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Asia Series Vol.4: China
"Autumn Sounds Night"

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Two nights of music by emerging talent in China today

This event brings together a rare lineup in Japan of leading musicians from China’s millennial generation. Li Daiguo switches freely from traditional instruments like the pipa and erhu to the bass, cello and Jew’s harp. Shao Yanpeng is an electronic musician who creates incredible sensory spaces in partnership with VJ Meng Wang. Nova Heart is an up-and-coming electro-pop band. Ranging from acoustic to electronic and more, the spectrum of sounds is a unique showcase of this generation’s talent.

Running Time: 120 min. (TBC)

Asia Series Vol.4: China

Chinese Millennials
Every year at Festival/Tokyo, the Asia Series showcases an Asian nation’s performing arts and visual art. The fourth edition of the series focuses on China, especially the nation’s millennial generation born between the 1980s and 2000s.
This generation grew up after the Cultural Revolution ended in 1976 and the start of the economic reforms in 1978. Today comprising 30% of the population of China, the millennials are a leading force in consumer trends. The generation has been online ever since it can remember as well as absorbing aspects of pop culture from America, Europe and Japan. It is no longer usual for young people in the big cities to have received education overseas and this kind of experience stimulates many artists to develop a critical stance toward contemporary society in their work, which is nonetheless rooted in their own nation’s history and culture.

Asia Series
Each year the Asia Series chooses one country in the Asian region and showcases examples of its performing arts, music, visual art, and more. Launched in 2014, the inaugural series presented South Korean performing arts, followed by Myanmar at F/T15 and Malaysia at F/T16. The fourth iteration of the series focuses on China. The showcase is curated based on research into the local arts scene, social conditions, history and culture. In this way, it conveys what is shared and differs within contemporary Asia, forming a foundation for sustainable exchange premised on the diversity of language and culture.


Friday, November 3 2017, 19:00
Saturday, November 4 2017, 17:30

Box office opens 1 hour before. Doors open 30 minutes before.

Cast & Creative

Performers: Li Daiguo, Shao Yanpeng (aka SHAO), Meng Wang, Nova Heart
Technical Manager: Eiji Torakawa
Assistant Technical Manager: Chizuru Kouno
Stage Manager: Tetsuya Hiromitsu
Publicity Design: Taichi Abe (GOKIGEN)
Photographic and Video Documentation: Takashi Fujikawa, Hibiki Miyazawa
Program Coordinator, Technical Interpreter: Hitomi Oyama
Production Coordinators: Yuko Takeda, Akiko Juman (Festival/Tokyo)
Interns: Nagisa Inoue, Go Hoen, Ayano Kobayashi, Hitomi Nomoto
Front of House: Yukari Goto (TEAM#BISCO)

Special cooperation from SuperDeluxe
Presented by Festival/Tokyo


Standing only / Minimum of one drink order of 700 yen
Advance: 2,500 yen
Same Day: 3,000 yen
Students: 1,600 yen

F/T Ticket Center


Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee office
4F 5-24-12 Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0031 Japan
TEL: 03-5961-5202




Organized by
Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee,
Toshima City, Toshima Future Culture Foundation, NPO Arts Network Japan (NPO-ANJ),
Arts Council Tokyo & Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)

Festival/Tokyo 2017 is organized as part of Tokyo Festival 2017.