“Radio Shimo-Kajiro: From the music of that time and town, to here and now” is a project being carried out in Shimo-Kajiro Housing Complex, a prefectural disaster-recovery public housing complex in Fukushima’s Iwaki City. We’re putting together a “support band” to provide live accompaniment to residents’ “memory songs” such as “Aoi sanmyaku”(“Blue Mountain Range”)and “Akashia no ame ga yamu toki”(“After the Acacia Rain”); songs of nostalgia for residents which we’ve heard many times during our visits to the complex. We’re looking for band members to make a number of visits to the complex and then practice by themselves at a Tokyo studio using the “memory songs” and anecdotes gathered from residents. We aim to develop the group into a band able to provide full musical backing to housing complex choralists by March,2020.
*This project is being implemented as part of Tokyo Art Research Lab’s Research & Development program, “Research Assemble 1: Art as a technique to face up to disaster.”
*Program contents may be subject to change.
We are forming a “support band” to come and go between Tokyo and Iwaki City in Fukushima Prefecture between July, 2019 and March, 2020.Band members will spend time listening to residents, talking and practicing, and then perform together with the residents’ choral group (to be solicited at the housing complex) at events in the Shimo-Kajiro Housing Complex. Specifically, there will be a first meeting of members in Tokyo in late July, and then the group will make their first visit to the housing complex in August. Thereafter, the band will practice once a month at a studio in Tokyo and its first performance is scheduled to be at a December Christmas event held in a communal gathering place at the complex. We will explain the process in detail at the interview.
People able to attend an interview in Tokyo on Monday, July 15 (public holiday)
About 4 per instrument
Please full out this form.
Sunday, July 7 2019, 23:59
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])