Ensembles Tokyo is a participatory music festival that anyone can take part in. Under the direction of musician Yoshihide Otomo, the aim is for everyone who takes part to create their own musical arena, transcending respective standpoints and styles.
For this its third year, the festival is taking place at the city’s iconic Tokyo Tower. Organizers hope the event will spread the power of arts and culture far and wide, as it explores Tokyo’s uniqueness and diversity from the new venue. Tokyo Tower is a popular tourist destination and gathering place for different people from Japan and overseas.
On the day of the event, there will be an audience participation-based live performance with artists UA featuring Toshiro Inaba, Yoshihide Otomo Special Big Band, Miu Sakamoto and CANTUS, Yasuhiro Yoshigaki and Orquesta Nudge! Nudge!, plus members of the public who have done an advance workshop. Representing a new type of participatory music festival, there will also be a giant furoshiki cloth wrapper-making workshop run by the Project FUKUSHIMA! group, who will then join the general public in event production duties, putting together a giant furoshiki installation.
Director: Yoshihide Otomo
Art direction: Project FUKUSHIMA!
*Rain or shine. Cancelled in the case of stormy weather.
*In case of cancellation of the event, we will announce it on our website.
UA with Toshiro Inaba
Yoshihide Otomo Special Big Band
Miu Sakamoto with CANTUS
Yasuhiro Yoshigaki with Orquesta Nudge! Nudge!
Ensembles Tokyo Executive Committee office