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PoiLUeda demo music on YouTube

Project ‘PoiLUeda’ - Poil (Lyonnaise contemporary rock band) and Junko Ueda (biwa/voice) - demo music can be listed on YouTube.

Antoine Arnera - keyboard
Boris Cassone - guitar
Benoit Lecomte - accoustic bass
Guilhem Meier - drums
Junko Ueda - satsuma biwa, voice

Ben Lecomte - composition, recording & mix

click to view video

Some Upcoming Events

  • 16 & 17 July 2021, Concert - ‘Ancestral Modernism: ‘Stones - Strings - Stories’, Ying Hsueh Chen (Percussion/concept), Tony di Napoli (stone/litophone), Dawda Jaberteh (Kora/voice), Junko Ueda (biwa/voice) at Christianshavns Beboerhus, Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2021 (DK)
  • 17 September 2021, Solo concert - traditional biwa music at Festival Les Détours de Babel (Grenoble, FR)
  • 19 September 2021, Solo concert - traditional biwa music at Festival Les Détours de Babel (Grenoble, FR)
  • 22 September 2021, Concert - ‘PoiLUeda’ - Poil (Lyonnaise rock band) and Junko Ueda (biwa/voice), project ‘Yoshitsune’ at Festival Les Détours de Babel (Grenoble, FR)
  • 23 September 2021, Solo concert - traditional biwa music at Festival Les Détours de Babel (Grenoble, FR)
  • 2 October 2021, Concert - ‘PoiLUeda’, project ‘Yoshitsune’ at Baie des Singes (Cournon, FR)
  • 6 October 2021, Concert - ‘PoiLUeda’, project ‘Yoshitsune’ at Café Wagner (Jena, DE)
  • 7 October 2021, Concert - ‘PoiLUeda’, project ‘Yoshitsune’ at Zukunft am Ostkreuz (Berlin, DE)
  • 8 October 2021, Concert - ‘PoiLUeda’, project ‘Yoshitsune’ at Freakshow Festival (Würzburg, DE)
  • 14 October 2021, Concert - ‘PoiLUeda’, project ‘Yoshitsune’ at Théâtre de la Renaissance (Lyon, FR)
  • 16 October 2021, Concert - ‘PoiLUeda’, project ‘Yoshitsune’ at Altantique Jazz Festival (Brest, FR)
  • 27 October 2021, Concert - ‘PoiLUeda’, project ‘Yoshitsune’ at B-Flat (Bern, CH)
  • 28 October 2021, Concert - ‘PoiLUeda’, project ‘Yoshitsune’ at Brass (Brussels, BE)
  • 29 October 2021, Concert - ‘PoiLUeda’, project ‘Yoshitsune’ at TOR9 (Bremen, DE)
  • 30 October 2021, Concert - ‘PoiLUeda’, project ‘Yoshitsune’ at MS Stubnitz (Hamburg, DE)
  • 31 October 2021, Concert - ‘PoiLUeda’, project ‘Yoshitsune’ at Patronaat (Haarlem, NL)
  • 3 November 2021, Solo concert - traditional biwa music at Rietberg Muaseum (Zurich, CH)

Ancestral Modernism Tri(o)logy concert Youtube Video

See the video on YouTube here.

Musicians:
- Ying-Hsueh Chen (TW/DK), percussion/concept
- Lê Quan Ninh (FR), percussion
- Junko Ueda (JP), shomyo chant

Program:
- 00:30: Karlheinz Stockhausen: Wave (from “For Times to Come”)
- 08:00: Traditional Japanese Shomyo Chant
- 19:55: John Cage: Composed improvisation for snare drum alone
- 28:17: Karlheinz Stockhausen: Japan (from “For Times to Come”)
- 33:10: Toshi Ichiyanagi: The Source for solo marimba
- 42:25: John Cage: Ryôanji for voice and percussion (selected movements)
- 1:03:05: Free Improvisation

Shomyo Chant New Youtube Video

In April 2020, during the lockdown caused by the corona virus, Junko Ueda recorded a shomyo piece called ‘Kujô-Shakujô’. Ancient tradition says that Kujô-Shakujô Sutra has miraculous powers. We pray evil spirits will be driven away, the earth will be purified and the world will be the place of peace for all living things.

click to view video

Next Shomyo Workshop Madrid and Geneva

  • 25 January, Saturday, 2020, 10h30 ~ 14h30
- Location: Aula de Musicas, Plaza de Peñuelas 11, 28005 Madrid
- Fee: 65 €
- More info, click here

  • 8 February, Saturday, 2020, 10h45 ~ 13h45 (beginner)
  • 8 February, Saturday, 2020, 16h ~ 19h (advanced)
  • 9 February, Sunday, 2020, 10h ~ 12h30 (advanced)
- Fee: Beginners 70 SF (members ADEM 60 SF). Advanced (five and half hours session) 100 SF (members ADEM: 90 SF)
- Location: Ateliers d’ethnomusicologie: 10, rue de Montbrillant, 1201 Genève
- More info, click here

