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Satoshi Tomiie x Kuniyuki x Manami SakamotoJP

Satoshi Tomiie x Kuniyuki x Manami Sakamoto<sup>JP</sup>
Satoshi Tomiie x Kuniyuki x Manami SakamotoJP
Nocturne 2

05.05 | 9:00 pm_12:00 am
Satoshi Tomiie x Kuniyaki Takahashi x Manami Sakamoto

Satoshi Tomiie, a student of jazz and classical piano, is musically adept and accomplished producer who constantly evolved how he works. Experimenting with a new hybrid Modular DJ setup which sees him effortlessly fuse live analogue modular synthesis and with traditional DJ sets.

Decades after his ‘Tears’ alongside Frankie Knuckles, the Japanese born, New York and Paris based DJ, producer, remixer and label boss is still regular feature in the sets of many of today’s underground elite.

Kuniyuki is based in Sapporo, Japan. His unique musical sense can be
described as borderless, and he has been highly praised by producers and DJs from all over the world. He released Precious Hall, a tribute song for the clubs in his hometown of Sapporo, through Natural Resource took part in the compilation of 4Hero Dego’s 2000Black, remixed Cascades of Colour by Ananda Project, and also released the single Earth Beats from Mule Musiq, gaining the passionate support of numerous DJs. From his first album, We are Together in 2006, he has released seven titles, and with his latest album, Feather World in 2012, his music
entered a new phase, featuring the one-of-a-kind jazz pianist Fumio Ishibashi and fellow artist Henrik Schwarz. In recent years, he has actively collaborated with international artists such as DJ Nature and Mr Raoul K, also remixing domestic artists such as the Amami Shimauta folksong singer Asazaki Ikue as well as MAREWREW, who sing traditional Ainu songs. Since 2013, he has taken part in DJ EMMA's Acid City compilation project, and his track “Acid Air,” which was included on their recent release Acid City 2, has been played by DJ Harvey. He has released his own past tracks like 80-90’s from Amsterdam lebel Music From Memory in 2018. In recent years performed not only in Japan but abroad, as well, in Europe, South Africa and elsewhere, where his particular live style has featured a powerful combination of improvisation and dance

Manami Sakamoto specializes in a style of expression that collages live-action natural materials with 3DCG noise and particles to create organic and random, yet inorganic and powerful power.

Based on her backbone as a VJ in the dance music scene, in 2020 she began working with musicians to present conceptual A/V performances and installations.

Live performances include MUTEK Montréal (Quebec), MUTEK.JP (Tokyo), ACT Festival (Korea), and PRADA EXTENDS (Tokyo).

Among her installation works, she presented "Little Things," an A/V work synchronizing an 8-channel surround sound system with LEDs surrounding the space 360°, and "Dot by Dot," synchronizing 33 moving LED panels with lighting, in Tokyo.

In 2023, She presented her first dome work "Metaract" at SAT Montréal, the historic dome facility in Montreal. The same work was also shown at the Planetarium in Berlin in 2024.

She has collaborated with many fashion and global brands, and as an artist who embodies Tokyo culture, she has appeared at the opening live performance of PPADA Tokyo, DIESEL x ACW launch party, NIKE #airmaxday, etc.

Satoshi Tomiie × Kuniyuki improvise together on the stage. Satoshi on modular synth, Kuniyuki on electronic and live instruments interacting live on stagewith the visual artist Manami Sakamoto. All performers interact and inspire each other live on stage, free jazz.