Ishindenshin (以心伝心) [Seshen ☯ Ben Gerstein]

2019 / 04 / 21 (Sun)
Live House:
Ftarri - Suidobashi
Improvised, Acoustic, Experimental, Free Jazz, Jazz
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Ishindenshin (以心伝心) [Seshen ☯ Ben Gerstein]


『Ishindenshin (以心伝心)』
Seshen (voice, movement) [from Norway / Japan]
Ben Gerstein (trombone) [from U.S.A.] 

Ishindenshin - Seshen ☯ Ben Gerstein, 9 January 2019 | Majorstuen kirke, Oslo 

Ishindenshin - Seshen (vocal) ☯ Ben Gerstein (trombone)
Excerpt film from the concert at Majorstuen kirke, Oslo on August 18. 2017 with glimpses of nature works in Oslo.  

Ishindenshin (以心伝心) is a Japanese idiom which denotes the interpersonal communication through unspoken words and mutual understanding, between minds and hearts.

Two musicians from Japan/Norway and USA collaborate in improvisation through sound and movement.

Music of ritual, meditation, offering, dream... 


Seshen is a vocalist and dancer from Japan, living in Oslo, Norway, performing and teaching internationally. Her artistic work is to embody, interpret and express the natural phenomena through voice and movement in improvisation. She strives to integrate holistic perspectives into her arts through practices in nature, sustainable living, healing modalities, indigenous traditions and ancient cosmology.

Returning to body. Returning to earth. | Seshen Arts | TED x Oslo 


Ben Gerstein is a trombonist and artist from Santa Barbara, California. Based in New York City since 1995, he collaborates with groups and individuals around the world. His music and works explore influences of nature, composition, culture and art through improvisation, performance, multi-instrumental and mixed-media practices. w/ Tyshawn Sorey 2018 Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg 2018 w/ Michael Foster, Sean Ali & Flin van Hemmen 2017 2015 Carlo Costa's Acusitca 2014 w/ Rema Hasumi 2013  w/ Tyshawn Sorey 2007 


Outdoor performance as ritualistic experience — a musical journey beyond simply "performance". Our bodies and sounds converse with nature, remembering the ancient ways from which music originated.

Indoor performance collaborating within acoustic, artistic, and architectural design, history and purpose, where the space, forms, colors and sound all become one as music.


Past Performances

2018: 20 October ☯ Norges musikkhøgskole, Levinsalen, Oslo  11, 12 October ☯ Emanuel Vigeland Museum, Oslo ║ 25 June ☯ Emanuel Vigeland Museum, Oslo ║ 6, 7 February ☯ Emanuel Vigeland Museum, Oslo ║ 13 February ☯ Norges musikkhøgskole, Levinsalen, Oslo ║ 16 February ☯ Majorstuen kirke, Oslo ║ 2017: 17 December ☯ TENPU, Shizuoka, Japan ║ 21 December ☯ AIREGIN, Yokohama, Japan ║ 24 December ☯ Studio GINGA, Chiba, Japan ║ 13 November ☯ Majorstuen kirke, Oslo ║ 14 November ☯ Emanuel Vigeland Museum, Oslo ║ 15 November ☯ Sandvoldsalen NMH, Oslo ║ 18 August ☯ Majorstuen kirke, Oslo ║ 21-22 August ☯ Emanuel Vigeland Museum, Oslo ║ 22 May ☯ Emanuel Vigeland Museum, Oslo ║ 23 May ☯ Aquarius Studie Senter, Drammen, Norway Trio ║ 24 May ☯ Majorstuen kirke, Oslo ║ 19 March ☯ Aquarius Studie Senter, Drammen, Norway ║ 23 March ☯ Emanuel Vigeland Museum, Oslo ║ 26 March ☯ Majorstuen kirke, Oslo ║ 2016:19 November ☯ Hurdal Økolandsby, Norway ║ 25 November ☯ Small Project, Tromsø, Norway ║ 26 November ☯ Majorstuen kirke, Oslo ║ 22 September ☯ Majorstuen kirke, Oslo 

#横濱エアジン で Dec.2017 に 演奏を体験し、ぜひ今度は Ftarriで聴いてみたい!… と要望しておりましたが、今春 叶えてくださいました。#2018 #jazz の重要作品 #TyshawnSorey  #pillars では Ben Gersteinさんの演奏が印象に残っている方も多いと思います。Tyshawn Soreyさんの来日がキャンセルになり、あのアルバムに参加の奏者Benさんの演奏を 殆ど かぶりつき で 聴ける 貴重な機会 …。YouTubeにある お2人の演奏は、森の中や、教会のような響きの良い建物の中でのものなので、また違った面が味わえると思います。ぜひ! @tatsuya615

Live House

Live House:
Okano Bld.B1, 1-4-11, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Address (Japanese):
文京区本郷1-4-11 岡野ビル地下一階
Closest stations:
Suidobashi, Korakuen, Hongo-sanchome


CD shop/live venue

113-0033 文京区本郷1-4-11 岡野ビル地下一階 (金刀比羅神社の向かいのビルです)
JR水道橋駅徒歩5分、都営三田線水道橋駅徒歩3分、丸の内線 / 南北線後楽園駅・本郷三丁目駅徒歩8分



Tel. 03-6240-0884 (4:00pm-8:00pm)


5 min. walk from East Exit of Suidobashi St. (JR Sobu Line)

3 min. walk from A1 Exit of Suidobashi St. (Toei Mita Line)

8 min. walk from #1 Exit of Korakuen St. (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line)

8 min. walk from #1 Exit of Hongo 3 chome St. (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi/Nanboku Line)


Across from Kompira Shrine



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