Photo: Hideto Maezawa

Marginal Consort

Marginal Consort

B1F, 3-1-25 Nishiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo(view on map)
2.15 Wed19:30
上演時間Run time150 min
Adv & Door¥3,000 (¥700 for 1 drink)

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Although the collective improvisation project Marginal Consort performed only once a year for a long time since its inception in 1997, they have been recently been drawing international attention. Their performance, which is completely free from abstract, political or sometimes mystical ideas about improvisation, neither contraposes the immediacy of “action” or anonymousness of “sound” against “music” nor dramatizes the dialectics between the individual and the whole. Even the words “collective” “improvisation” “project” do not really tell the way they work.

Marginal Consort

The members (Kazuo Imai, T Koshikawa, Kei Shii and Masami Tada) from different backgrounds got to know each other at Takehisa Kosugi’s workshop at Bigakko in 1975. They produce sonic phenomena that develops spatially and temporally using anything available, whether instruments or objects, from viola da gamba to electronics or bamboo to water. The three-hour performance feels like only a moment when experienced. Try sitting or standing at different positions in the venue to experience a variety of sonic qualities.