Friday, March 20, 2009

Once in a life time

In Japanese ZEN words, we find '一期一会'(Ichi-Go Ichi-E), which can be translated in English, 'Just One time, One meets'. Sometimes, we have a chance to meet somebody, find a certain place, time, opportunity and good luck that we did not expect and would never meet again. Japanese consider this ZEN saying as one of the sententious ZEN words that they should remind of it in their daily life.


送信者 March-20, 2009 at ELIXIR bar



On March 20th,2009. It was Friday evening on the Spring Equinox Day. Three musicians with a Saxophone, a Didgeridoo, Oud and Throat Singer performed their psychic sounds at ELIXIR bar in Edobori, Osaka. The live performance was named, 'Neo-Ethnic DroneDrive'.

I was there to produce a light effects at those musicians' stage background. I prepared Digital Kakejiku light projection as usual in the loft of ELIXIR bar. The HD Video camera was capturing images of bar space where visitors were drinking and chatting. They seemed not cared about the light projection of D-K even if I directed the lights on their faces directly. They were waiting for the band of three men who were going to perform their live music with traditional instruments that were going to played an improvisation.


送信者 Artists play in the lights of D-K


Three men went up the stairs to the balcony above the bar counter. They said nothing while they were about to start playing sounds. Throat singing, Didgeridoo produced dull sounds and the tone of saxophone overlapped.


They played those slow and roaring sounds as we heard in the middle of Eurasian Continent that we felt like going back to the ancient time when we walked around to find our native land existing somewhere in the Continent.

送信者 March-20, 2009 at ELIXIR bar



-VIDEO:"Neo-Ethnic DroneDrive- Three Men Last" (on YouTube)





We just heard these psychic sounds for an hour and have realized that we were alive here.
Three players have stopped playing, then another three joined them for an extra jam session.


Instruments added to the previous ones were, a Pandeiro, a drum and a vocal. Those guys were not scheduled to perform this evening, however, the owner of the bar accepted them to perform at the balcony with light projection of Digital Kakejiku for my test. I took two projectors from the loft above the wall and installed them on the guests' table and connected wires and plugged into my PC that run D-K software.

A real live jam session which nobody could have expected was about to be started and I fixed my HD Video camera towards the balcony stage. They said that they were going to start a live music that would be performed once in thousands of years. The LIVE, "Ichi-Go Ichi-E" sounds had just been started.


-VIDEO (on YouTube, Low Definition)
"20090320 Elixir Bijin Hakumei Session"





Everybody gave applause to this instantaneous band that performed sounds in thousands of years. The girl who played as a vocal named this band as 'The fairest flowers soonest fade'.
In Japanese sentences, "美人薄命" (Bi-Jin Haku-Mei), that meaning such a beautiful time and space we enjoy now and here would not last for long time. We had a chance.


送信者 March-20, 2009 at ELIXIR bar



送信者 March-20, 2009 at ELIXIR bar





A girl meets a boy. A man marries a woman.
We are born all alone and die alone. We live on the earth as a point/an individual human and we could seldom meet such a chance in our life time. Once in a life time. Thanks

-VIDEO on YouTube
"Elixir, Artist in D-K, March-20, 2009"



In the cafe-bar, ELIXIR in uptown of Edobori,Osaka, I tested D-K lights projection towards two paintings on the wall of the bar. Two paintings were drawn by BEN HER, an American artist living in Osaka. He is working in a tatoo shop in Ame-Mura (American Village) downtown Osaka. One of his paintings is Han-nya (般若) that is known as a masque in the Noh Theater and the other one is known as Noh-men (能面) of a womman face (a masque used for Noh Theatre that is used by a masculin actor who plays a woman role.













Transient / slightly moving images of Han-nya and Noh-men paintings on the wall of Cafe ELIXIR, Edobori, Osaka.
Video recorded on 20th-March, 2009
Place: ELIXIR cafebar, Edobori,Osaka,Japan
Painting on wood, drawn by BEN HER
Video taken by Victor YOKONO ( yokonov@gmail.com)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Digital Kakejiku lights up ELIXIR night bar in Osaka.

D-K (Digital Kakejiku) Live installation at ELIXIR cafebar in Edobori,Osaka.

