Ayuo, TOMO (hurdy gurdy) Live & Talk

2019 / 11 / 30 (Sat)
Live House:
Casa Mozart - Harajuku
World, Psych-Folk, Psychedelic, Progressive
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Door Price:
¥2,500 + drink
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Ayuo, TOMO (hurdy gurdy) Live & Talk


【Live & Talk】

The series of event with Ayuo and TOMO. Strongly recommend to people who are lover of psychedelic folk, traditional, and medieval music.

In 2019, Ayuo & TOMO has toured in Japan performing at the Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art in Kobe and Kanazawa Jazz Street Festival among many others.

The concert on November 30 will feature short talks from both Ayuo & TOMO. TOMO will talk about his unique instrument, Hurdy-Gurdy and the techniques he uses to perform both medieval European music and contemporary music. Ayuo will talk about how he composes music and songs in medieval modes based on English poetry and literature.

Ayuo (vocals, guitar, open tuning guitar)

Ayuo has recorded over 15 solo albums for labels such as Midi, Epic-Sony, JVC Victor, Polygram, and others, in which he recorded with many internationally famous popular musicians such as Peter Hammill, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Carlos Alomar, David Lord, Danny Thompson, and members of Steeleye Span and Fairport Convention.

His more recent music tries to show the ancient musical link on the silkroad from Europe through the Balkans to Persia, India, Central Asia, China, Korea, and Japan by exploring the possibilities of using ancient and traditional music to create new music.

In the 21st Century, he has released 3 CDs for John Zorn’s Tzadik label, which are available internationally. They are “Izutsu”, “Red Moon” and “Aoi”.

In 2018, his autobiography was published in Japan. In 2019, his new solo album was released. He also draws illustrations and his artbook was published in September 2019.


TOMO (hurdy gurdy, open tuning guitar)

Hurdy gurdy player and multi-instrumentalist. Since he attempted to play the guitar with numbers of open tuning in his early years, his interest in folk tradition and tuning systems spread to other stringed instruments including his main instrument, hurdy gurdy. In respect for the tradition, he explores the alternative style of hurdy gurdy, and creates his original compositions for the instrument.



本物の60年代のアメリカのロック、サイケデリック文化の中で培われたAYUOさんの音楽と、ヨーロッパの古楽器ハーディーガーディーのTOMOさんのライブ & トークのコンサートのお知らせです。

2019年ではAyuo & Tomoは関西と北陸のツアーを行い、横尾忠則現代美術館や金沢ジャズ・ストリートなどで演奏して来ました。



  • ●Ayuo: Vocals, Guitar, Open-Tuning Guitar, 12-string Guitar
  • ●TOMO : Hurdy Gurdy, Open-Tuning Guitar

Ayuo: Vocals, Guitar, Open-Tuning Guitar ニューヨークで育ち、60 年代後半のアメリカのサイケデリック文化、音楽、文学、アートに影響 を受ける。18 枚のソロ・アルバムをJVC ビクター、エピック・ソニー、ミディ、Tzadikなどの日米のレーベルで発表。自分の思想を言葉や詩にして、台本を書き、 それを歌、朗読、楽器演奏と動きで演奏するパフォーマー。2018年の9月に初の著書「アウトサイド・ソサエティ」が発刊されました。2019年新作CD「アウトサイド・ソサエティ」がレコーディングされ、発売されました。イラストレーターでもあり、2019年9月に絵本が発売されました。

TOMO : Hurdy Gurdy, Open-Tuning Guitar ハーディーガーディー奏者。トラッド/古楽などの影響を軸に、ギターをはじめ民族楽器など様々な 楽器を演奏するなか、古楽器「ハーディーガーディー」に関心を持つようになる。 ハーディーガーディーの可能性と独自の奏法を探求しながら、作品の制作・演奏活動を行っている。



Ayuo - A World Not So Perfect (パーフェクトではない世の中)




Ayuo - A Breath Of Life / My Soul




Ayuo - Freedom From Belonging - NEW CD Promotion excerpt



Live House

Live House:
Casa Mozart
3rd Floor, 1-10-23 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Address (Japanese):
東京都渋谷区神宮前1-10-23 3階
Map link:
Closest stations:
Harajuku, Meiji-jingumae
Casa Mozart


5-minute walk from JR Harajuku Sta.
2-minute walk from Subway Meiji-jingumae Sta. (Exit 5)

access to Casa Mozart


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