We finally decided to put English Page in MS's HP!
This is a page for those of you who are anticipating MUSIC SHARE (Thank You!!) and not understanding Japanese.
So we will try to upload essential info in here so that you won't have some serious questions.
Question like "Who the hell is that guest?!" or something like that.
There are numbers of things we want to do for non-Japanese speakers. We want to make HP in several languages. We want to put English Subtitles for interview, etc. But this is the best we can do at this moment.
So here is what's going on.
How’s it going?
Enjoyed the last show with SHOKO?
It was superb watching her performance from few meters away. Hope you guys enjoyed as much as we did, and we hope that we’ve passed that experience as we saw it. The archives are already up as usual, so those who haven’t seen it, do it.
OK. There are some announce to be made. That is :
It’s been 5 years since we started MUSIC SHARE, and we are thinking about doing something SPECIAL!
And that “SOMETHING SPECIAL” is a collaboration with Japanese traditional art form, BUNRAKU. You might have seen it somewhere. It’s kind of a puppet play. A guy sings a story and a puppet moves accordingly. We thought it’s rather fun to give musicians the sound of Bunraku, and see what they come up with, how they reconstruct the sound into up-to-date music form.
We picked the musicians who excelled in performance, originality, musical skills and, among of all, willingness to join this project and good personality (hahaha). So the participating musicians are :
(Click the links, you will see the footage of each musicians’ live performances. Those are the fabulous musicians joined in this project. )
Get Ready to Watch the show!!
You will be able to watch actual Bunraku Performance, and watch The Samos, Maika Loubté, XXXSSS Tokyo, Mother Tereco and Ermhoi playing their freshly made songs (Hatis Noit is in London and Omodaka is in the states to play).
When the tradition and modern stuff work together, it tends to be so.....well, pretty lame. To be honest, we don’t really know how it will turn out. But Cool or lame, the musicians are superb. We have listened to their songs in progress and they are already sounding good while it’s incomplete. And you get to feel the sense of Japanese Culture. Why not give it a try. We will be broadcasting from “Fresh!” as usual, and we are thinking about doing “Facebook Live”, too. So if you want to see it from FB, please follow MUSIC SHARE’S Facebook Page.
Not only 8/16, we are making a documentary of how those musicians are putting sounds together and collaborate with Bunraku. So we are going to places to places to shoot the musicians making music and doing interviews and things like that.
Plus, Hikaru Iwakawa, a quena player, who appeared in MS while ago will do the recital, so we are going to go out and shoot it as our by-project “Out of Studio”.
We are so busy (needless to say, not making money) so, we can’t do the usual MUSIC SHARE from Red Bull Studios Tokyo in July. We really wish we could, but like it’s said, everything has a limit. But if we finished editing, we will release the “Out of Studios” sometimes in July. In that case, we will see you then!
So, that’s about it.
Remember. “BUNRAKU+” on8/16！
See you soon!
How to watch MUSIC SHARE
MUSIC SHARE does live-streaming on every 4th Tuesday of the month.
Next MUSIC SHARE is from 20:00 on 3/28 Tues. There will be interview and of course live performance.
Look forward to it!!
So bye for now!
See you then!
Guest : SHOKO
@REDBULL STUDIOS TOKYO on 6/27
SHOKO is a singer, a songwriter who stands out in Acid Folk scene.
Her gentle voice and melancholic melody is soothing, yet somehow scratches your heart.
She is a great talent yet undiscovered.
Her live starts about 00:33:45.
Guest : ermhoi
@REDBULL STUDIOS TOKYO on 4/23
ermhoi is Irish-Japanese, grew up in Tmanashi pref. listening to wide range of music.
She is a singer, a song writer, and a btrumpet player.
Her music goes beyond modern pop music : its very contemporary and delicate, sometimes even destructing while its very easy to listen to.
MUSIC SHARE is a music program on internet and the shows has been streamed monthly since 2012.
The founder of MUSIC SHARE is the MC lady with grasses and microphone, MICHIYO HONDA.
MS's members are from many range of social background.
We get professional camera men, actor, PA, writer, designer, office workers and so on.
We all have love for music.
And believe MUSIC SHARE's idea.
TV and Radio used to function as a guide to new music. Musicians were picked up, their music were played and they got publicity. So we had a lot of musicians making many different types of music making a living.
But they seems to have stopped doing that and became an advertisement.
We used to hear a lot of Rock, Hip-hop, reggae, techno and many more. A few decades ago, there was diversity.
Now, all we hear on Radio and TV are idles and crappy J-POP and Nothing Else.
Top charts are filled with that sort of industrial music. The songs that designed to sell and make profit.
Unless you are into that kind of music, there is no music show you can bear to watch. None.
If those music are a few among many, that is fine.
But if they are pretty much "it", then we get a problem.
That is why MUSIC SHARE was started.
To introduce talented Japanese musicians to the world, to help music lovers to find the good tunes, help musicians to make a living so that they can keep on making music, bring back diversity that is lost, and make people's life a little better and little more fun.
That is what MUSIC SHARE wants to do.
So we live stream our shows. Sometimes go out to shoot the live performances.
Also, we are trying to make MUSIC SHARE branches across the nation.
Currently, we have Kyoto running a show every 3re Tuesdays. Shimonoseki is about raunch their first show, Niigata is planning to do their 2nd. we want to re-open Sendai. We have pans for Atami,Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukushima.
It will be nice to be able to listen to music that only exist in certain region.
Or what if you don't have to live in Tokyo to be a musician?
That is what we want to do with MUSIC SHARE Network.
And currently, we are doing this unpaid.
All the members share what MUSIC SHARE believes.
We do this for love. Not for money.
But, that doesn't mean we don't want it.
We need money to keep MUSIC SHARE going as well as keep ourselves going.
So meanwhile, please tell your friends about us.
And in a near future, if we start selling T-shirts and stuff, please buy them if you want us to continue MUSIC SHARE as it is.
Once Dr Motte joined MUSIC SHARE.
He is a founder of Love Parade. That is a legendary rave that gathered 1.5 million people at its peak. It's a monstrous party. It was a bloody gigantic movement.
And we, MUSIC SHARE also want to make a movement.
So we asked Dr. Motte.
"How do you manage to make that huge event? What was the key to success? How could we ever do it?"
He said at once.
"Oh that's simple"
And smiled faintly and opened his mouth.
"Do what you love. Love what you do."
Michiyo Honda and I really love these words.
We might not gather 1.5 million people nor have an opportunity to surprise ourselves with piles of money but I guess that's how MUSIC SHARE is run.