Some Upcoming Events

  • 9~12 July, 2019, Shomyo workshop at ‘Les Suds à Arles’ le festival de Musiques du Monde, Arles, France. More info click here.
  • 7 August, 2019, 21:30. Biwa and voice performance at Locri Epizephyrii Greek Theatre, Calabria, Italy. with Francesco Loccisano (chitarra battente) and Massimo Cusato (percussion).
  • 14 & 15 September, 2019, Shomyo workshop at Ateliers d’ethnomusicologie, Geneva, Swiss. More info click here.
  • 12 & 13 October, 2019, Shomyo workshop in Paris (five and half hours). On the 12th Saturday at 14h ~ 17h. On the 13th Sunday at 10h ~ 12h30. Location: Dojo de l'Ecole de la respiration, 41 boulevard Beaumarchais (near Bastille) on Saturday and 33 rue Censier (Métro Censier Daubenton) on Sunday. Information and registration, please contact with: thierrycharuel (at) wanadoo.fr.
  • 21 October, 2019, 20:00. Participation with biwa and voice in the project ‘Francis Xavier: The Route to the Orient’ by Jordi Savall, at Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal. More info click here.
  • 24 October, 2019, 19:30. Participation with biwa and voice in the project ‘Francis Xavier: The Route to the Orient’ by Jordi Savall, at Lincoln Center, New York, USA. More info click here.
  • 23 & 24 November, 2019, Shomyo workshop at Ateliers d’ethnomusicologie, Geneva, Swiss. More info click here.

New Videos

There are two new videos uploaded from the performances in VinterJazz Festival Copenhagen.

  • Free improvisation by Lê Quan Ninh, Ying-Hsueh Chen (percussion) and Junko Ueda (voice), from "Ancestral Modernism Tri(o)logy" production, on 10 February, 2019 in Koncertkirken at Vinterjazz Festival in Copenhagen.
  • Shomyo Chant ‘Kujô-Shakujô’ (九条錫杖)by Junko Ueda (voice) at Vinterjazz Festival in Copenhagen.

Some Upcoming Events

  • 13~15 April, 2019, Shomyo workshop at Zen Temple of La Gendronnière, France, in the events of 'Arts et Santé'. More info click here.
  • 18 & 19 May, 2019 Shomyo workshop at Ateliers d’ethnomusicologie, Geneva, Swiss. More info click here.
  • 16 June, Sunday, 2019, 14:00 ~ 17:00, Shomyo workshop at Leo Kestenberg Musikschule im Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin. More info click here.
  • 9~12 July, 2019, Shomyo workshop at ‘Les Suds à Arles’ le festival de Musiques du Monde, Arles, France. More info click here.

Vinter Jazz Festival Copenhagen

9 February, 2019, 10:00 - 13:00, Shomyo Chant workshop
- Location: OSRAMHUSET - Stor Sal, Valhalsgade 4, 2200 Copenhagen, Denmark
- Fee: Adults: 520 dkk, Student: 400 dkk
- Registration at Billetto. Click here

10 February, 2019, 20:00, Vinter Jazz Festival, Copenhagen
- Program “Ancestral Modernism Tri(o)logy” (Concept created by Ying-Hsueh Chen) - Improvisation, J. Cage, K. Stockhausen, Shomyo chant
- Ying-Hsueh Chen (percussion); Lê Quan Ninh (percussion); Junko Ueda (voice)
- Location: Koncertkirken, Copenhagen
- Information, click here

Ancestral Modernism Triology Denmark

Next Shomyo Workshop in Geneva

  • 16 February, Saturday, 2019, 10h ~ 13h (beginner)
  • 16 February, Saturday, 2019, 16h ~ 19h (advanced)
  • 17 February, Sunday, 2019, 10h ~ 12h30 (advanced)
- Fee: Beginners 70 SF (members ADEM 60 SF). Advanced (five and half hours session) 100 SF (members ADEM: 90 SF)
- Location: Ateliers d’ethnomusicologie Maraîchers: 44, Rue des Maraîchers, 1205 Genève
- More info, click here

Some Upcoming Events

  • 1 & 2 December, 2018: Shomyo Buddhist Chant workshop at Ateliers d'Ethnomugicologie, Geneva, Swiss. More information go here
  • 10 February, 2019, 20:00, in Koncertkirken: Vinter Jazz Festival, Copenhagen. Program “Ancestral Modernism Tri(o)logy”, Ying-Hsueh Chen (percussion); Lê Quan Ninh (percussion); Junko Ueda (voice). Concept created by Ying-Hsueh Chen

Junko Ueda on WDR 3 on 11 July 2018

The live recording of the concert at St. Caecilien/Museum Schnuetgen, in the festival Romanischer Sommer 2018 Köln (7 June 2018) will be broadcasted on 11th July 2018 in WDR 3 Radio program Konzert at 20:04 - 22:00. More information, click here.

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