At the Cutting Edge: Experimental Sounds of Asia

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At the Cutting Edge: Experimental Sounds of Asia, presented by Bagri Foundation, is a series of concerts celebrating new music from across Asia and the diaspora, performed by natural collaborators and influenced by cross-arts forms. The series takes its inspiration from the acclaimed Japanese composer, jazz musician and interdisciplinary artist Jun Fukamachi (1946-2010), taking its name from his rare record ‘Nicole’, which was made especially for the Nicole fashion house’s now legendary 1986 spring/summer collection show.

At the Cutting Edge brings together musicians from across Asia and the diaspora with those who are inspired by music from Asia. Renowned London artists are joined by musicians who have never or rarely perform in the UK. Each of them, akin to Fukamachi, are natural collaborators and experimenters, who push boundaries and incorporate an array of influences. These include the visual arts, ethnomusicology, found object percussion, archival records from across the world, polyrhythms and even traditional instrumentation. These pioneering artists pave the way for new cross-arts historiographies, which expand upon or subvert conventional musical genres of Asia.

The concerts take place over three nights in November at Cafe OTO. More details for each event can be found below.

7 November – At the Cutting Edge: Susie Ibarra, Sunn Trio + Special Guest
13 November – At the Cutting Edge: Islandman, Nabihah Iqbal and DJ Kobayashi
14 November - At the Cutting Edge: O YAMA O, haihm w/ Bongsu Park & Phew

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