EVENT / Concert

Friday, September 9, 2011 20:00 - 23:00 (VIEW, 7th floor)

The live event on the opening night of the JMAF at VIEW, the club in Dortmunder U, promises to be a cutting-edge event of Japanese Pop-Culture. The appearing artists are the leading stars of biogeocenosis-media, an internet based entertainment-genre crossing various artificial and humanoid elements in digital lifeforms.
Sasakure.UK is an artist who uses the scene's hottest innovation: the singing synthesizer Vocaloid. His song 'Hello Planet' performed by the virtual singer Hatsune Miku is one of the most famous Vocaloid-tunes around with over two million views on YouTube. Together with the prolific VJ-team onom+kmd sasakure.UK will present a very special Miku show at Dortmunder U.
Momoiro Clover Z, the most energetic idol-group in Japan, will also be part of the opening night and perform together with Hatsune Miku. The girls are known for their unique and acrobatic dance performance and are called "weekend-heroines" and “the idol which we can meet now” by Japanese fans.
Furthermore one of the originators of Japanese VJing, Naohiro Ukawa, will create an impressive VJ- and DJ-live-performance to round up an exciting night.

Momoiro Clover Z

www.momoclo.net

Momoiro Clover Z is a typical Japanese idol group, a girl pop group in their teens. The five members were selected by the talent agency Stardust Promotion in 2008 and made their first appearances on the streets of Shibuya. In 2009, in cooperation with electronics retailer Yamada Denki, they toured Japan and garnered a large following. Momoiro Clover Z, also known as Momoclo, are popular particularly for their energetic, acrobatic dance shows during which they repeatedly refer to familiar figures and characters in Japanese pop culture, one example of this being the superhero series Goranger. Dressed in different colours, each of the five singers embodies a different quality.

Momoiro Clover Z
Momoiro Clover Z
© STARDUST PROMOTION,INC. All rights reserved.

sasakure.UK feat. Hatsune Miku / onom+kmd

sasakuration.com

The Japanese music producer sasakure.UK was fascinated as a child with the electronic sounds of his computer games. At the same time, as he was a singer in a boy’s choir, he discovered classic works of Japanese poetry and soon began writing his own songs. Today, sasakure.UK creates unique pop sounds, which are influenced by synthetic computer sounds as well as the rhythmic changes of progressive rock. His music reached a wide audience quickly via various internet platforms. His newest project is a creative cooperation with the virtual singer Hatsune Miku, whose voice was created artificially with the Vocaloid- Synthesizer. Their hit ‘Hello Planet’ is, with two million hits on YouTube, one of the most popular Vocaloid songs and was also developed into a computer game by sasakure.UK. The VJ team onom+kmd transform the stage into a sensuous visual artwork backed by multiple projectors.

sasakure.UK
sasakure.UK
Illustration by Chakoro © 2011 U/M/A/A Inc.

Hatsune Miku
Hatsune Miku
© Crypton Future Media Inc.
www.crypton.net

onom+kmd
onom+kmd
© Visual image by onom+kmd

UKAWA Naohiro (VJ) / the tomorrow button (DJ)

www.dommune.com

Naohiro Ukawa is the head of the label mom/n/dad productions and a professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design. He describes himself as a “media rapist” and is active in countless creative fields as, among other things, an artist, designer, video director, VJ, author, curator, and club owner. With his work, Ukawa questions the excesses of modern society by crossing boundaries between genres, often transgressing them. With DOMMUNE he established Japan’s first livestream channel as a venue for his very own form of contemporary art. The studio operates from Monday to Thursday from 19:00 to 24:00 (Japanese time).


Fabian Saavedra-Lara has defined through collaboration with other DJs  as well as with his solo projects the Indie/Electro-sound of Dortmund  in the past decade like no other. Classic party nights in several  clubs of the city like "This is it!", "Star*Trash", or "Supersonic  Stereo" (to name but a few) paved his way alongside nationwide  bookings. On the occasion of the opening of the Japan Media Arts Festival on September 9 2011, Fabian Saavedra-Lara will play a set consisting of Electro, Balearic, Disco and reliable House as the party crowd might know it from the club series "Poème Électronique".

Naohiro Ukawa
UKAWA Naohiro
© JENNA / DOMMUNE

the tomorrow button
the tomorrow button

Organizer:
  • AGENCY FOR CULTURAL AFFAIRS
  • HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein
Honorary Patronage:
  • Japanisches Generalkonsulat Düsseldorf
Cooperation:
  • Japan Foundation JAPANISCHES KULTURINSTITUT
  • GOETHE-INSTITUT JAPAN
  • Jahre Freundschaft Deutschland-Japan
Partner 2011:
  • KUNSTSTIFTUNG NRW
Founder HMKV:
Media Partners:
  • ARTE Creative
  • De:Bug
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