Esplanade Presents | Super Japan – Japanese Festival of Arts


mouse on the keys

20 May 2016Fri
7.30pm & 10pm
7.30pm & 10pm
1hr (no intermission)
Esplanade Recital Studio
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Limited concessions for students, NSFs and seniors: $28


Black card: $30
White card: $32

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“a sizzling swoosh between absolute control and absolute abandon” Straits Times

In 2013, mouse on the keys displayed their towering musical presence at two sold-out Mosaic Music Festival shows. Now, they return to Esplanade for another explosive live music presentation.

Combining elements of jazz, funk, contemporary, classical, post-rock and electronic music, mouse on the keys are a genre all of their own. These musical beasts on stage blend minimal-phrased piano and dynamic drumming, and create intricately propulsive live music experiences composed of visual and audio expression.

In 2006, former members of influential Japanese underground band Nine Days Wonder, Akira Kawasaki and Atsushi Kiyota, joined forces with Daisuke Niitome, resulting in a virtuosic mix of alert piano-playing, intense drumming, chamber music moments, synth grooves, celestial ambient structures and beautiful abstract melodies. For their Super Japan performance in Singapore, they are joined by saxophonist Jun Nemoto, trumpeter Daisuke Sasaki and VJ artist Rokapenis.

mouse on the keys released their debut album an anxious object in 2009, and just released their latest album The Flowers of Romance last year. This year, the band also released their first live album Live at the Red Bull Studios Tokyo, which will be available for purchase at Super Japan – Japanese Festival of Arts.

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