送信者 D-K images at ELIXIR-Bar, Edobori, Osaka


It was 13th in the evening of Friday, I picked up 2 projectors that I had left at a bar in Namba, Osaka and I took a taxi to Edobori, Osaka. This evening, I was going to install Akira Hasegawa's D-K art in ELIXIR bar where several DJs would perform for the Friday evening.

It had been raining on Friday in Osaka city. Seasons of plum-blossoms has been ended and the cherry-blossom would be ready to please people in Osaka in few weeks.


送信者 D-K images at ELIXIR-Bar, Edobori, Osaka


When I had arrived at the bar, DJs had already arrived and I talked to the producer of this party here. He is known as an artist of live painting. His name is Bosshiko (http://bosshiko.blog83.fc2.com/) and he had planned and organized the evenings DJ party at ELIXIR bar. And a famous DJ,a.kawase(amoed'z factory productions)also attended and I took a glass of beer with them.


送信者 D-K images at ELIXIR-Bar, Edobori, Osaka




送信者 D-K images at ELIXIR-Bar, Edobori, Osaka


The owner of this bar, Kaori-san had advised me to projection lights toward the wall with 'Noh-men" paintings from the lofted space at the other side of the wall at the bar. I installed one projector toward the wall with paintings and the other to the balcon where DJs would play discs.

It was really amazing for me that the 'Noh-men' paintings appearances had been gradually changed as D-K lights moved on them. There were two faces of 'Noh-men' masque paintings were hanged on the wall. The one is masculin face of 'Oni' for evil spirits and the other is feminin face, a typical woman masque viewed in the Noh theatre. The two 'Noh-men' masque paintings appeared and dissapeared as D-K lights transit. Sometimes one face had been seen different from the original painting and deformed its shape and colours as D-K lights passed on the painting.


送信者 D-K images at ELIXIR-Bar, Edobori, Osaka



送信者 D-K images at ELIXIR-Bar, Edobori, Osaka



送信者 D-K images at ELIXIR-Bar, Edobori, Osaka


送信者 D-K images at ELIXIR-Bar, Edobori, Osaka



送信者 D-K images at ELIXIR-Bar, Edobori, Osaka




Around 19:00, one of popular '80s UK pop music, 'Take on me' of A-HA was started playing by a woman Dj, Canolinne.
*DJ Canoolinne played: (around 19:32-19:45)
Take On Me / a-Ha, Maniac / Michael Sembello, Relax / Frankie Goes To Hollywood


Watch D-K Live at Elixir bar, Edobashi, Osaka (A-Ha - FGH)  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com


Then, Bowie's 'China Girl' was played by DJ: ta-nya(NATURAL BORN CHAOS).


Watch D-K Live at Elixir bar, Edobashi, Osaka (China Girl/D.Bowie)  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com


and 'The Reflex' by Duran Duran...


Watch D-K Live at Elixir bar, Edobashi, Osaka (The Reflex/Duran Duran)  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com



It was really fantastic evening, at ELIXiR bar with good team of DJs.





-Photo Album (Picassa)
送信者 D-K images at ELIXIR-Bar, Edobori, Osaka

Saturday, March 07, 2009

D-K LIVE at O-Ki-Na-Wa Bar at Sennichi-Mae, Osaka, Japan

Last night, my friends came for drinks in night bar, O-Ki-Na-Wa in downtown, Sennnichi-Mae in Namba, Osaka. Saki is an owner of budget-hotel called, 'U-en (由苑) in the Christian district of Osaka city, Tom and his girl friend run each American antiques boutique in north of Osaka. Ben (Benjamin) from Australia joined the party and the bar master Tamura and his friend, Mayumi enjoyed the drumming session in Digital Kakejiku lights.


Video: D-K LIVE in drumming air

Watch D-K LIVE at O-Ki-Na-Wa Bar at Sennichi-Mae, Osaka, Japan  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

Video Recorded on March 07, 2009, time: 02:45-03:00
Pictures taken at: O-Ki-Na-Wa (大きな輪) bar, 2-3-9 Sennichmmae, Chuo-Ku, Osaka city

D-K LIVE at O-Ki-Na-Wa bar in Namba, Osaka on 07-March-2009.

The bar master, Mr.Tamura is a producer of 26-Feb Party at U-en in Tamatsukuri,Osaka and the owner of U-en budget-hotel also participated the live jamm session of drum instruments.

Photographs:

送信者 D-K LIVE in Drumming Air



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