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Makoto Nomura Senju Pun-filled Music Festival: The 2nd Annual Conference on Pun-filled Music

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An all-round day of “pun-filled music”

Pun Filled Music presented by Makoto Nomura is marking its seventh year.
Through a variety of concerts and workshops, the Pun Music Festival Study Group, recruited from the general public, has led the project’s exploration of new pun-based music connecting music and puns. Last year it held its first Annual Conference on Pun-Filled Music, which provided an informal way for people to get a taste of the group’s research results, and garnered some new members as well.

This year the group is making it official with a second conference! The event will include special talks by members of the Nihon Dajare Katsuyo Kyokai (Japan Association for the Practical Use of Puns), and offer a vibrant array of new ideas and programs.
Join the Pun Music Festival Study group for an all-round pun-filled music experience with a concert, lectures, workshops, a large ensemble and more!




100 (Priority to reservations. First come, first-served.)


13:30 Doors open
14:00 Opening remarks and concert
14:15 Keynote speech
14:20 Symposium
14:35 Guest lectures (Nihon Dajare Katsuyo Kyokai)
14:50 Section meetings
16:15 Recess
16:30 Section reports
16:45 Large ensemble
17:00 Close

Section details

Makoto Nomura
Piano class (15 minutes)
Sumo and music class (15 minutes)

Nihon Dajare Katsuyo Kyokai
Pun-making class (15 minutes)

Pun Music Festival Study Group
The history of puns — classical, modern and present day (15 minutes)
The prehistory of Puns Music Festival Study Grouop (10 minutes)
Body percussion class (15 minutes)
Stretching class and “supponpon” exercises (10 minutes)
Scrap wood speakers (15 minutes)
Rock star words (5 minutes)
How to make a magnificent (“karei”) curry (5 minutes)
Senju research class (5 minutes)
Flute class (10 minutes)
Samba rhythm class (5 minutes)
Ukelele for beginners (10 minutes)
Musical instrument-making corner
Musical instrument experience corner
And more

*Program is subject to change.

Related program "Children's songs workshop"

Try your hand at creating pun-based songs with composer Makoto Nomura.

Date and Time: Sunday, August 20 2017, 13:00-14:30
Venue: Galaxcity B2F Music room 3 (1-3-1 Kurihara, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)
Access: 3-minute walk from Tobu Skytree Line Nishiarai station East exit
Participants: elementary school students
Admission: Free
Capacity: 15 (First come, first-served)

How to reserve

Website: please fill this form.
TEL: 03-6806-1740 (13:00 – 18:00 except Tuesday and Thursday)
Send an E-mail including the name of the program you wish to participate (1.Annual Conference, 2.Children’s songs workshop), your name, your phone number, and the number of participants.

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Art Access Adachi: Downtown Senju-Connecting through Sound Art Office
Contact Form: Please contact via the contact form on the official website.
Tel: 03-6806-1740 (13:00 – 18:00 except Tuesday and Thursday)


Tokyo University of the Arts, Senju Campus, Studio A (1-25-1 Senju, Adachi-ku, Tokyo)



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Tokyo University of the Arts Faculty of Music and Graduate School of Fine Arts, OTOMACHI PROJECT(NPO), Adachi City