Esplanade Presents | Super Japan – Japanese Festival of Arts


Music with Scenery – haruka nakamura PIANO ENSEMBLE & Aspidistrafly

A Kitchen. Label Evening
(Japan / Singapore)
18 & 19 May 2016Wed & Thu
2hrs 10mins (including a 10min intermission)
Esplanade Recital Studio
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Singapore and Tokyo-based Kitchen. Label presents two of its leading artists and frequent collaborators, haruka nakamura PIANO ENSEMBLE and Aspidistrafly, in their first joint showcase in Singapore.

With two critically acclaimed albums twilight (2010) and Ongaku No Aru Fuukei (2014) released on Kitchen. Label, haruka nakamura is one of the bestselling and beloved Japanese independent artists of his generation. His piano ensemble, which also features ARAKI Shin, Akira Uchida, Rie Nemoto and Isao Saito, mixes classical rigor with contemporary jazz improvisation.

Singer-songwriter April Lee and producer Ricks Ang (founder of Kitchen. Label) make up Aspidistrafly, which conjures up a filmic mixture of ambient folk, gossamer-like vocal harmonies and guitar-based drone, wrapped in a delicate lo-fi haze. They have garnered recognition in Japan for their albums i hold a wish for you (2008) and A Little Fable (2011), and have collaborated with haruka nakamura on several singles which made it to the Japanese music charts.

A surreal dreamscape awaits, where the boundaries between fine ambient, modern classical and the avant-garde start to blur, and a flurry of dream sequences awash your senses. Don't miss your chance to catch the two groups perform their latest releases as well as a collaborative set of their well-loved compositions.

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