maandag 26 maart 2018
Wednesday 4 April: VROOOM #59
Wednesday 4 April 2018 – Vrooom & Camera Japan presents:
VROOOM #59 goes JAPAN
–– LA VEUVE MOUSTACHE / KISHINO YUICHI
–– JON THE DOG
–– KAISU SHIMAI
location: Pink Pank – Delftsestraat 9, Rotterdam
doors: 20:30 end: 23:30 / entrance: 8 euro (cash only)
Vrooom and co-hosts Camera Japan present an evening with playful live music & performance from a Tokyo-based group of artists. The moustached widow Kishino Yuichi has been a welcome guest in Rotterdam, performing at Camera Japan Festival in 2010 and 2014 and at selected shows at the old Worm. It's the first time we're rolling out the red carpet for the outlandish Jon The Dog and Kaisou Shima.
LA VEUVE MOUSTACHE / KISHINO YUICHI
Kishino Yuichi / La Veuve Moustache is an intriguing figure. On stage he transforms in the singing moustached widow, enjoying her holidays in a kind of theatrical kingdom of cabaret chansons and choreographic elements. In the company of pianist Gary Ashiya and video artist ALi, the widow lands in an interactive stage set of movies, opening up a dialogue with them. The self-effacing movie-sampling transforms into a tragic-comic story, often moving audiences from laughter to tears. Kishino Yuichi is also a network catalyst in Tokyo, runs the Out One Disc label (Oorutaichi, Sparks, Gangpol Und Mit), DJ's and works as a university professor at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, specialised in sound design of cinema.
JON THE DOG
Jon The Dog is Shoko Uehara, who dresses up in a wolf (or dog, if you will) costume, and sings and plays the harmonium. Her work has an endearing, childlike quality. She released her debut cassette tape "GAAAAAA-JON sings" in 1994. Her 2nd album "Smoke" was as released in 1996 on John Zorn's Tzadik Records. The following year, she made a contribution to the "Great Jewish Music: Serge Gainsbourg" complilation. In 1998 she released a collaborative album with Yasushi Utsunomia (ex- After Dinner). Aside from her music performance, she is also known to be active as a Tarot fortune-teller and Zenith Healer.
Wakame, Kombu and Mekabu are Kaisou Shimai aka the "Seaweed Sisters". This classically trained trio plays music for sax and piano, and is influenced by the original bands of the retro-music show era. Their sound emulates modern (film) music and Matsuribayashi (Japanese tradition festival music), somewhere between the work of Nino Rota and award-winning Japanese composer Kōji Ueno.