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Genre:
  • Music ,
  • Workshop

Ensembles Tokyo is a music festival that participants create together with artists. We’re looking for people to take part in workshops and then perform together with artists on the day of the event, or help get things rolling by joining others to create a giant Furoshiki cloth wrapper art installation.

Music workshops will be held in advance. Participants will receive guidance directly from artists to prepare for the event on Sunday, August 26, when participants will spread out the giant Furoshiki as an on-site art installation, and then perform together with the artists. A Furoshiki workshop with Project FUKUSHIMA! will also be held to put together the Furoshiki installation. People are welcome to take part in both the music and Furoshiki workshops.

*Participants are also asked to attend the event on Sunday, August 26. A morning rehearsal is planned, followed by the main event from around 15:00 to 20:00.
*Workshops may go slightly beyond their scheduled end time. Please plan accordingly.

Programs

Santiago Vazquez: Narratives of rhythm and percussion with song

This workshop uses signs to introduce the principles of rhythm and percussion. Participants will also learn and practice concepts related to group ensembles and rhythmic composition.You can participate with any instrument. The same methods will be used to teach participants some singing techniques, regardless of genre or singing style/background. A special band will be put together on the day of the event, and participants will form one big ensemble for the performance.
[Singing Class]
Date/time

Friday, August 24, 15:00 — 17:00, 18:30 — 20:30 (incorporating rhythm class)
Saturday, August 25, 17:00 — 19:00 (incorporating rhythm class)
(Event day) Sunday, August 26
Morning rehearsal / main event around 15:00 — 20:00
[Rhythm class]
Date/time
Friday, August 24, 18:30 — 20:30 (incorporating singing class)
Saturday, August 25, 17:00 — 19:00 (incorporating singing class)
(Event day) Sunday, August 26
Morning rehearsal / main event around 15:00 — 20:00
Venue
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Symphony Space
(1-8-1 Nishi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
Participation fee
3,000 yen, over 60s and elementary/junior high school age students 1,000 yen for 3 singing classes and 2 rhythm classes
Age restrictions
None
Capacity
About 100
What to bring
(Singing class) Nothing, but please wear comfortable clothes.
(Rhythm class) Bring an instrument you can play and transport yourself. No power supply available.


Yasuhiro Yoshigaki and Orquestra Nudge! Nudge! Rhythm Ensemble Workshop

In this workshop, participants bring all sorts —percussion instruments, homemade instruments, non-percussion instruments, things that make sound and play together. Form a rhythm ensemble with Yasuhiro Yoshigaki and Orquestra Nudge! Nudge! and then perform together at Tokyo Tower.
Date/time
Thursday, August 23, 19:00 —21:00
Saturday, August 25, 19:00 — 21:00
*You may participate for one day only
(Event day) Sunday, August 26
Morning rehearsal/main event around 15:00 — 20:00
Venue
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Symphony Space
(1-8-1 Nishi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
Participation fee
2,000 yen, over 60s and elementary/junior high school age students 1,000 yen for one day, preschoolers free
Age restrictions
None
Capacity
About 50
What to bring
Percussion instruments, homemade instruments, non-percussion instruments, things that make sound. No power supply available.


Kan Takagi × DJ Miso Soup & MC Rice Oyako-rap Workshop

In this workshop, kids and parents mix it up to create some bangin’ rap stylings!Create a rap together with DJ Miso Soup & MC Rice to match the backbeats you put together with Kan Takagi!
Date/time
Friday, August 24, 18:00 — 21:00
(Event day) Sunday, August 26
Morning rehearsal / main event around 15:00 — 20:00
Venue
Red Bull Studios (1-3-3 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Participation fee
Parents 2,500 yen, children 1,000 per session
Age restrictions
None, but limited to parent-and-child participation
Capacity
About 10 parent-child groups
What to bring
Think of a rapping name for yourself and your child/children beforehand. Please wear comfortable clothes for the workshop, and something hip and cool for the actual event.


Project FUKUSHIMA! Giant Furoshiki Making Workshop

Workshop participants will create a giant Furoshiki to decorate the venue. Those who have never used a sewing machine before are welcome to take part, and it’s okay if you can only join in for a short time. Let’s spread the thoughts and feelings of all sorts of people from all over Japan throughout the venue on Sunday, August 26.
Date/time
Thursday 16, Friday 17, Saturday 18, Sunday 19, Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22, Thursday 23 August
All 11:00 — 20:00(*Sunday 19, 11:00~18:00)
*Please come and join anytime during the hours above.
Venue
GOOD DESIGN Marunouchi (Shin-Kokusai Building 1F, 3-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Participation fee
None
What to bring
Please bring cloth to be used in creating the Furoshiki. Beautiful colors and large pieces are especially welcome. You can bring small pieces of leftover material from home, too.
*You may join the workshop without material.
*On-the-spot participation on the day of the workshop is welcome


*Workshops may go slightly beyond their scheduled end time. Please plan accordingly.
*Contents are subject to change.

How to apply

Application starts from Friday, June 29, from 10:00
*First-come-first-served basis
Please send an e-mail to the address below stating the name of your workshop of choice, your name and telephone number.
E-mail:etws@ensembles.info

*You will be contacted with details shortly after making your application.
*Your personal information will be handled as strictly confidential, and used only to send you information from the organizers about this event.
*If workshops do not meet capacity, you may be able to participate after the reception period or on the same day.

The reservation for “Santiago Vazquez: Narratives of rhythm and percussion with song” and “Yasuhiro Yoshigaki and Orquestra Nudge! Nudge! Rhythm Ensemble Workshop” are closed because it reached the capacity.

Contact

Ensembles Tokyo Executive Committee Office
E-mail:info@ensembles.info

Venues

GOOD DESIGN Marunouchi (Shin-Kokusai Building 1F, 3-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Symphony Space (1-8-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
Red Bull Music Studios Tokyo (1-3-3 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)

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Credit

Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Ensembles Tokyo Executive Committee [P3 art and environment, OMY Area Management Association, Nippon Cultural Broadcasting Inc.]
Supported by & in cooperation with
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Supported by
Minato-ku
Cooperated by
Kunitachi Music Academy, SANYO SHOKAI LTD., Tokyo Tower, Japan Institute of Design Promotion, Pioneer DJ Corporation, Brother Sales, Ltd.