[ 21. Mai 2016 ]

BERLIN – June 6: Legendary Japanese Impro Masters Marginal Consort

Von: Manuela Benetton

Betreff: Berlin June 6: Legendary Japanese Impro Masters

Datum: Sat, 21 May 2016

Marginal Consort

Monday June 6

Doors 19h00 – Concert 19h30-22h30

St. Elisabeth Kirche http://www.elisabeth.de, Invalidenstr. 3 10115 Berlin

PAN p-a-n.org/ and Manuela Benetton manuelabenetton.com

presents Japanese impro collective Marginal Consort first show in Germany

Tickets: bit.ly/1SNIXJj

Japanese avant-garde masters Marginal Consort will perform an extended

set of three hours as their first ever concert in Germany on June 6th.

Renowned for doing only one concert annually, witnessing this collective

is a rare opportunity.

Marginal Consort is a Japanese avant-garde improvisation collective

composed of sound and visual artists who were all students of Takehisa

Kosugi whitney.org/Exhibitions/TakehisaKosugi at the radical

Bigaku school of aesthetics in Tokyo in the ’70s. Founded in 1997 is a

reformation of the East Bionic Symphonia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAaNKhVjiBQ , a large improvisation

ensemble in the spirit of Kosugi’s Group Ongaku and Taj Mahal Travellers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3H4QIbcXpI projects. Marginal Consort’s

current line-up includes Kazuo Imai


Tomonao Koshikawa, Kei Shii and Masami Tada. The group also featured

previously artists Yasushi Ozawa, bassist in Keiji Haino’s Fushitsusha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4VY0YZKT3A, and Chie Mukai, from dreamy

psychedelic group Che-Shizu.

In a Marginal Consort show nothing is predetermined. Duration, physical

separation of the performers and the shifting dynamic between them are

the key elements of a Marginal Consort performance. The kaleidoscopic,

intuitive and visual nature of their set – a battery of sound generating

equipment: mixers, oscillators, sensors, wind, string and self made

instruments, bamboo and objects – plays with the audience’s perception

of time with hypnotic, yet suspenceful effects. The desired state of

flexibility of their music creates moments of accidental or deliberate

unison through the temporary formation and dissolution of duos and trios

within the whole. A radical combination of improvisation, electronic,

psychadelic and traditional japanese music.

In 2013 the recording of a performance of theirs from Glasgow in 2008

resulted in a very limited live record released on the critically

acclaimed PAN label.

This is Marginal Consort’s final performance of 2016, following a show

at the St John at HackneyChurch http://www.stjohnathackney.org.uk/ in

London. Supported by Initiative Neue Musik e.V. http://www.inm-berlin.de/

In cooperation with Thirty Three Thirty Three