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Tokyo Gen'On Project; Concert, Archive

Arts Council Tokyo Grant Program: Activity Report of Long Term Grant-Session 13

The project comprises the Repertoire Database project featuring video recordings of performances dating from the ensemble’s formation in 2012, and the “Selection Series” of concerts bringing three perspectives – those of the musician, the critic, and the composer – to the planning and organization of concerts.
In this report session we look back on two years of planning and practice by the ensemble, which has remained at the forefront of contemporary music, and hear about its plans going forward.

*This event will be conducted in Japanese.


Tokyo Gen’On Project: Concert, Archive
(Two-year grant project from 2016-2017)

■Arts Council Tokyo’s Creation Grant (Long-term Grant) provides continuous support over two or three years to projects with a long-term perspective and plan.

■The following activities were implemented under Tokyo Gen’On Project’s Long Term Grant project.

  1. July 14, 2016: Tokyo Gen’On Project #07
    Critic’s Selection 1: Yuji Numano
  2. December 19, 2016: Tokyo Gen’On Project #08
    Musician’s Selection 3: Shinya Hashimoto
  3. January 31, 2018: Tokyo Gen’On Project #09
    Composer’s Selection 4: Jo Kondo
  4. Sequential release during Long Term Grant period: Repertoire Database project
    Video recordings of 31 works performed onstage from the ensemble’s founding in 2012 through 2016 have been made available on the group’s website. This archive provides a source of reference for overseas concerns as well as those in Japan, serving as guidance on pieces which Tokyo Gen’ On Project commissioned from Japanese composers, as well as guidance on special playing techniques that are difficult to decipher from the score alone.

Tokyo Gen’On Project
Formed as an ensemble in 2012 by leading musicians in the area of contemporary music. The ensemble offers a novel performer’s eye perspective, with programs that focus on pieces which have never been played in Japan before, commissions of unique ensemble combinations/arrangements, and workshops for young musicians, composers and production staff members. Currently comprises the five members of Sumihisa Arima (electronics), Masanori Oishi (saxophone), Yoshiko Kanda (percussion), Aki Kuroda (piano), and Shinya Hashimoto (tuba). Tokyo Gen’On Project won the 13th Keizo Saji Prize for 2013.

Speakers (scheduled)
Sumihisa Arima, Aki Kuroda,Shinya Hashimoto (Tokyo Gen’On Project members)


Speakers (scheduled)
Sumihisa Arima, Aki Kuroda,Shinya Hashimoto (Tokyo Gen’On Project members)

Mikako Tamamushi (Program Director, Planning & Grants Division, Arts Council Tokyo)


Free (Reservation required)

How to reserve

Please contact [forum-grant@artscouncil-tokyo.jp], and include the following:
Your name, organization, occupation, contact phone number/e-mail address on the day, and whether you require sign language interpreting*

Reservation deadline
Wednesday, February 16 2022, 12:00 noon

*If you require sign language interpretation, please apply before Monday, February 7 2022, 17:00.
E-mail: forum-grant@artscouncil-tokyo.jp

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*Please note event details are subject to change.


Planning & Grants Division, Planning Department, Arts Council Tokyo
TEL: 03-6256-8431 (10:00-18:00 excluding weekends and holidays)
E-mail: forum-grant@artscouncil-tokyo.jp


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