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Tokyo Project Study 3: Music For A Space

  • Art Project ,
  • Lecture / Symposium

Music from Tokyo

Since the 2010s, the environment surrounding music and the structure of the music industry have faced a major turning point. At the same time, various explorations have begun which go beyond existing musical experiences and listening environments. In recent years, art projects in public spaces have made attempts to extend the possibilities of music by taking it to the streets. In an age when we no longer require physical music, what music mediums have yet to be seen? What hybrid approaches are there for pop music and public sound? What is the ability, unique to musicians, of expressing society in sounds/music? Hosted by Ryoichi Kiyomiya, who divides his time between the music business and art projects, this program will explore the criteria for defining music’s current position through discussions with experts and artists at the front lines of the music scene, and attempt to create a template for music with a different mechanism than before.


Ryoichi Kiyomiya (CEO, VINYLSOYUZ LLC / President, Topping East (NPO))
Study Manager: Shinsuke Ouchi (Program officer, Arts Council Tokyo)

Target participants

– People engaged in the music industry
– Art project practitioners and professionals
– People who want to use music to create a space
– People who want to think about the relationship and interaction between music and people

Participation fee

General 30,000 yen, students 20,000 yen
*Does not include transportation expenses for fieldwork and other activities.


About 10 persons

Scheduled dates of activities

Dates of activities for first Tokyo Project Study
Wednesday, September 19

Regular discussion
Thursday, October 11, Thursday, October 25, Wednesday, November 14, Wednesday, November 28 2018
About twice a month. Wednesday or Thursday 19:30-22:00
*Schedule after December will be announced to the participant later.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Additional information
We plan to implement research and fieldwork roughly once a month. (Metropolitan locations planned. Transportation costs to be borne by participants.)
*Schedule may be subject to change.

– There will be a regular meeting about twice a month for all project participants.
– We plan to conduct guest talks and field work. Participants to be consulted regarding schedule. Metropolitan locations planned. Transportation costs to be borne by participants.
– Activities will be based at ROOM 302. Project participants can conduct independent activities here during ROOM 302 opening hours.

How to apply

Please use the application form here.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Selection schedule
Saturday, August 4, 2018 13:00 – 15:00: Briefing
(Please see here for details and how to apply)
Monday, August 27 – Sunday, September 2, 2018: Screening
*After the document screening we may contact you by Skype or telephone.
Monday, September 3 2018: Notification of results


Project Coordination Division,
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
TEL: 03-6256-8435(Weekday 10:00-18:00)


Arts Council Tokyo ROOM 302 (6-11-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo [3331 Arts Chiyoda]) and others


Organized by
Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)