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Taku Sugimoto + Minami Saeki / Emerson Kitamura + mmm
October 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm£1 – £5
Taku Sugimoto (guitar) & Minami Saeki (voice)
Emerson Kitamura (electronics) & mmm (voice)
Kicking off UNspellable with two duos from Tokyo! Guitar legend Sugimoto appears with regular collaborator Saeki, while this is a first UK tour for Kitamura & mmm, bringing modern-day electronica from Japan.
MUTE BEAT, JAGATARA, IMAWANO Kiyoshiro, EGO-WRAPPIN’, Kicell… these are just a few of the acts keyboardist Emerson Kitamura has been a part of since the late 80’s. Then there is mmm (pronouced me-my-mo) who, after spending her youth in Singapore and California, nurtured her underground-yet-dense career as a singer and a multi-instrumentalist since 2009. They had met and played together in 2016 at a show organized by mutual friends, and this coincidence seemed almost destined as they found gradually that they open each others’ doors of expression which they had not known they had within.
They’re always jugging several projects that they run and support, but as a duo they create a sound that laps over your ears and seeps through your veins. This is their first EU tour as a duo, supporting their first album “Chasing Giants” just released in October 2019.
Taku Sugimoto composer / guitarist / improviserCurrently he is more active in composing, while maintaining an interest in improvisation. These past few years he has performed, worked, and collaborated closely with Radu Malfatti, Manfred Werder, Stefan Thut, Cristian Alvear, Christian Kobi, Simon Roy Christensen, Johnny Chang, Takeshi Masubuchi, Denis Sorokin, Fredrick Rasten, and Minami Saeki. He is a member of Suidobashi Chamber Ensemble, an ensemble focusing on performing compositions of contemporary or experimental music.
Minami Saeki film actress, singer, and dancer
born in Nagasaki on the 18 February 1990. she studied classical ballet, contemporary dance, classical singing, etc. she has acted in films, e.g., “Village on the Village” (Yukihiro Kurokawa) or “Natsu no Musumetachi-Himegoto” (Teiichi Hori) among others. she is active as a singer and has performed with Taku Sugimoto, Junichiro Tanaka, Wakana Ikeda, Masafumi Ezaki, Takashi Masubuchi, Manfred Werder, Stefan Thut, Vincent Laju, among others in the fields of both pop and experimental music. “Songs” is a collaborative work with Taku Sugimoto. https://www.youtube.com/watch?