Yukihiro Isso, KoIshikawa, Takashi Seo

2019 / 05 / 10 (金)
FJ's - Nakameguro
World, Acoustic, Free Jazz, Improvised
4,000 yen
4,500 yen
Takashi Seo
Yukihiro Isso, KoIshikawa, Takashi Seo


tomorrow! Japanese tradition music and improvisation concert [ASHIRAI]
Yukihiro Isso (nōkan , shinobue, dengaku flute, recorder, bugle horn,etc)  KoIshikawa  (sho, Yamato Uta) Takashi Seo (contrabass)
Yukihiro Isso [Nokan, Shinobue, Dengakubue, Recorder, etc]
Yukihiro Isso was born into a family of nohkan virtuosi. Nohkan is the traditional transverse flute which is used to accompany Japanese Noh drama. Yukihiro is the eldest son of the late Yukimasa Isso, a national treasure and a legendary nohkan performer. The origin of the Isso school dates back to the Azuchi Momoyma era (1573 - 1603) and from this TIME the school has continued down to today without a break.
Yukihiro debuted at the age of 9 as a professional nohkan performer in Kurama Tengu and from this early age carried on performing major classical Noh repertoires such as Okina and Dojoji.
Apart from being an acclaimed performer of classical Noh repertoires Yukihiro is keen on the diversity of the flute family. He also plays the shinobue and dengaku (traverse bamboo flutes used for traditional festivals across Japan) and a variety of western flutes including the recorder. He even makes recorders and a type of horn and composes music for these instruments.
Yukihiro's diverse interest and love of music has led him to perform western classical, particularly baroque, jazz and world music. Yukihiro has a deserved reputation for improvisation. He is associated with many different forms of the performing arts and has collaborated with top performers in several diverse fields. Performers with whom he has collaborated include Kaori Muraji (guitar), Cecil Tailor (Jazz pianist), Min Tanaka (buto dance), Mansai Nomura (kyogen), Kaiji Moriyama (contemporary dance) as well as the Saltzburg Mozaruteum (Octet).
In 1991 Yukihiro started his concert series performed in Noh theatres and other traditional buildings. In 2004 and 2012, Yukihiro arranged and performed for the famous enka singers Ayako Fujii and Sayuri Ishikawa. He also collaborated in Kohaku Uta Gassen the most watched new year's eve TV music programme in Japan.
In 2011 Yukihiro performed Ikuma Dan's Symphony No. 6 Hiroshima for soprano, nohkan, shinobue and orchestra (1985) with the Yomiuri symphony orchestra conducted by Tatsuya Shimono, which went to on to receive the 24th Music Pen Club Award, (Classical Music Section).
Yukihiro has twice received the Creative Traditions Award from the Japan Arts Foundation.
Yukihiro was a lecturer at the National Noh theatre and has been designated an" Important Intangible Cultural Asset" by the Japanese government.
Ko Ishikawa [Sho]
Born in Tokyo 1963. He studied Japanese traditional 'Gagaku' music under his masters Mayumi Miyata, Hideaki Bunno and Sukeyasu Shiba. He has been playing Sho, small bamboo organ, not only in Gagaku music but also in contemporary and experimental music. He has participated in many international music festivals; 'Maerzmusik' in Berlin 2006, Opera 'Murmullos del Paramo' composed by Julio Estrada in Madrid, Stuttgart, Mexico and Venice 2006, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in 2007, and Japan/Culture + Hyper Culture in Washington D.C. 2008.
Takashi Seo [contrabass]
Takashi Seo started as a jazz basist, won the grand prix of Yokohama Jazz Promenade Competition in 2006, with Mikio Ishida trio. Since then he has been playing with many musicians such as Fumio Itabashi (pf), Aki Takase (pf), Achim Kaufmann(pf),Tristan Honsinger (cello),Tetsu Saito (Cb), Eiichi Hayashi (sax), Yukihiro Isso (Noh musician), Yoriyuki Harada (pf), Daisuke Takaoka (Tuba), Akira Sotoyama (ds), Syota Koyama (ds), Min Tanaka (dance), Jean Laurent Sasportes (dance), Reona (tap), performed in many music festivals such as Yokohama Jazz Promenade, Singaporean WOMAD, RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL in EZO, GREENROOM FES、SUMMER SONIC、PERCPAN (Rio de Janeiro,Salvador),ASIAN IMPROVISATION ART EXCHANGE2010 (Seoul), International society of BASSISTS Convention 2013 (Rochester. NY). Zomer Jazz Festival (Groningen,Netherlands in 2015) Also he presides over a contrabass ensemble “Teigen” by more than 10 bassist since 2003, including Hideto Kanai, Nobuyoshi Ino, Tetsu Saito, and continues collaboration with not only jazz but also free improvisation and baroque music, world music, dance and art.


住所 (英語):
5-1-20 Nakameguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
住所 (日本語):
Nakameguro, Yutenji


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