It is a collaborative project by Tokyo Love-In (Michael K. Chin) working with Australian and Japanese artists, integrating both traditional art forms and contemporary ones.
‘Nights in Tokyo’ is a new collaborative project by Tokyo Love-In (Michael K. Chin) working with Australian and Japanese artists, integrating both traditional art forms and contemporary ones.
‘Nights in Tokyo’ is a multimedia work combining photography, video, movement and music. It paints an outsiders or gaijins view of Tokyo today and what they find interesting about Japan’s ancient traditions and modern subcultures.
Studio Leda - Tokyo. A recording session with music director Kazu Watanabe (Wind Come Orchestra), Jumpei Hashimoto (Tokyo Wind Orchestra) on drums, and ‘Sensei’ on piano. I love these guys, they are such amazing and talented musicians! A very productive day!
Recording session with Kato playing Noh & Shinobue flutes, Kotsuzumi, and Noh vocals. Kato is an amazing artist with such refined discipline for these Japanese traditional arts.
Recording Session - Tokyo. Kazu Watanabe organised an ensemble of traditional Japanese instrulmentalists - Nobu on Koto, Takeshi on Taiko, Kuma the ‘Kumachine’ on world percussion, Kazushi on Shamisen and Kazu on Gibson bass. It was a very long day, and we achieved a lot, producing some outstanding performances! Afterwards, we went out for dinner and drinks to celebrate! Kampai!
Love Hotel - Tokyo. Yes, we did a recording session in a Love Hotel! A ‘Tokyo Love-Inn’! Haha! It was a lot of fun! My producer, Penny loved the cute little ‘mushrooms’ and murals that were painted on the walls! Well, not till we told her what they were…
Noriko Tadano - Japanese Shamisen. A recording session on Pete’s balcony in Sydney Australia, …a beautiful breeze, a chilled afternoon with ice tinkling in a glass and airplanes flying overhead… perfect.
‘KyoToKyo’ is a track composed by Tokyo Love-In (Michael K. Chin) - creative director and producer of ‘Nights in Tokyo’.