, also to be seen. Therefor she is also to be seen in theatre and dance performances and works frequently with visual artists, dancers, actors, poets and chefs.

HACHIYA Maki is Tokyo-based Japanese musician, born in June 6. A voice performer, pianist, composer, and lyricist. Her musical activity is focusing on improvisational voice performances. With voices, she expresses her emotions and passions, rather than words and meaning, originated time by time in her mind and delivers them to audiences. Fabricating and shaping with voice instrumental a variety of forms and colorful images, Maki is a "voice" painter or architect (she once wanted to be a painter).
When vocalizing, she metamorphoses herself into creatures and things such as a bird, wind, rain, trees/leaves, thunder and maybe everything in the universe, natural and imaginary. She is also composing and singing various original pieces. Her verses are intuitive and magical. She invented various Maki-words and phrases unseen in dictionaries, which charm, daze, and stun us, sending to another world. Her singing standard jazz will move listeners.
Release :
"DREAM VISION" by Micro-Macro (Maki Hachiya (voice & p), Takauki Kato (a-g))
"KI NO KOE (Voice of Tree)"  by Ki no Koe (Maki Hachiya (voice, effects, toys), Norikatsu Koreyasu (w-b))
"TAKARAMONO" w/ Nobumasa Tanaka (piano), Naoki Kita (violin)
"BIRD OF MOEBIUS" w/ Hugues Vincent (cello, effected-cello, objects)

YOSHIMOTO Yumiko was born in Tokyo, Japan. After played in some rock bands, started free style
guitar improvisation in 2006. Now one of the active performer in Tokyo improvisation scene as solo, a band "A Un No Kakokyu", session with other musicians, and collaborating with dancers, poets, films etc. Sometimes organising concerts for foreign musicians touring in Japan. In 2006 & 2009, participated Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale. In 2008, made the music of YAMADA Isao's short 8mm film "daydream". In 2012, played in Czech. In 2014, released selfmade solo CD-R "Midnight Pendulum", and toured in Lithania.

Live House

Live House:
B1 2-9-22 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku
Address (Japanese):
東京都世田谷区北沢2-9-22 EIKO下北沢ビル地下1階
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TEL: 090-2906-8082


Directions: Come out of Shimokitazawa Station (Odakyu line) SOUTH exit (Minami-guchi) and go LEFT (NOT toward McDonald's). That street ends shortly and you'll have to go RIGHT. Then take your first LEFT again, then your next RIGHT. Apollo will be on your right, it's in the basement level.


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